Katie is the human half of Deciphering Dressage, her current ride River completes the partnership and together they are part of the sponsored rider team supported by Equissentials Dressage.
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The first weekend of May, it's CCI4* time in the park of Badminton House (South Gloucestershire). The Badminton Horse Trials is a 4-day Eventing competition starting with dressage on Thursday and Friday, Cross Country on Saterday and showjumping on Sunday.
Badminton is a 4 Star Event, the highes
Diego Vivero of Ecuador and Bijoux, owned by Javier Estrada, bested a four-horse jump-off on Sunday afternoon to win the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) Week Six $50,000 National Grand Prix on the derby field at Equestrian Village. Vivero, who has only been competing on the Dutch Warmblood mare for less than a year, believes that things have finally clicked for the two of them and this victory is only the beginning.
Michael Owen - Preparing for the Event Season, Reaseheath College Equine Unit, Nantwich, United Kingdom. Fri Mar 03 2017 at 07:00 pm, We are delighted that Event Rider Michael Owen will be giving a demonstration at Reaseheath Equestrian Centre on Friday 3rd March 2017 at 7pm. Join Michael Owen for
Royal Windsor Horse Show will set new standards in 2017 as it welcomes CSI5* Show Jumping to the Private Grounds of Windsor Castle. The Show Jumping will be a highlight of the five-day event which takes place from 10 – 14 May and features top-class equestrian action in four equestrian disciplines and more than 120 showing classes. This year the Show incorporates some exciting new additions.
The former superstar stallion who is credited with bringing dressage to the masses will be performing at his first show since he was retired from sport after a sub-par performance at the European championships at Aachen in August 2015. The now 17-year-old KWPN will be appearing at France’s major Saint-Lô show, which runs from 18-19 February. Brice Elvezi, director of Group Front Selvage (GFE) — the large French stud which helped devised the concept of the multi-stud stallion show — told H&H: “We’ve been working with [Totilas’ part-owner] Paul Schockemöhle for a few years now, mostly concentrating on showjumping stallions. But for this year we wanted to put a foot in the dressage world, so we went with the best: Totilas. “Like everybody else, we’re really excited he’s coming. Totilas was the one stallion who brought dressage to the front of equestrian sport, and also to people who are not riding dressage themselves. He is the megastar who brings everyone to look at dressage and to love it.” It is the first time the German breeding magnate has brought stallions to the French show. Totilas will perform on the Sunday and is unlikely to participate in the Schockemöhle stallion show in Vechta, Germany, the previous weekend. “He will probably not be shown in Vechta, only in Saint-Lô,” Schockemöhle stud manager Christoph Hinkel told H&H. “And yes, it will be his first appearance since his retirement, but probably only shown in hand.” Totilas will arrive in France on Saturday 18 February and be shown the following day. His stud fee for the year is €2,500 — around £2,100. Other stallions appearing at the high profile show include the top eventing stallion Contendro, Balou Du Rouet, Catoki and Orient Express — as well as the dressage sires Fürstenball, Soliman De Hus and Vitalis. Related articles: Totilas out of European dressage championships What made Totilas one of the world’s greatest dressage horses? Totilas’ stud fee drops €5,500 as Toto Jr delights judges *VIDEO* Totilas shot to fame under the Netherlands’ Edward Gal and was the first horse to break the 90% barrier. He was then sold to German owners Paul Schockemöhle and Ann-Kathrin Linsenhoff and paired with Ann’s stop-son Matthias Alexander Rath. They enjoyed international success, including beating Valegro when he had an off day in Aachen in July 2014, but their final outing, also at Aachen, did not end well. Totilas appeared unlevel behind in the grand prix, was withdrawn from the remainder of the competition, and subsequently retired.