Dressage

Eventing Dressage with Gareth Hughes

February 8th, 2016 at 1:42 pm One interested observer at Adelaide four star was eventing team dressage coach, Gareth Hughes. Aside from working in the Australian squad, Gareth gave a Master Class, and proved once again, that all the serious dressage coaches in the world are … Continue reading Read Article

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Jeremy Steinberg – telling it like it is…

January 29th, 2016 at 2:54 pm The American dressage trainer is not afraid to speak his mind – as you will find in this interview with Rebecca Ashton… Jeremy Steinberg is a great clinician. “Who is Jeremy Steinberg?” I hear you say. In the past he’s … Continue reading Read Article

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Ingrid Klimke – The tradition lives on…

January 19th, 2016 at 2:55 pm The day we visited Ingrid at her stables near Münster, she was showing the visitors to one of her monthly ‘at home’ training days, how she works her dressage horses... Continue reading Read Article

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Making dressage champions – Lisa Wilcox and Ernst Hoyos at work at the Gestüt Vorwerk

January 15th, 2016 at 3:55 pm I must confess I love nothing better than sitting on the side of an arena, watching a really talented rider work really talented horses. This I guess is one of the reasons I keep visiting the Gestüt Vorwerk, because the riders - and the horses - don’t come more talented than you find at the famed Oldenburg stud. Lisa Wilcox and Ernst Hoyos form a magic partnership with Gudula Vorwerk and her world-famous team of dressage stallions. Continue reading Read Article

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Grace & Miguel – the dance goes on…

January 5th, 2016 at 4:36 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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Christopher Hector: Talking with Charlotte Bredahl-Baker

January 4th, 2016 at 4:48 pm Photos by Ilse Schwarz and Jacob Melissen The Danish born, American dressage rider, trainer and judge, Charlotte Bredahl-Baker was a recent visitor to Australia, judging the Grand Prix that was held in conjunction with the Melbourne Three Day Event. Charlotte … Continue reading Read Article

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Brett Parbery and a vision for Australian Dressage

December 8th, 2015 at 10:54 am Rebecca Ashton concludes her extraordinary series of articles with Australian dressage star, Brett Parbery. In this episode, Brett outlines his plan to turn around the future of Australian dressage…. Continue reading Read Article

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Working with Lisa Wilcox and Ernst Hoyos – Part One

December 3rd, 2015 at 3:09 pm Put simply, Ernst Hoyos is a genius - the most exciting rider/trainer in the world of dressage today. Here is a man who has emerged from the oldest tradition of classical riding, with something new to say about the art of training dressage horses. Continue reading Read Article

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QLD Festival of Dressage

November 19th, 2015 at 8:06 am What a lovely task it is to report on people supporting each other in sport. As it was last month with Brett Parbery and The Book Club in the Southern Highlands, so it is this month with the Queensland Festival of Dressage... Continue reading Read Article

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Simply Brilliant – Steffen Peters at Equitana – Part Two

November 13th, 2015 at 4:28 pm The crowd at Equitana presented a unique sort of challenge to any horse’s temperament, in that they are a study in perpetual motion, coming and going at seemingly random intervals... Continue reading Read Article

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Rodney Martin – Young Horse Maker

November 6th, 2015 at 12:54 pm Rodney Martin is a quiet achiever. You don’t see him spruiking his wares on social media and he also has a life outside of the horse world, that of a hairdresser. But Rodney is always there in the young horse ring, accumulating ribbons, trophies and titles. Add to that the fact that he trained the auction record-breaking sale horse Dante at the famous PSI Auctions earlier this year and you get the idea that Rodney is no one horse wonder. Continue reading Read Article

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Simply Brilliant – Steffen Peters at Equitana

October 30th, 2015 at 3:08 pm I was wondering just how Steffen Peters would go as an Equitana super Masterclass star… when I saw him operate in Sydney a few years back, I was impressed by how quiet the guy was. He was using a mike and head-sets to communicate with his riders, and I had to sit right next to him to catch his words. Continue reading Read Article

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