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Thomas Baur, Organizer of Dressage Events on Both Side of Atlantic, Resigns from Organizer Groups in Protest at Makeup of New FEI Dressage Committee

3 days ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Thomas Baur, Organizer of Dressage Events on Both Side of Atlantic, Resigns from Organizer Groups in Protest at Makeup of New FEI Dressage Committee
Thomas Baur, organizer of several dressage events on both sides of the Atlantic, has resigned effective immediately from the executive boards of both the international and dressage member organizations in protest at the makeup of the International Equestrian Federation  (FEI) Dressage Committee Read More

Future Direction of International Dressage to be Decided at FEI Annual Get-Together Next Week

2 weeks ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Future Direction of International Dressage to be Decided at FEI Annual Get-Together Next Week
The direction of international dressage for the next few years will be decided next week when a new chair of the currently all-European six-member committee that decides how the sport works is elected at the annual International Equestrian Federation (FEI) General Assembly. The United States, with the second largest number of combinations after Germany on the world rankings and silver medalists at the most recent Olympics and global championships,... Read More

“Defreezing” Dressage World Rankings Under Review by FEI

6 months ago StraightArrow Comments Off on “Defreezing” Dressage World Rankings Under Review by FEI
The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) is considering "defreezing" the world dressage rankings that the coronavirus pandemic led to being extended to include the best eight results for well over two years instead of 12 months. Read More

German-American Martin Richenhagen to be Candidate for FEI Dressage Committee Chairman

6 months ago StraightArrow Comments Off on German-American Martin Richenhagen to be Candidate for FEI Dressage Committee Chairman
Martin Richenhagen, a lifelong equestrian, supporter of horsesports in Germany, the United States and Scandinavia and a global businessman, is being nominated by the German federation to head the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Dressage Commitee. Read More

Over 30 Dressage Horses from 7 Nations at Ornago CDI Blocked from Competing Until Cleared by EHV-1 Tests

6 months ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Over 30 Dressage Horses from 7 Nations at Ornago CDI Blocked from Competing Until Cleared by EHV-1 Tests
The FEI--International Equestrian Federation--confirmed Tuesday it is looking into the "full circumstances" of Equine Herpes Virus EHV-1 outbreak of about 34 horses, including Olympic team prospects, at the CDI4* and other international divisions in Ornago, Italy May 6-9. Read More

Simone Pearce on Destano Declared Winner, Christian Schumach 2nd Reversing Results in Ornago CDI4* Grand Prix After Questions About Tie Break

7 months ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Simone Pearce on Destano Declared Winner, Christian Schumach 2nd Reversing Results in Ornago CDI4* Grand Prix After Questions About Tie Break
ORNAGO, Italy, May 8, 2021--Australia's Simone Pearce on Destano on Saturday was declared the winner of the CDI4* Grand Prix to reverse results that had placed Austria's Christian Schumach on Te Quiero SF in first after questions were raised about the breaking of a tied score of the two combinations. Read More

World Equestrian Center Ocala Issues Assurances of USEF National, FEI International Dressage Shows

7 months ago StraightArrow Comments Off on World Equestrian Center Ocala Issues Assurances of USEF National, FEI International Dressage Shows
The World Equestrian Center has given assurances that national and international dressage competitions sanctioned by the U.S. and International federations will continue to be staged at Ocala, Florida even though all hunter/jumper events will be approved solely by the National Snaffle Bit Association this year. Read More

World Equestrian Centers in Ocala, Florida and Wilmington, Ohio to Have All Hunter/Jumper Shows Sanctioned by National Snaffle Bit Association, Dressage to Stay With USEF/FEI

7 months ago StraightArrow Comments Off on World Equestrian Centers in Ocala, Florida and Wilmington, Ohio to Have All Hunter/Jumper Shows Sanctioned by National Snaffle Bit Association, Dressage to Stay With USEF/FEI
World Equestrian Centers in Ocala, Florida and Wilmington, Ohio will have their hunter/jumper competitions sanctioned exclusively by the National Snaffle Bit Association and not the U.S. Equestrian Federation beginning next month. Dressage shows will still be licensed by the USEF and international events by the FEI. Read More