Dressage

Sydney CDI – Australia’s Premier Dressage Event…

May 5th, 2016 at 1:50 pm There were plenty of bells, but fewer whistles, at this year’s Sydney CDI. I had not seen so many horses eliminated due to unevenness which strangely corresponded to Friday night in Deauville at the Para International where four Australian riders, amongst others, experienced a similar phenomenon. The Sydney event kicked off with the final Australian para Rio qualifier and I never stop being amazed at the drive and determination of these riders. Continue reading Read Article

Tags : Breaking News, Dressage No Comments »

 

Grace Kay looks for inspiration in Europe

April 28th, 2016 at 10:27 am Young Australian dressage rider, Grace Kay put her Marcus Oldham Scholarship to good use, not only enjoying the greatest show on earth - Aachen - but also visiting two of Europe’s great trainers. The first was the German master trainer (and breeder) Wolfram Wittig... Continue reading Read Article

Tags : Breaking News, Dressage No Comments »

 

Meet Maree’s new star – working with Princess Nathalie

April 26th, 2016 at 5:06 pm It’s nice to see that at least one of Australia’s elite dressage riders, Maree Tomkinson, has found time to train with one of the world’s most talented instructors, Princess Nathalie zu Sayn Wittgenstein. Continue reading Read Article

Tags : Breaking News, Dressage No Comments »

 

The Misunderstood Half Halt: The Alphabet of Riding

April 21st, 2016 at 2:17 pm Perhaps there is no single term in riding so used, so abused, and so confused as the expression: Half Halt! We asked German trained, New Zealand based, dressage expert CHRISTIAN THIESS to shed some light on this most important, and most puzzling, of the equestrian skills… Continue reading Read Article

Tags : Breaking News, Dressage 3 Comments »

 

Dressage with the Stars

April 20th, 2016 at 12:00 pm Watching the best rider and the best trainer in the world, working with their team, every day for ten days for three or so hours, is inspiring. Carl Hester’s views on self-carriage and how important it is to develop, and Carl and Charlotte demonstrating all the qualities of the dressage scale, are a joy to listen to and watch. When I stepped into the indoor at Werribee, I thought, I must use this privilege I have had. Continue reading Read Article

Tags : Breaking News, Dressage No Comments »

 

George Morris gives another dressage lesson to Ilse Schwarz – this time to a horse that is chronically late behind…

at 11:59 am Over the past few months, we have presented a couple of fascinating articles by US based, Aussie dressage rider, Ilse Schwarz about her lessons with great jumping coach George Morris... Continue reading Read Article

Tags : Breaking News, Dressage No Comments »

 

Jonny Hilberath – The Trainer’s Trainer

April 13th, 2016 at 5:21 pm There are some very flamboyant dressage trainers in this world who delight the multitude with their special tricks and unusual training routines, but thankfully there are many more like Jonny Hilberath, who just quietly get the job done… Continue reading Read Article

Tags : Breaking News, Dressage No Comments »

 

Jeremy Steinberg – Putting it into practice

April 11th, 2016 at 4:46 pm Story and photos by Rebecca Ashton Okay you loved Jeremy’s explosive interview last month (you were not alone, the web story went ballistic internationally, and filled dressage forums the world over) – this month sit in and watch the man … Continue reading Read Article

Tags : Breaking News, Dressage 2 Comments »

 

IAHP – April Rider of the Month – Kristy Oatley

at 12:33 pm Kristy confirmed that she is well and truly in the running for a place in the Australian dressage team to go to Rio, with a 75% in the freestyle at one of Holland’s prestige World Cups – s’Hertogenbosch. This time … Continue reading Read Article

Tags : Breaking News, Dressage 2 Comments »

 

Doc Matthews – A man ahead of his time…

April 10th, 2016 at 3:52 pm Mary Hanna writes about the moment when her life was turned around… Every now and then we meet someone, or see something, that is truly inspirational. I would like to tell you about such a person, and an event that … Continue reading Read Article

Tags : Breaking News, Dressage 4 Comments »

 

Sönke & Sven Rothenberger – Family dressage…

April 9th, 2016 at 3:10 pm We were sitting in the gardens of the Royal School in Jerez, after Sönke Rothenberger had won both the Grand Prix and the Special in very grand style. I reminded Sven that when I had interviewed him many years ago, he expressed the opinion that there was more to life than dressage, and when his kids asked him, what have you done? Continue reading Read Article

Tags : Breaking News, Dressage 1 Comment »

 

Brett Parbery – On the road to Rio

April 8th, 2016 at 3:51 pm Brett Parbery made a strong bid for Games selection at the first CDI of the year. After a somewhat disappointing 7th in the Grand Prix with his Olympic contender, Weltmieser, the pair improved to be second in the Special and … Continue reading Read Article

Tags : Breaking News, Dressage 1 Comment »