The first horse inspection for this year’s Longines CCI5*-L competition has kicked off Luhmühlen 2019. All horses presented to the ground jury were accepted and declared fit to compete in this year’s Longines Luhmühlen Horse Trials. Among the many international competitors, German riders Andreas Dibowski (FRH Butts Avedon) and Andreas Ostholt (Corvette 31) presented themselves in front of the home crowd. “I always plan my season so I can ride at least one of my horses in the big event here in Luhmühlen. Avedon feels super fit at the moment, and I hope to prove myself right for choosing to compete in the five-star competition," said Dibowski.
Tomorrow morning will start at 9:00 a.m. with the first section of dressage for the CCI4*-S Meßmer Trophy. The test ride is Miriam Engel (GER) with Bonita Bella. At 2:15 p.m. the Longines CCI5*-L will be kicked off by test rider Kai Rüder (GER) with Colani Sunrise.
U.S. rider Allie Knowles and Sound Prospect will perform their dressage test at 4:23 p.m. on Thursday and Frankie Thieriot Stutes and Chatwin trot down centerline on Friday at 2:56 p.m.
Both U.S. riders are previous recipients of the USEA Foundation Rebecca Broussard Developing Rider Grants - Knowles received the $10,000 National Developing Rider Grant in 2011 and Thieriot Stutes received the $50,000 International Developing Rider Grant in 2018. To learn more about the USEA Foundation and the various grants it supports, visit www.useafoundation.org.
In 1984, 19-year-old Cindy Rawson (née Collier) and a chestnut mare named Deer Creek finished their first CCI4* at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. In spite of a fall on the cross-country, they completed inside the time and with a clear show- jumping round finished the event in 13th place.
For Martin Douzant, experience is everything. As the owner and operator of The Frame Sport Horses based in The Plains, Virginia, Douzant has been able to build a successful training business on a foundation of great education, involvement across equestrian disciplines, and a distinct reverence for the horse.
The USEA Volunteer Committee is pleased to announce a new Volunteer Medal Program has been added to the USEA Volunteer Incentive Program presented by Sunsprite Warmbloods (VIP) starting this year. The Volunteer Medal Program will recognize the volunteers who consistently volunteer year after year.
No It ‘Tissant, Lynn Symansky’s longtime partner was laid to rest in January at the age of 28. “Fergus” was an off-the-track Thoroughbred by Admiral’s Flag and out of Yes Tis who had 24 starts on the track as a 2 and 3-year-old, winning three times and earning $16,675.