Gudrun Waiditschka

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Über die Regenbogenbrücke – Normativ

And again, one of the performance stallions has left us by the rainbow bridge: The stallion Normativ (Mascat / Narta by Topol), born 1987 at the Russian State Stud Chrenovoje, peacefully died earlier this month. I saw him in 2003 at his last home, the Doubravsky Stud of Jürgen Schäfer in Czechia – what a …

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Thank You, Totilas!

There is currently a lot of turmoil and public outrage in dressage about the pictures seen of a “semi-lame” Totilas at the European Championship of dressage in Aachen. In addition, to make matters worse, there were “live” demonstrations of the infamous Rollkur by a representative of the Dutch team in the warm-up arena. Experts say …

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Stallion Parade in Marbach

Whowever missed the stallion parade at Marbach on the last weekend, has another chance the following weekend: On 3rd and 4th October there are two more performances. Following are some impressions, captured by Oliver Seitz:

All Nations Cup – the Champions

The Champions of the All Nations Cup 2015:

European Championships for Sport Arabians

Last weekend, the European Championships für Sports Arabians took place in Janow Podlaski, for which 73 horses were entered. Ten nations participated, among them Austria, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Poland and for the first time ever Bielarus, UAE and Saudi Arabia. Eight Gold Medals were awarded, they went to: Zonyx (by Enzo) under Signe …

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European Championships Endruance 2015

This year’s FEI European Endurance Championships took place in Samorin (SVK) on 12th September and saw competitors from 20 nations. Jaume Punti Dachs (ESP) and the chestnut mare Ajayeb (Tidjani / Gharam by Dynamite III) snatched the lead at the final Vet Gate and headed out on the last 20km loop with just three seconds …

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Over the Rainbowbridge – Vodolej

And another legend has left us: Vodolej now trots on greener pastures. Who does not remember his appearance at Aachen 2003, when he outtrotted any of the handlers who took him in turns. His trot was his trade mark, he was never tired to show himself trotting – goosbumps included. Horses like him will stay …

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Al Adeed Al Shaqab comes to Europe!

A very special “birthday present” received Al Adeed Al Shaqab (Ansata Halim Shah / Sundar Alisayyah) for his 20th birthday: A trip to Europe, to make some mares happy (or their owners). He was one of the first real “Show Stars” from the Middle East and he left all shows at which he competed – …

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10 Nations to Compete in Janow!

The European Championships for Sport-Arabians have received 73 entries from 10 different nations. Riders and horses from the following countries are expected: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Poland and for the first time ever, from Belarus. Additionally, riders and horses from UAE and Saudi Arabia will compete in the “open” competitions. The Championships take …

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Over the Rainbow Bridge – Ezz Ezzain

Born in Kuwait, Ezz Ezzain (Ansata Almurtajiz / Najeiah) was probably the most well-known representative of the breeding of Uzamah Al Kazemi in Europe, as this stallion had already a “guest performance” at the Egyptian Event in Dillenburg 2006, where he was Junior Champion. I saw the stallion again in 2010 in Egypt, at that …

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