Former Danish team rider Sune Hansen and his Grand Prix wife Emily Ward-Hansen are moving to Great Britain. As of 1 August 2014 they will relocate from Kirstineholm, Denmark, to East Sussex, Great Britain.
Former British team Young rider Charlie Hutton married his long-time girlfriend Abigail Lyle on 5 April 2014. The couple got engaged mid October 2012. Lyle and Hutton both work at the Talland School of Equitation in Gloucestershire. The pair spent a mini-moon in Cornwall as Charlie had to compete at the British Indoor Championships on 11 - 13 April 2014.
While the dressage world is diligently discussing at length the enormous evolution horse breeding and the sport's popularity has made over the past three decades, I strongly feel that the evolution of tack also deserves some attention. A photo taken at a recent international show prompted me to write these lines. You might be surprised to hear that I mean the double bridle noseband (aka cavesson).
The grey Oldenburg licensed stallion Heslegards Rubin passed away at age 20 on Tuesday 15 April 2014 after a period of illness during the winter. The stallion has been in Gustaf Johansson's care for the past eight years.
Fifteen veterinarian x-ray experts from 10 different countries gathered on 22 January 2014 in Bargteheide, Germany, to work further on the process of harmonizing vet examinations, diagnoses and X-ray interpretation.