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  • Congratulations to Team Korea

    Congratulations to Team Korea

    Congratulations to Team Korea winning the Gold Medal in Team Competition.

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  • Thai Dressage Team On The Road to the 2014 Asian Games

    Thai Dressage Team On The Road to the 2014 Asian Games

    In preparation of the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, on 19 September - 4 October, four Asian dressage team candidates travelled to Saumur, France, in preparation of the event. They are proof of the fact that dressage has no boundaries. For decades riders from far away regions are seeking the help of renowned European trainers while the FEI waves the banner of "globality" and tries to spread the discipline all over the globe. It all began with developing programmes such as The Hague Cup in the 1980s, which has developed into the FEI World Challenge. At the time these were competitions from L- to PSG-level, depending on the level of dressage practiced in those countries. Renowned FEI-judges travel to Asia, Australasia and Africa to judge these classes and provide lessons and video analyses to these riders who are eager to learn and grow in the sport. Read the full article at www.eurodressage.com

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  • An Asian horse paradise in the Netherlands

    An Asian horse paradise in the Netherlands

    At the gate it is unbelievably clear: this is no ordinary dressage stable, but a true paradise for horses and humans. Platinum Stable honors its name and is an oasis of absolute top quality and luxury. The stable in Riel, The Netherlands, is not only ambitious and un-Dutch in terms of accommodation, but also in terms of business philosophy. Early this year Chris and Shirley Wilaras opened their Platinum Stable in Riel, after a very thorough renovation of the existing complex. The couple is from Singapore where they are active as project developers of luxurious holiday resorts. Platinum stable is built at a grand scale, with the thought in mind, that both human and horse are able to experience a high level of comfort. The construction reflects the experience the couple has with building and developing properties for the hotel industry. Everything is made of beautiful and sustainable materials. The whole area is surrounded by colorful flower beds, which can also be found inside the stable complex. Besides the outdoor arena’s, with top quality footing, gorgeous ponds with beautiful fountains are spread across the grounds. In cozy seating areas, both indoor and outdoor, visitors can enjoy the wonderful surroundings that the elaborate complex has to offer. Feng Shui From the top of the beautifully light kickboards not only mirrors rise up, but also a giant size flat-screen TV along the short side. In the winter months the indoor arena is heated. The horses are in light and spacious stables with exterior shutters, but also with a view of the indoor arena. There are solariums available as well as a vibrating plate for the horses. Visitors and staff can use restrooms with toilets that offer a menu of different massage options. Anything you can possibly think of is offered at Platinum Stable. Everything is laid out in balance, built and furnished with light materials of high quality providing great convenience for horse and human. The rules of Feng Shui have been applied; a three thousand year old philosophy that teaches how to adjust your living and working environment to stimulate a harmonious flow, that brings you happiness. The company has only just started, but huge leaps have already been made and currently there are over eighty horses stabled at the yard. The Wilaras couple are only in The Netherlands a few times a year. The couple want to stay in the background and enjoy their horses and stables quietly. Therefore a team of employees is hired in order to take care of the daily stable management. Robin Geelen manages the everyday duties and mainly rides the young horses. The team of riders for the top sport is completed with Tommie Visser, Robin Beekink and Michelle van Lanen. They are supported by several grooms and Erwin Samuels, who takes care of the stud farm management. Asian Games Platinum Stable has two main objectives. Firstly, the ideal of the couple Wilaras is that a bridge is formed between the Dutch dressage sport and the Asian world. On the top of their wish list is winning the Asian Games. Secondly, the main objective is to have their own team of riders perform at international level. Also their own breeding plays a major role in Platinum Stable. For all facets of the company the goal is to achieve the highest possible level, no half measures will be accepted. “Because Chris and Shirley come from Singapore themselves, they are keen to play their part in dressage there”, explains Robin Geelen. “The Netherlands has a lot of knowledge and quality in the equestrian world. Hence, they want to raise the level in Asia through collaboration with the Netherlands. Ultimately, the highest goal is to win the Asian Games. The Asian Games are as important over there as the Olympics are here. There is a lot of money in this region and the stadiums built there for equestrian sports are really unbelievable, so luxurious, grand and special. It is an enormously wealthy part of the world. They are very keen to invest in the sport. They just lack the right knowledge and good horses.” Confidant “Of