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Sancette is back on track for Lyon

April 2nd, 2014 at 4:08 pm

After an extremely stressful start things seem to be back on track for the World Cup final. Sancette’s foot has recovered nicely and he is back in work and feeling very energetic. He has been such a good patient but was so happy for me to be back in the saddle again, testing me out…[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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Helen Langehanenberg headed for OZ

December 6th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

This year’s guest at the PSI D&JWTS, Helen Langehanenberg comes fresh from her successes at the European Championships in Herning, where she lead the German team to a gold medal. When I caught up with her a week or so later at the Bundeschampionate, she was still glowing… “The European Dressage Championships at Herning were…[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 I’ve…[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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Climbing the Classical Pyramid – Step 3: Contact

July 26th, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Steffen and Jonah with this month’s ‘customers’ – Dolly Joyce and Roosendaal BFD Hello and welcome back to part three of the seven-part series covering the three day Ultimate Masterclass with Olympic rider and trainer, Steffen Peters and sports psychologist Jonah Oliver. As I’m sure you are all well aware THM have been…[More]

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Climbing the Classical Pyramid – Step 2

July 15th, 2013 at 11:44 am

The Mitavite Ultimate Masterclass Story – Karen Hosie   Pix – Tricia Osborne & Jennifer Hubbard Welcome back to part two of this seven-part series covering the three day Ultimate Master Class with Olympic rider and trainer, Steffen Peters and sports psychologist Jonah Oliver. In this series THM are following six horse and rider combinations as…[More]

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Climbing the Classical Pyramid – Step 1

June 25th, 2013 at 9:45 am

The Mitavite Ultimate Masterclass Story – Karen Hosie   Pix – Tricia Osborne & Jennifer Hubbard It was a bold move: bringing together, for the first time in Australia, a holistic approach to dressage coaching with body and mind working together. Steffen Peters opened the Master Class turning the usual equitation equation on its head: “So…[More]

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A Photographer’s View of Dressage

March 13th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Story and Photos: Roz Neave The dressage photographer has a privileged position arena-side: right there with the judges – perhaps with a better view at ground level – and the advantage of a lens that lets you see and feel what is going on between horse and rider. I’ve been photographing the world’s best dressage…[More]

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Dressage with Altitude

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Welcoming new sponsors, elite combinations and Olympic level judges, ThinLine Dressage with Altitude CDI 3* had success written all over it! Maintaining its boutique style and relaxed, friendly atmosphere, DWA continued to impress spectators and competitors alike.  Owned by John and Bev Healey, the venue, Bradgate Park with its breathtaking views of the surrounding hills…[More]

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