Charlotte Dujardin to ride Gio at The London International Horse Show

Charlotte Dujardin and Gio

Charlotte Dujardin to ride Gio at The London International Horse Show Organisers of The London International Horse Show have today confirmed that Charlotte Dujardin, Britain’s joint most decorated female Olympian, will have the ride on her Olympic partner Gio to headline a fantastic line-up of Dressage stars at the Show, which runs from 16 – 20 December 2021. Dujardin, currently ranked as No. 3 in the world, will be taking part in the Show’s opening event, the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Grand Prix, which will take place on the morning…

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Dressage Returns to Hickstead with a Bang!

Dressage Hickstead image credit JulianPortch

Dressage Returns to Hickstead with a Bang! Dressage returns to Hickstead this May with a bang as the world renowned venue hosts the three-day All England Dressage Festival. Entries are now open for the the three-day All England Dressage Festival (21-23 May), which will be the first Hickstead-run competition to take place after the easing of lockdown restrictions. It also marks the inaugural Premier League dressage competition to take place at the main Hickstead showground, following the closure of the original Dressage at Hickstead site last summer. The show gets underway…

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BD Competition and Training Activity to Return in England from 29 March

British Dressage Winter Championships

BD Competition and Training Activity to Return in England from 29 March Equestrian venues will be able to re-open for facility hire All equestrian centres and riding schools will be allowed to re-open, with arena hire again permitted All shows, training and regional camps can resume as normal from 21 June The following in formation has been received for publication from British Equestrian (BEF) surrounding the recommencement of British Dressage competition and training activity. The following information is specified in accordance to Government guidelines and may alter over the coming…

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Host Cities for Major FEI Youth Championships in 2021/22 Announced

Germany's Allegra Schmitz-Morkramer, Anna Middelberg, Jana Lang and Valentina Pistner claimed Junior team gold at the FEI Dressage European Youth Championships 2020

Host Cities for Major FEI Youth Championships in 2021/22 Announced Host cities for the FEI Youth Jumping Competition 2022, where the official name is yet to be confirmed, and this year’s FEI Dressage European Championship U25 have been finalised, with allocations agreed by the FEI Board at its videoconference meeting yesterday (18/02/2021). These important Youth Championships will both be hosted in Germany, with the FEI Youth Jumping Competition 2022 allocated to Aachen, and the FEI Dressage European Championship U25 to Hagen, two venues with enviable track records for organising top level…

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Keysoe Spring International Cancelled

Keysoe Spring International Cancelled

Keysoe Spring International Cancelled Keysoe Spring International competition cancelled as the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact equestrian activity and competition. British Dressage (BD) and the team at Keysoe were disappointed to announce the cancellation of the Bedfordshire venue’s upcoming CDI, scheduled for 19 – 21 March 2021. Despite the enormous amount of effort that has gone into trying to ensure the show could run, the lockdown restrictions and ongoing uncertainty has made it extremely difficult to plan an event so soon in the calendar. The complexity and expense of running…

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BEDE Events Launch Virtual Dressage Competition

BEDE Events Virtual Dressage Competition

BEDE Events Launch Virtual Dressage Competition BEDE Events has launched a Virtual Dressage competition, with the aim of ‘bringing riders together while apart’. The competition boasts three British Eventing dressage tests for riders to choose from; BE 95 (2012), BE 106 (2012) and BE Novice 110 (2011), alongside a selection of Pony Club tests; Pony Club Walk & Trot Test (2013), and Pony Club Introduction to Dressage (2019). A team competition will also be available. Well-know for their fantastic series of horse trials nationally, as well as regional dressage and show…

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Bredow-Werndl Storms to Victory While Werth Settles for Second in Salzburg

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera BB led the German domination of the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2020/2021 Western European League qualifier in Salzburg, Austria today (FEI/Lukasz Kowalski)

