Dressage Radio Episode 91 – British Team Dressage

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Richard Davison, World Class Performance Manager for British Dressage, shares with us the team’s progress, prospects and expectations leading up to the 2011European Championships and 2012 London Olympic Games. Mary Lauritsen is in the co-host seat from sunny Florida.  Listen in right here…

Dressage Radio Episode 91 – Show Notes and Links:

  • Host: Chris Stafford
  • Co-host: Mary Lauritsen
  • Photo Credit: Jo Prestwich
  • Guest: Richard Davison, World Class Performance Manager, British Dressage
  • News: U.S. To Send Young Riders to Aachen
  • News: Wellington Classic Spring Dressage
  • News: World Dressage Masters, Palm Beach, March 9-11, 2011, European Entries

    • Tinne Vilhelmsson (SWE) – a five time Olympian who represented Sweden at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, Vilhelmsson has already tasted victory at the site of the WDM Palm Beach. Riding Favourit, she won the Grand Prix Freestyle at the Gold Coast Opener CDI-W at the Jim Brandon Center on January 22, 2011.
    • Anne Van Olst (DEN) – at her fourth Olympic Games in 2008, Van Olst was a member of the Danish team that won the bronze medal. A veteran of multiple European Championships, the two-time Danish Champion helped her team to finish fifth at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
    • Michal Rapcewicz (POL) – when Rapcewicz competed at the 2009 World Cup Dressage Final in Las Vegas, he made history as the first Polish rider ever to compete in the Final. He has also represented his country at the Olympics and World Equestrian Games.
    • Valentina Truppa (ITA) – a two-time European Young Rider Champion and three-time Young Rider World Cup Champion, Truppa is Italy’s top dressage competitor and a rising star in the international dressage world. This will be her first time in North America.
    • Anja Ploenzke (GER) – the leader of the WDM rankings following the WDM Hickstead in 2010, Ploenzke is a past bronze medalist at the German Dressage Championships.
    • Christa Laarakkers (NED) – this will be the second WDM appearance for Laarakkers, who is also campaigning in the World Cup Dressage Western European League 2010/11 season.
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