It was standing room only as the final CSI5* class, the Master Airbus Group, got underway under slightly stormier skies. Constant Van Paesschen (BEL) rode a masterful round with his stunning black 12 year old mare Diamanthina van T Ruytershof to take the title.
Abdelkebir Ouaddar (MAR) claimed the title in the first day's CSI5* feature competition after a spectacularly fast round with his expressive stallion Quickly de Kreisker, wowing the already packed grandstands with a stunning display of skill and accuracy.
by Julie Goodnight
Fear is a normal emotion to have around horses; it's what keeps you from doing something that could be deadly. There's nothing wrong with being afraid at times; but fear is a negative attribute when it impacts your enjoyment or controls your actions.
Quite often owners bring their horses to me to be "fixed". Most of the time what needs to be fixed wouldn't be necessary if the problem had been addressed right when it first appeared. Horses are very much like kids - if you give them an inch they will take a mile. If you don't "nip it in the bud" it will blossom into uncontrollable behavior. It's not necessarily because they are bad (both kids and horses), but because they are looking for the right answer which, in turn, creates security.
Following a hard fought battle with the United States, the Canadian Dressage Team claimed the silver medal on Sunday, July 12, at the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games. Dressage competition is taking place July 11, 12, and 14 at the OLG Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park in Caledon, ON.
Kent Farrington (USA) and Amalaya Investments’ Voyeur concluded the Spruce Meadows ‘Pan American’ Tournament CSI 5*, presented by Rolex, with a masterful win Sunday. Competing in the $400,000 Pan American Cup, presented by Rolex, competition ended impressively as the three highest ranked American riders in the world claimed top honors. With Farrington leading the way, Beezie Madden (USA) finished second aboard Abigail Wexner’s Simon, and McLain Ward (USA) placed third riding Sagamore Farm’s Rothchild.
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