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Eventing Radio Episode 95 – Wayne Roycroft, Buck Davidson, and Becky Holder

Australian Coach, Wayne Roycroft, previews his WEG squad following the Sydney International last weekend. Buck Davidson and Becky Holder update us on their WEG preparation. Listen in.

Eventing Radio Episode 95 – Show Notes and Links:

  • Show Host: Chris Stafford
  • Co-Host: Boyd Martin
  • Photo Credit:USEA – www.useventing.com
  • Guest: Wayne Roycroft
  • Guest: Buck Davidson
  • Guest: Becky Holder
  • News: Sydney International Horse Trials. For full results visit www.sydneyeventing.org
  • News: Blair Castle Horse Trials, Scotland. For full results visit www.blairhorsetrials.co.uk
  • News: HSBC FEI world Cup Series
    1 Julia Mestern/FRH Schorsch (GER) 39.0 + 0 + 0 = 39
    2 Michael Jung/Weidezaunprofi’s River of Joy (GER) 36.0 + 3.2 + 0 = 39.2
    3 Michael Jung/La Biosthetique Sam (GER) 39.8 + 0 + 0 = 39.8
    4 Michael Jung/Leopin (GER) 45.8 + 1.2 + 0 = 47.0
    Full results on www.schenefeld-eventing.de
  • News: HSBC FEI World Cup Final Standings
    1 Michael Jung (GER) 142 points – US$50,000
    2 Megan Jones (AUS) 138 – US$34,000
    3 Phillip Dutton (USA) 131 – US$23,000
    For the full rankings, see www.feiworldcup.org
  • News: Richland Park Horse Trials – for full results visit http://www.evententries.com/livescoring/14468.html
  • World Equestrian Games Schedule – recording at the Alltech Pavilion Stage:
    Sept 30: Recording 5-6 PM
    Oct 1: Recording 4-5 PM
    Oct 2: Recording 4:30-5:30 PM
    Oct 3: Recording 4:30-5:30 PM

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Dressage Radio Episode 67 – Katherine Bateson-Chandler and Terri Satterlee

Terri Satterlee, President of the Central Vermont Dressage Association, and British born U.S. WEG team member, Katherine Bateson Chandler, reflect on her journey so far. Take a listen right here.

Dressage Radio Episode 67 – Show Notes and Links:

  • Host: Chris Stafford
  • Co-host: Heather BlitzParagon
  • Photo Credit: SusanJStickle.com
  • Guest: Katherine Bateson-Chandler – WEG Team Member
  • Guest: Terri Satterlee – The Central Vermont Dressage Association
  • News: Australian Dressage Team:
    * Hayley Beresford and Relampago do Retiro, owned by Eduardo Fischer and Hayley Beresford
    * Lyndal Oatley and Potifar, owned by Carol and Sandy Oatley
    * Brett Parbery and Victory Salute, owned by Carolyn Lieutenant
    * Rachael Sanna and Jaybee Alabaster, owned by Beverley Edwards
  • News: Swedish Dressage Team: Chef d’equipe Bo Jena has chosen:
    * Patrik Kittel riding Watermill Scandic HBC
    * Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén riding Favourit
    * Minna Telde riding Larina Höm
    * Charlotte Haid Bondergaard riding Lydianus
  • World Equestrian Games Recording Schedule at the Alltech Pavilion:
    Sept 27: Recording at 6-7 PM
    Sept 28: Recording at 6-7 PM
    Sept 29: Recording at 5:30-6:30 PM
    Oct 2: Recording at 7:30-8:30 AM
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Edge Has the Upper Hand after Dressage at Burghley

Ruth Edge (GBR) and Two Thyme head the leaderboard after the Dressage phase at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, the fourth leg of the HSBC FEI Classics. (Photo: Kit Houghton/FEI)

3 September 2010 – Ruth Edge (GBR) and the 17-year-old Two Thyme lead the clutch of superbly executed Dressage tests which brought the first phase of the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (GBR), the fourth leg of the HSBC FEI Classics, to a close today.

However, Edge, a renowned exponent of this phase, has just 0.4 of a penalty in hand over New Zealander Caroline Powell, who scored a career best on another 17-year-old, the evergreen Lenamore, and defending champions Oliver Townend and Carousel Quest, who produced the only other sub-40 penalty test, are a further 0.5 of a penalty behind in third.

Two Thyme is only competed sparingly these days – his last Cross-Country run was in June – but Edge has prepared him specifically for his first crack at the Land Rover Trophy.

“He always tries so hard,” said Edge, whose previous best placing at Burghley was 17th on Marsh Mayfly in 2006. “He’s on great form and feels really up for it.”

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Isabell Werth – Rolex Diary for WEG (World Equestrian Games)

Isabell Werth is writing a diary for horsesinthesouth.com as she prepares for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games from 25 September – 10 October. Here is Isabell’s third entry…

Preparations for the WEG since Aachen…

After Aachen, we had the German Championships (Münster) where I took Hannes, my second horse after Satchmo, to compete. He did very well, winning twice and then one week later, Satchmo competed in Cappeln in the Grand Prix. Unfortunately, we made too many mistakes in the Grand Prix but we had a good Grand Prix Special which was very encouraging.

