Dressage

Ton de Ridder at Dressage and Jumping with the Stars

February 16th, 2017 at 3:51 pm Will Ton de Ridder be re-appointed to guide the Australian Dressage Team - we look back to Ton's master class in 2010... Continue reading Read Article

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Lisa Wilcox – When there is a will…

February 14th, 2017 at 4:39 pm Words by Chris Hector and photos by Roz Neave When Lisa Wilcox was based at the Vorwerk stud in Germany, it was always an inspiration to visit and see her working with the stallions, share a visit… The German dressage … Continue reading Read Article

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Meet the Saddleworld Horse of the Month – Diamantina

February 10th, 2017 at 10:56 am Meet the inaugural Saddleworld Horse of the Month, Maree Tomkinson’s Diamantina. Maree has taken the mare all the way from Young Horse classes to representing Australia at the WEG in Normandy: “We purchased Diamantina in 2006 from Johannes Westendarp whilst … Continue reading Read Article

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Jean Bemelmans: A 1993 interview

February 9th, 2017 at 3:53 pm Little did I guess back in 1993, when I first met him, that twenty three years later, I would still count this mega-talented dressage trainer as a friend – Jean Bemelmans is one of those special people who make you … Continue reading Read Article

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Paul Belasik: Why are fundamental problems persisting in elite dressage? Part Three

February 7th, 2017 at 11:45 am In the video Classical Versus Classique, Christoph Hess, head of the training department of the German National Equestrian Federation e.V., teaches a demonstration lesson. He extolls the rhythm of the horse and gives his ideas on proper form in piaffe … Continue reading Read Article

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BundesChamps Seminar to end all Seminars – Six and Five Year Olds

February 5th, 2017 at 6:26 pm The Seminar to end all Seminars – We last looked at the Basics with younger Dressage Horses. We move on to the Five and Six Year Olds, with some very special riders, horses, and trainers, in Warendorf… Kathrin and Rassolino The … Continue reading Read Article

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A Princess Nathalie Clinic…

January 30th, 2017 at 4:17 pm When young Showjumping rider, Megan Joyce lined up for her lesson with dressage trainer, and international top ten competitor, Princess Nathalie zu Wittgenstein, who better to send to record the interaction, than top showjumping coach, Michelle Strapp... Continue reading Read Article

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Paul Belasik: Why are fundamental problems persisting in elite dressage? Part Two

January 23rd, 2017 at 10:41 am ‘The hind legs stayed out behind, the hollow back seemingly locked down in all the work.’ In an effort to understand and explain the persistence of certain fundamental problems in elite dressage, I have written a short series of articles. … Continue reading Read Article

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Teaching with Touch – Linda Tellington-Jones and the TEAM method

January 17th, 2017 at 10:14 am Linda Tellington-Jones… Fake or Genius? There have been horse wizards since the birth of time. The whisperers, the Circus Professors, the legendary tamers who could work marvels with rogue horses… but when the show is finished, have they left anything … Continue reading Read Article

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At home with (three fifths of) the Family Rothenberger…

January 16th, 2017 at 4:14 pm A visit to the family Rothenberger is a stimulating experience on about half a dozen levels. Just walking around the magnificent Gestüt Erlenhof is quite thrilling - this is one of Germany’s great historic stud farms... Continue reading Read Article

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Paul Belasik – Why are fundamental problems persisting in elite dressage?

January 13th, 2017 at 2:37 pm In part one of this series with Paul Belasik, Paul looks into why the fundamental problems in elite dressage are still persisting... Continue reading Read Article

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Priorities in Training…

January 11th, 2017 at 3:42 pm Portuguese trained FEI dressage master, Miguel Tavora considers the equestrian chicken or the egg dilemma… Which comes first – rhythm or balance? The German training scale is: Rhythm, Losgelassenheit, Contact Schwung and Collection, as defined in The Principles of Riding, the official handbook … Continue reading Read Article

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