Astrix 7 Wins 6-year-old title to become Double World Champion

8 years ago ilse Comments Off on Astrix 7 Wins 6-year-old title to become Double World Champion
VERDEN, Germany, Aug 7- In stark contrast to the finals of the five year olds, tension, spooking and mistakes were significant factors in the six-year-old World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horse final Sunday that was won by Astrix 7 ridden by Emmelie Schultens Read More

In Germany, Jennifer Hoffmann making history for USA

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VERDEN, Germany, Aug. 6--Jennifer Hoffmann is currently floating on cloud nine, having just finished in eighth place in the six-year-old qualifications AND she won her group on her stallion Ratzinger at the World Breeding Dressage Championships for Ypung Horses. She is almost embarrassed at just how excited she is to be getting a blanket from the world championships Read More

Astrix 7 & Emmelie Scholtens Win 6-year-old Verden qualifier

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VERDEN, Germany, Aug. 5--Current Young Horse world champion, the KWPN stallion Astrix 7, ridden masterfully by Emmelie Scholtens left no doubt Friday that they are trying to make it two in a row at the World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses. The expressive and extraordinarily elegant stallion took the lead well before the second half of the class and could not be caught. Read More

World Young Horse Champs coverage begins at Verden

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I seem to recall that in 2010, my coverage of this championship began with a comment about there being beer in the press room. I'm not sure if we have any here this year, but beer was still a memorable moment on the day of my arrival in 2011. I arrived uneventfully from West Palm Beach, alas my luggage was not so lucky. Read More

British mare Woodlander Farouche wins World Young Horse 5-year-old qualifier

8 years ago ilse Comments Off on British mare Woodlander Farouche wins World Young Horse 5-year-old qualifier
VERDEN, Germany, Aug. 4--Britain continues their tremendous rise in the world of dressage with a convincing win in the five-year-old qualifying division by the exquisite mare Woodlander Farouche (Furst Heinrich x Dinaggio) ridden beautifully by Michael George Eilberg at the World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses Thursday Read More

Ramblings from a “newbie” at NAJRYC

8 years ago ilse Comments Off on Ramblings from a “newbie” at NAJRYC
I am currently attending NAJYRC at Lexington, Kentucky, as both a trainer and a photographer/reporter, foolishly believing that having only one student to train would leave me ample time to cover the rest of the event. I was so wrong!! Friday is an off day for the dressage events so I am finally going to get something on paper. Those that know my writing style know that I am... Read More

Brett Parbery, from Cowboy to Elite Dressage Rider

9 years ago ilse Comments Off on Brett Parbery, from Cowboy to Elite Dressage Rider
One of the sensations of the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky was Australian Brett Parbery and Victory Salute, bred Down Under and still owned by Carolyn Lieutenant. They performed a personal best in the Grand Prix Special which had friends and strangers congratulating me on the ride of my countryman Read More