Bredow-Werndl Storms to Victory While Werth Settles for Second in Salzburg Written by Louise Parkes Defending champions Werth and Weihegold have to settle for second as Germans scoop top four placings Watch the highlights video below   It has been a long wait since the first leg was staged last October, but the resumption of the 2020/2021 FEI Dressage World Cup Western European League didn’t disappoint when Germany’s Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera BB swept to victory in Salzburg, Austria today. In a cracker of a competition, the pair…

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Star-Studded Dressage Line-Up in Salzburg this weekend

Super-competitive Swede, Patrik Kittel, will one of 14 top riders lining out at the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2020/2021 Western European League qualifier in Salzburg, Austria this weekend. (FEI/Liz Gregg)

Star-Studded Dressage Line-Up in Salzburg this weekend By Louise Parkes Reigning five-time series champion and World No. 1, Germany’s Isabell Werth, heads the sparkling start-list for the FEI Dressage World Cup™ qualifier in Salzburg, Austria this weekend. She will partner Weihegold OLD, the 16-year-old mare with which she claimed the prestigious title at the last three Finals, in Omaha (USA) in 2017, Paris (FRA) in 2017 and Gothenburg (SWE) in 2019. And the German challenge will be a mighty one, as Werth is joined by compatriots Jessica von Bredow-Werndl who…

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H&C Offer FREE LeMieux National Grand Prix Championships Livestream

The LeMieux National Grand Prix Championships livestream will be available

Horse & Country Offer FREE LeMieux National Grand Prix Championships LiveStream as a Wonderful Christmas Treat On Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd December, dressage fans worldwide can watch The LeMieux National Grand Prix Championships Livestream completely free with H&C, with no requirement for membership or registration! Hosted at Hartpury, in accordance with COVID protocols, H&C+ is the only place to see this landmark event. The two-day championships start with the LeMieux Grand Prix on Monday featuring 30 top British combinations, 15 of which will go through to the Horse Health…

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Equality Standard of Sport Addressed by British Equestrian Bodies

Reece Reece McCook - Striving for Equestrian Equality

Equality Standard of Sport Addressed by British Equestrian Bodies British Equestrian has announced that three of the federation’s member bodies – British Dressage, The British Horse Society and Endurance GB – have achieved the foundation level of the Equality Standard for Sport. The Equality Standard for Sport is owned by UK Sport and the sports councils for the four home nations and was first launched in 2004. It was later relaunched in 2012 to reflect the latest equality legislation. The standard is a framework that assists sports organisations to widen…

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FEI Dressage World Cup Denmark – Werth Settles for Second

Denmark’s Cathrine Dufour and Bohemian salute the crowd after winning the first leg of the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2020/2021 Western European League at the Danish National Equestrian Centre in Vilhelmsborg near Aarhus (DEN) today. (FEI/Ridehesten.com/Annette Boe Østergaard)

FEI Dressage World Cup: Another dream double for Dufour at first leg in Denmark Guest post: Written by Louise Parkes FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2020/2021 Western European League: Germany’s Werth and von Bredow-Werndl finish second and third There’s nothing like a home victory to please the crowd, and although numbers were limited as pandemic protocols were strictly in place, Cathrine Dufour’s winning ride with Bohemian at the first leg of the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2020/2021 Western European League in Aarhus (DEN) brought spectators to their feet today. Last season, when…

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Excitement Grows as NEXGEN Young Horse Series Final Approaches

NEXGEN young horse series

Excitement Grows as NEXGEN Young Horse Series Final Approaches Excitement is growing as the final of the NEXGEN Young Horse Series is due to take place at Hickstead next week (15-16 September). This new series – the first of its kind in the UK – recognises the talent of four, five and six-year-old horses across all three Olympic disciplines. In this difficult year, NEXGEN and its lucrative prize pot has been gratefully received by riders and owners of young dressage, showjumping and event horses, and qualifiers have taken place all…

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Hartpury Students Clinch Victory at National Championships

Florence Human at Hartpury - credit Kevin Sparrow

Hartpury DiSE students clinch victory at national championships Two students studying a Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE) at Hartpury College, are celebrating major successes following the later than scheduled 2020 NAF Five Star Winter Dressage Championships this August. Florence Human rode her own horse Fulgencio to a spectacular victory in the Theraplate Ltd Medium Silver Championships at the Winter Dressage Championships hosted by Hartpury. He’s the laziest horse you will ever meet,” said Florence. You’ll often find him at the back of his stable not doing anything, asleep! He’s very…

