Dressage

Understanding the German Training System with Christoph Hess

November 16th, 2017 at 3:56 am Christoph Hess is the coaching and training co-ordinator German Equestrian Federation education unit in Warendorf. Christoph is also an international FEI judge. He is generous in sharing his time and knowledge and provided the following simple explanation of that crucial … Continue reading Read Article

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Spencer Wilton – Exercises for better dressage

November 9th, 2017 at 3:42 pm Spencer Wilton is one of the new faces of British Dressage - join him in a clinic and you'll find he has some interesting exercises, exercises he invented... Continue reading Read Article

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Simone Pearce takes a clinic

November 3rd, 2017 at 5:07 pm The gifted young Australian dressage rider, Simone Pearce, returned to her homeland, fresh from her triumphs at the World Young Horse champs, to conduct a clinic at the Australian Dressage Championships... Continue reading Read Article

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Brett Parbery – Rider of the month

November 2nd, 2017 at 3:40 pm The International Animal Health Rider of the Month is the Australian Grand Prix dressage champion, Brett Parbery... Continue reading Read Article

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From the Archives: Reiner Klimke – the way forward for Dressage Judging

October 30th, 2017 at 3:06 pm Roslyn Neave remembers: THM was privileged to interview Reiner Klimke on several occasions, this time at Frankfurt Show in 1998. The interviews were always arranged for us by Dr Klimke’s elder son, Rolf, and the Klimke family remain dear friends … Continue reading Read Article

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Grace & Miguel – the dance goes on…

October 29th, 2017 at 2:36 pm Grace Kay had meant to work with her emerging FEI horse Karingal Jamiroquai, but when she led him through the door of Miguel Tavora’s indoor, we all let out a little groan. The chestnut was lame. Continue reading Read Article

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Miguel Tavora – Horseman, Thinker, Teacher…

October 28th, 2017 at 2:06 pm Miguel Tavora is a rare combination. A teacher who is happy to get on the pupil’s horse and ride, and a rider who has a rich theoretical knowledge of the classics of equestrian art – aided in no small way by his ability to read the classics in English, French or Portuguese... Continue reading Read Article

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The Classical Principles Really Do Work – with Johan Hamminga

October 26th, 2017 at 10:09 am   The classical principles really do work – and the result is beautiful Training with Johan Hamminga and Jennifer Sekreve  Story Christopher Hector, Photos – Roslyn Neave It was five years ago when we first met Johan, everything about the … Continue reading Read Article

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The Integration of the Baucher system in the classical school of de la Guérinière by Miguel Tavora

October 16th, 2017 at 2:02 am Two Masters, A Method and A System and a Synthesis. In this article, Portuguese Master of Classical Equitation, Miguel Tavora reconciles the teachings of two French Masters, Baucher and de la Guérinière, and shows that many modern competition riders are using the techniques of both… Continue reading Read Article

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Grace and Miguel: Equitation Ballet

October 15th, 2017 at 1:50 pm Miguel Tavora is a highly regarded dressage coach in both Australia and the United States, as well as in his homeland, Portugal where he originally trained with Nuno Oliveira, and in the Portuguese Cavalry School. Continue reading Read Article

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Passionate in Thailand

October 11th, 2017 at 4:03 pm It was an amazing mix: Portuguese horsemanship, Opera, Modern and Traditional Thai Dance, in the perfect setting of the gardens of Horseshoe Point in Thailand. Sit back and enjoy… Let’s face it, when it comes to circus and spectacles, I’m hooked. I … Continue reading Read Article

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Ingrid Klimke talks about Training…

October 6th, 2017 at 4:00 pm Ingrid Klimke has built her philosophy of training her horses on the foundation established by her father, the late Reiner Klimke.. not surprisingly, it is a ‘horse friendly’ way of training based firmly on the classical principles. Continue reading Read Article

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