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CDI3* INTER 1 FREESTYLE SUCCESS FOR JANINE LITTLE AND MLP’s QUARTETT

March 17, 2019 – MLP’s Quartett and Janine Little earned 72.4% and Fourth Place in the highly competitive CDI3* Inter 1 Freestyle at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival — which was especially commendable since this was only Quartett’s second time ever going up the centreline in a freestyle!

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FINLEY AND JANINE LITTLE LEAD OPEN PRIX ST. GEORGES IN WHITE FENCES CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

March 7, 2019 –  Congratulations to Janine Little and Finley on their strong lead in the Open Prix St. Georges in the White Fences Championship Series:

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ANOTHER SUPER WEEKEND FOR LITTLE DRESSAGE

March 1-2, 2019 – MLP’s Quartett and Janine Little debuted in the CDI ring, earning over 68% in the Prix St. Georges and over 69% in the Inter 1, putting them in the ribbons both days. Billionaire and Janine finished at the top of his national Inter 1 class (his first ever Inter 1!) and had a nice second place finish in his Prix St. Georges class, with his owner Shawneen Jacobs there from Canada to cheer them on.

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LITTLE DRESSAGE EARNS MORE BACK-TO-BACK WINS

February 24, 2019 – Continuing to build on Little Dressage’s highly successful 2019 season, Finley and Janine Little topped the Prix St. Georges with a score of 70.4% and MLP’s Quartett debuted his Inter 1 Freestyle with a winning score of 72%.  Linda Currie and her gelding Zodan were winners in the Adult Amateur Prix St. Georges.  Congratulations to all!

 

FINLEY AND JANINE LITTLE LEAD WHITE FENCES PRIX ST. GEORGES CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

February 18, 2019 – In the Championship Series update released today, Shawneen Jacobs’ Finley and Janine Little are leading the FEI Prix. St. Georges.  Shawneen Jacobs’ Ebony and Little are currently ranked second in the FEI Freestyle for the Championship Series so far.

 

BILLIONAIRE AND JANINE LITTLE WIN PRIX ST. GEORGES AT GLOBAL

February 10, 2019 – Billionaire and Janine Little won the Prix St. Georges at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival with a score of over 71%.  Billionaire, a 2011 Belissimo gelding owned by Shawneen Jacobs, is the fourth horse with whom Little has earned victories at the FEI level in Wellington this year so far.

 

FEI WINS AND GREAT SCORES FOR EBONY, FINLEY, AND MLP’S QUARTETT 

February 3, 2019 – Little Dressage achieved great results in the FEI ring in Wellington this weekend.  MLP’s Quartett, Ebony, and Finley each earned top placings and exceptional scores at their respective FEI levels.  Please see below for videos and scores.

 

FIRST PLACE WIN FOR JANINE LITTLE AND MLP’s QUARTETT FOR THEIR FIRST TIME COMPETING TOGETHER AT INTERMEDIAIRE 1 

February 2, 2019 – MLP’s Quartett and Janine won their Intermediaire 1 debut (above), their first time competing together at this level.

February 3, 2019: Ebony and Janine (below) won the Intermediare 1 Freestyle with a score of over 74%.

 

 

February 3, 2019 – Finley and Janine won first in the Prix St. Georges on February 3, scoring over 72%.  The pair also earned second place in the Prix St. Georges at Global on February 2:

“I’m so thrilled to get to work with these incredible horses,” Janine acknowledges.  “Many, many thanks to their superb owners and the support team behind us — could not do it without you!  A million thanks to their amazing owners and the grooms who make it all possible with their tireless work behind the scenes.  You guys are the best!”

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CONGRATULATIONS TO JANINE LITTLE AND MLP’S QUARTETT

January 20, 2019 – Congratulations to Janine Little and MLP’s Quartett on their first show together, earning second in the Open Prix St. Georges at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival.

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Above: MLP’s Quartett at Global, after he and Janine earned second in the Open Prix St. Georges at Global, their first show together. 

JANINE LITTLE BEGINS FLORIDA SEASON WITH SUCCESS

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January 13, 2019 – Billionaire, a 2011 Belissimo gelding owned by Shawneen Jacobs, made his FEI debut in Wellington, Florida, earning over 68% in his first time out at Prix St. Georges at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival.  With his excellent performance at the Charlotte Dujardin Masterclass in autumn 2018 and now a highly encouraging FEI debut, we are very excited to see Billionaire progress in his career.

 

Janine Little brought the string of horses in her program to Florida again in December 2018, and already earned a 73% in the Intermediare 1 Freestyle with Ebony (above), debuted Ebony in the Intermediaire A, and achieved a 72% in the Prix St. Georges with Finley.

Janine Little and Finley earned over 68% and third place in a highly competitive Prix St. Georges at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival on January 12, 2019.

Janine is excited for the upcoming season with Billionaire, Demitra, Ebony, Finley, and Hendrix.

