TRYON 2018: Dutch win team competition and a ticke...

The Netherlands has turned the established order of international Para Dressage on its head today by winning the team competition at the Adequan© Para Dressage at the FEI World Equestrian GamesTM Tryon, (USA). In doing so, the Dutch team not only secured the first team spot, out of three, to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, it also knocked Great Britain off the top of the podium for the very first time at European, world, and Paralympic championship level.  “I feel like I just can’t believe it. It’s been a dream since I started this job six years ago after London 2012 and the gap with Great Britain was so big”...

TRYON 2018: Dutch do...

The Netherlands has taken commanding control of the Team competition at the Adequan© Para Dressage at the FEI World Equestrian GamesTM in Tryon, USA. With three riders out in the arena today, the team is currently on a score of 150.038 (with the lowest score of the day not included), and has...

TRYON 2018: The Dutc...

The Netherlands continued its brilliant run in the Adequan© Para Dressage at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon today with Rixt van der Horst successfully defending her individual title from Normandy 2014. There was joy too for Italy’s Sara Morganti riding Royal Delight, as she upgraded...

Tryon 2018: Stinna S...

Denmark’s Stinna Tange Kaastrup won her first world gold medal as Adequan® Para-Dressage began in exciting fashion at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, hosted in Tryon Stadium at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC). The 24-year-old European champion, who was born...

Team USA Riders Domi...

The second and final para-equestrian dressage show (CPEDI3*) of the 2018 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) concluded at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, Florida, with the USA’s riders winning every grade. In the day’s most heavily subscribed class,...

CPEDI3* First Compet...

The Deloitte U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team comprised of Michele Bandinu (Santa Barbara, Calif.), Katie Jackson (Austin, Texas), Margaret McIntosh (Reading, Pa.), and Roxanne Trunnell (Rowlett, Texas) stepped into 2018 with an impressive performance at the Adequan® Global Dressage...

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...

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