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International Dressage Shows Worldwide Closed for at Least a Month, Impacts Olympic Preparations

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Most of the world's international horse shows on Monday began coronavirus-triggered cancellations and suspensions for four weeks but closures could stretch well into May as a handful of events have already announced they will not be held. As with most sports, the pandemic will have a major impact on preparations for the Olympics in Tokyo scheduled for the end of July. Read More

Ashley Holzer & Valentine Win Global Qualifier for Lövsta Future Challenge Developing Grand Prix Final to be Staged January 2021

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WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 5, 2020–Ashley Holzer rode Valentine, her gift on the day six years ago, to win the season-ending Lövsta Future Challenge Developing Grand Prix qualifier Sunday for a final to be staged at Global Dressage Festival in January 2021. The Summit Farm Developing Prix St. Georges series that also wrapped up Sunday will hold the final at the same time, Jan. 6-10. Read More

Sarah Lockman Rides 4-Year-Old Lyamora to One of Highest Scores in World at Wellington in First Competition

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WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 15, 2020--Sarah Lockman rode Lyamora to a score of 9.44 points at a Global Dressage Festival national qualifier for the U.S. finals, one of the highest scores for a four-year-old in the world in the mare's first competition. Read More

Cosmo €8/US$8.9 Million Vet Dispute Gets First Court Hearing

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FRANKFURT, Germany, Mar. 14, 2020–The €8/US$8.9 million dispute over veterinary treatment of the German Olympic dressage gold medal team horse Cosmo has had its first court hearing. At the center of possibly the highest value in a legal dispute in the history of Olympic equestrian sport is the 13-year-old KWPN gelding that Sönke Rothenberger rode Read More

USA’s Ashley Holzer & Mango Eastwood Win Wellington CDI3* Grand Prix Special for 5th Win in 6 Starts Since Beginning Big Tour 5 Weeks Ago

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WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 14, 2020--Ashley Holzer rode Mango Eastwood to victory in the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI3* Grand Prix Special Saturday for the fourth win in five starts since beginning Big Tour five weeks ago. Read More

USA’s Steffen Peters & Suppenkasper Win Wellington CDIO3* Freestyle Before Empty Spectator Stands

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WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 13, 2020--Steffen Peters rode Suppenkasper won the CDIO3* Grand Prix Freestyle Friday night, the 11th straight victory this year for the four-time American Olympian seeking a start at the Tokyo Games. Spectators stands were empty as the public was not allowed at the last Friday Night Lights this Global Dressage Festival circuit. Read More

FEI “Strongly Recommends” Canceling All Horse Shows Worldwide for Next 4 Weeks to Combat Coronavirus Pandemic

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The International Equestrian Federation "strongly recommends" closing all horse shows worldwide for the next four weeks, in a statement issued Friday just hours after cancelling the World Cups of dressage and jumping scheduled for Las Vegas in mid-April because of the coronavirus outbreak. Read More

USA Federation “Strongly Recommends” Suspension of All Licensed Competitions for 30 Days, Results Will Not Count for Olympic Selection. Canada Leaves it to Individual Organizers

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The United States Equestrian Federation on Friday "strongly" recommended suspension of all licensed competitions and declared that selection trials and other federation-controlled activities will be suspended. Read More