Saadan Que & Nanna Merrald shine

Saadan Que shines with at 1st place Intermediate II – 3rd in Grand Prix, in a strong field of horses and experienced riders. With a result above 71% in both classes, Nanna was very pleased with her season premiere with Saadan Que.

The Danish elite riders were preparing for the 2019 season at the National Dressage competition at Esbjerg Rideklub last week, making the most of the opportunity to polish their performance before the international tournaments really gets going in the new year.

Nanna Merrald took the opportunity to show Saadan Que first in Intermediate II in a strong field of horses and experienced riders and result of 71,096 % and a first place, then in the Grand Prix, where the result was a 3’rd and 71,567%, Nanna was very pleased with her season premiere with Saadan Que. “She really develops well, getting stronger and all the time improving her expressive gates. Her ability to collect is really amazing – with such big and expressive trot at the same time!” Nanna said about her impressive mare. (results)

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Capo Knight Sold to Ludwig Wilken

Ludwig Wilken, that has been the rider of Capo Knight (owned by Susanne Tovek) for about a year has acquired Capo. Ludwig has competed this talented horse internationally and achieved great success. During our resent visit to Capo’s stable Ludwig’s mother explained about the special bond between Ludwig and Capo “Ludwig just loves this horse and they seem like soulmates”. So happy day’s! Congratulations to the combination that will be able to continue their successful partnership in the future.

A dream come true for Mai

It’s a dream come true for Mai Tofte Olesen and her Rustique to be participating at the FEI World Cup Finals Omaha 2017. Congratulations to the pairs fine performance last night – really impressive. Truly impressive is also the ‘entourage’, as she comments on it: “the smallest ever seen at an event like this” – … but it’s not quantity but quality that matters and the support from husband and son is not to be mistaken by   Mai, we can’t wait to watch you in the Freestyle on Saturday.

 

CHIO Aachen DHL-PRIZE CROSS-COUNTRY COMPETITION will be live at 10:00 AM CET Saturday

Ingrid Klimke at the CHIO Aachen. DHL-PRIZE CROSS-COUNTRY COMPETITION will be happening tomorrow morning 10:00 AM CET. Join us at Dreamsports.tv to enjoy the spectacular live coverage will be from more than 32 cameras on the 4000 meters long course …
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Join us online as the worlds best riders are competing. We will be broadcasting live from the absolute top events during the CHIO Aachen, the world’s biggest equestrian event. Sweden is the partner country of CHIO Aachen 2016, and dreamsports.tv, are inviting all Swedish, Danish and Norwegian equestrian enthusiasts to join us online. Watch as the worlds best show jumping riders, eventers and dressage riders are rehearsing their Olympic Games performances one last time before Rio. It’s free to watch – but please notice that the signal will not be available in Germany.

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Cathrine Dufour ready for Aachen with Cassidy but also worried about competing before Rio …

CDIO5* AACHEN

written by Cathrine Dufour 11/07/2016

During the Danish Championship at Broholm castle a few weeks ago, the Danish Equestrian Federation selected the danish team for Aachen CDIO5*. Atterupgaards Cassidy and I were among the four “lucky” one to represent Denmark in the Nations Cup.

Normally it would have been amazing to be selected for this huge competition, but according to the fact that the Olympic Games will begin just two weeks after Aachen, makes it very stressfull for both Cassidy and I. Usually when we come home from a big competition we spend like two weeks in the forrest, in the field and simply just relaxing and taking the time to restitute.

And maybe we will have all the time in the world after Aachen if we don’t perform well, but if the case is that we perform super good and stay on top of our game, then we should have a change to be selected for Rio De Janeiro.

So on one hand I’m super excited aboucathrine Dufour Cassidyt Aachen, and everyone I know are telling me how great, big and amazing Aachen is to be a competitor at, but on the other hand I’m very concerned about Cassidy and his health. Before going to Aachen he was checked by our vet, and everything is completely perfect; blood tests and clinical tests were simply super.  My vet secured me that Cassidy is in toptoptop shape and ready to perform.

That made me relax a little, and now I’m feeling more secure that we can do this together. So for now my focus in 100% on Aachen, and our performance at this huge competition. Yesterday I saw the masterlist, and booooy it’s a killer. The german A-team is represented and a lot of the best riders in the world are joining too. That kinda made my expectations drop a little, which is quite healthy I think. Now I can simply relax, keep focus on Cassidy and try to perform as good as we did on Broholm for the Danish Championships.

I’m super excited to arrive at the big competition ground, and of course to get started with everything.

You can follow Cathrine on dreamsports.tv Sunday morning for the Grand Prix Freestyle or on her blog

Photo: Cathrine Dufour

What a weekend for the Brit’s at Hartpury!

It’s has been quite a weekend for the British team at the CDI tournament this weekend at

Hartpury Festival of Dressage 2016 6. – 10. July 2016

Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro performed to their new Rio music at Hartpury Festival of Dressage in the Superflex CDI Grand Prix Freestyle. They scored 90.625% #readyforrio #equestriancommu watch the last day of competion at Hartpury Festival of Dressage or enjoy high lights of Britan’s best riders and their younger and upcoming horses.

To watch more highlights ie Carl Hester, Michael Eilberg + more: DreamSports.tv the Equestrian Channel

Farewell to Scandic at Falsterbo

Video: Ridsport.se

Happy retirement Scandi man!

Article by Patrik Kittel  Photo courtesy of and copyright  Mikaela Wickholm

07-06-2016 |The moment was right … and I wanted Scandic to go out as the champion he truly is!.

After winning Scandic’s 2nd Swedish Championship, it many ways it was an easy decision to make… but in others a very difficult one.

Scandic and I  have been through it all together. After circling the whose who of the dressage world to find a suitable rider, Jan Greve and partner Anneke toke a chance and gave me a opportunity to sit on Scandic.

The rest is history, with Scandic and I forming a very special bond that has taken us on a journey of highs and lows and bringing together friends for life!.

He is such a unique, larger than life individual and I love him for that. He has, and will always be,  his own person. Strong willed, stubborn, cheeky, charismatic – my wife would say we are two of the same- and its true.

European Bronze medalist, Swedish team member,4th in the World Cup Final,  World Cup qualifer winner, World Dressage Masters Winner,  and now 2 time Swedish Champion.. this man has done it all, and has taken me along for the ride and I am truly thankful for the journey we have had together!.

We have shared this special journey with many – the Greves, Margaret Hammer, Lyndal , my mother, my family, my team at Outstanding Stables, and the public who have always cheered for the Scandi Man and the Candy Man.

But perhaps one special person in particular has shared this journey more than anyone!. Miss Marie has been Scandics groom from day one.  Marie has been our rock, our eyes, our sanity, our friend, our family and the best carer of Scandic any rider and horse could ask for.

A special farewell is planned in Falsterbo. Whilst the Swedish Championships was his last competition, it feels fitting to give him the send off he deserves.. and will no doubt enjoy!. Thank you to the organisers of Falsterbo Horse Show for organising this special end to a special career!.

So thanks for the ride Scandi man!. Happy retirement !

 

Nanna Merrald does it again!

After sadly missing participation at the 2016 Europeans Championships due to a fever Nanna Merrald/Traneenggaards Akondo show their strength at  Falsterbo Horse Show Dressage 2016 – First winning the U25 Grand Prix and then U25 Grand Prix Kür.

Great effort!

Watch the interview with Nanna about her performance by Ridehesten.com