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Climbing the Classical Pyramid – Step 2

July 15th, 2013 at 11:44 am

The Mitavite Ultimate Masterclass Story – Karen Hosie   Pix – Tricia Osborne & Jennifer Hubbard Welcome back to part two of this seven-part series covering the three day Ultimate Master Class with Olympic rider and trainer, Steffen Peters and sports psychologist Jonah Oliver. In this series THM are following six horse and rider combinations as…[More]

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Climbing the Classical Pyramid – Step 1

June 25th, 2013 at 9:45 am

The Mitavite Ultimate Masterclass Story – Karen Hosie   Pix – Tricia Osborne & Jennifer Hubbard It was a bold move: bringing together, for the first time in Australia, a holistic approach to dressage coaching with body and mind working together. Steffen Peters opened the Master Class turning the usual equitation equation on its head: “So…[More]

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A Photographer’s View of Dressage

March 13th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Story and Photos: Roz Neave The dressage photographer has a privileged position arena-side: right there with the judges – perhaps with a better view at ground level – and the advantage of a lens that lets you see and feel what is going on between horse and rider. I’ve been photographing the world’s best dressage…[More]

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Dressage with Altitude

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Welcoming new sponsors, elite combinations and Olympic level judges, ThinLine Dressage with Altitude CDI 3* had success written all over it! Maintaining its boutique style and relaxed, friendly atmosphere, DWA continued to impress spectators and competitors alike.  Owned by John and Bev Healey, the venue, Bradgate Park with its breathtaking views of the surrounding hills…[More]

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Anna-Sophie Fiebelkorn and Benicio – instant fascination!

February 14th, 2013 at 10:08 am

Christopher Hector interviewed Anna-Sophie Fiebelkorn after her win at the 2011 Bundeschampionat. Read on to learn about this charming dressage rider…

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Training young horses in Germany with Ralf Kornprobst

January 30th, 2013 at 12:58 pm

It has been 15 years since I first met Ralf Kornprobst. He was the bereiter at Rudolf Zeilingerʼs yard just outside of Bremen when I went there to train. He was a good rider then; heʼs a great rider now.

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Kyra Takes a Masterclass

January 23rd, 2013 at 1:15 pm

“Problems We Can Fix” with Kyra Kyrklund, by Susan Mackenzie   Last year our esteemed Editor, Christopher Hector titled his Equitana Dressage Masterclass story “What Went Wrong?” With freaked-out horses, shy and non-responsive riders and horses that didn’t show much improvement, it wasn’t much of a success. Christopher vowed he wouldn’t go to the masterclass…[More]

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Starting Out, Starting Right – Watching Miguel Tavora teach…

October 29th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Miguel Tavora, or to give him his full title, Major Miguel Tavora, Master of Equitation, is known world-wide as a brilliant teacher of the higher movements but join me as he works with two youngsters, and you will see that those displays of advanced brilliance are well and truly grounded in a method that starts…[More]

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Talking Dressage with Matthew Dowsley

October 23rd, 2012 at 2:01 pm

From The Horse Magazine Archives… For most spectators there’s a moment in time when a rider passes by and grasps your full attention. It may be the straightness of their back, the softness of their hands or the seemingly easy way they sit to an elevated extension. One rider who possess all of these traits…[More]

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Jean Bemelmans – finding the way for each horse

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From The Horse Magazine Archives… When we visited the outdoor training arena at the Gestut Wiesenhof, it was like an equestrian United Nations – an exciting mix of a Westfalien gelding, with an Austrian rider, a group of Trakehners ridden by a Dane, and several Spanish riders on their Andalusians but according to Jean, the…[More]

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Hayley Beresford – Making It

October 22nd, 2012 at 2:11 pm

From The Horse Magazine Archives… It’s a huge understatement to say it has been a big twelve months for Australian dressage rider, Hayley Beresford. Not only has she achieved the almost unprecedented feat of taking the first horse she ever trained to Grand Prix level to the Olympic Games, but she also married Kia Bullock,…[More]

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Tim Calkin takes a lesson with Miguel Tavora

October 19th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

From The Horse Magazine Archives… There is always something quietly calming about watching Miguel Tavora teach, and it is not entirely surprising since Miguel comes from a Portuguese school of horsemanship that valued elegance and lightness, learning and grace. Miguel – or to give him his correct title, Major Tavora – was a student and…[More]

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