Dressage

IAHP Rider of the Month – November

November 2nd, 2016 at 11:48 am Mary Warren had the weekend of her life at this year’s Australian Dressage Championships. Successfully competing her eight year old Mindarah Park Raphael in the FEI Young Rider CDI-Y classes, she went on to pleasantly shock us all by winning the Saturday night Willinga Park Grand Prix CDI-W Freestyle with a score of 71% on her 13 year old stallion (and Raphael’s Dad) Mindarah Park Ramadan. Because that wasn’t enough pressure for the 18 year old, she also sat her HSC maths exam in-between tests! Continue reading Read Article

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Understanding the German Training System with Christoph Hess

at 11:37 am Christoph Hess is the coaching and training co-ordinator German Equestrian Federation education unit in Warendorf. Christoph is also an international FEI judge. He is generous in sharing his time and knowledge and provided the following simple explanation of that crucial … Continue reading Read Article

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Making contact… Stefan Wolff in Australia

at 9:13 am With contact being the main point of discussion, it can only mean one thing. We must be at a Stefan Wolff clinic. The young German trainer, a regular to our southern shores for many years now, was back at Lesley-Ann Taylor’s property making sure this important concept was being well understood by Australian riders. Continue reading Read Article

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The dressage competitions of the Bundeschampionate…

October 5th, 2016 at 9:42 am Thomas Hartwig reports from the Bundeschampionate... Continue reading Read Article

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From the Archives: An Eye for a Horse

September 28th, 2016 at 3:07 pm Here we have three Arab bred horses, all looking to a career in dressage. We asked Malcolm Barns who has had enormous success in the dressage area with Arabian bred horses - first with Rami - then on Christopher - to give his expert opinion. Continue reading Read Article

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Miguel Tavora – Horseman, Thinker, Teacher…

at 3:06 pm Miguel Tavora is a rare combination. A teacher who is happy to get on the pupil’s horse and ride, and a rider who has a rich theoretical knowledge of the classics of equestrian art – aided in no small way by his ability to read the classics in English, French or Portuguese... Continue reading Read Article

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Stefan Wolff on Changes…

at 3:06 pm Stefan’s lectures have become a popular event when he comes to give his clinics, and this time was no different. Hosted by Dianne White at her property at Agnes Banks, the subject was Development of Flying Changes... Continue reading Read Article

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From the Archives: Reiner Klimke – the way forward for Dressage Judging

at 3:06 pm Roslyn Neave remembers: THM was privileged to interview Reiner Klimke on several occasions, this time at Frankfurt Show in 1998. The interviews were always arranged for us by Dr Klimke’s elder son, Rolf, and the Klimke family remains dear friends … Continue reading Read Article

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The Riding Masters – Dr Wolfgang Holzel

September 23rd, 2016 at 10:07 am Wolfgang Holzel was a great teacher and theoretician, and a stalwart defender of the Training Scale... Continue reading Read Article

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THM Exclusive: Carl Hester De-Brief

September 2nd, 2016 at 11:16 am Chris Hector caught up with Carl Hester at Rio... Continue reading Read Article

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Maree Tomkinson takes a lesson with Susanne Miesner

August 22nd, 2016 at 12:31 pm Poor Maree Tomkinson, you would have a thought a lesson with a top German professional rider-trainer-author-educator, would be a breeze. A wonderful opportunity to sit looking pretty on some superbly educated beastie with all his buttons firmly in place... but Susanne Miesner is too subtle for that... Continue reading Read Article

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Sitting in on another clinic with Jeremy Steinberg

August 8th, 2016 at 3:20 pm Last month we featured an interview with Jeremy conducted by Rebecca Ashton, now join Rebecca and sit in on a clinic watching the man do what he does best... Continue reading Read Article

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