April 29, 2022Like

Riders Named to 2022 U.S. Young Rider European Tour and CDIO Compiegne

US Equestrian announced the three athlete-and-horse combinations that have been selected to the 2022 U.S. Young Rider European Tour this spring. The athletes will be led by USEF Youth Coach George Williams. Read more
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April 27, 2022Like

Dressage Riders & Horses Announced for USA Young Rider European Tour & Compiègne Nations Cup

Three Young Rider combinations and three senior riders and horses were named by the U.S. Federation Tuesday for European competitions. Young Riders to compete as a team sponsored by Discover Dressage at the Future Champions Nations Cup in Hagen, Germany June 14-19 are: –Erin Nichols, 18, of Yorba Linda, California
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April 27, 2022Like

Dressage Combinations Announced For U.S. Young Rider European Tour And Nations Cup France

The U.S. Equestrian Federation on Tuesday announced the three athlete-and-horse combinations that have been selected to the U.S. Dressage Young Rider European Tour this spring. The athletes will be led by USEF Youth Coach George Williams. Read more
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March 9, 2022Like

Simonson Seals His Dominance of 2022 Palm Beach Derby Small Tour

2022 Palm Beach Dressage DerbyChristian Simonson and Zeaball Diawind at the 2022 Palm Beach Dressage Derby Week eight of the 2022 Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) in Wellington, Florida, wrapped up on Sunday, March 6, as the “Palm Beach Derby” week came to a conclusion. Read more
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January 18, 2022Like

The Adequan® Global Dressage Festival 2022 Rider Spotlight: Christian Simonson

The Adequan® Global Dressage Festival 2022 is underway, and to kick off this year’s Rider Spotlight, we have North American Young Rider four-time gold medalist and #1 ranked Young Rider in the U.S., Christian Simonson! Read the entire article here
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January 17, 2022Like

S.O.A.L., aka Sofus, New Grand Prix Hope for Christian Simonson

America’s number one young rider Christian Simonson has secured a Grand Prix hopeful, S.O.A.L., to prepare his transition to Under 25 level. Read the entire article here
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October 20, 2021Like

Spotlight on Christian Simonson – Dressage Extensions

Christian Simonson is an accomplished young man with diverse interests, but his main passion is the sport of Dressage. Christian obtained his student’s pilot license at the age of 15, is an avid mountain biker, downhill skier, and has his open water PADI scuba certification. He recently started college online
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September 17, 2021Like

Dressage Radio Show – Young Rider Gold Medallist Christian Simonson

On this week’s show we are joined by young rider gold medallist Christian Simonson. Listen to the podcast here
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August 27, 20211

Youth Athletes Shine on Day Three at 2021 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions

Eleven combinations rode the FEI Young Rider Individual Test for the Horseware Ireland/USEF Young Rider Dressage National Championship to close out the third day of competition. Christian Simonson and Zeaball Diawind claimed top honors in the class to clinch the national championship title. Click here to read the entire article.
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August 27, 2021Like

Christian Simonson’s Whirlwind Summer Concludes With USEF Young Rider Dressage National Championship Win at U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions

Simonson of Ventura, California, and Zeaball Diawind jumped up to the top of the leaderboard after Thursday’s Young Rider Team Test with a score of 73.744%, nearly four percentage points ahead of their closest competitor. Click here to read the entire article.
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August 27, 2021Like

Three North American Youth Championship Golds & Record Score for Young Rider Christian Simonson & Zeaball Diawind, 3 Golds for Junior Lexie Kment & Montagny von der Heide

TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan, Aug. 15, 2021–Christian Simonson on Zeaball Diawind set a North American Youth Championship Young Rider record score with victory Sunday in the Freestyle to give the partnership its third gold medal. Read the entire article here
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August 27, 2021Like

Christian Simonson Awarded Fiona Baan “Pursuit of Excellence” Memorial Trophy

Lexington, KY (August 24, 2021) – The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) is pleased to announce that Region 7 Young Rider, Christian Simonson, of Ventura, CA, and his nine-year-old, Danish Warmblood gelding, Zeaball Diawind, were awarded the Fiona Baan “Pursuit of Excellence” Memorial Trophy at the North American Youth Dressage Championships,
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August 18, 2021Like

Simonson Breaks NAYC Record On His Way To A Third Gold Medal

Christian Simonson and Zeaball Diawind shattered the FEI North American Youth Dressage Championship record for the highest score in the FEI Young Rider freestyle test on Sunday, receiving a 78.93 percent to secure the pair’s third gold medal of the week. Click here to read entire article.
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August 16, 2021Like

CHRISTIAN SIMONSON IS SIMPLY GOLDEN AT NAYC

When it comes to winning medals, Christian Simonson is to the North American Youth Championships what Michael Phelps is to the Olympics. The 19-year-old from California now has six NAYC medals to his name—four of them gold; three of which he earned just this week in Traverse City, MI. Read
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August 16, 2021Like

Christian Simonson and Zeaball Diawind Break NAYC Record in FEI Young Rider Freestyle Test

Christian Simonson (Ventura, Calif.) and Zeaball Diawind shattered the NAYC record for the highest score in the FEI Young Rider Freestyle Test, receiving a 78.935 percent from the judging panel to secure the pair’s third gold-medal performance of the week. Read entire article here
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August 14, 2021Like

Simonson Becomes Double Gold Medalist After Victory in Young Rider Individual Championship at the 2021 FEI North American Youth Championships

Traverse City, Mich. – The FEI North American Youth Dressage Championships (NAYC) continued today, with the Young Rider division awarding a second gold medal to Christian Simonson (Ventura, Calif.) and Zeaball Diawind after the pair rode to a personal best score of 75.353% in the Individual Final. The silver medal went
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