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Endel Ots Coaches Champions and Finds Time to Be One Too

September 26, 2017 - horsesdaily.com

Wellington, FL — After watching dressage rider and trainer Endel Ots and his students in the show ring so far this year, it’s hard to deny that Ots has found a real system for success. The Wellington, Florida-based trainer has been competing since a young age, and has been enjoying international victories for the past several years.

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Custom Saddlery Saddles Take Victory Gallops at Markel Young & Developing Horse Dressage National Championships

August 30, 2017 - horsesdaily.com

Wayne, IL — Custom MVR Endel Ots also took a victory pass with a tricolored ribbon winning the Reserve Champion title in the Developing Horse Prix St. Georges aboard his own Lucky Strike, a handsome black Hanoverian gelding (Lord Laurie x Heidi, His Highness) in his Custom Advantage saddle.

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Isabell Werth Teaches How To Use The Basics To Build A Grand Prix Horse

April 1, 2017 - chronofhorse.com

Omaha, NE — For about 45 minutes on Friday afternoon, spectators at the FEI World Cup Finals enjoyed a real treat—watching German rider Isabell Werth, who has 10 Olympic medals and seven World Equestrian Games medals to her credit, teach riders on three different horses. The horses were a 5-year-old, a 7-year-old and an 8-year-old, and Werth sought to explain what she looks for in each step of development of a young horse on the way to Grand Prix. As she helped Karen Pavicic, Endel Ots and Sabine Schut-Kery with their horses, the concepts she used were remarkably simple, yet showed just why she’s winning with Weihegold OLD, a horse judges like to describe as absolutely correct and relaxed.

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WATCH Chase Hickok and Sagacious HF Take Second Place in AGDF 8 Palm Beach Dressage Derby FEI Grand Prix Freestyle presented by Everglades Dressage

March 4, 2017 - gdf.coth.com

Wellington, FL

WATCH Chase Hickok and Sagacious HF Take Second Place in AGDF 8 Palm Beach Dressage Derby FEI Grand Prix Freestyle presented by Everglades Dressage

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Chase Hickok Wins Second Place at 2017 CDI-W Palm Beach Derby

March 5, 2017 - eurodressage.com

Wellington, FL — Second place in the Grand Prix Freestyle was awarded to Chase Hickok (USA) and Sagacious HF, a 1999 KWPN gelding (b yWelt Hit II x Cocktail) owned by Hyperion Farm Inc., with a 75.620%. Tonight, was Hickok’s first Freestyle under the lights in the open division. “We really came into tonight with no expectations,” said Hickok. “We just wanted to have a good, clean test, and I think we achieved that. To be sitting next to these two whom I look up to so much, is just great.”

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CDI3* Wellington: Chase Hickok (USA) and Sagacious HF win 3* Grand Prix Special

Feb 10, 2017 - dressage-international.com

Wellington, FL — The FEI Grand Prix Special CDI 3*, presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty, was won by Chase Hickok (USA) and Sagacious HF, a 1999 KWPN gelding (Welt Hit II x Judith x Cocktail) owned by Hyperion Farm Inc, with a score of 71.667%.

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  • 2016 News

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    Chase Hickok and Sagacious HF Dominate US Dressage Finals' Grand Prix Open Championship

    Nov. 11, 2016 - psdressage.com

    Lexington, KY —The 2015 Brentina Cup U25 Champion, Chase Hickok, has enjoyed her first year competing in the professional divisions, finding success in Wellington, Dressage at Devon, and now the US Dressage Finals. On Friday night, Hickok and Sagacious HF won the Open Grand Prix Championships with a score of 70.667 percent.

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    Chase Hickok & Sagacious Add US Dressage Finals Freestyle Championship to Grand Prix Title

    Nov. 13, 2016 - dressage-news.com

    Lexington, KY —Chase Hickok and Sagacious HF on Saturday night added the U.S. Dressage Finals Grand Prix Freestyle championship to the Grand Prix title won a day earlier in the pair’s first appearance at this competition in its fourth year as a mixed adult amateur and open event. The Wellington, Florida-based Chase and the 17-year-old KWPN gelding scored 74.167 per cent.

