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Hubertus Schmidt Wins CDI Maastricht, Holland

Two German Olympic team gold medal-winning combinations battled it out for the top slot in Maastricht where Hubertus Schmidt and Wansuela Suerte narrowly snatched victory over Heike Kemmer and Bonaparte by a fraction of a point.

Deryol Andrews Named 2004 Dressage Canada Owner of the Year

Deryol Andrews of British Columbia has been named Dressage Canada's Owner of the Year for 2004.  In its second year, the award recognizes outstanding contributions and support to the sport within Canada. Andrews was recognized at a special presentation made during the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Friday November 11 in Toronto Ontario. The award was doubly sweet as Andrew’s horse, the impressive 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood Mark, had just won the Canadian League World Cup Finals and Dressage Canada Grand Prix Freestyle Championships with rider Leslie Reid.

Spain's Ferrer Salat Wins Grand Prix at Olympia Horse Show

Spain’s leading lady, Beatriz Ferrer Salat won the grand prix qualifier for first dressage world cup qualifier to be held at Olympia, The London International Horse Show.

Lars Petersen And Dansko’s Success Win Grand Prix at Dressssage At The 121st National Horse Show

Denmark’s Lars Petersen, 39, of Wellington, Florida, aboard his long-time partner Dansko’s Success successfully defended his Grand Prix title at the 3rd Annual Dressage At The National At The 121st National Horse Show & Family Festival today. Petersen earned a score of 72.292% from judges Lorraine MacDonald and Jeanne McDonald to top a class of 12 horses.

Anky Gives Birth to Baby Boy

2004 Olympic Dressage Gold Medalist Anky van Grunsven, who was already 4 months pregnant when winning her Gold in Athens, has given birth to a baby boy.  van Grunsven was hospitalized November 22nd due to complications resulting from her pregancy. At 10:30am the next morning, Holland's most decorated dressage rider gave birth 2 months prematurely to Yannick Janssen van Grunsven who weighs in at a mere 830 grams. Reports say that both mother and son are doing well but will be staying in hospital for an undertermined length of time.  Well wishes can be sent to:
Anky van Grunsven and Sjef Janssen
Máxima Medisch Centrum
Locatie Veldhoven
Postbus 7777
5500 MB Veldhoven
The Netherlands

Canadian Dressage Olympian Belinda Trussell Expecting New Addition!

2004 Canadian Olympic dressage team member, Belinda Trussell, and her husband, Mark Trussell, have announced that they are expecting their first child in May.

3rd Annual Zada Enterprises, LLC Dressage At The National Featured At 121st National Horse Show

The 3rd Annual Zada Enterprises, LLC Dressage At The National will be held December 3-5, 2004, at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, Florida. The dressage ring will be in action simultaneously with the arenas for hunters, jumpers, and equitation riders competing in the 121st National Horse Show & Family Festival, which runs from November 30th through December 5th.

US Dressage Diva Lisa Wilcox Moving to Switzerland

American Olympic dressage rider Lisa Wilcox will be leaving Gestut Vorwerk in Germany to be the head rider at the stables of Dr. Samuel Schatzmann in Switzerland.

Leslie Reid Claims Canadian League World Cup Final at Royal Horse Show

Leslie Reid of Langley, BC, won the Canadian League World Cup Dressage Final held November 10 and 11 at the Royal Horse Show in Toronto, ON.

Leslie Reid Enjoys Grand Prix Dressage Victory at Royal Horse Show

Leslie Reid of Langley, BC, enjoyed victory in the opening Grand Prix test of the Canadian League Dressage World Cup Final on Wednesday, November 10, at the Royal Horse Show in Toronto, Ontario.

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