“He felt amazing” Gio and Annabella Pidgley hold their own at Hickstead

17-year-old Annabella Pidgley scores a double of wins with new ride Gio (c) Spidge

“He felt amazing” Gio and Annabella Pidgley hold their own at Hickstead  In what was an eagerly awaited outing for new Dressage partnership, 17-year-old Annabella Pidgley and Olympic star Gio, the pair showed they were on top form during the I.C.E Horseboxes All England Dressage Festival, winning both their classes by some margin.  Dressage fans were excited to see them…

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Olympic medallists make Hickstead return

olympic medallists make Hickstead return

Olympic medallists make Hickstead return Olympic gold medallists Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin are among entries at next week’s I.C.E Horseboxes All England Dressage Festival (12-15 May) at Hickstead. Charlotte Dujardin, a multiple world record-holder, former Olympic, World and European champion and Britain’s most successful dressage rider of all time, is due to compete in the Prix St Georges and…

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British Dressage and Horse & Country announce wide-range content broadcast partnership

British Dressage Winter Championships

British Dressage and Horse & Country announce wide-range content broadcast partnership British Dressage (BD) and leading international equestrian sports network Horse & Country (H&C) have announced the details of an exciting wide-range broadcasting partnership. The new arrangement will see increased exposure across all of H&C’s assets that will ultimately deliver you a whole new set of dressage content to feast…

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Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and Dalera triumph, while Werth retires Weihegold in style

Germany’s Jessica von Bredow-Werndl holds the winner’s trophy aloft after victory with TSF Dalera BB in today’s Freestyle at the FEI Dressage World Cup™ Final 2022 in Leipzig, Germany. (FEI/Richard Juilliart)

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and Dalera triumph, while Werth retires Weihegold in style Written By Louise Parkes  FEI Dressage World Cup™ Final 2022, Leipzig (GER) There’s nothing like a big win on home ground, but there’s also nothing like retiring a superstar horse in front of a wildly enthusiastic crowd, so Saturday’s Freestyle finale had it all when Jessica von Bredow-Werndl steered Dalera…

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Short Grand Prix win goes to Dalera and Jessica von Bredow-Werndl

Reigning Olympic and European gold medallists, 36-year-old Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and her 15-year-old mare TSF Dalera BB, strutted their way into pole position in the Short Grand Prix when the FEI Dressage World Cup™ Final 2022 got underway in Leipzig, Germany tonight. (FEI/Richard Juilliart)

Short Grand Prix win goes to Dalera and Jessica von Bredow-Werndl Written by Louise Parkes It was no surprise when the reigning Olympic and European gold medallists, 36-year-old Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and her 15-year-old mare TSF Dalera BB, strutted their way into pole position in the Short Grand Prix when the FEI Dressage World Cup Final 2022 got underway in…

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Being more Jessica (von Bredow-Werndl)

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl (GER) riding Zaire-E, third place at the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2020 - Aarhus (DEN) Photo Copyright © FEI/Ridehesten.com/Annette Boe Østergaard

Being more Jessica (von Bredow-Werndl) Written by Louise Parkes With two Olympic and three European gold medals all collected over the last eight months, Germany’s Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera BB look hot favourites to take the FEI Dressage World Cup title when the 2021/2022 Final gets underway on home ground in Leipzig (GER) in just over two weeks’…

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Dalera does it again for the Jessica at Den Bosch

Dalera does it again for Jessica at Den Bosch By Louise Parkes FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2021/2022     Western European League Germany’s golden girls – the Olympic and European champions Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and her 15-year-old mare TSF Dalera BB – were the undisputed winners of today’s sixth and last qualifying leg of the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2021/2022 Western European League…

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Dynamic Dalera takes Neumünster honours for von Bredow-Werndl

The star German partnership of Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and her fabulous mare Dalera reigned supreme at the fifth leg of the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2021/2022 Western European League on home soil at Neumünster today. (FEI/Stefan Lafrentz)

Dynamic Dalera takes Neumünster honours for von Bredow-Werndl By Louise Parkes The star German partnership of Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and her fabulous mare TSF Dalera BB reigned supreme at the fifth leg of the FEI Dressage World Cup 2021/2022 Western European League on home soil at Neumünster today. The pair who dominated the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games last July before…

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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…

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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……...

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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),…

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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…

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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)…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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