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    Lucky Strike Ridden by Endel Ots Is USA Six-Year-Old Champion

    Aug. 28, 2016 - dressage-news.com

    Wayne, IL — Lucky Strike was ridden by Endel Ots to the United States Six-Year-Old Championship Sunday, the first national title for the pair that competed at the world championships the past two years. Lucky Strike, a Hanoverian gelding (Lord Laurie x His Highness), was ridden by Endel of Wellington, Florida to victories in both the Final Sunday and the preliminary test for an overall score of 86.040.

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    Markel Young Horse 2016 - Endel Ots and Lucky Strike Headed For Homecoming Week at Lamplight

    Aug. 22, 2016 - horsesdaily.com

    Wayne, IL — As the top ranked combination in the Six-Year-Olds division, Endel Ots and Lucky Strike look to further their resume of high marks at the upcoming Markel/United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Young and Developing Dressage Horse National Championships. The pair’s impressive national and international performances have set them apart as the top challengers with an overall average of 8.640 heading into the hotly contested competition to be held at the Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, Illinois, on August 24-28.

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    Davis and Upchurch Win Tricolors at U.S. Festival of Champions

    Aug. 27, 2016 - psdressage.com

    Wayne, IL — The Young Rider Championship came to a nail-biting finish with the FEI Young Rider Individual test results shaking up the leaderboard on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Lamplight Equestrian Center. Bebe Davis, of Wellington, Florida, was trailing in fourth place after the first day of teh AGCO/USEF Young Rider National Championship, but when she cantered down the centerline on Saturday, she was determined to improve. She earned a score of 71.477 percent in the Young Rider Individual test to jump to the win on her 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding Feivel Mousekewitz.

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    Chase Hickok Steps Up to Senior Grand Prix With Sagacious HF

    June 23, 2016 - psdressage.com

    Wellington, FL — The 2015 Brentina Cup Champion, Chase Hickok, is finding success in her transition from the Under 25 Grand Prix to the senior Grand Prix with her parnter Sagacious HF (Welt Hit II-Judith, Cocktail). The pair had a good showing at the Gold Coast Dressage Association Summer Solstice Show, scoring a 70 percent in Saturday's Grand Prix and a 71.875 percent in Sunday's Grand Prix Freestyle.

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    USA’s Endel Ots Heads to The Netherlands for World Breeding Dressage Championships

    July 12, 2016 - usef.org

    Ermelo, The Netherlands — After proudly representing the red, white, and blue at the 2015 FEI World Breeding Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Verden, Germany, Endel Ots and his exceptional Hanoverian gelding Lucky Strike (Lord Laurie x His Highness) will now return to Europe to compete in this year’s hotly contested international championship. In Ots’ World Championship debut last year, he surpassed global expectations and was the first American to have ever qualified two horses for the competition. Ots will now return to the coveted competition held in Ermelo, The Netherlands on July 28-31.

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    Endel Ots Points Lucky Strike Toward Return to Young Horse World Championships

    April 18, 2016- psdressage.com

    Wellington, FL — Endel Ots had a whirlwind summer last year, qualifying and competing two horses for the U.S. in the FEI World Dressage Championships for young horses in Verden, Germany. At the 2015 Championships, Lucky STrike (Lord Laurie-Heidi, His Highness), a Hanoverian gelding owned by Ots and his father, Max Ots, finished 11th in the 5-Year-Old Final. Samhitas (Sir Donnerhall I-Heidebluete, Abanos), a Oldenburg gelding owned by Ots along with Jean and Gary Vander Ploeg, placed 11th in the 6-Year-old small final. We caught up with Ots after his ride on Lucky STrike at the Gold Coast Grand Finale national show in Wellington, Florida, where the pair earned an 8.52 in their FEI 6-Year-Old class.

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  • 2015 News

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    Endel Ots in “Hyper Drive” After Competing Lucky Strike & Samhitas in World Young Horse Championships

    Aug. 8, 2015 - dressage-news.com

    Verden, Germany — America’s Endel Ots completed his first ever championship in “hyper drive” after riding Lucky Strike in the final of the World Young Horse Championships and making it on Samhitas to the “small” final of the six-year-old title contest. In what was also a debut European competition circuit for the 29-year-old rider from rural Wisconsin, Endel won high marks from judges and the knowledgeable spectators and European media for quality of riding and presentation of the two young horses. For that he gives a lot of credit to help from Canada’s Evie Strasser and Hans Heinrich Meyer, the German Young Rider coach, she arranged for him to train with in Europe as well as the U.S. Young Horse coach Christine Traurig.

