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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 at last…[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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First you get your technique PERFECT

October 9th, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Chris Hector sits in on a working session with Lisa Wilcox and Ernst Hoyos: It’s been almost ten years since I last worked with Lisa Wilcox and Ernst Hoyos, but it took only seconds for me to remember what a special experience it is. Ernst brings to the world of competitive dressage, 29 years of…[More]

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Great riding tells its own story…

October 3rd, 2014 at 2:02 pm

All great trainers need that special rider, their ‘muse’ to make their teachings come to life, and Dutch master trainer, Johan Hamminga has found his muse in the mega-talented, Jennifer Sekreve. It was our privilege to watch Johan and Jennifer work together over two days at their training centre in one of the most beautiful…[More]

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Learning with Miguel Tavora and Grace Kay

September 23rd, 2014 at 4:23 pm

As I sit in the indoor school, I wonder in how many hundreds (thousands?) of similar schools around the world, the same scenario is being played out. The dance of horse and rider that is gymnastic training, the dialectic of teacher and student, that keeps this art alive… It’s relaxing and stimulating at the same…[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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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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