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U25 and Young Riders Produce Stunning Sport

Denmark's Anne-Mette Strandby Hansen steered Foco Loco W to victory in the U25 Freestyle at the FEI Dressage European Youth Championships 2020 in Pilisjàszfalu (HUN). (FEI/Lukasz Kowalski)

FEI Dressage European Youth Championships 2020 – U25 and Young Riders Produce Stunning Sport Guest Post: Louise Parkes If the stunning Freestyle performances that brought week 2 of the FEI Dressage European Youth Championships 2020 to a close at Pilisjàszfalu in Hungary are anything to go by, then the future of European Dressage is in very safe hands. Both the U25 and Young Riders athletes and their horses presented top sport and demonstrated an abundance of promise all week, with The Netherlands, Germany and Denmark sharing U25 gold but the…

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Cracking Win for Judy Harvey at Dressage Championships

Judy Harvey

Cracking Win for Judy Harvey at Dressage Championships Judy Harvey and her bright prospect SP Bento came out on top in the Equi-Trek Elementary Gold with a cracking score of 72.24% at the NAF Five Star Winter Dressage Championships at Hartpury. The talented, Brightwells Sales graduate showed super balance, temperament and scope and Judy is enjoying every step of his progress. After collecting her spoils at the prize-giving, Judy Harvey said: I’m just thrilled with him today, I was really chuffed with his way of going. “He’s maturing well but has really struggled with the test (Elementary 59) in the past. But we’ve worked…

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Clean Sweep of Gold and Plenty of Drama

Gold medal winner Valentina PISTNER (GER) riding FLAMBOYANT OLD at the FEI Dressage European Championships 2020 - Juniors Freestyle - Pilisjàszfalu (HUN) Photo Copyright © FEI/Lukasz Kowalski

FEI Dressage European Youth Championships 2020 –  A Clean Sweep of Gold and Plenty of Drama Written by Louise Parkes It wasn’t the biggest surprise when Team Germany dominated the first week of the FEI Dressage European Youth Championships 2020 which drew to a close at Pilisjàszfalu in Hungary on Friday. But plenty of drama accompanied their clean sweep of gold in both the Junior and Children’s categories and, as this afternoon’s Junior Freestyle winner Valentina Pistner said, it’s been a bit of an emotional roller-coaster!” FEI Dressage European Youth Championships…

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Dressage Anywhere Introduces Young Horse Classes

Dressage Anywhere Young Horse Classes

Dressage Anywhere Introduces Young Horse Classes Online compeition platform, Dressage Anywhere, have added Young Horse dressage classes to their already busy schedule of professionally judged competitions for horses and riders not able to travel to shows. Set for 4, 5 and 6-year-olds, horses will compete within horses of their own age range in the comfort of their own home. Judged by top British Dressage Young Horse judges, the online show series will be great for building up confidence before trying to qualify for Young Horse Championships or just to enhance…

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Exciting Young Dressage Riders Join European Horse Supplements Brand 

Dressage Riders Chloe Vell and Jade Ellery

Exciting Young Dressage Riders Join European Horse Supplements Brand European horse supplements brand, Synovium Horse Health. have announced sponsorship of two exciting young British dressage riders, Chloe Vell and Jade Ellery as the company aims to grow it’s UK market. Based in Cheshire, 22-year-old Chloe Vell is an international dressage rider who trains with Carl Hester and has twice represented Team GB at the European Championship as a young rider. Said Chloe, I’m thrilled to be joining Team Synovium whose scientifically proven equine supplements comply with FEI rules which is…

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British Dressage Winter Championships Get the Go-Ahead for 2020