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    Ots in the 80s and Undefeated All Season

    June 5, 2015 - dressagedaily.com

    Wellington, FL — Grand Prix dressage rider Endel Ots has achieved impressive results with a variety of young horses this year. Ots has shown a remarkable ability to turn young horses into champions— most notably five-year-old Hanoverian gelding Lucky Strike, six-year-old Oldenburg gelding Samhitas, and six-year-old Oldenburg mare Rosenschön. Last year, Ots won the Developing Grand Prix Championships with Donatus— and his new horses seem ready to ride down the same path.

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    Endel Ots Could Ride Two Mounts for USA at World Young Horse Championships

    Endel Ots Could Ride Two Mounts for USA at World Young Horse Championships

    May 15, 2015 - dressage-news.com

    Wellington, FL — Endel Ots has ridden horses to the top of the United States standings seeking to qualify both five and six year olds for the 2015 world championships in Germany that could see only the second American to achieve the double header.

    If the standings hold up with only a month of qualifying to go, the 29-year-old rider originally from rural Wisconsin but now of Wellington will compete in Europe for the first time when he rides the youngsters at Verden at the beginning of August.

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    Ots Qualifies for Verden at Shoofly Farm CDI3*

    Ots Qualifies for Verden at Shoofly Farm CDI3*

    May 3, 2015 - psdressage.com

    Katy, TX — Endel Ots qualified Samhitas, a 6-year-old Oldenburg gelding (Sir donnerhall I-Heidebluete, Abanos) owned by Ots and Gary Vander Ploeg, for the FEI World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses this summer in Verden, Germany.

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  • 2014 News

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    Ots Ends Up On Top Of Developing Horse Grand Prix Championship

    Ots Ends Up On Top Of Developing Horse Grand Prix Championship

    August 23, 2014 - chronofhorse.com

    Wayne, IL — When Endel Ots first saw Donatus last year, he knew the gelding would be a perfect fit for the Markel/U.S. Equestrian Federation Developing Horse Grand Prix Championship. So at the suggestion of Donatus’ owners, Bethany and Rose Peslar, who bought him as an investment horse, Ots started showing with the idea of aiming for the national championship.

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    This story also appears on Dressage Daily, Horses Daily, Horses in the South, World Dressage News, and Wellington Equestrian Classifieds.

    Endel Ots Offers Training and Sales Services Out of Palm Beach Equine

    Endel Ots Offers Training and Sales Services Out of Palm Beach Equine

    August 4, 2014 - dressagedaily.com

    Wellington, FL — With a history of success in the show arena, in the sales barn, and with finding exceptional horses in Europe, Endel Ots now offers his expertise in the dressage industry from his new base at Palm Beach Equine Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida. With easy access to the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center show grounds, beautiful, airy barns, ample turnout, indoor and outdoor arenas, training track, and all of the amenities including a full service vet clinic on site, Endel Ots Dressage’s new home base is an exceptional summer or winter home for clients and students.

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    This story also appears on Dressage Daily and World Dressage News.

    Endel Ots Finishes Out Successful Season with Donatus

    Endel Ots Finishes Out Successful Season with Donatus

    April 12, 2014 - horsesinthesouth.com

    Wellington, FL — It has been a season of success for Endel Ots and Donatus, who scored a 73.00% in the USEF Developing Horse Grand Prix to place first yet again during the final week of the 2014 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. The young team’s first season competing together has been marked by high scores, and Donatus is now the top ranked horse in the Developing Horse Grand Prix. (Photo ©Susan Stickle)

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    This story also appears on Horses in the South, Elite Equestrian, World Dressage News, and Town Crier.

    Endel Ots Rides to Win

    Endel Ots Rides to Win

    March 11, 2014 - worlddressagenews.com

    Wellington, FL — At the Global Dressage Festival this February, Ots won every class he entered. “I love that. It is so great to get a horse, and see them develop, and that is a real passion of mine,” Ots said about training the 7 year old gelding San Dante, and then riding him to win all his third level tests with scores up to 72.8% at the Palm Beach Dressage Derby on February 28- March 2, 2014. The young dressage rider’s enthusiasm is matched only by his successfulness. (Photo ©Susan Stickle)

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    This story also appears on World of Dressage and Horses in the South.

