Sophie Wells awarded...

The Horse of the Year Show 2017 Equestrian of the Year Award went to GB Para-dressage rider Sophie Wells. Fresh from her time on the podium at the Para-European Dressage Championships in August, Sophie was presented with the award under the Andrews Bowen International Arena spotlight. Sophie...

Para-dressage coachi...

Dressage rider and trainer, Ferdi Eilberg, is set to re-join the equestrian British World Class Programme as High Performance Coach to the para-dressage Podium and Podium Potential squads. No stranger to the World Class Programme, having previously worked with eventing and both para-dressage...

Gothenburg 2017: Gre...

For the second day running Denmark went head-to-head with Para-Equestrian Dressage powerhouse Great Britain as the two nations dominated a compelling final day of Freestyle to Music action in Gothenburg’s Heden Arena at the Longines FEI European Championships 2017. Once again Great Britain...

Gothenburg 2017: GREAT BRITAIN THE EXTRAORDINARY G...

After a day of drama, intrigue and nail-biting tension, Great Britain squeezed through to retain their FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage European Championships team title by the slimmest of margins, relying on a magical final ride from superstar debutant, Julie Payne with the mare Athene Lindebjerg. Fresh from individual Grade I gold on day one, Payne entered Gothenburg’s Heden Arena late on Tuesday afternoon knowing she needed a score of 75.000% or above to prevent a bullish Danish quartet from making history. “I have never seen everyone so nervous,” said Erin Orford (GBR) who had earlier ridden Dior to a score of 68.853%. “We were all watching...

Gothenburg 2017: GOL...

Great Britain and the Netherlands flexed their considerable muscles and claimed two gold medals apiece in the Para,-Equestrian Dressage on a glorious, sun-drenched first day of the FEI European Championships in Gothenburg (SWE). Julie Payne (GBR) led the charge in Grade I, posting a huge...

From Hippotherapy to...

The Sport of Para-Dressage and her Lusitano Horse Reál Erbeo Have Opened Doors for Alanna Flax-Clark. If someone had told Alanna Flax-Clark 15 years ago that she’d be pointing for the 2020 Paralympic Games in para-dressage, she probably would have laughed and said, “What’s dressage?” “I was...

Gothenburg 2017: SPIRIT OF RIO 2016 AT LONGINES FE...

The spirit of Rio 2016 will descend on the Para Dressage arena of the Longines FEI European Championships in Gothenburg next week (21-23 August) when five gold medallists return to top flight international competition since facing off at last summer’s Paralympic Games. They’ll be joined by a further three Rio silver and bronze medallists, and together with a total of 62 athletes will compete for 30 individual and freestyle medals in five grades. Meanwhile a brand new British Para Dressage team will head to Gothenburg to defend their nation’s unbeaten record of holding European, World and Paralympic team gold medals since the beginning of...

Deauville 3* CPEDI: ...

High point of the weekend, the Freestyle this Sunday concluded the 7th edition of the Deauville CPEDI***. Only the best, following the first two days of competition, taking the start blocks in this final day of competition. Unsurprisingly it was Sophie Wells (GBR) who bagged the title of best...

Deauville 3* CPEDI: ...

The 7th Deauville CPEDI*** kicked off yesterday at the Pôle International du Cheval! 49 competitors from 18 different nations were in the starting blocks for this major international event organised by the Handi Equi’ Compet association. Two objectives: grab a team win and one of the ten...

Final CPEDI 3* of th...

The 2017 AGDF hosts seven CDI events, two CPEDI competitions, and national shows through March 25. Week nine of the 2017 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF), featured CPEDI 1*/2*/3* Para Dressage, presented by Mane Stream courtesy of Rowan O’Riley, Mission Control, Adequan®, and...

Rio 2016: GAMES TO REMEMBER FOR GB EQUESTRIAN TEAM

It was a Paralympic Games to remember for the British equestrian team, as they recorded their most successful Games to date, accruing seven Gold medals within their total medal haul of eleven. Summing up Para-Equestrian Dressage Performance Manager Sarah Armstrong said; “Twenty years on from the introduction of para-dressage at the Paralympic Games, I’m beyond thrilled and delighted with the incredible performances the whole squad have been able to deliver on the Field of Play this week. Their dedication and commitment to delivering their best is humbling and both I and the rest of the support team behind them are very proud to have been on...

Rio 2016 Paralympics...

Three London 2012 freestyle titles were successfully defended in the Para dressage competition of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games on Friday Belgium’s Michèle George retained hers in the grade IV competition on what was her last championship ride on FBW Rainman, the horse that has taken her to...

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