Guenter Seidel is a native of Germany who moved to the U.S. in 1985 and has contributed significantly to U.S. dressage. Seidel helped the U.S. win the Team Bronze medal at three consecutive Olympic Games -- 1996, 2000 and 2004 - with three different horses. He also was on the Silver medal team in 2002 and the Bronze medal 2006 team.
For the last two years, 28-year-old Adult Amateur competitor Taryn Anderson of Erie, Colo. has successfully qualified to represent Region 5 at the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan®. And for both of those years, she also had to make the gut-wrenching decision not go to simply because she couldn’t afford it.
The $20,000 Royal Invitational Dressage Cup, presented by Butternut Ridge, returns to highlight the 2017 Royal Horse Show on Wednesday and Thursday, November 8 and 9, as part of the 95th annual Royal Agricultural Winter Fair running from November 3 through 12 in Toronto, ON.
For the last three years, Melissa Rogers and Kristine Hegglin have been on the same dressage trajectory with their respective mounts, each taking turns earning championship titles as they successfully rose through the levels. And on the final day of the 50th Anniversary California Dressage Society (CDS) Championship Show, September 21-24 in Rancho Murieta, the two competitors shared the spotlight as each earned both Champion and Reserve Champion Fourth Level Adult Amateur honors.
“Her dream was to do a victory lap, and you just made that dream come true.” This heartfelt statement was one of many joyous exclamations overheard on the final day of ridden competition at the 10th Anniversary National Dressage Pony Cup Championship Show, being held July 7-9, 2017 in Lexington, Ky.
Calling all pony fans: the prize list has been posted and entries are now rolling in for the 10th anniversary of the National Dressage Pony Cup (NDPC) Championship Show, which is set to return to Lexington, Ky. on July 7-9, 2017 and will once again be livestreamed on the USEF Network.
Over the last decade, the National Dressage Pony Cup (NDPC) has set out to prove that size doesn’t matter in the dressage arena by offering an innovative awards program and annual championship event to showcase the talents of ponies. Now National Dressage Pony Cup founder Jenny Carol is excited to announce the addition of a Small Horse Division to the NDPC Year-End Awards Program.
“My favorite part of this show is simply attending. I love to compete, so going to these championships feels like a reward for the hard work we’ve put in all year.”
Cedar Valley, Ontario – Close to $10,000 was raised in support of the Canadian Dressage Athlete Assistance Program (C-DAAP) at the ‘Dressage Soiree’ fundraising event held Saturday evening, June 21, during the CDI3* Equivents competition.
Ottawa, Ontario – Karen Pavicic of Surrey, BC, recently achieved a top three result in the Grand Prix at the CDI4* Achleiten, Austria on June 13, 2014. A score of 68% and third place qualified her to compete in the Grand Prix Freestyle, where she finished fourth with a score of 71.025%. Pavicic traveled to Europe in May with the assistance of a...