Dressage

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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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