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World Cup that Wasn’t in Las Vegas, Isabell & Weihegold’s Bid for Historic 4 in Row Delayed, Disappointed Champion Steffen Peters, Farewell to Verdades at Home

7 months ago admin Comments Off on World Cup that Wasn’t in Las Vegas, Isabell & Weihegold’s Bid for Historic 4 in Row Delayed, Disappointed Champion Steffen Peters, Farewell to Verdades at Home
This was to be the 35th final of dressage World Cup, an event that this year in Las Vegas would have been memorable for the possibility of an historic fourth in a row title for Isabell Werth and Weihegold OLD, the return of a reinvigorated Steffen Peters to the arena where he became only the second American ever to win the championship and the retirement of Verdades that was... Read More

Cathrine Dufour & Bohemian Boosted to Pair’s Highest Ranking in World Standings, Giving Danish Rider Two Horses in Top 10

7 months ago admin Comments Off on Cathrine Dufour & Bohemian Boosted to Pair’s Highest Ranking in World Standings, Giving Danish Rider Two Horses in Top 10
Two personal best scores for Cathrine Dufour and Bohemian just days before the coronavirus pandemic shut down horse sports around the world were enough to boost the Danish team partnership into the top 10 in the world along with Cassidy, the rider's 2018 Olympic mount if the rankings for March follow the standard procedure Read More

Verdades to be Retired at Las Vegas World Cup Final, Organizers Say Event Planning Going On But Coronavirus Makes Situation “Fluid”

8 months ago admin Comments Off on Verdades to be Retired at Las Vegas World Cup Final, Organizers Say Event Planning Going On But Coronavirus Makes Situation “Fluid”
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, Mar. 9, 2020--Verdades ridden by Laura Graves to Olympic and world championship medals and the only American partnership to become No. 1 on the globe will be officially retired at the World Cup Final next month. Organizers report planning is going on but coronavirus has made the situation "fluid." Read More

Adrienne Lyle & Salvino, Kasey Perry-Glass & Dublet to Miss Wellington CDI5*, Adrienne Plans CDI4* Week Later in Bid for USA Olympic Team

9 months ago admin Comments Off on Adrienne Lyle & Salvino, Kasey Perry-Glass & Dublet to Miss Wellington CDI5*, Adrienne Plans CDI4* Week Later in Bid for USA Olympic Team
WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 10, 2020--The Global Dressage Festival CDI5* will be highly competitive with riders from several nations competing to start at the Tokyo Olympics but two top American contenders are delaying runs for the team. Read More

Steffen Peters Talks About Daily Mental Therapy as he Seeks Place on 5th USA Olympic Team

10 months ago admin Comments Off on Steffen Peters Talks About Daily Mental Therapy as he Seeks Place on 5th USA Olympic Team
Six months after Steffen Peters disclosed mental health issues sustained after a quarter century among the world's elite competitors, the rider reports he works daily on recovery, imprinting images of his 2009 World Cup victory on Ravel to control his thoughts and emotions as he seeks a place on what would be his fifth Olympic team for America. Read More

Isabell Werth Into 2020 Ranked Top With Bella Rose and First Rider as Year-End No. 1 on 2 Different Horses

10 months ago admin Comments Off on Isabell Werth Into 2020 Ranked Top With Bella Rose and First Rider as Year-End No. 1 on 2 Different Horses
Isabell Werth starts 2020 ranked top in the world with Bella Rose and becomes the first rider as year-end No. 1 on two different horses since the current format of ranking rider/horse combinations was begun in 2006. Great Britain's Charlotte Dujardin on Mount St. John Freestyle produced the most dramatic change in the standings, skytocketing to No. 6 in the world from 48th. Read More