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Steffen Peters, Heading to Olympics, On American Dressage Since His First Games Quarter Century Ago

3 months ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Steffen Peters, Heading to Olympics, On American Dressage Since His First Games Quarter Century Ago
Steffen Peters on his way with Suppenkasper to his fifth Olympics, is "amazed" at the development of dressage in the United States that required scores equal to the gold medal performances at his first Games a quarter century ago to even be considered for the American team this year. Read More

Adrienne Lyle & Salvino Set Another American Record to Win USA Olympic Observation Event Grand Prix Special

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WELLINGTON, Florida, June 11, 2021--Adrienne Lyle and Salvino set an American record score in winning the U.S. Olympic observation event Grand Prix Special Friday night two days after a record creating performance in the Grand Prix just over six weeks to the Tokyo Games. Read More

USA Team Partnership of Shelly Francis & Danilo Win Inaugural Ocala World Equestrian Center CDI Grand Prix Freestyle

5 months ago StraightArrow Comments Off on USA Team Partnership of Shelly Francis & Danilo Win Inaugural Ocala World Equestrian Center CDI Grand Prix Freestyle
OCALA, Florida, April 17, 2021--Shelly Francis and Danilo became the first international Grand Prix Freestyle victors at the World Equestrian Center in winning the 3* Saturday night and the first win in the new hometown for the partnership that has posted top finishes in musical performance at premier European shows Read More

Adrienne Lyle & Salvino Score 80% to Win Wellington CDI4* Grand Prix, Only 3rd American Combo to Join 80% Club

6 months ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Adrienne Lyle & Salvino Score 80% to Win Wellington CDI4* Grand Prix, Only 3rd American Combo to Join 80% Club
Adrienne Lyle of the United States rode Salvino to victory in the Global Dressage Festival CDI4* Grand Prix Thursday on a score of 80.065%, only the third American combination ever to join the 80% Club. Laura Graves who holds the U.S. Grand Prix record on Verdades was on hand to congratulate Adrienne and Salvino, who together were on the U.S. silver medal team at the 2018 World Equestrian Games. Read More

Olivia LaGoy-Weltz on Lonoir Finds the “Piece” to Kick Through to Top Tier of Sport

8 months ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Olivia LaGoy-Weltz on Lonoir Finds the “Piece” to Kick Through to Top Tier of Sport
Over the past decade, Olivia LaGoy-Weltz has developed Lonoir into a successful American team horse but so far has missed out on the Olympics and world championships. She may have found in long-time friend and Olympic medal rider Allison Brock the "piece" to help her kick through to top tier Read More

Wellington’s Global Dressage Festival Preparing to Celebrate 10th Anniversary as a Premier Equestrian Destination

9 months ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Wellington’s Global Dressage Festival Preparing to Celebrate 10th Anniversary as a Premier Equestrian Destination
The Adequan Global Dressage Festival World Cup will be the first international event of 2021 and mark the 10th anniversary of the Wellington, Florida shows that have grown to become one of the world's premier circuits Read More

Isabell Werth Appeals Just Days Before Deadline for Right of Senior Riders to Choose Top Hat in Premier Events

11 months ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Isabell Werth Appeals Just Days Before Deadline for Right of Senior Riders to Choose Top Hat in Premier Events
Isabell Werth, the world's No. 1 rider and the most decorated equestrian Olympian in history, on Friday made an appeal just days before horse sports' ultimate governing body not to take away the right of senior competitors to choose to wear a traditional top hat in premier dressage events. Read More