course horses have been sold from the Netherlands to Asia before, but more often than not these horses had an extensive user manual and their new owners did not progress as expected, which has caused the confidence towards Europe to decline”, adds Tommie Visser. “Chris comes from Asia and acts as a confidant. He wants to offer riders the total package there. The people are trained here in Riel. They have expertly trained horses at their disposal for the Asian Games and possibly a coach from our team will go over there to guide the riders.” The idea is that on a regular base a group of approximately twenty riders will come to Riel for several months in order to ride horses that are trained by the Dutch team. Like the Olympics, the Asian Games take place every four years. The level is slightly lower, at Small Tour level. In September 2014 the Asian Games will be held in South Korea, but maybe this edition is just too early. If an appropriate combination can be formed in a short amount of time the option is still open, otherwise we will aim for 2018. International top sport The company has just started, but it has already invested extensively in the eighty currently present horses. The majority is bought and there is also a first batch of home bred horses. “A lot of horses and foals were purchased at auctions. There are now seventeen broodmares. They have definitely bought the best mares and invested extensively in top material and blood lines. Eventually they want the best of the best in terms of breeding dressage horses. They breed for their own use in sport here at the yard. Furthermore, there are now ten approved stallions either with the KWPN or in Germany. In the end the sport is the main objective, but sometimes horses will need to be sold in order to maintain a high level of quality”, says Geelen. Sport is the so called main objective of Platinum Stable. The owners do not only want to bring the Asian dressage sport to a higher level. The couple also wants to see their own team of riders performing at the highest international level and with that establish the name of Platinum Stable worldwide. Recently several horses were purchased for that goal. Most of them are still young, so a lot of time will still be going into training. “We have a great team of riders and we complement each other well. We keep each other sharp which is necessary when you want to perform at the highest level”, says Visser. No return on investment The un-Dutch complex will not have a return on all of its investments, but that is not the intention. “Ultimately, the company has to make money and be profitable, but the buildings and such do not need a return on investment. The income will be generated from both the stud farm and from training Asian riders”, explains Geelen. The Platinum Stable stud station includes stallions which are all owned by the company, such as KWPN approved stallions Ferguson (s. Floriscount), Five Star (s. Amazing Star), Foundation (s. United), Estoril (s. Zhivago), Eye Catcher (s. Vivaldi) and United (s. Krack C). They are accompanied by Oldenburg approved stallions Garuda (s. Romeo), Barchello (s. Belissimo M) and San Fürst (s. San Amour) and Amandari (s. Ampère), approved for Hanover and Oldenburg. Source: Horses International / De Paardenkrant Extra, August / September 2014

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  • CEA firstly organize CECL Jumping in China

    CEA firstly organize CECL Jumping in China

    China equestrian sports have developed quickly in the past years in China. More equestrian clubs were established. Because riders and horses are becoming more mature, China Equestrian Association (CEA) firstly organizes China Equestrian Club League (CECL) Jumping in 2014 to improve the development of China equestrian sports. The CECL jumping is a totally new competition organized by CEA. There are total 4 stations this year: 1st station on August 01-03 and 2nd station on August 08-10 were held in Inner Mongolia. The 3rd station on Oct. 17-19 is to be held in Shanghai and the final station on Dec. 12-14 is in Guangzhou. The 6 joined equestrian clubs are Shanghai Songseng Equestrian Club, Guangdong Camelot Riding Club, Beijing Zupin Equestrian Club, Bancheng Sheerwood Equestrian Club, Jiuyi Tianxing Equestrian Club as well as Yuanshangdu Equestrian Club. The first 5 stars equestrian jumping competition in China, Shanghai Longines Global Champions Tour was held on June 06-08 before China Art Museum, which was becoming milestone of the development of China equestrian sports. The successful implement, the effort of municipal officials, high level competition by master riders and enthusiastic audience indicated that Shanghai is becoming one of the most important cities where equestrian sports will be held and the first top equestrian sports in Shanghai attracted many audience and attention. Therefore, after the Shanghai GCT a lot of equestrian sports lovers are expecting the CECL Shanghai station although it’s still almost 2 moths from it. Moreover, many famous riders who attended the Olympic Games or the Asian Games will join the competition such as Zuping Huang, Zhenqiang Li, Bin Zhang and the young rider Yaofeng Li who attended the Youth Olympic Games as well as international riders from Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, Italy and Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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  • Competition schedule Asian Games announced

