Monthly Archives: January 2017

At home with (three fifths of) the Family Rothenberger…

January 16th, 2017 at 4:14 pm A visit to the family Rothenberger is a stimulating experience on about half a dozen levels. Just walking around the magnificent Gestüt Erlenhof is quite thrilling - this is one of Germany’s great historic stud farms... Continue reading Read Article

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Paul Belasik – Why are fundamental problems persisting in elite dressage?

January 13th, 2017 at 2:37 pm In part one of this series with Paul Belasik, Paul looks into why the fundamental problems in elite dressage are still persisting... Continue reading Read Article

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2016 IAHP Riders of the Year!

at 10:07 am Congratulations to Australia’s Rio Bronze Medal Team, Christopher Burton, Sam Griffiths, Shane Rose and Stuart Tinney. Photos: Dirk Caremans and Rebecca Ashton Read Article

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Michelle and Amy Strapp – A showjumping clinic…

January 11th, 2017 at 4:24 pm Victoria can count itself twice lucky that the incredibly talented coach and trainer, Michelle Strapp, has now been joined by daughter, Amy – fresh from six years of working with some of the best in Europe… Story by Chris Hector … Continue reading Read Article

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Priorities in Training…

at 3:42 pm Portuguese trained FEI dressage master, Miguel Tavora considers the equestrian chicken or the egg dilemma… Which comes first – rhythm or balance? The German training scale is: Rhythm, Losgelassenheit, Contact Schwung and Collection, as defined in The Principles of Riding, the official handbook … Continue reading Read Article

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Saddleworld Rising Star Winner!

January 10th, 2017 at 8:50 pm Amy Reilly is the Saddleworld Rising Star of 2016. The competition has been recognising one rider each month from March 2016 until December 2016, with the final draw for the winner on Monday January 9, 2017. Saddleworld congratulates Amy Reilly, … Continue reading Read Article

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Developing a Super Seat – Balance

at 4:14 pm Good rider balance is important for you to be in true harmony with your horse. Modern Master Jean Bemelmans explains: “First of all I have to control myself before I can control him (the horse). If you are not in … Continue reading Read Article

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January Hanoverian of the Month

at 10:59 am Her career has been a logical consequence! State premium candidate Rock’n Rose was born in 2004 and sold at the 120th Elite Auction in April 2009. Today she is the cover hero of the latest auction brochure as a representative … Continue reading Read Article

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Verden Auction – a brand for success!

January 9th, 2017 at 3:23 pm The Verden Auction system has offered a huge range of horses for over 60 years  Isabell Werth does it, Dorothee Schneider does it, and Christian Ahlmann, too. Kristina Bröhring-Sprehe as well. They are all riding Hanoverian horses, discovered and purchased at … Continue reading Read Article

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French Eventing: Part Two – The Anglo-Arab

January 7th, 2017 at 10:20 am It is something of a tragedy, that right at the time eventing riders are discovering that a good dollop of French Anglo blood is just the thing to produce an international eventer - the breed is in danger of disappearing! Continue reading Read Article

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