The Use of Nosebands in Equitation and the Merits of an FEI Equestrian Welfare and Safety Committee

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Crank noseband
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Veterinary News

The tightness of nosebands in dressage horses has been a hot topic for the past few years. At the same time as animal welfarists have been complaining to show organisations and the FEI about excessively tight nosebands and wrong use of the bits, researchers have been investigating the matter scientifically and publishing papers on the topic. Paul McGreevy has become the front-runner in this field and now two members of the IDRC – Wayne Channon and Kyra Kyrklund – have joined the debate in light of launching an FEI Safety and Welfare Committee.

First Frascino Foals to Be Shown at the 2017 Spring Breeders Meeting in Lodbergen

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Filly by Frascino x Wanderbusch, Breeder: Zuchthof Up’m Sande, Bakum
Photo © Tanja Becker
Oldenburg Breeding News

“We are overwhelmed by the incredible results,” said Urs Schweizer who could not hide his enthusiasm for the first crop of foals by Frascino. “We knew that with Frascino we had a highly rated youngster, but his first foals prove know that he does pass his remarkable characteristics to his offspring.”

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CDIO Compiegne, Europe’s Best Spring Show, to Return in 2017 Even Bigger and Better

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2017 CDIO Compiègne
2017 CDIO Compiègne

The CDIO Compiègne, Europe’s most celebrated and beloved spring international dressage competition, is scheduled to return in 2017 even bigger and better than before. Hosted in the beautiful Compiegne equestrian park on 17 -21 May 2017, the 2017 CDIO Compiègne has several major improvements in store to draw out Europe’s elite riders and dressage loving crowds.

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Rudolf Widmann Steps Out with Fasine at 2017 CDN Kreuth

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Isabel Freese on Fasine at the 2015 PSI Auction in Ankum, Germany
Photo © Feldhaus
2017 CDN Kreuth

Rudolf Widmann has made his show debut aboard the Bundeschampionate Fasine, which sold at the 2015 PSI Auction for 1.3 million euro to Gestut Ammerland. Widmann and Fasine made their first public appearance at the 2017 CDN Kreuth on 9 – 10 March 2017.

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Rudolf Widmann Steps Out with Fasine at 2017 CDN Kreuth

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Isabel Freese on Fasine at the 2015 PSI Auction in Ankum, Germany
Photo © Feldhaus
2017 CDN Kreuth

Rudolf Widmann has made his show debut aboard the Bundeschampionate Fasine, which sold at the 2015 PSI Auction for 1.3 million euro to Gestut Ammerland. Widmann and Fasine made their first public appearance at the 2017 CDN Kreuth on 9 – 10 March 2017.

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