Herning open the new season Oct16

Herning open the new season

The dancing shoes are dusted off as exciting new season begins this weekend, the first of 10 qualifiers on the road to Gothenburg final. Contenders have their strategies planned as the new FEI Dressage World Cup™ Western European League season gets underway this weekend in Herning, Denmark. There are 10 qualifying opportunities in eight countries over the next six months, and all eyes are fully focused on a place at the Final in Gothenburg, Sweden next April. For the top names it’s about holding form, and some are spoiled for choice. The defending champion and three-time winner, Germany’s Isabell Werth, has three of the top four horses in...

Paris Final: Werth reigns supreme to become a four-time champion Apr14

Paris Final: Werth reigns supreme to become a four...

“Yes! We’ve done it again!” Germany’s Isabell Werth, the most medalled athlete in equestrian sport, celebrates victory with Weihegold at the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final 2018 in Paris (FRA) today. America’s Laura Graves chases her right to the line In a dramatic conclusion to an extraordinary battle between two mighty forces, Germany’s Isabell Werth (48) posted a back-to-back victory at the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final 2018 in Paris, France today. America’s Laura Graves (30) and Verdades put all the pressure on the defending champion when pinning her into runner-up spot in yesterday’s Grand Prix, so in this afternoon’s deciding Freestyle...

Paris Final: Graves piles pressure on defending champion Werth Apr13

Paris Final: Graves piles pressure on defending ch...

America’s Laura Graves pinned defending champion Isabell Werth from Germany into runner-up spot in today’s Grand Prix with a personal-best score from her gelding Verdades at the FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2018 Final in Paris (FRA). (FEI/Liz Gregg) . Laura Graves (30) has been threatening the supremacy of German superstar, Isabell Werth (48), for some time now and today, when it really mattered, the American pinned the most medalled athlete in the history of equestrian sport into runner-up spot in the Grand Prix at the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final 2018 in Paris (FRA). Riding her beloved gelding Verdades, Graves was runner-up to Werth and her...

Crucial starting positions decided for FEI World Cup™ Finals in Paris Apr11

Crucial starting positions decided for FEI World C...

The magnificent setting of City Hall in Paris played host tonight to the draws for both the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping and FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2018 Finals. Guests were greeted by the arresting music of the world-famous band from La Guarde Republicaine (The Republican Guard) and the atmosphere was electric as defending champion, Isabell Werth from Germany, and French rider Ludovic Henry matched the starting numbers and names for Friday’s first leg of the Dressage finale. A total of  18 riders from 13 nations will contest the Dressage title. It’s going to be a battle of the giants and no quarter will be given, but Frenchman Henry,...

Faurie withdrawn from FEI World Cup™ Final Apr10

Faurie withdrawn fro...

Delatio, ridden by Emile Faurie and owned by Elena Knyaginicheva, has unfortunately sustained an injury which will prevent him from competing at this week’s FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final in Paris (13 – 14 April 2018). Emile commented: “Delatio’s been going brilliantly and we’ve been very much...

The statistics are stacked against them, but the five male athletes competing at next week’s FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2018 Final in Paris (FRA) won’t be intimidated by that…. Apr05

The statistics are s...

Defending champion, Germany’s Isabell Werth, may be clear favourite to reclaim the title with her fabulous mare Weihegold, but as the lady herself so often says, “with horses you just never know what’s going to happen!”, and there isn’t an equine expert in the world who will argue with that....

Pirouetting to Paris for the Final showdown – bring it on!! Mar27

Pirouetting to Paris for the Final showdown –...

 It has been an amazing qualifying season filled with exciting newcomers, old favourites, big clashes and some magical moments. Now it’s down to the wire, with 18 horse-and-rider combinations from 13 countries chasing down the 2018 title. The 33rd FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final is going to be a classic… “It’s good for our sport that they are all trying to beat me!” Paris, the City of Lights, will welcome 18 horse-and-rider combinations from all around the globe for the 33rd FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final in two weeks time, but can any of them stop Isabell Werth from winning her fourth title? The 2018 Final looks set to...

W.E.L. finalist for Paris Mar10

W.E.L. finalist for ...

FEI World Cup™ Dressage Western European League standings, after last leg in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NED): 1 Patrik Kittel SWE 74 2 Dorothee Schneider GER 72 3 Jessica von Bredow-Werndl GER 62 4 Madeleine Witte-Vrees NED 56 5 Edward Gal NED 55 6 Daniel Bachmann Andersen 54 6 Tinne Vilhelmson...

Werth wins and Gal glitters as Final line-up is decided in Den Bosch Mar10

Werth wins and Gal glitters as Final line-up is de...

Young horses shine on thrilling afternoon; six WEL nations will be represented in Paris. With the biggest smile on her face that said it all as she strutted down the centreline for the final time, defending series champion, Germany’s Isabell Werth (48), nailed her fourth win of the season at the last qualifier of the FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2017/2018 Western European League in ’s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands today. On an afternoon when many of the early starters were hampered by spooky moments in the ring, the second-half contestants really raised the bar, and once Werth and Emilio took their turn when fifth-last to go, her score of 87.405...

Laura Graves Sets New AGDF Record High Score with Astonishing Freestyle at the 2018 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival Mar02

Laura Graves Sets Ne...

The USA’s number one dressage combination Laura Graves and Verdades proved their prowess beyond doubt with an astonishing performance in the Grand Prix Freestyle CDIW, presented by U.S. Trust & Bank of America Merrill Lynch. They scored 84.975% during “Friday Night Stars” under the...

Palm Beach Derby Week Kicks Off With Another Win for the Unstoppable Laura Graves at the 2018 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival Mar01

Palm Beach Derby Wee...

It was the last three riders in the Grand Prix CDIW, presented by U.S. Trust & Bank of America Merrill Lynch, who filled the top three spots, making it an all-female, all-American podium in the highlight class of the opening day of action of during week eight of the 2018 Adequan® Global...

CDI-W Wellington: Olivia LaGoy-Weltz Throws Down a Challenge on Lonoir in Week Seven of the 2018 AGDF Feb25

CDI-W Wellington: Ol...

Olivia LaGoy-Weltz (USA) put clear water between herself and her fellow competitors when winning the Grand Prix Special CDI3*, presented by Chesapeake Dressage Institute, in week seven of the 2018 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC)...

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