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Mollie Bailey

May 8, 2016

Heineking’s Still King In Omaha

Omaha, Neb.—May 8

Up until last year there was an undisputed king of the feature class of the International Omaha, who won the class the first three years of the competition: Christian Heineking. Last year he slipped from the top spot when Matt Cyphert and Lochinvar took the title, but this year he regained his crown by winning the $130,000 Burlington Capital-Omaha Grand Prix.

May 6, 2016

Fenney Puts Her Foot On The Gas In Omaha

Omaha, Neb.—May 6

Tracy Fenney isn’t known for taking it easy when she’s riding against the clock. And today she lived up to her speedy reputation at the Omaha International, riding MTM Reve du Paradis to the top of the $40,000 Mutual Of Omaha Bank speed class.

Midway through the order of go, Fenney sliced every turn she could find in the Century Link Arena to lay down a time no one could catch.

May 6, 2016

Pavicic Makes It Two For Two With A Freestyle Win In Omaha

Omaha, Neb.—May 6

Nominally, Karen Pavicic and Don Daiquiri hail from South Surrey, British Columbia, but Don Daiquiri hasn’t been back in his home stall since January of 2014. He and Pavicic have been on the road steadily improving their training and results for the two and a half years, and their latest win came in today’s $20,000 Borsheims Fine Jewlery And Gifts Grand Prix freestyle at the Omaha CDI at the International Omaha.

They put in a confident performance in the Century Link Center in downtown Omaha to win their second class in as many days.

May 5, 2016

Don Daiquiri Celebrates Cinco De Mayo With A Win In Omaha

Omaha, Neb.—May 5  

With next year’s FEI World Cup Finals coming to the Century Link center in Omaha, Neb., all eyes were on this year’s inaugural Omaha CDI. Dressage joined show jumping on the Omaha International’s docket this year, with nine competitors from three countries turning out for the four-star invitational competition.

April 28, 2016

British Dressage Star Uthopia To Be Sold At Auction

Horse and Hound reports that Uthopia, one of the horses that helped Great Britain win team gold at the 2012 London Olympic Games with Carl Hester riding, will be sold at public auction on May 27.

Uthopia will be sold through Wilsons Auctions, with no reserve, and online bidding will be available.

April 25, 2016

Brunello Breyer Model To Debut At Tryon International Equestrian Center

Hunter derby superstar Brunello has won the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships a record three consecutive times, the USEF National Horse of the Year title twice in a row and been named The Chronicle of the Horse’s Show Hunter of the Year. This summer he’ll be collecting a new honor as Breyer announced that the Brunello portrait model will debut at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Tryon, N.C., during Tryon Spring 8 CSI*****.

March 24, 2016

One To Watch: Setback After Setback Didn't Stop VDL Wizard And Callan Solem From Getting To Gothenburg

VDL Wizard’s road to the top of the sport has been anything but straightforward. But rider Callan Solem has never doubted that he had the heart to go all the way, and he’ll prove her right when the two make their debut together at the Longines FEI World Cup Final.

March 6, 2016

Kittel Continues His Qatari Hot Streak

Doha, Qatar, March 5

Every since the CHI Al Shaqab began hosting a five-star dressage competition there’s been one thing in common: Patrik Kittel has won. This year he continued his domination, topping both the Grand Prix and Grand Prix freestyle with Deja.

The Swedish rider couldn’t control his grin when asked about the 12-year-old mare by Silvano.

“I’ve had her now five years and she just keeps improving a lot,” he said. “I think the mares are coming up in the sport—there are a couple really good ones out there. I couldn’t be happier.”

March 6, 2016

Beerbaum Leads The German Charge In Doha

Doha, Qatar—March 5

The recurring joke at the press conference following the €500,000 Doha CSI***** was that this year’s competition had a particularly German bent, as the top three riders all hailed from that country—not to mention course designer Frank Rothenberger.

“We’ve got one open seat—we could put someone there and field your Olympic team,” quipped moderator Steven Wilde.

March 4, 2016

Citizenguard Taalex Comes Into His Own In Doha

March 4—Doha, Qatar

Gregory Wathelet’s been on a roll since he arrived at the CHI Al Shaqab, already earning a second- and a third-place ribbon. Today he upped the ante by winning the €154,000 1.55-meter CSI***** to score a major payday.

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Gregory Wathelet and Citizenguard Taalex. Photo by Mollie Bailey.

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