2017 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing

The Oldenburg Stallion Licensing in Vechta is an annual fixture on my calendar. Not only is it the place where I catch up with my dear breeder friends from Denmark and the U.S.A, but it is also the first "horse show" I cover on the scene after my summer break. Only home for about ten days during the two summer months, for me September and October are a total abstinence from live competition so I can recharge my batteries and clear my mind.

2017 One on One at Fifty

Thousands of people packed into Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, England on the weekend of 11 November 2017 to celebrate the career and birthday of Carl Hester. The concept by management company Piaffe was named One on One at Fifty and was billed as an evening of demonstrations, in hand work, and appearances from horses from Hester’s past, present and future prospects and the night certainly delivered.

2017 Japanese Dressage Championships

Toshiya Kawabata became the winner of the 2017 Japanese Dressage Championships which were held in Gotemba, Japan, on 10 - 12 November 2017. A first time participant at the Nationals, Kawabata won the Kur to Music which determined the winner of the 69th Japanese Dressage Championships.

2017 CDN Toronto

For the second consecutive year, Canadian Olympian Megan Lane of Loretto, ON and her Rio 2016 partner, Caravella, swept the $20,000 Royal Invitational Dressage Cup on 8 - 9 November 2017 at the Royal Horse Show in Toronto, ON.

2017 U.S. Dressage Finals

Nora Batchelder and Elma Garcia won the two last FEI level titles in the small tour on the final day of the 2017 US Dressage Finals on Sunday 12 November in Lexington, Ky. The last day of competition featured numerous lower level championships alongside the Prix St Georges Championship in the Adult Amateur and Open Division.

2017 U.S. Dressage Finals

Lynnette Wadsworth, Melissa Taylor, Alexandra Krossen and James Koford took the Freestyle to Music Titles at the 2017 U.S. Dressage Finals held on Saturday 11 November 2017 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. The U.S. Dressage Finals are the U.S. Championships for the adult amateurs and open division riders.

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