Dressage Canada is pleased to invite dressage athletes, officials, sponsors, owners, and enthusiasts to participate in the inaugural Canadian Fortnight event, scheduled to take place from Jan. 19 to Feb. 2, 2014 in Wellington, FL, USA.
Polish Grand Prix rider Katarzyna Milczarek has sold her top Grand Prix horse Ekwador to the London based tailor Roubi L'Roubi. The grey licensed Holsteiner stallion (by Heraldik xx x Corofino) will be trained and competed by Belgian Grand Prix rider Marc-Peter Spahn who is based in the north of The Netherlands with his yard.
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.
No matter if standing in the “Meerfelder Bruch” near Dülmen in Germany, in Nevada in the USA or the Namib desert in Africa: Wherever we can observe wild living horses we can recognise how far our specialised dressage horse breeding has come. The stocky small ponies in Germany’s wild horse resort in Westfalia resemble little with the leggy well moving animals living not far away in the many dressage stables around; except for one absolutely essential fact: They are still both herd animals with a strong flight instinct and the very same needs.