Valkenswaard, The Netherlands – 2008 Canadian Olympic champion Eric Lamaze made two trips to the winner’s circle on opening day of competition at CSI Valkenswaard, The Netherlands, running August 16 to 18. A marquee event on the Longines Global Champions Tour (GCT), the three-day show jumping event is staged at the home stable of GCT founder, Jan Tops, and attracts the best horse-rider combinations in the sport
Lausanne (SUI), 30 July 2013 FEI European Dressage Championships By Louise Parkes In the final countdown to the Blue Hors FEI European Dressage Championships, one of the three disciplines to be contested at the ECCO FEI European Championships 2013 in Herning (DEN), the stage is set for another intriguing encounter in the history of a sport that has undergone radical changes in recent years. It was at the last European Championships in Rotterdam (NED) in 2011 that the British bounced to prominence, claiming their very first team title and sending a warning shot across the bows of the other nations that had previously been so dominant
Lausanne (SUI), 29 July 2013 Peters steals the limelight as brilliant British take four-time gold; team double for Germany while Ireland clinches individual Jumping title By Louise Parkes British riders dominated the podium at the FEI European Pony Championships 2013 in Arezzo, Italy where Phoebe Peters created a sensation when storming to victory in both Individual and Freestyle Dressage, and Yasmin Ingham secured double-gold in Eventing. Germany topped the team events in Dressage and Jumping, while Susan Fitzpatrick clinched the Individual Jumping title for Ireland. A total of 159 competitors from 17 nations lined out, and the flags of Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland adorned the showgrounds. Temperatures soared throughout the week, but ponies and riders coped admirably under the Tuscan sun
By Jan Westmark-Allan Enter the Sidelines Magazine OTTB Photo Contest now! Sidelines Magazine OTTB Photo Contest “Beyond the Track and Under Tack” Sponsored by Fenwick Equestrian Products and OnTyte Magnetic Stirrup System Contest runs March 2 – 16 One entry per person – no professional photos allowed, unless submitted by the professional photographer Sidelines Magazine is a big fan of Off the Track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs) – and we know you are too! We want to see photos of your OTTBs – so the search is on! They can be photos around the barn, at a show, or even in the horse’s former life on the track. The OTTB doesn’t have to belong to you – it can be a horse you ride, admire or wish you owned! No professional photos – unless the professional photographer submits them!! And only one entry per person.
Wednesday, January 09 2013 by Editor
Wellington, FL-January 8, 2013 -The line-up for the World Dressage Masters (WDM) Palm Beach, presented by Wellington Classic Dressage, will feature a star-studded cast of riders and horses for the January 23-27 event at the Palm Beach County Jim Brandon Equestrian Center. The riders confirmed their participation and the horses are arriving in Florida to compete head-to-head for their share of over €100,000 (EUR), or about $131,850 (USD), in prize money. The World Dressage Masters series, presented by the Axel Johnson Group featured over €450,000 (EUR) in prize money over their 2012 series, making it one of the richest dressage series in the world. Patrik Kittel Photo by SusanJStickle.com “I think we have a fantastic line-up and we will really see top competition for this year’s WDM Palm Beach,” said Noreen O’Sullivan, Show Manager and Managing Partner of Wellington Classic Dressage, organizers of the event. “For most of these riders, this will be the only appearance in Florida under the lights at Jim Brandon, so this is surely an event not to be missed.” John van de Laar, Managing Director of WDM, said, “The WDM Palm Beach show has been on the WDM calendar from the very beginning. This is THE show where the U.S