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Sönke & Sven Rothenberger – Family dressage…

April 9th, 2016 at 3:10 pm We were sitting in the gardens of the Royal School in Jerez, after Sönke Rothenberger had won both the Grand Prix and the Special in very grand style. I reminded Sven that when I had interviewed him many years ago, he expressed the opinion that there was more to life than dressage, and when his kids asked him, what have you done? Continue reading Read Article

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Brett Parbery – On the road to Rio

April 8th, 2016 at 3:51 pm Brett Parbery made a strong bid for Games selection at the first CDI of the year. After a somewhat disappointing 7th in the Grand Prix with his Olympic contender, Weltmieser, the pair improved to be second in the Special and … Continue reading Read Article

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Fetlock Lameness – It’s importance…

April 7th, 2016 at 4:52 pm Lameness involving the fetlock joint is an all too common problem in performance horses and racehorses. Injuries to this region may involve the joint itself or the surrounding soft tissues, and are often determined by the use of the horse. The fetlock is a complicated high motion joint that is always subjected to huge forces and stresses during locomotion. Continue reading Read Article

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Andrew Hoy and the extra 10%

April 5th, 2016 at 1:51 pm Andrew Hoy teaches how he rides: cool, calm, professional. And he expects his pupils to concentrate, even if the task is as simple as a single pole on the ground, in fact, particularly if the task is as simple as a pole, because it is doing those little things perfectly that adds up to success, or as Andrew stresses to his students, ‘if I improve ten things by one percent that’s a 10% increase. Continue reading Read Article

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Uberstreichen: The Fine Tuning Before the Concert

April 1st, 2016 at 3:43 pm Dressage trainer, Christian Thiess talks about Uberstreichen... Continue reading Read Article

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George Morris – Timeless Truths – Part One

March 31st, 2016 at 3:46 pm If the role of the trainer is to re-state simple truths over and over again, there is no trainer in the universe who can do the job anywhere near as well as George Morris. The most amazing thing is that even if you are a serial GM clinic attendee, I’ve been addicted since 1988, each time those timeless truths come packaged in a whole new set of startling sentences, each time with insights that are as fresh as tomorrow’s dawn... Continue reading Read Article

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The Classical Principles live on… training with Ingrid Klimke

March 30th, 2016 at 4:52 pm It’s fairly amazing that when the sport of eventing is dominated by riders like Michael Jung, Ingrid Klimke and Sandra Auffarth, that there is still a line of thought, thankfully sinking into the mists of ancient history, that dressage is not good for cross country. Not surprisingly, it is not a theory Ingrid Klimke agrees with… Continue reading Read Article

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A Right Royal Lesson

March 29th, 2016 at 4:34 pm Chris Hector sits in while Princess Nathalie helps Gitte Donvig and Port Said improve their Grand Prix performance, and there’s plenty of wisdom for us all… Continue reading Read Article

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Chris Chugg and Gabi Kuna…

March 28th, 2016 at 7:13 am They have dominated the Australian Showjumping scene over the past twelve months and now they are off to Europe. First step for Chris Chugg on the road to Rio and his first Olympic Games, another step along the way for Gabi Kuna as she aims to achieve her goal - the WEG in Bromont. Just before they left, they recorded this exclusive interview with Chris Hector - the first question came from Roz Neave... Continue reading Read Article

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Shane Rose: My Horses, My Teachers

March 24th, 2016 at 11:25 am That great horseman and educator, Alois Podhajsky coined the phrase, but it is true of every horseman, the horses they ride, make them. Shane Rose is still a young man, but already the line up of his ‘teachers’ is very impressive, starting with the Clydie cross, Peace Matinee… Continue reading Read Article

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The Greg Best Masterclass

March 23rd, 2016 at 4:38 pm Sit in on Greg Best's master class session with two of the riders from the DJWTS Young Horse classes, Paul Brent riding McMillan and Juliette Haddow riding Aussie Rules. Continue reading Read Article

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It’s all in the hands… Herr Kukuk

March 22nd, 2016 at 4:29 pm There's magic in the air, magic that makes an old man dance his way around the indoor, teaching young horses an art as old as horsemanship. Herr Kukuk is 74 years young, for sixty years he has worked with horses, 51 of them at the Westfalien State Stud, and now at Ulrich Kasselmann's PSI dressage stables he combines his years of experience with an enthusiasm that is as fresh as the new day. Continue reading Read Article

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