Stay tuned for updates on Little Dressage’s 2019 season in Wellington!

 

JANINE LITTLE CLINICS RECEIVE RAVE REVIEWS FROM COAST TO COAST

Janine Little delivered numerous clinics across Canada throughout 2018, providing expertise and insights to riders and horses across Canada, from BC and Alberta in the west to the heartlands of Saskatchewan and Manitoba to the very eastern Maritime provinces.

Declared “the best clinic I’ve ever had”, “an amazing experience”, and “the ‘best of the best’ clinician”, reviews from clinic participants are available on the “Clinics” page.

Select clinic dates for 2019 are currently booking.  For inquiries, please contact Janine directly at jmlittle75@hotmail.com.

 

LITTLE DRESSAGE CONGRATULATES SHANNON SLUSER AND SOLARIS

Congratulations to Shannon Sluser and Solaris, who earned the 2018 Third Level Provincial Championship and Fourth Level Year-End Prairie Cup.  The pair won Championships at every Gold show entered in 2018 and received scores to 71.6% at Fourth Level.  This talented partnership was also selected to ride in a Stephen Clarke Symposium.

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Above: Shannon Sluser and Solaris were selected for the Stephen Clarke Symposium, and continue to make exciting progress together.

 

JANINE LITTLE AND LITTLE DRESSAGE CELEBRATE A FANTASTIC 2018 FLORIDA SEASON AND TRYON INTERNATIONAL EQUESTRIAN CENTER RESULTS 

Little Dressage enjoyed a fantastic 2018 season, wrapping up the Florida season with Janine and Ebony winning the Prix St. Georges Series Championship at White Fences in Florida, earning four CDI Top Ten placings at Wellington’s Adequan Global Dressage Festival, and then going on to achieve multiple successes at their first competition at Tryon International Equestrian Centre, home of the 2018 World Equestrian Games.  At Tryon, April 22, 2018, Janine and Ebony won the Intermediaire 1 Freestyle with a score of over 71.7%.

All of the horses in the Little Dressage program continue to enjoy successful progress, whether in the show ring or as they move up the levels in their training.  Janine Little is committed to the patient, individualized development of each unique horse at every stage.  We are excited for what 2019 — and beyond — holds!

LITTLE DRESSAGE IS RELOCATING TO ONTARIO!  Janine is thrilled to announce that she will be relocating to Ontario as of May 2018…with more details to come soon.  Ontario is ideal for easy access to many of the top shows on the east coast and the US, and Janine is very excited for new adventures in new places and the upcoming Canadian show season with her lovely string of competition horses! Janine will have availability for lessons and training in Ontario and has only a couple select dates for clinics in late summer and fall still available.

2018 CDI UPDATES (EURODRESSAGE.COM)  (January 2018) – Congratulations to Janine Little and Ebony on being listed in the most recent CDI results as posted by EuroDressage: http://www.eurodressage.com/2018/01/19/scores-2018-cdi-wellington  

JANINE LITTLE AND EBONY START 2018 BY EARNING THE HIGH SCORE AWARD FOR PRIX ST. GEORGES AT ADEQUAN GLOBAL DRESSAGE FESTIVAL 1 (January 2018) –Janine Little and Ebony started 2018 by earning excellent results in the Prix St. Georges, winning with a 71.544% Sunday, placing second in Saturday’s highly competitive class with a 72.206%, and earning the High Score Award.  Ebony, owned by Shawneen Jacobs, made her PSG debut in December 2017, closing out her competition season with a 74.342%.  Janine is excited about a very promising 2018 with Ebony and the string of horses she will be competing in Florida throughout the season.

***UPDATE (January 20, 2018) – Ebony made her debut at Intermediare 1 at Adequan Global Dressage Festival 2, placing third at the mare’s first time out at this level. Congratulations to Ebony’s owner Shawneen Jacob and all of the Little Dressage team!

For Ebony’s Intermediare 1 debut at Global, you are invited to watch:

 

For highlights of Janine and Ebony at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival 1, please see:

DRESSAGE AT DEVON – (September 2017) – Janine Little had a highly successful week at Dressage at Devon. Janine and Ebony earned high placings in every class entered, and won First Place with a score of 70.333% on the final day in Fourth Level Test Three. Janine also scored in the high 60s with Demitra, and we are excited about what the future holds as this mare gains more experience in upper-level venues. Little Dressage looks forward to a very promising 2018 with all of the horses in our program.

Video – Ebony and Janine Little, Awards Ceremony, Dressage at Devon:


CHARLOTTE DUJARDIN CLINIC (Autumn 2017) – 
Janine Little was thrilled to have the opportunity to clinic with Olympic Gold Medalist Charlotte Dujardin in August.  Billionaire, Demitra, Ebony, and Solaris all benefited incredibly and received great praise… and, as with any top-level clinic, ideally-chosen homework and great encouragement for the future!  Huge thanks to this fantastically talented clinician who inspires riders across the world with her technique, talent, and dedicated patience.

