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Latest International News

Adriaan RVL Sold to the U.S.A

Seth Boschman's Grand Prix horse Adriaan RVL has been sold as a schoolmaster to the U.S.A. The 12-year old Dutch warmblood (by Special D x Darwin) sold to Janek and Yvonne de Haan from Florida, U.S.A.

Dallas, New Grand Prix Ride for Jill de Ridder

Former European Junior Riders Champion Jill de Ridder has a new competitive Grand Prix horse to ride, the 9-year old Baden Wurttemberger gelding Dallas. Jill's grand parents acquired the gelding right before Christmas. Jill is aiming to compete on the Under 25 Grand Prix show circuit this 2017 show season.

Holmen's Rainbow Dancer Injured in Freak Accident

Norwegian Grand Prix rider Anne Lene Holmen hopes to make her come back on Rainbow Dancer, the Grand Prix horse which took her to her first senior international championship at the 2015 European Championships in Aachen.

Dutton and Mighty Nice Edge Out Graves and Verdades for 2016 USEF Top Honour

Eventing and not dressage took centre stage at the USEF's Horse of the Year Awards Gala on 13 January 2017. Philip Dutton and his horse Might Nice were named U.S. Equestrian of the Year and International Horse of the Year, edging out Laura Graves and Verdades for top honour.

Laurence Vanommeslaghe Ready for the Future with Two New Grand Prix Horses

French based Belgian Grand Prix rider Laurence Vanommeslaghe represented Belgium at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Caen and 2015 European Championships in Aachen, but for the past two show seasons she has been absent from the international scene. Her top horse has been retired from competition, but Laurence has two new irons in the fire for her Grand Prix career.

Licensed Stallion Feriado in Training with Uta Graf

Former German B-squad rider Uta Gräf has received the ride on the 6-year old licensed stallion Feriado. Angelika and Eric Neukranz acquired the stallion from Gestut Birkhof and have moved the black to Gräf's yard Gut Rothenkircherhof.

Latest Notices
Recent Show Notices

Eastern Region Spring Schedule

Eastern Region Spring Schedule now on line

Recent General Notices

Leinster Dressage AGM

Leinster Reigion AGM Wednesday 8th February

Temporary Membership Update

Good news for unregistered riders


Riders Competing Abroad at National Shows

All riders competing at National shows outside of Ireland are requested to inform the office of their competition plans.

After returning to Ireland (or sooner if possible), ALL results MUST be sent to the office.

Results must include: Rider and membership number – horse and registration number – classes (class numbers and test names) and the results (score and percent), together with the judges' names for each class.

National Dressage Champion of Ireland 2016

Anne Marie Dunphy & UrbanusAnne Marie Dunphy being presented with awards by Joe Reynolds
Left: Anne Marie Dunphy & Urbanus
Right: Anne Marie Dunphy being presented with awards by Joe Reynolds
(photos by Alf Harvey)

Grant Appreciation

Dressage Ireland is very grateful to the Irish Horse Board, The Irish Sports Council and Horse Sport Ireland for their continued support of the sport of dressage in Ireland. Once again this year an allocation from the proceeds of the National Lottery to the Irish Sports Council has made this funding possible.