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Norway’s Isabel Freese Rides Vitalis to Burg-Pokal Win, 2nd Non-German Rider in 25 Years

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FRANKFURT, Germany, Dec. 17, 2016--Norway's Isabel Freese rode Vitalis to win the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal Saturday, only the second non-German rider to capture the Prix St. Georges Special for seven to nine-year-old horses that is a pillar in Germany's development of dressage sport horses Read More

Anabel Balkenhol & Dablino Win Frankfurt CDI4* Special Completing Best Year for Victories For Olympic Pair

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FRANKFURT, Germany, De. 17, 2016--Anabel Balkenhol rode Dablino FRH to victory in the CDI4* Grand Prix Special Saturday posting double wins at the Festhallen Reitturnier on her 2012 Olympic mount and rounding out the most successful of seven years at Big Tour Read More

Farewell! Valegro Retires From Competition

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LONDON, Dec. 14, 2016--Valegro gave a farewell performance of his rousing British-themed 2012 Olympic Grand Prix Freestyle in a two-stage ceremony that produced thunderous applause from the packed Olympia exhibition hall that rider Charlotte Dujardin was trying hard to hold together her emotions Read More

The Celebrations Begin! Valegro Center Stage at London World Cup Show

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LONDON, Dec. 13, 2016--Celebrations to farewell Valegro from competition began in the storied century-old Olympia exhibition hall Tuesday night, a packed house of 7,500 spectators gearing up for what will surely be a tear-filled, goose-bump inducing retirement a day later. By the way, Carl Hester and Nip Tuck won the World Cup Grand Prix Read More

Carl Hester On Life With and After Valegro

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LONDON, Dec. 13, 2016—Although Carl Hester’s life will be “different for a while” with the retirement from competition of Valegro that dominated the past five years of dressage boosting it into the mainstream in Britain and embraced by legions of adoring fans around the world Read More

Alan Davies On Life With Valegro

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With the retirement of Valegro at London Olympia this week, dressage-news.com asked Alan Davies, groom of the 14-year-old KWPN gelding, and Carl Hester, part-owner of the horse, coach and mentor of rider Charlotte Dujardin, to share some memories Read More