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Dressage World Cup

April 22, 2014

Hugs, Espresso And Emotion: Our Favorite World Cup Memories

When we're on assignment at a big competition for the Chronicle, it's our job to catch the winner at the best moment of action—in a perfect extended trot, or at the apex of a jump. And as much as we get a nice frisson of victory when we do capture those moments, it's frequently the less conventional photos that are our favorites—ones that might not be of the winners or appear in the magazine.

April 21, 2014

Lace On Helmets? Camo Breeches? A Tour Of The World Cup Trade Fair

Gold bridles? Check. Camo breeches? Double check. Macaroons? If I must.

April 20, 2014

Valegro's Victorious In Reem Acra FEI Dressage World Cup Final

Lyon, France—April 20

Once. Again. Now go earn a World Cup title.

It’s a feat only the best could pull off: riding a brand-new freestyle for only the third time ever and winning the Reem Acra FEI Dressage World Cup in front of thousands. But Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin is the best.

April 19, 2014

Dujardin Gets Down To Business With Reem Acra FEI World Cup Grand Prix Win

April 19—Lyon, France

Want to know how to break a world record?

Step 1: Work very hard for years on end.

Step 2: Don’t think about it.

Such is the wisdom of British dressage phenom Charlotte Dujardin, at least. And she would know, having shattered the world Grand Prix record (a record she herself had previously set twice already) today in the first leg of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Final, picking up an overall mark of 87.12 percent with her Olympic and European Championship gold-medal partner Valegro.

December 16, 2013

Can Omaha Turn The World Cup Finals From A Question Mark Into An Exclamation Point?

When the Federation Equestre Internationale put out a press release about bidders for the 2017 FEI World Cup Finals, lots of readers did a double-take to see Omaha, Neb., listed as a contender. Omaha is seeking to host both the Longines FEI World Cup Show Jumping Final and the FEI World Cup Dressage Final in 2017.

September 18, 2013

The World Cups Are Coming Back To Las Vegas

Las Vegas has been officially confirmed as the host city for the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping and Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Finals in 2015. The finals are currently scheduled for April 15-19, at the University of Nevada’s Thomas & Mack Center.

Las Vegas has already hosted the FEI World Cup Finals five times—in 2000 and 2003 when it staged the jumping finals, and in 2005, 2007 and 2009, when the jumping and dressage finals were combined. Las Vegas was the first venue to host combined FEI World Cup Finals, in 2005.

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