British Dressage Winter Championships

British Dressage Winter Championships Get the Go-Ahead for 2020 The British Dressage Winter Championships, which were scheduled for April 2020, have had the go-ahead to run in August (2020) instead. The NAF Five Star Winter Championships and Petplan Equine Area Festival Championships was one of the first large dressage events to be cancelled when the coronavirus pandemic took hold in Britain back in March.  Hartpury and the revised championships are now set to run from 17 to 23 August 2020. All competitors who had previously qualified for the two championships…

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Binge Worthy Dressage This Weekend on H&C

Saddle Up for Binge-Worthy Dressage This Weekend on H&C   There’s a real treat in store for dressage fans this weekend on Horse & Country. Across Saturday and Sunday viewers can watch 40 top riders including Charlotte Dujardin, Emile Faurie, Tristan Tucker, Dane Rawlins and H&C favourite Pammy Hutton, perform a Grand Prix test as the sporting calendar comes back to life. The event is a unique collaboration between Dressage at Hickstead, CHIO Rotterdam and Chilli Pepper Productions who wanted to create an opportunity for riders to get back into…

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Revised Pathway for BD Youth Riders Announced

BD Youth Riders - Image Pony Club Talent Pathway dressage

Revised Pathway for BD Youth Riders Announced Summary findings of U21 pathway review British Dressage (BD) have now completed their review on the development pathways for BD Youth riders, with international and team aspirations. The review falls in line with BD’s ongoing commitment to re-assess options available for young riders, in order for them to be able to go on and compete successfully. Following the review, applications for this year’s Foundation Academies are now open and close on Wednesday 19 August. Headed by BD’s Chief Operating Officer, with input from…

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NEW FEI eDressage Online Platform Launched to Boost Athletes Training

FEI edressage online

NEW FEI eDressage Online Platform Launched to Boost Athletes Training The FEI has today launched the FEI eDressage Online platform in partnership with Black Horse One (BHO) and SAP, to provide a unique environment for FEI registered Dressage and Para-Dressage athletes to boost their training and development. FEI registered athletes can upload videos to the FEI eDressage Online platform App every week for their FEI Dressage tests to be judged anonymously by a pool of FEI 5* level Dressage and Para Dressage judges. In the first phase, a number of…

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British Dressage Competition Returns from 1 July 2020

The fabulous black stallion, Glamourdale, nd British rider Charlotte Fry won the Seven-Year-Old Final for Great Britain’s Charlotte Fry at the Longines FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Dressage Championships 2018 in Ermelo (NED). (FEI/Dirk Caremans)

British Dressage Competition Returns from 1 July 2020 British Dressage (BD) has this week announced the resumption of affiliated competition from the 1st July in England, in line with the winter qualification period. However, competition numbers will understandably be restricted whilst the UK continues to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Further news on sporting resumption is expected later this week for Scotland and Wales. The official British Dressage statement reads: We [BD] are anticipating that there will be a further relaxation of restrictions with effect from 4 July onwards, which…

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Hartpury Announce Cancellation of Events for 2020

Hartpury Announce Cancellation of Events for 2020

Hartpury Announce Cancellation of Events for 2020 Equestrian News :: Everything Horse Hartpury has announced the cancellation of events planned for the remainder of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, in line with lockdown guidelines set out by the government. The 2020 events cancelled include the NAF Hartpury Festival of Dressage, NAF Hartpury Showjumping Spectacular, NAF International Hartpury Horse Trials and the FEI Dressage & Eventing European Championships for Young Riders and Juniors. Plans for 2021 events remain, with official dates to be announced in due course. However, a discussion…

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British Dressage Announce Plan to Recommence Activity

British Dressage Announce Plan to Recommence Activity

British Dressage Announce Plan to Recommence Activity Following the suspension of British Dressage (BD) training and competition in March 2020, BD has announced a strategic plan to recommence activity inline with the government recommendation’s to ease lockdown, expected Sunday, May 10. Integral to the plans roadmap are four-stages; Ride, Train, Compete and Qualify. The British Dressage Coronavirus Operational Plan follows extensive consideration, planning and collaboration between the board of directors and senior management team alongside the British Equestrian Federation and its relevant bodies. The 12-page, three-phase document maps out direction according…

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