    Competition schedule Asian Games announced

    Incheon, Korea: The Incheon Asian Games Organising Committee has published the final schedule of sports competitions for the 17th Asian Games. The 17th Asiad will feature 439 events in 36 sports and will involve almost 10,000 athletes from the OCA's 45 National Olympic Committees. This also includes the equestrian sports. The games will open on September 19 and close on October 4. The equestrian schedule: 20 Sept - Dressage Team final competition 21 Sept - Dressaga 1st Ind. Final Qualification 23 Sept - Dressage 2nd Final Comptition 24 Sept - Eventing Dressage team & Ind. one session 25 sept - Eventing Cross Country Team & Ind. One session 26 Sept - Eventing Final Competition Jumping Team & Ind. one-session 28 Sept - Jumping Ind. Competition team & Ind Round A Jumping Team & Ind. Round B Team final 30 Sept - Jumping Ind. Round 1 Jumping Ind. Round 2 Find here more information about the Asian Games equestrian

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  • Charlotte Dujardin Wins Grand Prix Special Gold at the 2014 World Equestrian Games

    Charlotte Dujardin Wins Grand Prix Special Gold at the 2014 World Equestrian Games

    British Olympic and European Champion Charlotte Dujardin continued her streak of success at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Caen, France winning in the Grand Prix Special test gold medal after scoring 86.120%. Her test was not entirely fault-free but it was simply beautiful. Helen Langehanenberg finished with silver and Kristina Sprehe became the surprise winner edging out Adelinde Cornelissen for a podium place. The Grand Prix Special was a very exciting class with a high level of riding and good judging to boot. The ranking of the riders was easy to follow and the scores given were agreeable. The Dutch media, however, is crying insult and injury as their star Cornelissen did not finish on the podium. Maybe this is a result of the new dawn in dressage, started at Olympics in 2012, which now desires a dressage of lightness and harmony. At least that is the standard which prevailed today, even above technical perfection. Read the full article at www.eurodressage.com

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  • Team Gold for Germany in Grand Prix at 2014 World Equestrian Games

    Team Gold for Germany in Grand Prix at 2014 World Equestrian Games

    The German dressage team proved to be untouchable in the team competition Grand Prix class at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Caen, France, on Monday and Tuesday 25 - 26 Augut 2014. However it was ruling Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin who was a league of her own today, winning the class with 85.271% and spearheading the British team for team silver. The bronze went to the Dutch team after a fourth place from Adelinde Cornelissen. Spectators were filled with trepidition, bracing themselves that Dujardin and the Dutch bred Valegro (by Negro x Gerschwin) would not imitate their failed Grand Prix test in Aachen. Fortunately the ruling Olympic and European champion was focused and her horse definitely on the aids. Valegro looked stunning today and was clearly the best horse in a pack of 100 that contested the Grand Prix. Read the full article at www.eurodressage.com

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  • Werth Takes Lead after Day 2 Morning Session Grand Prix at 2014 World Equestrian Games

    Werth Takes Lead after Day 2 Morning Session Grand Prix at 2014 World Equestrian Games

