Wellington’s Global Dressage Festival Moving Ahead After Local Government Signals Approval

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The Global Dressage Festival is moving ahead in preparing for its second winter season at the multimillion dollar show grounds in Wellington, Florida, a circuit of five CDIs including two World Cup events, a CDI5* and the only Nations Cup in the western hemishere. Read More

Pop Star Dressage Horse Rafalca Gets Own Clothing Line

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Rafalca, the mare that Jan Ebeling will ride for the United States in Olympic dressage competition starting in less than two weeks has her own line of clothing designed for human supporters with part of the proceeds going to therapeutic riding programs in honor of part-owner Ann Romney. The line consists of two t-shirts and Read More

Jan Ebeling & Rafalca Training in “Bubble” Away from Distractions of Politics, Media

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LONDON, July 21--Rafalca, the horse that has become a pop icon because she is part-owned by Ann Romney, a prospective First Lady of the United States, has been brought to peak form by her rider Jan Ebeling, in a bubble isolated from a political controversy that swirled around the pair back home Read More

Brandi Roenick, Ayden Uhlir Capture Young Rider & Junior Dressage Individual Gold Medals

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LEXINGTON, Kentucky, July 21--Brandi Roenick captured her fifth North American Junior/Young Rider Championship gold medal when she rode Weltino's Magic to the individual Young Rider title Friday, and has a chance of picking up a sixth gold in her favorite event, the freestyle Read More

USA Region 5 Win North American Young Rider Team Gold

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LEXINGTON, Kentucky, July 19–Brandi Roenick and Weltino’s Magic led her USA Region 5 to their third straight Young Rider team gold medal at the North American Junior & Young Rider Championships Wednesday, five weeks after she captured the U.S. championship with her mare, Pretty Lady. “I still am on cloud nine from Gladstone, but this Read More

Olympic Arena Footing Gets Approval from FEI

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LONDON, July 19--The all-important footing for the arena for Olympic dressage, eventing and jumping competition at London's historic Greenwich Park passed its final review by the International Equestrian Federation as construction of the venue was still underway Thursday, eight days before the opening of the Games Read More

Olympic Dressage Preview by the FEI’s Louise Parkes

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There was a time when the world of international dressage was all too predictable, but how much that has changed. Since the last Olympic Games in 2008 this sport has experienced an extraordinary make-over which, despite the reticence of the purists, has ensured that the buzz ahead of London 2012 could hardly be more electrifying Read More

USA Olympic Team Final Dress Rehearsal Washed Out, Squad Creates Own Event

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LONDON, July 18--The United States dressage squad became a victim of Britain's wettest summer when the three team and one individual combination were forced to cancel a final full dress rehearsal at the famous Hickstead show as the rain that has soaked Engand for the past two months flooded the stables Read More