WEG Lexington Grand Prix. Day 2 “play by play”, part one

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Day 2 of the WEG Grand Prix dawns clear but COLD this morning. All my layers are piled on again and I am wondering about the lazy breeze that will gently blow through me (too lazy to go around me) in my nose- bleed media seat. LOTS of hot coffee later and I am warm and almost recovered from losing half my story from yesterday. Cyberspace gobbled it up... Read More

“Play by Play” of Day One of Dressage at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

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The day started at a blistering pace, with Hans Peter Minderhoud riding Exquis Nadine (Partout x Roemer)setting the standard. He was the fifth to go and put in a really solid effort. Nadine had slipped and fallen on the concrete at the stables on Saturday and although she is completely sound, Hans Peter has been nervous to train her too hard. Read More

Wrap Up of the Opening Cermonies: Photo Gallery

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LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Sept. 26--So it is a day after the opening ceremony but between watching/photographing the jog, editing photos and then trying to keep up with the training sessions of all the horses, for which there was apparently no documented schedule, time has got away from me! This will be a wrap up of last night. Read More

Images and Thoughts from Alltech World Equestrian Games,Day One.

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The day of our arrival in Lexington, Kentucky, was considered triumphant on so many levels. We had a goal to arrive before the 8 pm close of the media accreditation which we achieved with 50 minutes to spare! Read More

I.P.S Painted Black Sold

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AUGUST 16- Anky announced today, on her website, that the 13-year old breeding stallion I.P.S Painted Black has been sold to Spanish dressage rider Morgan Barbançon (18 years old). Painted Black has been one of Anky’s top horses for years and competed at Grand Prix level. Read More

Andreas Helgstrand and Uno Donna Unique win 6 Year Old Young Horse World Championship

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VERDEN, Germany, Aug.08 Denmark's Andreas Helgstrand and the wonderful Danish mare, Uno Donna Unique (Don Schufro-Falkland) made it two in a row, winning both the preliminary round and the all important final. Similar to yesterdays 5 year old final, the silver and bronze medals were both won by the same rider. Read More

Dutch Combination Astrix 7 and Emmelie Scholtens win 5 year-old World Championship

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VERDEN, Germany, Aug. 07 With a score of 9.18, Emmelie Schultens and Astrix 7 of the Netherlands add the 5 year-old World Championship to the long list of Championships won by the Dutch in 2010. Second and third place were captured by Germany's Claudia Rüscher on the stallions Lissaro van de Helle (9.08) and Schumacher (8.76). Read More

No Surprises in the Small Final for 6 year-olds in Verden

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VERDEN, Germany, Aug.07-The KWPN stallion Ziesto 2 (Lancet - Clavecimbel), ranked 16th after the preliminary qualification round with 8.04, significantly improved their score to 8.42 to win the small final and guarantee a place in the finals to be held Sunday, August 08. Read More

Emily Wagner: From the Midwest to Verden

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VERDEN, Germany, Aug.6--At the grand old age of 22, Emily Wagner was in a prize giving , at the World Championships on her own stallion. She is neither wealthy nor heavily sponsored, just a lovely girl and rider, with a talented horse who managed to make it to Verden through the renowned Midwest generosity. Read More

FEI World Breeding Championships for Young Horses. Dressage, Day Two.

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VERDEN, Germany, Aug. 6- Denmark's Andreas Helgstrand is off to a perfect start towards the goal of winning consecutive Young Horse World Championship titles. On the breathtaking mare Uno Donna Unique (Don Schufro - Falkland) he scored 9.46, well ahead of the 9.12 scored by Eva Moller (Germany) and Soliere (Sandro Hit - Donnerhall) in second place. Read More