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August 25, 2014

Germany Dominates Day 1 Dressage At The World Games

Caen, France—Aug. 25

There’s a saying that you don’t need luck if you’re good enough. And then there’s the German team at this year’s Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, which has been dealt a fair share of bad luck. They lost star Totilas to lameness last week, and then they drew the first spot here for the Grand Prix team competition—meaning Fabienne Lutkemeier on D’Agostina FRH started the tests at 8 a.m.

August 24, 2014

Get To Know Your U.S. Dressage World Games Team

This year’s qualification circuit for the U.S. Dressage Team at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games wasn’t without drama. Jan Ebeling elected to retire his 2012 London Olympic Games partner Rafalca—ranked third after the selection trials held in Gladstone, N.J., in June—and the pair returned from Europe without competing there.

August 21, 2014

Edward Gal Withdraws Glock’s Undercover From World Games

Top Dutch dressage rider Edward Gal announced today, Aug. 21, that he won’t compete Glock’s Undercover at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

August 20, 2014

Totilas Withdrawn From World Games

The German Dressage Team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games now won’t include superstar stallion Totilas, ridden by Matthias Rath. According to a press release from the German equestrian federation, Totilas was withdrawn due to a painful reaction to an already-existing bone spur that showed up during team training.

“After consultation with the leadership team, the vet team and the rider decided not to, for the sake of the horse, participate in the World Equestrian Games,” stated the press release.

August 19, 2014

Davidson Withdraws Park Trader From World Games Contention

Buck Davidson announced Aug. 19 that Park Trader, his alternate mount for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (France) U.S. Eventing Team, has tendinitis. He’s withdrawn the horse from World Games contention—the pair was ranked fifth on the alternate list—and from the Land Rover Burghley CCI**** (Great Britain) in September. “Kobe” flew home from France on Aug. 23.

August 12, 2014

Haya Announces She’s Not Seeking Third FEI Term

The Fédération Equestre Internationale released a statement today, Aug. 12, from FEI President Princess Haya stating she will not seek a third term.

The statement is as follows:

Earlier today, I notified the national federations, the FEI Bureau and the FEI staff that, after a great deal of thought and reflection, I have made the very difficult decision not to stand for a third term as FEI president. 

July 28, 2014

France Names World Games Dressage Team

The French Equestrian Federation named their team for the dressage events at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games on July 28.

The team is as follows:

Alexandre Ayache on Lights of Londonderry

Marc Boblet on Noble Dream

Jessica Michel on Riwera de Hus

Arnaud Serre on Robinson de Lafont


July 28, 2014

Two Equine Show Jumping Stars Will Miss World Games

Both Silvana HDC, Kevin Staut’s mount for victory at the recent Longines Paris Global Champions Tour Grand Prix, and Big Star, Nick Skelton’s partner for team gold with Great Britain at the 2012 London Olympic Games, will miss the upcoming Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (France) due to injury.

The French Equestrian Federation released a statement about Silvana HDC’s injury, reporting the 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood (Corland—Donate, Widor) mare was injured while getting up in her stall. Staut hopes to have her back competing by October.  

July 24, 2014

Switzerland Names World Games Dressage Team

The Swiss Association for Equestrian Sports announced their selections for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games dressage team on July 22.

The team is as follows:

Caroline Häcki with Rigoletto Royal CH

Hans Staub with Warbeau

Melanie Hofmann with GB Cazzago CH

Marcela Krinke Susmelj with Smeyers Molberg

The dressage team is led by Evelyne Niklaus at the World Games. 

July 24, 2014

Switzerland Announces World Games Show Jumping Team

The Swiss Association for Equestrian Sports announced their selections for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games show jumping team on July 24.

The team is as follows:

Romain Duguet with Quorida you Treho

Paul Estermann with Castlefield Eclipse

Steve Guerdat with Nino des Buissonnets or Nasa

Jane Richard with Pablo de Virton

Pius Schwizer Oensingen with Toulago or Quidam du Vivier

The team is led by Chef d'Equipe Andy Kistler and the technical coach Thomas Fuchs. 

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