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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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Civilised Riding – George & Monica Theodorescu

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From The Horse Magazine Archives… Civilized Riding Chris Hector reports on a visit to Gestüt Lindenhof – home of George and Monica Theodorescu… George and Monica Theodorescu are cultured, refined people, and they ride and train just like that… On the morning we visit, George is wandering around with his long whip, dispensing carrots and…[More]

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Working with Stefan Wolff

October 18th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

From The Horse Magazine Archives… One of the many intriguing things about the equestrian art is that it is both simple, and complex, at the same time. Good training is really quite simple, but it only works when applied with great discipline, tact and subtlety – which is why real dressage instructors sometimes sound like…[More]

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Hubertus Schmidt on Classical Training

October 15th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

From The Horse Magazine Archives… In the debate about dressage training methods, there is one rider who is always identified as the carrier of the classical tradition, one rider whose soft and sympathetic riding style is held up as an example of the ‘correct’ way – and that rider / trainer is Hubertus Schmidt. Mr…[More]

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Dressage – the Bartle way…

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From The Horse Magazine Archives… Christopher Bartle’s method of training is mentally demanding for the rider, whilst challenging the horse athletically. The many exercises that make up Christopher’s own personal system are well-tested on his international dressage horses and eventers… and what’s more, they work! ANN-MAREE LOUREY sat in on a three-day clinic, while PETER…[More]

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