    Isabell Werth has taken over the provisional number one spot in the Grand Prix ranking after the morning session on the second day of competition at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Caen, France on Tuesday 26 August 2014. Werth and Bella Rose (by Belissimo M x Cacir AA) were the first pair to go today and set the bar high with an 81.529% score. Read the rest of the article at www.eurodressage.com

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  • Foundation and Five Star receive positive comments during Central KWPN offspring keuring

    Foundation and Five Star receive positive comments during Central KWPN offspring keuring

    The Central KWPN offspring keuring was held at the KWPN Center in Ermelo yesterday. The offspring of thirteen jumping stallion, one Gelder stallion and eleven dressage stallions were judged. The general goal of the offspring keuring is to get an objective judgement of how young stallions pass on their exterior features in an efficient way. The offspring of Foundation (United x Jazz, breeder. J.A. & B. Naber, Vredenheim) and Five Star (Amazing Star x Jazz, breeder. P.G. Bijvelds, Erp) were also looked at. These stallions are owned by Platinum Stable and received very positive comments. They day started outside but the afternoon program was held in the Willem-Alexander inside arena due to bad weather. The public tribune was filled as the offspring keuring annually attacks many spectators. Foundation opened the dressage stallion program at 14.30 hours. The committee saw four offspring of the chestnut stud. The numbers correspond to the KWPN booklet of this day: 201 - Jack Daniels, VB, DP, 23-05-2014, chestnut, colt V: Foundation V. United M. Ella v.d. Anjershof DP STB V. Tuschinski M. Nattalie RP STB MV. Corleone – Pion Fok./Ger.: S. Meinsma, Compagnonsweg 18, 8427 RJ, Ravenswoud 202 Juventus RH, VB, DP, 25-05-2014, chestnut, colt V: Foundation V. United M. Curllingh DP STB-EXT V. Lingh M, Wedanja RP MV. Weltmeyer -- Werther Fok./Ger.: A.M.H. Roza, Waaldijk 93, 5306 AA Brakel 203 – Jillz Salva, VB, DP, 03-06-2014, vos, merrie V: Foundation V. United M. Fiona G V. Falkland M. Arabella MV. Akzentus 31 76095 78 -- Woermann Fok./Ger.: A.M.A. van Calker-Staal, Hoofdweg 164a, 9621 AP Slochteren 204 – Jelcke, VB, DP, 09-07-2014, bay, filly V: Foundation V. United M. Cinda DP STB PROK V. Sandreo M. Ulinda RP STB MV. Jazz PREF -- Chronos Fok./Ger.: G. Gijsbers, Dintherseweg 40, 5472 LG Loosbroek Marian Dorresteijn is a member of the keuring committee and said the following about the collection: “Despite the small number of foals we can clearly see that Foundation passes on strength and pedigree. The foals could have been slightly longer. They all walk with lots of elasticity, the trot is light and easy. The canter is light and all foals show enough use of their bodies. The foals upgrade themselves when they start moving.” The foal Jack Daniels was invited for the placing for individual selected dressage foals. Jack Daniels is bred by S. Meinsma from Ravenswoud The last group of the day was the offspring of Five Star. The following foals entered the arena in Ermelo: 301 – Just Kidding, VB, DP, 18-05-2014, chestnut, colt V: Five Star V. Amazing Star M. Calusha DP STB STER PROK V. Tolando M. Usha RP STB ELITE MV. Metall -- Casimir Fok./Ger.: Y. Ackermans, Molendijk 1c, 6624 KC Heerewaarden 302 – Jade Ginia van Kairos, VB, DP, 16-05-2014, bay, filly V: Five Star V. Amazing Star M. Authaginia van Kairos DP STB KEUR EPTEM-DRES V. Oscar M. Utraginia van Kairos RP STB KEUR PREF MV. Cabochon KEUR -- Caritas Fok./Ger.: J.G. Damen, Wilgenroosweg 1, 5757 RC Liessel 303 – JOOP!, VB, DP, 22-05-2014, bay, colt V: Five Star V. Amazing Star M. Sissy RP V. Lorentin I M. Lori III MV. Cor de la Bryere -- Raimondo Fok./Ger.: J.M. van Uytert, Van Heemstraweg 6, 6624 KJ Heerewaarden 304 – Jeune Star van Kairos, VB, DP, 25-05-2014, chestnut, colt V: Five Star V. Amazing Star M. Utraginia van Kairos RP STB KEUR PREF V. Cabochon KEUR M. Herginia RP STB KEUR PREF PREST MV. Caritas – Ariban XX Fok./Ger.: J.G. Damen, Wilgenroosweg 1, 5757 RC Liessel 305 – Jive Star PB, VB, DP, 31-05-2014, chestnut, colt V: Five Star V. Amazing Star M. Privalova RP STB ELITE PREF V. Jazz PREF M. Holiday RP STB STER PREF MV. Wisconsin – G. Ramiro Z PREF Fok./Ger.: A.S.M. Bijvelds, Hool 39, 5469 KB, Erp 306 – Jakarta L.E., VB, DP, 21-06-2014, chestnut, colt V: Five Star V. Amazing Star M. Zonique L.E. DP STB ELITE PREF IBOP-DRES, SPORT-DRES V. San Remo M. Refradin RP STB KEUR PREF PREST MV. Gribaldi PREF -- Balzflug Fok./Ger.: M. Schaap, Oudendijk 96, 4285 WL Woudrichem S.M.E. Janssens, Oudendijk 96, 4285 WL Woudrichem The foal JOOP! got invited for the placing for individual selected dressage foals. JOOP! is bred by J. van Uytert from Heerewaarden The comment about the first group of foals by Five Star was very positive. Marian Dorresteijn about the collection: “It is a consistent group. They all have an appealing front leg and are well developed. The offspring has enough length and have a proper dressage horse build. The walk is active with enough elasticity. The trot is characterized with the fact that they foals all have a very nice posture, move upwards and use good leg techniques. They foals easily canter and show good balance.” The last part of the programme was the placing of the foals. The best dressage foal according to the committee was Jewel (Ferdinand x Santano).

