News: Horse Sport

Positive Reactions to Dressage Test Event for WEG

Conditions at the d’Ornano Stadium, main venue for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy (FRA), have met with extremely favourable reactions from National Federations and athletes attending the final test events before the Games get underway on

Stade d’Ornano, main venue for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™, opened its doors to two days of Dressage, with multiple aspects of the Games organisation being trialled as part of the final test events before the August 23rd opening

Endurance Scandal at French Ride

Fears are growing among the French endurance community that the World Equestrian Games ride in Sartilly will see scandal, as controversies arising from the Compiegne FEI ride on May 23-25 rumble on. They began with outcry on social media about


Agrium Western Event Centre Opens its Doors

Representatives from the federal and provincial governments, the Calgary Stampede and Agrium joined thousands of spectators to celebrate the official opening of the highly anticipated Agrium Western Event Centre in the heart of Stampede Park on June 21st. The Agrium

Normandy Opens d’Ornano Stadium Doors for Test Events

Dressage and Jumping stars from 29 nations will be competing in d’Ornano Stadium in Caen (FRA) from June 23-26 in the final test events before the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 get underway in Normandy on August 23rd. The 18-strong

The Jumping and Dressage tests events for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy will take place from June 23-26 at the d’Ornano Stadium in Caen (FRA).

France Takes Three-Round Thriller at Rotterdam

Team France completed their points-gathering campaign in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2014 series with a superb victory at the fifth leg of the Europe Division 1 League in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. But they had to fight hard for

Penelope Leprevost and Flora de Mariposa sealed victory for France today in a two-way jump-off against the clock at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2014 Europe Division 1 leg in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Photo by FEI/Dirk Caremans

Sapphire Passes Away

American rider McLain Ward’s talented two-time Olympic gold medal partner, Sapphire, has died. Ward posted this notice on his Facebook page today: “With a very heavy heart I have to share that Sara has passed away this morning due to

McLain Ward and Sapphire winning the inaugural Pfizer Million. (ESI Photography)

Canadian Eventing Team Named for WEG

The Equine Canada Canadian Eventing High Performance Committee has announced the names of the Canadian Eventing Team who will compete in the World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Normandy, FRA, August 28 – 31, 2014. Selected according to the qualification thresholds

Jessica Phoenix and A Little Romance will be part of the Canadian Eventing Team at WEG. (Photo courtesy Equine Canada)

Canada’s David Marcus to Contest CDIO5* Aachen

Canadian Olympian David Marcus of Campbellville, ON, has been invited to the prestigious CDIO5* Aachen, Germany, from July 11 to 20. The Canadian dressage athlete will ride his 2012 London Olympic partner, Chrevi’s Capital, a 14-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding (Chrevi’s

Olympian David Marcus will be Canada’s sole dressage representative riding Chrevi’s Capital at CDIO5* Aachen, Germany, from July 11 to 20. Photo by Sue Stickle,

Dressage Canada and C-DAAP Luncheon Raises $18,000

The ‘Lunch in the Country’ fundraising event, held June 7th during the Grand Prix Freestyle competition at the CDI-W CornerStone Spring Into Dressage in Palgrave, ON, raised close to $18,000 to support the Canadian Dressage Athlete Assistance Program (C-DAAP). Held

Anita Gravelle, Vel Miculinic, Desi Dillingham, and Deborah Kinzinger at the ‘Lunch in the Country’ fundraising event that raised over $18,000 in support of the Canadian Dressage Athlete Assistant Program (C-DAAP). Photo courtesy of C-DAAP