Dressage

Exercise: What is the core and how do we find it?

May 20th, 2016 at 2:18 pm We hear a lot about rider fitness these days, but do we really need to do any extra work aside from riding our horse? To control your horse, first you must be able to control yourself... Continue reading Read Article

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Creating the Gears with Hayley Beresford

at 10:55 am If you’ve been to any clinic in the last decade, you’ll know the recurring theme is changing the pace, within the pace, call it a half halt, forwards backwards, or simply an adjustment - it’s paramount to enhancing the horse’s natural movement. But if we all know this, why is it what visiting clinicians have to focus on again and again? Continue reading Read Article

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Chantal Wigan and the road to the top

at 10:41 am Chantal Wigan sort of crept up on the Australian dressage scene. While you can see most riders maturing as they work their way through State Champs and National Championships, Chantal did her hard yards in Europe, emerging from seemingly nowhere in the run up to the Beijing Games with a Grand Prix horse, and some impressive performances... Continue reading Read Article

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Anthony Pelling – Treading the Iberian dressage path

at 10:40 am Anthony Pelling was only 14 when he rode a canny old stallion in Portugal. Nuno Oliveira had trained the horse, his name was Dodge and he knew how to make a student’s life hell. Anthony’s muscles were sore and he was a long way from home but he wasn’t going to give up. Continue reading Read Article

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Bootcamp for Rebecca at Dressage Unravelled

at 10:39 am Adventurous pilates and dressage coach, Rebecca Ashton heads north to Dressage Unravelled… and she took the photos... Continue reading Read Article

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Dressage: A blood sport?

at 10:36 am A range of views on the dressage 'blood' controversy of 2011 Continue reading Read Article

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The Riding Masters – Dietmar Specht

May 19th, 2016 at 7:30 pm All advanced work depends on one thing … the correct preparation. German expert Dietmar Specht, outlines a training sequence to make your horse supple, relaxed, rhythmic and confident. A program for every horse – Dressage, Showjumper, Campdrafter or Eventer – they’ll … Continue reading Read Article

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Maria Caetano Couceiro – Dressage at Jerez

May 13th, 2016 at 3:24 pm Maria Caetano Couceiro is one of Portugal’s leading Grand Prix dressage riders. She comes from a distinguished tradition, her father Paulo Caetano is a fine bullfight rider... Continue reading Read Article

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Unique Learning Opportunities in Warendorf

May 12th, 2016 at 5:38 pm Last month The-Seminar-to-end-all-Seminars at Warendorf took us through the Basics with the younger dressage horses. This month we move on to the Five and Six year olds, and travel right through to Grand Prix with some very special riders, trainers and horses… Continue reading Read Article

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Erica Taylor – Harmony & Rhythm

May 10th, 2016 at 8:17 pm Liz Duncan reflets on when she first meet Erica Taylor... Continue reading Read Article

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Charlotte Dujardin – Dressage at Jerez

May 6th, 2016 at 1:58 pm THM caught up with Charlotte at Jerez... Continue reading Read Article

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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

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