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  • One Hundred Horses to Contest 2014 World Equestrian Games after Horse Inspection

    One Hundred Horses to Contest 2014 World Equestrian Games after Horse Inspection

    One hundred horses will be contesting the Grand Prix at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Caen, France, as two horses failed to show fitness at the horse inspection on Sunday 24 August 2014. The jog started at 7.45 AM this morning and was quite "exciting" as more than a few horses failed to show good manners during their in-hand presentation. Dressage at the 2014 World Equestrian Games is set to begin tomorrow with a huge field of competitors. The FEI rule says that a panel of judges is allowed to assess only 42 horses maximum per day, but for WEG an exception will be made with 50 horses competing per day. Read the rest of the article at www.eurodressage.com

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  • Fanita and Eye Catcher Win 2014 Pavo Cup Finals

    Fanita and Eye Catcher Win 2014 Pavo Cup Finals

    The 4-year old mare Fanita and the 5-year old stallion Eye Catcher won the 2014 Pavo Cup Finals at the KWPN Horse Days in Ermelo, The Netherlands, on Thursday 14 August 2014. The Pavo Cup is a show circuit for young KWPN registered horses. Today it poured with rain and the Finals had to move indoors. Read the full article at www.eurodressage.com

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  • Eye Catcher wins Pavo Cup with a 10 from Eva Möller

