It was a royal victory for Canada’s David Marcus! Canadian Olympian David Marcus riding Chrevi’s Capital won the Grand Prix and placed second in the Grand Prix Freestyle in the $20,000 Royal Invitational Dressage Cup in November, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario. The win was even more special as David’s owner, Deborah Kinzinger, was also the presenting sponsor of this year’s event. If watching her horse win at the Royal wasn’t enough of a dream come true, Deborah was celebrated as the Dressage Canada “Owner of the Year” in a special ceremony held during the Royal Invitational Dressage Cup. Meanwhile, David also received special recognition by way of the Ian Nicoll Memorial Trophy awarded to the highest-ranked Canadian rider on the FEI World Dressage Ranking list. Pictured: David aboard Chrevi’s Capital and owner Deborah, with her husband Vel Miculinic, being recognized for their achievements during the $20,000 Royal Invitational Dressage Cup in Toronto, Ontario. Photo by Cealy Tetley, www.tetleyphoto.com
IDA farm’s Monica Burssens just returned from Germany where she spent a month working with Klaus Balkenhol. She’s glad to be back in warm Welly World, and is excited to apply all she learned to her own training program.
Show Chic’s “Shop Talk” kicked off the winter show season with trainer Oded Shimoni speaking. Oded talked about his exciting new facility that just opened in Wellington and his journey in dressage. It was a packed house and a special night as Oded was also the first speaker for “Shop Talk” six years ago!
Saddle Up! Saddle fitters from around the globe converged on Aiken, South Carolina for the Custom Saddlery Fitters Convention. More than 40 Custom fitters from the United States, Canada and Europe were joined by master saddle makers, veterinarians, equine massage therapists and other experts. Custom Saddlery hosts the event for saddle fitters to learn more, refresh skills, exchange ideas and check out all the new innovations and designs.
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