Pony rider Jana Lang and the Erbe sisters, junior rider Linda Erbe and young rider Hannah Erbe, ruled the roost at the 2017 Preis der Besten qualifier hosted at Ann Kathrin Linsenhoff's magnificent Gestut Schafhof in Kronberg, Germany on 22 - 23 April 2017. The Preis der Besten qualifier in Kronberg is the second of two observation trials for the Preis der Besten.
On Saturday 22 April 2017, Americans Arlene Page and Ashley Holzer cleaned up the last two big tour classes of the first CDI show weekend at the Tryon International Equestrian Centre, the venue that will host the 2018 World Equestrian Games. In a small field of competitors, Page and Dr. House won the Grand Prix Special and Holzer on Havanna the Kur to Music.
The 5-year old First Step Valentin, the 6-year old Aragon and the 7-year old Barroso became the winners of the young horse selection trial held at the 2017 CDN Massenhoven on 15 April 2017. This national show was the second qualifier for Belgian team selection for the 2017 World Young Horse Championships in Ermelo, The Netherlands.
The Tryon international equestrian centre, the venu for the 2018 World Equestrian Games, is hosting its first CDI of the 2017 show season on 21 - 23 April 2017 and one the first day of competition Katie Poag (USA) and Zonnekoning showed poise in the highlight class of the day, the Grand Prix.
The Turkish born American dressage rider Lina Uzunhasan did the triple at the 2017 CDI Sint-Truiden on 12 - 15 April 2017 winning all three Young Riders classes aboard her 9-year old Dutch warmblood mare Donna Ray. German Sophie Stilgenbauer was her greatest competitor that Easter weekend.
The 2017 CDIO Uggerhalne, the Danish station of the 2017 FEI Nations Cup dressage series, is part of a five-day dressage and show jumping extravaganza hosted by Andreas Helgstrand and Jens Trabjerg. Branded the "Equitour Aalborg", this huge competition is scheduled to take place 1 - 5 June 2017. The organizers' duo has set as goal to make Equitour Aalborg one of the most attractive stations of the FEI Nations Cup series for both riders and spectators.