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2010 Radio Show Episode 114 by SUCCEED – Dressage, Hamish and Dave, and Run Henny Run

Daily radio coverage of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games continues with a wrap up of the day’s events. We recap the Dressage Grand Prix Special and Internet sensations Hamish and Dave and Peter Atkins join us at the International Equestrian Festival in front of a live audience. Listen in…

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Peters Rides to U.S. Bronze Medal at Dressage World Championships, Presented by Alltech

Lexington, Ky., Sept. 29, 2010 — U.S. rider Steffen Peters made history today when he rode Ravel to the Grand Prix Special individual bronze medal in the Dressage World Championships, presented by Alltech, at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. He is the first American ever to win an individual medal in the World Championships.

Peters, 46, from San Diego, Calif., scored 78.54 percent, to finish behind gold medalist Edward Gal of the Netherlands on Moorlands Totilas (85.70%) and Laura Bechtolsheimer, 25, of Great Britain, on Mistral Hojris (81.70%). The three riders finished yesterday’s team Grand Prix in the same order.

Peters was born in Germany and immigrated to United States in 1992. He rode on his first U.S. team at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, winning the team bronze medal. At the 2006 World Equestrian Games, Peters and Ravel, a 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, led the U.S. team to the bronze medal. They finished a painfully close fourth in the 2008 Olympics, and in 2009 they won the FEI World Cup Final.

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Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010 Day 5 Dressage Grand Prix Special

The Netherlands' Edward Gal and Moorlands Totilas produced another stunning performance to win individual gold in the Grand Prix Special at the Alltech FEI WEG. Photo FEI/Dirk Caremans.

GAL AND TOTILAS WIN THE SPECIAL IN STYLE – CAN THEY MAKE IT A HAT-TRICK OF GOLD? by Louise Parkes

Lexington, 29 September – The sensational partnership of Edward Gal and Moorlands Totilas made Dutch dressage history today when becoming the first combination from The Netherlands to win the World Championship Grand Prix Special title at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, USA.  But this extraordinary pair is also on the brink of adding another record to the list they just keep on compiling.  If they can add Friday’s Freestyle to their haul, then they will become the first partnership ever to take both titles, and on present form they look well-set for a hat-trick of gold after yesterday’s team victory.

Silver medallist Laura Bechtolsheimer set a new British record when beating the score she set at the Alltech FEI European Championships in Windsor (GBR) last summer, while Steffen Peters and Ravel took bronze for the USA.  Peters was emotional afterwards.  “I’ve been counting the days and hours since I missed that bronze medal in Hong Kong (Beijing 2008 Olympic Games),” he pointed out, “so this means a lot to me.  I can’t believe how lucky I am, what he (Ravel) did for me today was unbelievable.” And Bechtolsheimer also became the first British rider ever to take World Championship silver in the Special.  The previous best British result was bronze for Jennie-Loriston Clarke and Dutch Courage back in 1978 at Goodwood (GBR).

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United States Para-Equestrians Prepare for WEG Debut at Kentucky Equine Research

Mary Jordan and Paxton Abbey. Photos © 2010 Kentucky Equine Research.

Lexington, KY – September 29, 2010 – Excitement fills the atmosphere at the Kentucky Equine Research (KER) Facility in Lexington. The KER/United States Para-Dressage Team fielded by the United States Equestrian Federation is in their last week of preparation for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Riders have been practicing their tests, working with their horses and mentally getting ready for the challenge. As the week moves along, the riders will proceed with a mock jog and a mock show judged by Janet Foy.  On September 30, 2010 the KER/United States Para-Dressage team will officially be named for the world to see.

The facilities at KER have given the riders a place to work together.  Hope Hand, Executive Director of the United States Para-Equestrian Association, commented, “KER is like horse heaven; it is unbelievable.  We are in a brand new barn with beautiful big stalls that even include automatic sensors to tell us the amount that each horse drinks. There is a beautiful indoor and an outdoor ring, turnout pastures and the typical Kentucky rolling hills.  The setting for them to train is very calming and a wonderful place to be before entering the park.”

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Party Down at Edition Boiselle!

Gabriele Celebrates 200 Years of Family Farm, Plus 25th Anniversary of Edition Boiselle

On one of the last warm days of the summer, international traveler and renowned equestrian photographer Gabriele Boiselle celebrated the 200th anniversary of Voglerhof, her family’s farm in Speyer, Germany.

Festivities began at 3 PM local time in the farm’s courtyard, but then ran well into the evening, with glittering lights and twinkling candles illuminating the celebration. Guests included Gabriele’s mother, Margaret, as well as friends from across the globe, sharing laughter along with anecdotes and stories from times past. Glasses overflowed with good wine and Champagne, and Catering Butcher Schreiner provided a menu filled with delectable goodies.

While Voglerhof is now the headquarters of Edition Boiselle, Gabriele says she remembers the days when she was growing up, when the farm was filled with animals.

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Eventing World Championship Gets Underway at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

Nearly 81 competitors from 22 countries presented horses at today’s first horse inspection just 24 hours before the start of the Eventing World Championships, presented by Reem Acra, at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.  One horse from Mexico was the only competitor not accepted at the jog, leaving just 80 competitors from 21 countries competing in the championship.