    Eye Catcher wins Pavo Cup with a 10 from Eva Möller

    Today, guest rider Eva Möller of Germany awarded a 10 to one of the six horses she evaluated under saddle in the scope of the Pavo Cup competition. The recipient of the coveted score was the KWPN stallion Eye Catcher (Vivaldi out of Ostrona elite pref prest by T.C.N. Partout, b/rp: G. Snoeks of Oss, co-rp: J.M. van Uytert of Heerewaarden and Titan Wilaras of Riel) under Kirsten Brouwer, who won the bronze last week at the FEI World Breeding Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Verden. Eye Catcher’s score was more than enough to keep his advantage after the first final round and subsequently win the championship for five-year-olds. “I really liked this one,” said Eva after her ride. The KWPN stallion El Capone (UB 40 out of Vamora elite by OO Seven, b/rp: de Dalhoeve Horse Center of Wamel), ridden by Marieke van der Putten, finished in second place. Eva gave the stallion a 9.5 and complimented Marieke on his training. Third place was for another KWPN stallion: Estoril (Zhivago out of Unette II keur pref by Gribaldi, breeder: R. Franssen of Boven-Leeuwen, rp: J.M. van Uytert of Heerewaarden). “A stallion that thinks with you,” asserted Eva, who awarded the Zhivago son a 9.0. Watch the total results here Source: www.kwpn.org Photo credits: Jennifer Fotografie

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  • Eye Catcher keeps on preforming well

    Eye Catcher keeps on preforming well

    Just back from Verden, with a bronze medal from the World Championships in the suitcase, Eye Catcher again performed really strong. Kirsten Brouwer rode the approved Vivaldi-son in the semi finals of the Pavo Cup competition to 94.5 points and to with this the lead. Estoril and Emmelie Scholtens became fourth with 88 points. Tomorrow both stallions will be in the finals for the 5-year-olds. Estoril and Emmelie Scholtens became fourth with 88 points. Five Star, the Amazing Star-son, will compete in the Finals of the Pavo Cup 4-year-olds tomorrow.

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  • WK Verden: Bronze Medal for Eye Catcher

    WK Verden: Bronze Medal for Eye Catcher

    Kirsten Brouwer and Eye Catcher became 3rd at the World Championships Young Dressage Horses in Verden. Eye Catcher showed a wonderfull troth which the jury gave him a 10 for, for his walk he received a 9.8. Unfortunatly he had some difficulties with his balance in the canter. The chestnut stallion doesnt want to make any mistakes which made him a bit insecure after his mistake in the canter. This gave him some tense in the rest of the test. But overall he received a 9.3 which gave him a wonderfull 3rd place!

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  • Platinum Stable very successful during WC Young Horses

    Platinum Stable very successful during WC Young Horses

    The World Championships for Young Horses is already a big success for Platinum Stable. The most important competition, the five-year-old finals, is yet to be ridden today. Dutch rider Kirsten Brouwer and dressage horse Eye Catcher (Vivaldi x T.C.N. Partout) came into action during the qualification round at the second day of the event in the German city of Verden. They became third in a very convincing way with grades to write home about. - Trot: 9.8 - Walk: 8.8 - Canter: 9.7 - Suppleness: 9.6 - General impression: 9.7 The best result this far are achieved by Emmelie Scholtens. Together with Estoril (Zhivago x Gribaldi) she won the small final for five-year-old dressage horses. No less than twenty combinations from twelve different nationalities entered the competition arena. Estoril, who is owned by Hengstenstation van Uytert and Platinum Stable received the following grades: - Trot: 8.7 - Walk: 7.6 - Canter: 9.4 - Suppleness: 7.7 - General impression: 8.6 Both combinations will come into action in the finals today. Emmelie Scholtens and Estoril at 15:20 hours, Kirsten Brouwer and Eye Catcher at 17:40 hours.

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  • WC Verden Five-Year-Olds: Sezuan lives up to expectations

    WC Verden Five-Year-Olds: Sezuan lives up to expectations

    He was one of the favorites and lived up to the expectations. The Danish stud Sezuan was the winner of the selection round of the World Championships for five-year-olds in the German city of Verden. He received a 9.5 for trot and walk, a 10 for canter and with a general grade of 9.68m he is the biggest favorite to become World Champion this Saturday. Sezuan (by Zack) is ridden by Dorothee Schneider.

