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.
Changing the face of Latin American dressage and representing her nation at 5-star level events, Mexican O-judge Maribel Alonso recently replaced Anne Gribbons on the FEI dressage committee. After representing both Latin- and South-America on the International Dressage Officials Club (IDOC) for a number of years, Alonso is also recognised as the driving force behind the restructuring of the qualification format for the 2015 Pan American Games.
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.