Dressage

A Judge Helps Out…

July 23rd, 2015 at 1:42 pm American dressage judge, Lilo Fore works with some of Australia's top dressage riders at her recent clinic... Continue reading Read Article

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Sitting in the Hall… watching great training – Part Three

July 9th, 2015 at 9:33 am Gotcha, or to give him his full title, Gotcha-Utopia (since he is out of the famed Utopia line of mares) is a licensed KWPN stallion. He is by Ziesto, who suddenly became Glock’s Ziesto when the Glocks purchased Edward Gal and Hans Peter Minderhoud and set about buying ponies for them to ride. Ziesto is by Lancet, who was an international Grand Prix horse with Imke Schellekens-Bartels and then Emma Hindle. Continue reading Read Article

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Climbing the Classical Pyramid – Step 7

June 30th, 2015 at 11:35 am Well folks we’re there. Together we have now reached the summit of the Classical Dressage Training Pyramid, and what a journey it has been. Each month you have followed the progress of six horse and rider combinations as they have worked their way through the training levels of classical dressage. Continue reading Read Article

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Climbing the Classical Pyramid – Step 6

at 10:46 am Greetings and congratulations on your intellectual perseverance, for you have finally arrived at the top of the classical dressage training pyramid: collection. Collection is truly the ultimate prize for the dedicated and disciplined. Continue reading Read Article

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Simone Pearce – Out of Nowhere?

June 25th, 2015 at 2:35 pm I must confess I hadn’t heard of twenty-four-year-old Simone Pearce until she popped up on my Facebook, inviting me to ‘like’ her page, which I did. It’s a starry sort of page, with some very glamorous photos, some even have horses in them. Continue reading Read Article

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Sitting in the hall, watching great training – Part Two

June 17th, 2015 at 2:07 pm We are visiting our friends, Johan Hamminga and Jennifer Sekreve in Holland. Outside it is freezing cold, inside you don’t notice the temperature because you are too focused on the brilliance in front of you… Continue reading Read Article

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A Dressage Kaleidoscope at the Sydney CDI

June 1st, 2015 at 9:36 am The winners, Brett Parbery and DP Weltmieser Words by Christopher Hector & Rebecca Ashton and Photos by Roz Neave & Rebecca Ashton Christopher (Grumpy Old Man) Hector hits the outrage button at the Grand Prix: It really should have been … Continue reading Read Article

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Contact, and how to get it…

May 28th, 2015 at 9:33 am Why are we so obsessed with contact when it is just one of the many qualities we are looking for in a ‘well dressed’ riding horse? Continue reading Read Article

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Tanase Peckham & Winterstern – Working with Stefan Wolff

May 27th, 2015 at 3:48 pm Our latest series with the German dressage trainer, Stefan Wolff started with a Grand Prix horse, then a Prix St Georges horse, and now we finish our working session with a Medium level horse, Tanase Peckham’s five-year-old Winterstern. Continue reading Read Article

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Stefan Wolff – The Art of Training

at 11:34 am Join us once again at Clemens and Judy Dierks’ Dressage Training Stables for another training session with young German trainer, Stefan Wolff... Continue reading Read Article

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Nadia Coghlan – Australian Grand Prix Champion

at 11:31 am Nadia studied dressage in Germany and came home to Australia to win the national title... Continue reading Read Article

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Jean Bemelmans & a road well traveled… Part One

May 26th, 2015 at 2:53 pm Jean Bemelmans is a one of the world's most respected dressage coaches - coach of the Spanish team, now the French team, Jean is also an original thinker... Continue reading Read Article

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