We all love springtime and turning our horses out on the green grass.
Estimated value of equine cargo – €150 million
According to the FEI press release 40 horses representing 17 countries – Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Russia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Including defending Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping champion, Daniel Deusser’s Cornet d’Amour (GER) and defending Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage champion, Charlotte Dujardin’s Valegro (GBR). In all 24 geldings, 9 stallions, 7 mares. 26 Jumping horses, 14 Dressage horses.In all an estimated value of equine cargo – €150 million.
See the FEI movie about how the transport of such a valuable cargo takes place
Photo: Morgan Barbançon Mestre. Travel mates Valegro and Painted Black
At the international horse show in Gothenburg Sweden, host of the REEM ACRA World Cup qualification in this weekend, Flyinge’s Bo Jenå and Olof Axelsson is demonstrating “dressage by hand” with horses that are part of Flyinge’s Education programmes.
Bo Jenå also know as head of Swedens National Team in Dressage has re-introduced this classical practise of training horses into the formal education programmes of becoming a certified rider and trainer at Flyinge – Swedens National Equestrian Center.
Double Olympic Gold Medallist and international Dressage superstar Charlotte Dujardin today announced her first official charity partnership. She has become Global Ambassador for equine welfare charity the Brooke and its American branch, Brooke USA in Lexington, Kentucky.
The Brooke, whose President is HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, operates in 11 countries around the world helping to improve the welfare of working horses, donkeys and mules that support the livelihoods of more than 600 million people globally. Read more
It is a place of outstanding beauty, where historic buildings contrast with ultramodern architecture; it comes complete with chatter-ing storks on the roofs and magnificent horses in the stables. Flyinge runs several educational programs. At university level there is a course in cooperation with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. The course leads to a university diploma in equine science. There is a specially designed high school program in hippology/natural sciences at Polhemskolan in Lund. Every year 30 high school students are admitted to Flyinge, where they also have an opportunity to live in modern student accommo-dation. In 2006 a Qualified Vocational Course started at Flyinge, specializing in the training of young horses. There is also an edu-cational program for farriers.
In terms of training, the guiding principle at Flyinge is to combine the art of traditional riding and driving with modern science.
Today Flyinge’s CEO Marianne Lilja Wittbom is taking the tradi-tions to the future with a strong focus on heritage. Flyinge is host to clinics, seminars and courses in all Equestrian disciplines, at all levels and throughout the year. Experts from around the world are invited to share their knowledge and experience at many of these events. Some of these clinics feature the ”Flyinge model”, a system which is aimed at optimizing training and developing the potential in young horses. Training and matching young horses is Flyinges special focus.
You also havean opportunity to bring your own horse to Flyinge so that you can enhance your skills under Flyinge instructors. Flyinge offers five indoor arenas, a cross-country course, a race-track and outdoor rings, as well as riding and driving paths, and is very well equipped for all types of courses and events.
AT FLYINGE THEY EDUCATE PEOPLE & HORSES
- Flyinge is one of the world’s oldest active national studs, dating back to the 12th century. It is an equestrian center for breeding, research and training.
- The stud is situated about 15 kilometers from Lund in southern Sweden and was established as a royal stud by King Carl X Gustaf of Sweden in 1661.
- Since 1983 Flyinge AB has been owned by a trust and has a wide range of activities, including breeding of the Swedish Warm Blood, equestrian sports, veterinary medicine, training and various events.
Over the summer we have been on a very exiting assignment for Danish Equestrian Federation; Dansk Rideforbund (DRF). Namely to co-produce a film together with FEI 5* Judge Leif Törnblad. The theme: “Correct Dressage and Horse Welfare in Dressage Riding”.
The film in the DRF-Welfare project is now live and will be used by Dansk Rideforbund to host a series of events at local riding clubs in club arrangements. The objective being to educate riders and trainers and have a debate how to ensure correct dressage riding and horse welfare in connection with horses used for dressage at all levels. A Welfare Ambassador from DRF – a FEI Judge, including 5* Leif Törnblad, will host every event. The projects PR-teaser – a small video that airs on Dansk Rideforbund’s web page, including a sign up for a local club seminar is also produced by DreamSportsHorses and can be viewed above.
We have filmed young horses at Falsterbo, novice riders at Frederiksværk Rideklub, Junior and Young Riders at the Danish National Championships and also had professional and experienced rides help us illustrate boarder line of the do’s and don’t in problem areas vs. the FEI Dressage Rules. We have also been visiting FEI Stewards – and the warm up at CDI events – and last but not least the Grand Prix performances at the Danish National Championships at Broholm 2014.
The DRF-Welfare film includes 6 ‘chapters’ and goes through how to judge and educate the young horse, how to ensure the education of the young rider and then progresses through the challenges in M-dressage and S-dressage classes – up to Grand Prix. The last part of the film focuses on potential problem areas of Dressage, amongst those the use of bits, the whip and the riders’ aids.
A big thanks to all the riders and event organizers that have made producing this project possible.