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March 7, 2008

Beerbaum Beats Them At Neumünster

He’s waited a long time to win this one.

Markus Beerbaum can add another line to his resume. “Winning this renowned class was something I had been missing in my record of successes,” he said.

At the Neumünster CSI, Feb. 14-17 in Neumünster, Germany, he rectified the problem, riding Leena to victory in the prestigious Volksbanken & Raiffeisenbanken Classics Grand Prix.

March 7, 2008

Werth Will Be Ready After Winning At Neumünster

She and Warum Nicht FRH win the last World Cup qualifier on their way to the FEI World Cup Dressage Final.

The battle for supremacy at the FEI World Cup Dressage Final is shaping up to be a colossal one. 

February 7, 2008

Sandmann Takes Over In Leipzig

The German driver inherits his countryman’s legacy by claiming the FEI World Cup Driving Final title.

Michael Freund pretty much owned the FEI World Cup Driving Final, winning five times in the competition’s seven-year history. But with Freund’s retirement last year, the competition was wide open.

February 7, 2008

Jessica Kürten Flies To The Top In Leipzig

The Irish rider just can’t be beaten in her quest for the World Cup Finals.

The jump-off for the Grand Prix of Leipzig CSI-W couldn’t have been much more exciting.

January 3, 2008

Truppa Trumps Them At FEI World Cup Dressage Final For Young Riders

Italy’s Valentina Truppa scored a hat trick in the FEI World Cup Final for Young Riders, winning her third consecutive title at the Frankfurt CDI (Germany), Dec. 12-16.

January 3, 2008

Werth And Warum Nicht FRH Overcome To Win At Frankfurt

For Isabell Werth and Warum Nicht FRH, the hardest part of winning the World Cup-qualifying Grand Prix freestyleat the Frankfurt CDI (Germany), Dec. 13-16, wasn’t really the competition, but the atmosphere.

In the Grand Prix test on Saturday, Warum Nicht seemed unsettled and neighed several times in the test.  They had several mistakes, including an unplanned reversal in one canter pirouette.

January 3, 2008

Voss Scores Master League Final Victory

In the Christmas adorned Frankfurt Festhalle (Festive Hall) on Dec. 16, more than 6,200 spectators kept their fingers crossed for European Champion Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum. But as the last starter in the jump-off of the Master League Final, she missed victory aboard the 12-year-old, Hanoverian Checkmate by .20 seconds.

December 20, 2007

Fresh Ideas Mix With Old-Fashioned Principles At The Global Dressage Forum

It takes discussion and disagreement to make changes for the better, and there were plenty of both at the seventh annual Global Dressage Forum at the Academy Bartels in Hooge Mierde, the Netherlands.

As usual, the GDF covered a wide range of topics relating to dressage. This year’s discussions included training methods, scientific results on learned helplessness, the marketing of the sport and the judging at the European Dressage Championships.

December 20, 2007

Michaels-Beerbaum Regains The Riders Tour Title At Munich

Fans anticipating a thrilling finale to the 2007 Riders Tour weren’t disappointed on Nov. 30-
Dec. 2 at the Munich CSI in Germany.
On the last afternoon of competition, five riders were in contention for the Riders Tour title. Last year’s winner, Thomas Frühmann of Austria, led with 47 points, but Ludger Beerbaum and Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum were breathing down his neck with 41 points each.

December 13, 2007

Michaels-Beerbaum Repeats In Stuttgart

She and Shutterfly leave the rest in their wake for their second consecutive win.

For the first time in the 20-year history of the Stuttgart CSI, a rider has won the grand prix twice in a row. Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum and Shutterfly flew to the top of the class, the feature event of the
show, Nov. 15-18 in Stuttgart, Germany.

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