Newsletter - Week 12 - 2016

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The 2016 World Cup Finals are the highlight event of the winter show calendar and are set to take place in Gothenburg this week. It's a pity for the Swedish organizers that so many top riders have bailed out from competing for numerous reasons, and it looks like it's going to be a show down between local hero Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven on Don Auriello, Dutch Hans Peter Minderhoud and German Jessica von Bredow-Werndl.

While spring still hasn't arrived yet in Western Europe, I'm counting down to the outdoor show season. Just like the budding trees I am waiting for that first warm sunshine and looking forward to beautiful spring shows such as the Horses & Dreams CDI Hagen at Hof Kasselmann.

I'm also contemplating throwing in a visit to the CDI Joosland weather permits. I skipped the CDI Valencia to photograph in Lier and 's Hertogenbosch and did not regret my decision. It was amazing to see the Lier Olympic controversy with my own eyes in Lier and in Den Bosch there were a few promising Grand Prix pairs worth watching.

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-- Astrid Appels

Top Stories of the Week


Freestyle MS, Santiago, Donna Elena Win 2016 Australian Young Horse Championships

The 4-year old Freestyle MS, the 5-year old Santiago, and the 6-year old Donna Elena became the winners of the 2016 Australian Young Horse Championships held during Dressage with the Stars, generously sponsored by PSI and co-inciding with the CDI-W Werribee on 17 - 20 March 2016. In a final ride off with the three champions, the 5-year old Santiago was named Champion of Champions.


Foreign Bred Colts Dominate 2016 Danish Warmblood Stallion Licensing

Twelve 3-year old colts received a positive verdict at the 2016 Danish Warmblood Stallion Licensing in Herning, Denmark, on 19 March 2016 and will move on to the 10-day Stallion performance testing next week to obtain licensed status.


FISE Sues Truppa for the Sale of Eremo del Castegno

The Italian Equestrian Federation (FISE) has started a lawsuit against the former owner of Eremo del Castegno for a breach of contract. Enzo Truppa's Equestrian Centre Monferrato is being sued for selling the horse before the 2016 Rio Olympic Games despite an existing contract to keep the horse secured for Italy.


Buy Your Future Dressage Star at the 2016 Van Olst Sales

The 2016 Van Olst Sales is unique auction of top quality bred and home reared dressage youngsters aged 3 to 6, which have been hand picked for the Sales by Dutch stallion owner Gert-Jan van Olst and his wife Anne van Olst, Olympic dressage team rider for Denmark. Buy your next future dressage star at the 2016 Van Olst Sales on 25 March 2016.


Robinson de la Font Passed Away

French WEG and European Championship team horse Robinson de la Font has passed away following a severe colic attack. The Lusitano was euthanized last night in Toulouse, France.


Participants Announced for 2016 World Cup Finals

An intriguing line-up of 18 horse-and-rider combinations from 11 nations will compete in the 31st World Cup Final in Gothenburg, Sweden, on 25 - 27 March 2015. In the absence of defending champion, Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin, the contest is wide-open for the coveted title.


Join the P.R.E. Community by Subscribing to the USPRE Catalog of Breeders and Breeding Stock

The New US PRE Catalog of Breeders and Breeding Stock is an exciting way to market and publicize your amazing horses and your successful breeding program.  Search the existing breeders, see how you can join this elite group of breeders and PRE owners. The Catalog is fully searchable, by farm name, horse, owner, and more.  Take a minute now and look at the farms that have already built their sites. 


Secure Your Future Stars at the 2016 Oldenburg Spring Elite Auction in Vechta

Noble, strong moving, awesome riding ability – that’s what you’ll see in the current Spring collection at the Oldenburg Horse Center Vechta. The Elites have just moved into their boxes. Training has begun and the horses are ready to be tried out. Make an appointment with our team so you can get to know your darling personally. The Spring Elite Auction with its outstanding partners for sport will be held in Vechta on April 2nd.


Michele George to Compete Kingsley Lucky Dance as Rio Paralympic Hopeful

Belgian Paralympic gold medal winning Michèle George will be campaigning Julie de Deken's internationally competed Grand Prix horse Kingsley Lucky Dance as second hopeful for the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. George and De Deken reached an agreement for Michèle to share the ride on the licensed Holsteiner stallion in her mission to recapture individual gold in Rio.


Total Hope, Winner of the 2016 Swedish Stallion Performance Testing

The Oldenburg bred Total Hope became the winner of the 2016 Swedish Stallion Performance Testing which concluded on Sunday 13 March 2016 at the Swedish state stud in Flyinge.


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Groom/Stable Manager Wanted for Dressage Stable Near Hildesheim, Germany

A small, private dressage stable near Hildesheim, Germany has a position available for a motivated and reliable groom-stable manager to complete its Team.

FEI Dressage Pony for Sale: Dornier

Beautiful 11-year old FEI Dressage Pony gelding Dornier with international show experience and scores up to 70%. Uncomplicated pony with qualities to go to the top.

FEI Dressage Horse for Sale: Vivanck

Beautiful 14-year old Dutch warmblood gelding competed at Grand Prix level. Fabulous schoolmaster for a junior/young/U25 rider or ambitious adult amateur.

FEI Dressage Horse for Sale: Ogardens Dior De Luxe

Smashing 7-year old Danish warmblood mare Øgårdens Dior De Luxe. Schooling at Prix St Georges level with clear talent for the Grand Prix work.

Your 55-acre Dream Dressage Complex in Sunny Florida on 5526 SW Ludlum Street, Palm City

Dressage aficionados, escape the cold and make this premier 55-acre equestrian estate on Florida's Treasure Coast your perfect winter home. Even better, why not make this Palm City gem your year-round base? With a main house, guesthouse and grooms' quarters, there's lots of room to make humans at home and with 64 large stalls, each with its own attached run, the horses will enjoy comfortable living quarters. Other horse facilities include a covered arena and two outdoor arenas with excellent footing, seven barns with individual turnouts, a clubhouse, an operating vet clinic, a round pen and walker, and a 15,000 square foot Quonset hut for storage.

FEI Dressage Horse for Sale: Dreamer T

Impressive, classically schooled and competed 15-year-old Westfalian gelding who would make an ideal horse for U 25- or amateur Grand Prix riders.

FEI Dressage Horse for Sale: Konstantin

Talented 7-year old German Sport Horse gelding by Quaterman. Professionally trained, confirmed at M-level and schooling Prix St Georges. Super FEI prospect and uncomplicated enough for junior/young rider/adult amateur.

Youngstock For Sale: Filly by Charmeur x Lauries Crusador xx

Exceptionally correct and elegant Danish Warmblood filly out of the best German bloodlines with a drop of Dutch blood to ensure modern dressage gaits.


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