Two horses — one from Portugal and one from Poland — were held and then accepted upon re-presentation.

None of the individual medalists from the 2006 World Games in Aachen are here to defend their medals, but the teams that medaled in Aachen are all here to see if they can improve upon their results from four years ago.

Countries that will field full teams include Great Britain, Japan, South Africa, Belgium, Brazil, Sweden, Australia, Italy, France, Ireland, USA, Germany, Canada and New Zealand. Those countries will also aim for individual medals in addition to Austria, The Netherlands, Portugal, Finland, Poland, Argentina and Denmark.

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Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010 Day 5

Jerich Parzival shows the spot on his tongue which led to his elimination from yesterday Dressage Team Championship at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky.

JERICH PARZIVAL by Louise Parkes

Lexington, 29 September – The Dutch Equestrian Federation has pointed out that Adelinde Cornelissen’s gelding Jerich Parzival, which was eliminated during the Team Grand Prix Dressage competition yesterday at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, bit his tongue during the dressage test and not in the warm-up beforehand as reported in yesterday’s FEI press release.

The Dutch rider and her horse were eliminated following movement number 5 (of 33), the halt and rein-back, when the Ground Jury observed blood in the horse’s saliva. The Dutch Federation has stated that photographs show there was no blood visible during the first four movements of the test.

Dr Wojtek Markowski (POL), the competition’s technical delegate, said afterwards, “The rule is clear, and it is written to protect the welfare of the horse: blood coming from the mouth is contrary to the welfare of the horse and the horse must be eliminated for veterinary reasons.”

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Dressage Radio Episode 71 by Back On Track- WEG Special Coverage

Special daily coverage of the dressage competition at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Chris is joined by some special guests for same day coverage. This episode was recorded live in front of an audience at the Alltech Experience in the Kentucky Horse Park. Listen in…

Dressage Radio Episode 71 – Show Notes and Links:

  • Host: Chris Stafford
  • Guest: Patrik Kittel, Sweden
  • Guest: Lyndal Oatley, Australia
  • World Equestrian Games Dressage Radio Show Recording Schedule at the Alltech Pavilion: (Recorded show will be posted within three hours of recording.)
    • 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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Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010 Day 4 Dressage Team Grand Prix

The Dutch team pictured on the podium after becoming World Dressage Champions for the first time at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, USA today. Left to right - Adelinde Cornelissen (Jerich Parzival), Imke Schellekens-Bartels (Hunter Douglas Sunrise), Hans Peter Minderhoud (Exquis Nadine) and Edward Gal (Moorlands Totilas). Photo: FEI/Dirk Caremans.

THE DUTCH DRESSAGE DREAM COMES TRUE DESPITE HEARTBREAK FOR ADELINDE by Louise Parkes

Lexington, 28 September – Dutch courage was tested to the limit at The Horse Park in Kentucky today but, despite everything that was thrown at them, The Netherlands came through to take Dressage team gold at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.  It was an historic victory as they at last broke the stranglehold of the long-dominant Germans who, this time around, had to settle for bronze while the British rose magnificently to the occasion and claimed silver with considerable style.

In the midst of today’s celebrations however there was also heartbreak in the Dutch camp, as Adelinde Cornelissen was eliminated early in her test when the judges noticed blood in the saliva of her gelding Jerich Parzival.  Strong favourites for an individual medal later in the week and key players in the Dutch side, the Dutch partnership were just moving forward after completing the rein-back when Ground Jury President Stephen Clarke (GBR) intervened to tell the rider that she could not continue.  Cornelissen said afterwards that she thought she must have been doing the wrong test, but she put a brave face on it at a mid-day press conference. Asked how she was feeling after this shocking disappointment she said, “I have felt better I must say!  On one hand it’s such a shame that you can’t finish your test and he was in really great shape…. but on the other hand I’m happy he’s (Parzival) OK and there’s nothing seriously wrong with him.”  In fact the big chestnut gelding had bitten his tongue during his warm-up, and veterinary examination showed only a very slight injury.  “There was just a tiny spot on the tip of his tongue,” Cornelissen explained, “and it had already stopped bleeding on the way back to the stable, but it ended my test.”

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Jerich Parzival Eliminated from Dressage World Championships at the Alltech FEI WEG

Lexington, Ky., Day 4 — Jerich Parzival, ridden by Adelinde Cornelissen of the Netherlands, was eliminated during Tuesday morning’s team Grand Prix at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The elimination occurred following movement number 5 of 33, the halt and rein-back, when the ground jury observed blood in the horse’s saliva.

Dr. Wojtek Markowski (POL), the competition’s technical delegate, said, “The rule is clear, and it is written to protect the welfare of the horse: blood coming from the mouth is contrary to the welfare of the horse and the horse must be eliminated for veterinary reasons.”

Dr. Markowski added that the FEI rule does not specify what amount of blood must be present; elimination is automatic if blood is visible in the horse’s mouth. There was no suggestion that any abuse of the horse had occurred.

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