Video – Janine and Demitra during the Charlotte Dujardin Clinic:

 

MULTIPLE CHAMPIONSHIPS AT BROMONT (Autumn 2017): Horses in the Little Dressage program won Championships and high scores at Gold shows throughout Ontario and Quebec this summer and into early autumn.  Ebony (Freestyle Winner in her division) and Demitra both earned Grand Championships and high scores at Bromont, and Janine looks forward to the future developments she is bringing out with all of the horses in her program.

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APRIL 2017 – Janine Little Earns Numerous Championships Throughout Florida 2017

Training and showing numerous horses from Training Level through the upper levels, Janine Little had a successful 2017 season in Florida, earning numerous wins and championships.  After giving the horses the R&R they earned, she looks forward to competing and coaching throughout the summer and autumn at shows across eastern Canada and the United States.

 

APRIL 2016 – Janine Little, Little Dressage, and Naima Moreira-Laliberté to Spend Summer and Autumn Season on the East Coast

After the team of Janine Little and her student Naima Moreira-Laliberté capped off a highly successful 2016 Florida season, they are headed back to their home base in Montreal, Quebec.  The horses will enjoy well-deserved rest and relaxation at Moreira-Laliberté’s top-of-the-line stable before resuming competition in the summer and autumn.

 

JANUARY-APRIL 2016 – Janine Little’s Young Horses Achieve Top Results throughout the Florida Season

Janine Little began the 2016 Florida season by winning The Horse of Course High Score Award at the first Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF), earning a 75.370% aboard Shawneen Jacobs’ 2008 Friesian mare Ebony. Ebony went on to make her Second Level debut with a 74.8%, and continued the season with excellent results.

Finley (formerly known as HW Fifty Shades), a 2009 Fidertanz x Ehrentusch gelding, made his first appearances at Third and Fourth Levels, earning scores of 68-73+% and numerous blue ribbons.

Billionaire, a 2011 Belissimo M x Sir Donnerhall gelding, began his show career winning his Training Level class with 71.5%.  The next day he and Little returned to win with a 76.957%.

 

FEBRUARY 2016 – Naima Moreira-Laliberté Makes Exciting CDI Debut With New Stallion, Sancerre

Naima Moreira-Laliberté and Sancerre, her new 2006 Sir Donnerhall x Rubinstein stallion, are creating well-deserved excitement among international judges and the wider dressage community alike.

Janine Little scouted the stallion from Europe, where he was achieving success with Canadian World Cup rider Dana Hewett.  Hewett operates a training and sales facility in Ede, the Netherlands.

Since February 2016, Little has coached Moreira-Laliberté and Sancerre to promising successes.  Within the early weeks of the duo’s partnership, they achieved scores in the 70s and placed increasingly well at the CDI small tour level – which was Moreira-Laliberté’s first time competing in the open small tour classes.

Moreira-Laliberté, who was also successful with Belafonte in Young Riders classes, rounded out the season at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival by winning the CDI Intermediare 1 Freestyle with a 72.9%.

 

Little Dressage in the Headlines:

Dressage Daily: Janine Little and Little Dressage Achieve Multiple Successes Throughout 2017

Dressage Daily: Janine Little and Naima Moreira-Laliberté Celebrate Highly Successful 2016 Florida Season

Eurodressage: NAJYRC Gold Medal Winner Naima Moreira-Laliberté Partnered with New Stallion Sancerre

Horses Daily: Young Canadian Rider Wins Omega Alpha Healthy Horse Award

Horses Daily: HW Farm Horses Keep Breaking Records and Collecting Victories World Wide

Saddle Up: Janine Little and Ebony Win High Score Award

IEquine:  Janine Little and Ebony Open 2016 Season with the Horse of Course High Score Award

Gaitpost: Janine Little and Naima Moreira-Laliberté in March 2016 issue

Dressage Daily:  Janine Little and Ebony Open 2016 Season with the Horse of Course High Score Award

Additionally, articles have appeared in a variety of  city and community newspapers that reach the general public.

 

Photographers and Media

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Little Dressage appreciates the many professionals and enthusiasts who share and promote our sport.  Several photographs on this website are thanks to the permission of professional photographers, as identified by their watermarks and credits.  Special thanks to world-renowned equine photogapher Jessica Pijlman for the wonderful and hilarious photo session we enjoyed with the horses in Florida, 2017. All other photographs, save for the Gallery & Memories section, are by Janine Little, Larisa Anderson, and Joanna Cockerline.  Joanna Cockerline is also responsible for much of the written material for Little Dressage and is happy to write press releases and articles.

If you have photographs you would like to contribute to Little Dressage, or if you have other media inquiries, please contact us.

Little Dressage is an enthusiastic advocate for equestrian sport, its supporters, and its community.  By community, we refer to the circle of equestrian enthusiasts that already exists, as well as the larger community that is possible as the myriad benefits and joys of the sport we love are increasingly shared.

 

 

 

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