Omaha 2016: Wonderful Werth and Weihegold Apr02

Omaha 2016: Wonderful Werth and Weihegold

When she’s got her game face on, you ain’t messin’ with this lady. But this evening the sometimes seriously scary world no. 1, Germany’s Isabell Werth, really let her hair down during the prizegiving ceremony after clinching her third FEI World Cup™ Dressage title in Omaha (USA). Drenching American runner-up Laura Graves (29) and third-placed British star Carl Hester (49) in a fountain of champagne she celebrated big-time on the podium. Werth has indeed experienced all the highs and lows that accompany a long and extraordinarily successful career. “It’s special to win again after ten years, to come back with a different kind of horse and...

Omaha 2017: Queen Isabell reigns supreme in Dressage Grand Prix Mar31

Omaha 2017: Queen Isabell reigns supreme in Dressa...

Queen Isabell reigns supreme in Dressage Grand Prix. She’s 47 and formidable, an exquisite horsewoman and a long-time legend as the most medalled athlete in her sport. Despite a few glitches in her performance with the fabulous mare Weihegold today, Germany’s Isabell Werth won the opening Grand Prix at the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final in Omaha, Nebraska by a comfortable 2.5 mark margin when scoring 82.300. Werth includes five Olympic and three World team golds amongst the massive medal haul she has accumulated during her amazing career. She also has two FEI World Cup™ titles under her belt, the first collected 25 years ago in Gothenburg...

Grid places decided at FEI World Cup Finals in Omaha Mar30

Grid places decided ...

The FEI World Cup™ Finals 2017 in Omaha, Nebraska (USA) Wednesday night staged in the theatre of the city’s Henry Doorly Zoo the draw for starting toorrow in the arena. The draw was lively, with Britain’s Carl Hester tipping Germany’s Isabell Werth (45) for top spot in the field of 16 crack...

FEI World Cup Finals Omaha 2017 Mar27

FEI World Cup Finals Omaha 2017

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts was among the first to welcome 37 of the world’s elite jumping and dressage horses arriving at Eppley Airfield on Saturday morning for the FEI World Cup™ Finals Omaha 2017. The Finals, featuring the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final and the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final, are set to host visitors from around the world at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, March 29-April 2. “We are honored to host the FEI World Cup Finals. It is truly exciting for us because this is the first professional world championship we have hosted here in Nebraska,” said Governor Ricketts. “Nebraska is more...

Omaha 2017: Glock’s Flirt and Unee BB withdrawn Mar26

Omaha 2017: Glock...

Horses and riders  landed in Omaha for the FEI World Cup Dressage Final, should have been 18 but unfortunately only 16 boarded their respective planes for Omaha. A colic and a lameness made for eleventh-hour upset and no-go decisions for two of the highest-ranked competitors. Germany’s Unee...

Stellar Lineup of Riders Set For FEI World Cup Dressage Final Omaha 2017 Mar22

Stellar Lineup of Riders Set For FEI World Cup Dre...

Elite Field of Dressage Champions Sets Stage for Epic World Cup™ Final! A stellar lineup of the world’s elite dressage riders and horses have qualified for and indicated their intention to compete in the 2017 FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final in Omaha, Nebraska. An impressive field of 18 of the world’s top dressage athletes, including Olympic, World Cup, European and World Champions, will vie for the championship title when the Final is held concurrently with the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final Omaha 2017 at the CenturyLink Center, March 29 – April 2 Lisa Roskens, Chairman of the Omaha Equestrian Foundation, which is...

WORLD CUP 2017 PREVIEW: WHAT TO EXPECT IN OMAHA Mar18

WORLD CUP 2017 PREVIEW: WHAT TO EXPECT IN OMAHA

The 2017 LONGINES FEI World Cup Jumping & FEI Dressage Finals will be held March 27-April 2, 2017 at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. This is the first time this venue welcomes the World Cup, but it does hold other equestrian events, like the International Omaha. Anne Maguire, Director of Sales and Marketing of Omaha Equestrian Foundation, which is hosting the World Cup, said, “If you were to design a building for a world class equestrian event, this is the one you’d design. Our Century Link Center is really modern, and it has a seating capacity of 17,000 which exceeds [World Cup standard for seating].” The building is climate...

CDI-W  ’s-Hertogenbosch to Minderhoud Mar11

CDI-W ’s-Hertogenbosch to Minderhoud

Reigning champion, Hans Peter Minderhoud, produced a sensational personal-best performance with Glock’s Flirt to win the ninth and last qualifying leg of the FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2016/2017 Western European League on home turf in ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands today. Presenting a sparkling new floorplan, the pair broke the extraordinary run of Germany’s Isabell Werth who had been unbeatable on her previous five outings in this hotly-contested series, but who had to settle for runner-up spot today with Emilio. In third was Germany’s Jessica von Bredow-Werndl for whom impending motherhood seems to have simply raised her level of...

CDI-W  ‘s-Hertogenbosch 80% for Isabell Werth Mar10

CDI-W ‘s-Herto...

Germany’s dressage queen Isabell Werth won the FEI World Cup Dressage Grand Prix this afternoon. She received a great score of 80% with her 11-year-old Westphalian gelding Emilio 107 (by Ehrenpreis). The pair had very high scores for their half passes, piaffe and passage. She received a 10...

CDI-W Wellington: Kasey Perry-Glass Earns 80% at AGDF 8 FEI Grand Prix Freestyle Mar05

CDI-W Wellington: Ka...

Kasey Perry-Glass (USA) and Goerklintgaards Dublet achieved a win and their second FEI World Cup Finals qualifying score during Saturday night’s FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W, presented by Everglades Dressage, at the 2017 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) in Wellington, FL. AGDF...

CDI-W Wellington: Victory for Olivia LaGoy- Weltz and Lonoir in the  AGDF 8 Grand Prix Special Mar04

CDI-W Wellington: Vi...

Olivia LaGoy-Weltz (USA) and Lonoir climbed to the top of the leaderboard in Friday’s FEI Grand Prix Special CDI-W, presented by Peacock Ridge, at the 2017 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF). It was a successful day for LaGoy-Weltz and her own Lonoir, a 2004 Danish Warmblood...

AGDF 8 Begins with More Grand Prix Success for Kasey Perry-Glass and Goerklintgaards Dublet Mar03

AGDF 8 Begins with M...

Week eight commenced on Thursday, March 2, at the 2017 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) in Wellington, FL, with a victory for Kasey Perry-Glass (USA) and Goerklintgaards Dublet in the FEI Grand Prix CDI-W 2016 Olympic bronze medalists Kasey Perry-Glass and Goerklintgaards Dublet, a...

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