  • 2013 News

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    Endel Ots sponsored by Choice of Champions

    september 27, 2013 - dressagedaily.com

    Wellington, FL — 2011 Pan Am Games alternate Endel Ots has joined the long list of top level equestrians who have found the many benefits of using Choice of Champions supplements. Choice of Champions International specializes in producing supplements designed to aid sport horses, and Ots attributes many of his accomplishments this year to his horses being able to handle the stress of travel and staying in top showing condition while on the road, thanks to these highly researched products. (Photo courtesy DressageDaily.com)

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    Perfectly Winning Ways Continue as Endel Ots and Cutler Farm’s Verida Win First INT-I

    july 3, 2013 - dressagedaily.com

    Wellington, FL —What else can you possibly say but, “Wow.” Endel Ots and Cutler Farm Dressage’s Rosseau-bred Verida have aced their every debut test this season. So far their record at the FEI level is perfect: 3 for 3. The winning streak began in Florida in April, with a 69.868% in the mare's first-ever FEI Prix St. Georges, at Dressage National 5 during the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. That was followed by an even higher score in their next Prix St. Georges together, and has continued smoothly down centerline to a 69.20% victory in her first Intermediare I, at the Poplar Place Farm Dressage Show, June 15-16, in Hamilton, GA. (Photo ©Stacey Jenkins)

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    Endel Ots Debuts Cutler Farm’s Verida in Prix St Georges at the Dressage National 5

    Endel Ots Debuts Cutler Farm’s Verida in Prix St Georges at the Dressage National 5

    april 18, 2013 - horsesinthesouth.com

    Wellington, FL — “Endel has really brought her along in such a short time. It’s great to see her reach her potential at this level,” said an ebullient Donna Cameron of Cutler Farm Dressage in Medfield, Massachussetts about the Prix St Georges debut of her mare, Verida, under former USDF Prix St Georges Horse of the Year trainer, Endel Ots, during Dressage National 5 at the 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. (Photo ©Susan Stickle)

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  • 2012 News

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    Endel Ots to Replace Robert Dover at Lendon Youth Dressage Festival Midwest

    Endel Ots to Replace Robert Dover at Lendon Youth Dressage Festival Midwest

    june 24, 2012 - hamptongreenfarm.com

    Due to circumstances in his family, Robert Dover regretfully has had cancel his appearance at the Exhibitor’s Dinner and Lendon Youth Festival Midwest. We are happy to announce that Pan American US Team Alternate Endel Ots will take Robert’s place as speaker at the Exhibitor’s Dinner on Wednesday evening, July 11, and Dressage commentator on Thursday during the Festival. (Photo ©Sharon Packer)

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    Interview with Sidelines Magazine

    Interview with Sidelines

    february 3, 2012 - sidelinesnews.com

    Endel Ots, at 26, has come a long way from his “Bonanza” days as a kid taking lessons in a local stable. A rising superstar on the American dressage scene, Endel was thrilled when he was named as the alternate for the 2011 United States Dressage Team for the Pan Am Games on Toscano, a KWPN gelding owned by Kristin and Steve Cooper. (Photo ©Susan Stickle)

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  • Older Stories

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    Dressage Rider Endel Ots And Toscano Named As Alternates To The U.S. Dressage Team For The 2011 Pan American Games In Mexico

    september 16, 2011 - flride.com

    Gladstone, NJ — Dressage rider Endel Ots rode away from the 2011 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Festival of Champions with a successful Small Tour under his belt, as well as being named the alternate for the U.S. Dressage Team at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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    Dressage at Devon: Adventures with Bentley

    september 29, 2008 - terrimiller.wordpress.com

    Dressage at Devon: Adventures with Bentley

    Devon, PA — Bentley, Endel Ots’ winning partner of both the Intermediare 1 on Saturday (muddy ring, air dry enough to see through) and the Intermediare Freestyle on Sunday (gather the animals in pairs and meet me by the big boat) at Dressage at Devon, definitely put on a show during the presentations and honor rounds. (Photo ©Terri Miller)

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