I won’t be competing again until WEG, but from the 12–15 September we will have our last team training session, and on the 16th of September the horses will fly out to Kentucky via Cincinnati. This is a really important week for me as the time has come for me to decide which horse (Satchmo or Hannes) I’ll take to Kentucky. It’s quite exciting as both horses are in great shape, although to be honest, Hannes is more consistent at the moment. It’s a wonderful luxury to have as they were so good in Aachen but it will be a difficult decision to choose only one.

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Mary King Reigns at Burghley

Mary King and Apache Sauce have a two-point lead after the first day of Dressage at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. (Photo: Kit Houghton/FEI)

2 September 2010 – Mary King (GBR) showed all her experience to take the lead after an eventful first day of Dressage at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (GBR), the fourth leg of the HSBC FEI Classics.

King, 49, has been riding at Burghley for more than 20 years – she won it in 1996 on Star Appeal – but a momentary lapse in concentration which meant she had to correct an error of course will have cost her valuable marks.

Riding the 14-year-old white-faced chestnut Apache Sauce, fourth here in 2008, she missed part of the final canter work and, on arriving at halt, had to be interrupted by Ground Jury member Marilyn Payne (USA).

“I haven’t done that for years,” a smiling King said afterwards, confessing to a “blonde moment”.

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Hampton Green Farm to Host Dressage 4 Kids Fundraiser at Region 2 Championships

Maria Lithander at Dressage by the Bay. Photo © 2009 Diana Hadsall.

Traverse City, MI – August 31, 2010 – Horse Sports by the Bay is pleased to announce that Hampton Green Farm, known nation-wide for their dedication to dressage and to the development of the PRE Horse for Dressage in America, will be hosting a Dressage 4 Kids Fundraiser and exhibitor party during the Great American Insurance Group/Region 2 Dressage Championships on Saturday, September 11.  The Regional Championships are being held from September 9 – 12 at Flintfields Horse Park in Traverse City, MI, which is home to the prestigious Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival.

The fundraiser features a silent auction which will include riding helmets donated from English Riding Supply and other retail pieces donated by Sporthorse Saddlery and Equine Source among others.  Funds collected from the auction and from ticket sales to the exhibitor party will go directly back to Dressage 4 Kids’ extensive education campaign.  Donations are still being taken for the Auction; please email here for more information.

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Tapner and Fox-Pitt Poised to Pounce on HSBC FEI Classics at Burghley

31 August 2010 – Paul Tapner (AUS) and William Fox-Pitt (GBR) are the riders with most to gain from a big result at this weekend’s Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (GBR, September 2-5). It is the fourth leg of the 2010 HSBC FEI Classics, which carries a prize-pot of US$333,000 to be shared by the five most successful riders across five CCI4* events.

The current standings leader, Andreas Dibowski (GER), who has a healthy 7-point lead over this year’s Badminton and Lexington winners, is an absentee from Burghley, and Tapner and Fox-Pitt are poised to pounce.

Tapner, who looks set to make his debut on the Australian squad at the forthcoming Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, has two horses with useful CCI4* form: Kilfinnie, 15th last year, and Stormhill Michael, 10th at Badminton.

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Chester Weber’s Jamaica Featured in “Beloved Horses in Second Careers” Book to Be Released in September

Jamaica is being featured in a new book called “Beloved Horses in Second Careers” by Sharon Miner. Jamaica was rescued from a slaughterhouse before becoming part of Weber’s award-winning team. (Photo courtesy of BlueCentaur.com)

Ocala, FL (August 30, 2010) – Jamaica, Chester Weber’s award-winning combined driving horse who was rescued from a slaughterhouse in Belgium, captured the nation’s attention when he won the most prestigious horse title in the country and became the USEF Farnam Platform Horse of the Year. Now, Jamaica’s rags to riches story is being told in the book Beloved Horses in Second Careers (Infinity Publishing) which will be released in September.

Written by Sharon Miner, the book focuses on horses who started their career in one discipline and then went on to have rewarding second careers. Jamaica’s “second career” turned out to be an amazing one, as he famously became part of Weber’s record-breaking international Four-In-Hand Combined Driving team. Jamaica, now 19, was a member of seven of Weber’s National Four-In-Hand Combined Driving National Championship teams.

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Michael Jung Is New HSBC FEI World Cup Champion as Germans Dominate Schenefeld

The HSBC FEI World Cup Eventing Champion for 2010 Michael Jung and La Biosthetique Sam. (Photo: Ute Goedecke)

29 August 2010 – Michael Jung was crowned the HSBC FEI World Cup Eventing Champion for 2010 at the last event of the season, Schenefeld (GER), where he emphasised his domination of the series by finishing second, third and fourth behind the winner, Julia Mestern (GER) on FRH Schorsch.

After 12 events in 10 countries and three continents, Jung, who is being hailed as one of the world’s most exciting young riders, emerged supreme as the only rider to have won two events, at Marbach (GER) and Strzegom (POL).

His reaction on learning that he has won US$50,000 of HSBC prize-money was: “This is wonderful for me because as a professional rider I am always thinking about earning money. This will now allow me to relax and prepare my top horse, Sam, for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky next month.

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Dressage Radio Episode 66 – Todd Flettrich Plus Dressage for Juniors

Colleen Walker tells us about Dressage for Juniors and Todd Flettrich shares his journey to the World Equestrian Games. Take a listen right here.

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