Dressage

Learning Laterals with Jean Bemelmans

January 19th, 2018 at 3:30 pm One of Europe's top dressage trainers, Jean Bemelmans, shares his techniques... Continue reading Read Article

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Making your own Grand Prix horse with Dorothee Schneider

January 18th, 2018 at 1:35 pm German dressage star, Dorothee Schneider talks about her Grand Prix horses - the ones she made herself... Continue reading Read Article

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Making Grand Prix Horses with Hubertus Schmidt

January 17th, 2018 at 2:23 pm Hubertus Schmidt is one of Germany's master dressage trainers, and he has produced many, many Grand Prix horses. In this interview, he explains what he looks for in a prospect Continue reading Read Article

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The Classical Tradition, the Training Scale Part Four: How old are our principles?

January 15th, 2018 at 3:04 pm This is the final in a four part series of articles that looks at the development of the principles of dressage training from the Greeks, through the Middle Ages and into the present. This article discusses the emergence of the German Training Scale. Continue reading Read Article

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Hubertus Schmidt at Frankfurt

January 10th, 2018 at 3:43 pm Hubertus Schmidt has long been regarded as a Dressage Master - now he has an exciting new horse... Continue reading Read Article

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The Classical Tradition – Part 3 – The Masters of the Nineteenth Century

January 8th, 2018 at 3:20 am In this third article of the series, we look at the development of the so-called 'classical' principles in the nineteenth century... Continue reading Read Article

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Rafael Soto: There are only two types of dressage

January 5th, 2018 at 3:11 pm Rafael Soto talks about dressage, and tells us there are only two types, good dressage and bad dressage... Continue reading Read Article

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Princess Nathalie and her new look Danes…

January 3rd, 2018 at 3:26 pm Princess Nathalie was one of the world's very top competitors, now she is moving into a new rôle as the trainer of the Danish team - and things are looking good... Continue reading Read Article

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Vale Miguel Tavora: 1943 – 2017

December 30th, 2017 at 12:39 pm Major D. Miguel de Lancastre e Tavora (Abrantes) was born in Portugal, son of the ninth Marquis and Marchioness of Abrantes. He started riding with Nuno Oliveira at eight years of age. He rode with Nuno until he was 18 … Continue reading Read Article

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Ton de Ridder – his life and times

at 10:52 am Ton de Ridder is the ultimate horse and rider manager, the trainer in the background, putting the finishing touches on some of the world's top horses, working with Maria Caetano - meet him... Continue reading Read Article

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Jonny Hilberath, a Masterclass.

December 29th, 2017 at 4:22 pm German dressage team coach, Jonny Hilberath takes a clinic, and Rebecca Ashton was there to bring you his words of wisdom... Continue reading Read Article

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Hubertus Schmidt on Classical Training

December 26th, 2017 at 6:48 pm Why Classical Training? Listen to Hubertus Schmidt: we have a book, and it says, this and this, that is the right way. It takes you all the way from the warm up – making the horse loose and supple, step by step to the next point to higher collection... Continue reading Read Article

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