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  • Dutch Team for 2014 World Equestrian Games Selected

    Dutch Team for 2014 World Equestrian Games Selected

    The Dutch equestrian federation has announced the team that will represent The Netherlands at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Caen, France, on 25 - 29 August 2014. Following the last Dutch WEG selection trial at the 2014 Dutch Dressage Championships, team trainer Wim Ernes was able to select the team. The Dutch WEG team includes: Adelinde Cornelissen - Parzival Edward Gal - Glock's Undercover (reserve horse Glock's Voice) Hans Peter Minderhoud - Glock's Johnson TN (reserve horse Glock's Flirt) Danielle Heijkoop - Kingsley Siro Reserve: Diederik van Silfhout - Arlando NH For the full article go to www.eurodressage.com

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  • WC Young Dressage Horses starts today

    WC Young Dressage Horses starts today

    Today the WC Young Dressage Horses will start in Verden(Germany). This competition is for five-year-old and six-year-old dressage horses. Today will start with the vet-check. The five-year-old horses compete on Thursday for the first time. The selected horses are: Five-year-old horses: El Capone (UB 40 x OO Seven) – Marieke van der Putten Eye Catcher (Vivaldi x TCN Partout) – Kirsten Brouwer Elton John DVB (Jazz x Fidermark) – Stefanie Wolf Expression (Vivaldi x Vincent) – Diederik van Silfhout Estoril (Zhivago x Gribaldi) – Emmelie Scholtens Ebony (Painted Black x Jazz) – Vai Bruntink Six-year-old horses: Dream Boy (Vivaldi x Ferro) – Gerdine Maree Dorado (Krack C x Rousseau) – Emmelie Scholtens Darabel (Westpoint x Don Schufro) – Vai Bruntink Desperado (Vivaldi x Havidoff) – Emmelie Scholtens Don Diego (Lord Leatherdale x Krack C) – Patrick van der Meer Dancer (Vivaldi x Tango) – Kirsten Brouwer

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  • Avanti and Anne Meulendijks strike again!

    Avanti and Anne Meulendijks strike again!

    This is the last year Anne Meulendijks can compete with the Young riders. Today she wrote the titel Dutch Champion on her name with President's Avanti (v. United) A few weeks ago she also won the European Championship in Arezzo, Italy. Read the full article on op www.horses.nl

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  • Ferguson and Five Star now also Oldenburger Verband approved

    Ferguson and Five Star now also Oldenburger Verband approved

    The stallion selection committee of the Oldenburger Verband came to Platinum Stable in Riel Monday to test Ferguson (by Floriscount) and Five Star (by Amazing Star). The goal of the visit was the check whether they studs are good enough to be approved by the German studbook. They both passed with flying colours. Ferguson received his KWPN license earlier this year with high grades for elasticity. The German committee totally agreed in this matter. They said that Ferguson is a added value for the breeding of dressage horses. Five Star, he got KWPN approved in 2013, definately showed his good will yesterday. The committee said they think it is a typical Dutch horse that has a very nice front and three well developed gaits that show lots of elasticity and balans. Reason enough for Dr Wolfgang Schulze-Schleppinghoff, Oldenburger Breeding Director, to approve both stallions for the Oldenburger Studbook.

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  • Sezuan Receives Wild Card for 2014 World Young Horse Championships

    Sezuan Receives Wild Card for 2014 World Young Horse Championships

    The licensed Danish warmblood stallion Sezuan, father of our foals Jameson and Janeiro, will be competing at the 2014 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Verden, Germany on 7 - 10 August 2014. Sezuan has received a wild card to enter the Championships. Owned by Arlette and Edwin Kohl from Gestut Peterhof in Perl-Borg, Germany, Sezuan is a Zack x Romanov offspring which is trained by German Dorothee Schneider. The 5-year old stallion has done very few competitions due to a very demanding breeding schedule as one of the most popular and used sires for the Danish warmblood society. In 2014 he has only competed at one show, at home at the CDI Perl, in the 5-year old young horse class. For the full article go to www.eurodressage.com

