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Christoph Hess meets Joann Formosa

November 20th, 2014 at 11:52 am

Dressage judge and educator Christoph Hess returned to the 2013 Melbourne International Three Day Event to be President of the Ground Jury but he also conducted one of his popular masterclasses. THM was there to witness one special interaction: Going into the latest version of the Christoph Hess travelling masterclass, I must confess I was…[More]

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Rafael Soto Andrade – passing on the knowledge, keeping the link alive

November 7th, 2014 at 2:47 pm

It really is one of the great pleasures in life to sit and watch a gifted trainer work with enthusiastic and dedicated and TALENTED young riders. Thus it was at Victoria’s Jesmond Dene, with visiting trainer, Rafael Soto and two of Australia’s rising dressage stars, Alexis Hellyer and Elliot Patterson.   Rafael is the manager…[More]

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The Great Dressage Trainers – Dr Uwe Schulten-Baumer

October 29th, 2014 at 3:47 pm

It has been often said that a lifetime is not long enough to learn everything about dressage. However the late Dr Schulten-Baumer must have been close to this goal. Here is a tribute written by Bernadette Faurie to Dr Schulten-Baumer in 1996.     When he was asked to stand up and expound his opinions…[More]

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Dressage at the WEG

October 14th, 2014 at 4:49 pm

So after the fun and gaiety of the THM & OU welcome party, our little press contingent set out super early in the OU car to get to the stadium in time for the first test at eight (the rest of our crew were coming in the buses at a slightly more civilized time, but…[More]

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Gary’s Toolbox – Dressage Training with Gary Lung

August 14th, 2014 at 4:42 pm

The forecast predicts one of the hottest days on record for Victoria; temperatures of up to 43 degrees. What a lovely day for a dressage clinic – not! So I am making my way to Yarra Junction to Adam Wootten’s Australian Sporting Equine Academy, very early in the morning. Most lessons are scheduled before lunchtime,…[More]

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Monica Theodorescu and the Future of German Dressage…

August 7th, 2014 at 3:39 pm

I’m not sure when we first started visiting Gestüt Lindenhof, but it has long been one of our favorite spots in Germany. This time it was the first time we’d been there since Georg Theodorescu died, but there was still the same calm, civilized feel to the establishment – but of course, since Georg’s daughter,…[More]

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Mary Hanna in Compiegne – Vive la France

June 5th, 2014 at 9:27 pm

Mary Hanna took her two horses, WEG hopeful Sancette and newcomer Boogie Woogie to Compiegne in France. The trip paid off, read Mary’s account here: After the disappointment of not making it to the Windsor CDI I felt a little nervous about something coming out of left field and stopping us getting to Compiegne ….[More]

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Mary Hanna reports from Europe

March 24th, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Australian Dressage rider Mary Hanna has recently left Australia with the aim to ride Sancette at the World Cup Final in Lyon. For THM she keeps an exclusive blog, updating us on her progress overseas: We arrived to a beautiful crisp but sunny day. Unusual for this time of year, but nevertheless a welcome start….[More]

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Behind the scenes – Australian Dressage Championships

November 22nd, 2013 at 12:45 pm

THE GROOMS Sally Rizzuto and Celeste Amezdroz had nine horses to prepare for 25 tests over seven levels during the weekend, including their own horses, where they picked up ribbons in the five-year-old and medium classes. How do they keep Team Dierks running so smoothly? “It’s our vegan diet…and the coffee machine that we brought…[More]

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Bella – Dressage – Perfetto

October 2nd, 2013 at 3:06 pm

  There’s a Hawaiian saying that goes something like, “The weather doesn’t make a day.” This proved true on the unseasonably cold, wet Spring day I visited the Truppas at Monferrato, their northern Italian base half way between Turin and Milan. Valentina, at only 27 years old, is one of the most beautifully effective riders…[More]

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Climbing the Classical Pyramid – Step 5

October 1st, 2013 at 9:24 am

The Mitavite Ultimate Masterclass Story – Karen Hosie    Pix – Tricia Osborne & Jennifer Hubbard Welcome back to part five of the seven part series covering the three day Ultimate Master Class with Olympic rider and trainer, Steffen Peters and sports psychologist Jonah Oliver. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you…[More]

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Climbing the Classical Pyramid – Step 4

July 31st, 2013 at 11:26 am

The Mitavite Ultimate Masterclass Story – Karen Hosie    Pix – Tricia Osborne & Jennifer Hubbard Hello again. It is hard to believe we are already well into 2013 and now bringing you part four of the seven-part series covering the three-day Ultimate Master Class with Olympic rider and trainer, Steffen Peters and sports psychologist,…[More]

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