2017 Adequan Global Dressage Festival Prize Money Edges Higher to $689,000

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WELLINGTON, Florida, Dec. 30, 2016--The Adequan Global Dressage Festival goes into its sixth year in 2017 as the world's richest circuit with a slight increase in total prize money to $689,000 (€654,000) for seven weeks of CDI competition beginning Jan. 11 and running through Mar. 26 Read More

Bernadette Pujals Dominates Big & Small Tour In 1st CDI in Mexico In Over Two Years

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SAN MIGUEL ALLENDE, Mexico, Dec. 5, 2016–Bernadette Pujals dominated the Big and Small Tours at the Mexican championships in the first CDI in the homeland of the Olympic rider in more than two years. A record number of 100 entries was announced by the Mexican Equestrian Federation for the CDI2* and championships at Riding Club Read More

Aachen 2016: Prix St Georges and more as seen by Ilse Schwarz

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By ILSE SCHWARZ AACHEN, Germany, July 13, 2016—Wonderful, glorious Aachen. I have missed attending the last couple of years so I am especially excited to be here in this Olympic year. However, I must confess that my excitement is not simply equine related as a quick check of the weather shows that the first 4 Read More

World Cup 2015 Las Vegas Dressage Showcase in Photos

4 years ago ilse Comments Off on World Cup 2015 Las Vegas Dressage Showcase in Photos
On the day of rest for the dressage horses, the organization in Las Vegas typically puts on a show. I will let pictures cover the events of the dressage showcase! We started with freestyles performed by two future stars. Sabine Shut Kerry aboard the 9yo stallion Sanceo performed an intermediate ! freestyle. The stallion was Read More

Today is all about Valegro!

5 years ago ilse Comments Off on Today is all about Valegro!
Aug 26th, Caen France: All pictures by Ilse Schwarz Today may have been the team competition for dressage, but the arena belonged to Valegro. 85.271, almost four percent ahead of Bella Rose and Isabell Werth. An almost flawless ride which shot Great Britain into the silver medal position (it is noted that the competition still Read More

Bella Rose sets the standard high at the start of Day 2 Dressage…updated to the break for lunch

5 years ago ilse Comments Off on Bella Rose sets the standard high at the start of Day 2 Dressage…updated to the break for lunch
August 26th, Caen, France. By Ilse Schwarz The day started early for many as we all tried to manage the shuttle system to be at the main stadium in time for the first ride at 8am. Ordinarily, if one were a little late it would be no big deal, but when it is Isabell Werth Read More

More about Day 1 of Dressage, WEG, Normandy 2014

5 years ago ilse Comments Off on More about Day 1 of Dressage, WEG, Normandy 2014
  August 25, Caen, France, by Ilse Schwarz. The biggest story of the day may have been the rain. Most riders were fairly pragmatic about it and the effects it had on their rides…many had experienced worse in qualifying competitions, it even hailed at one of the qualifiers for the Australian team. However, David Marcus Read More