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  • Fifty Fifty fourth during Pavo Cup selection

    Fifty Fifty fourth during Pavo Cup selection

    Today Michelle van Lanen and Fifty Fifty (Vivaldi x Gribaldi) became with 78 points fourth during the selection for the Pavo Cup in Middenbeemster. Robin Geel rode Falco (Jazz x Elcaro) and with 75 points they were eighth. This means both horses will go to the half finals in Ermelo on the 12th of augusts this year. Next to Fifty Fifty and Falco our stallions Five Star and Foundation will also compete in the half finals.

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  • Eye Catcher and Estoril selected for WC Young Dressage Horses

    Eye Catcher and Estoril selected for WC Young Dressage Horses

    Yesterday the fourth and final selection round for the World Championships Dressage Horses was held. The following horses and riders are selected for the Dutch team: 5-year-old horses: El Capone (UB 40 x OO Seven) – Marieke van der Putten Eye Catcher (Vivaldi x TCN Partout) – Kirsten Brouwer Elton John DVB (Jazz x Fidermark) – Stefanie Wolf Expression (Vivaldi x Vincent) – Diederik van Silfhout Estoril (Zhivago x Gribaldi) – Emmelie Scholtens Ebony (Painted Black x Jazz) – Vai Bruntink Reserve: Equirelle W (Florett Ass x Donnerhall) – Kyra Klinkers Six-year-old horses: Dream Boy (Vivaldi x Ferro) – Gerdine Maree Dorado (Krack C x Rousseau) – Emmelie Scholtens Darabel (Westpoint x Don Schufro) – Vai Bruntink Desperado (Vivaldi x Havidoff) – Emmelie Scholtens Don Diego (Lord Leatherdale x Krack C) – Patrick van der Meer Dancer (Vivaldi x Tango) – Kirsten Brouwer Reserve: Denzel (Santano x Ferro) – Alex van Silfhout Denzel (Zidane x Truppa) – Dinja van Liere The WC take place from the 6th till the 10th of August in Verden, Germany.

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  • Last selection World Championships Young Dressage Horses

    Last selection World Championships Young Dressage Horses

    The last selection for the World Championship Young Dressage Horses in Verden, Germany will be held tomorrow. Estoril and Eye Catcher, both owned by Platinum Stable and Joop van Uytert, will compete in the fourth and final selection round. The selection will be held at the KNHS Center in Ermelo. Find the starting order here. Estoril will be ridden by Emmelie Scholtens who already became World Champion before with the stallions Westpoint and Astrix. She also won bronze medals with Dorado and Bretton Woods before. Eye Catcher will be ridden by Kirsten Brouwer who became 9th last year with Dancer. We wish Emmelie and Kirsten the best of luck!

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  • Rath and Totilas Snag Grand Prix Special at 2014 CDIO Aachen

    Rath and Totilas Snag Grand Prix Special at 2014 CDIO Aachen

    Matthias Rath and his 14-year old Dutch warmblood stallion Totilas once again proved that they are a force to be reckoned with, snagging the Grand Prix Special victory at the 2014 CDIO Aachen on Saturday 19 July 2014. In broiling hot temperatures they logged their second Aachen win beating the world's top two horses - Valegro and Damon Hill - once more. While spectators, horses, riders and judges were puffing and panting on this scorching Saturday, the competition was equally hot as well and absolute joy to watch. No less than four horses were scoring over 80% and were a promise of the excitement in store at the 2014 World Equestrian Games as it is no longer a given which horse will win! All four of them - Totilas, Valegro, Damon Hill and newcomer Bella Rose -- are stars with incredible strong points and some weaknesses and in the end it seems to come down to personal flavour. At least that is what the scoring revealed as none of the judges fully agreed on the test of the top four horses. Read the full article about the Grand Special at CDIO Aachen at www.eurodressage.com

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