Dressage

Proofstones: Precious Jewels of Horse Preparation

March 31st, 2016 at 4:13 pm Proof-stones, steps along the training scale, a way for the rider to check that his or her horse is on the right path... Continue reading Read Article

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The Classical Principles live on… training with Ingrid Klimke

March 30th, 2016 at 4:52 pm It’s fairly amazing that when the sport of eventing is dominated by riders like Michael Jung, Ingrid Klimke and Sandra Auffarth, that there is still a line of thought, thankfully sinking into the mists of ancient history, that dressage is not good for cross country. Not surprisingly, it is not a theory Ingrid Klimke agrees with… Continue reading Read Article

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A Right Royal Lesson

March 29th, 2016 at 4:34 pm Chris Hector sits in while Princess Nathalie helps Gitte Donvig and Port Said improve their Grand Prix performance, and there’s plenty of wisdom for us all… Continue reading Read Article

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It’s all in the hands… Herr Kukuk

March 22nd, 2016 at 4:29 pm There's magic in the air, magic that makes an old man dance his way around the indoor, teaching young horses an art as old as horsemanship. Herr Kukuk is 74 years young, for sixty years he has worked with horses, 51 of them at the Westfalien State Stud, and now at Ulrich Kasselmann's PSI dressage stables he combines his years of experience with an enthusiasm that is as fresh as the new day. Continue reading Read Article

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Perfect Partnership – Kathrin and Hans-Heinrich Meyer zu Strohen

March 21st, 2016 at 4:33 pm I am an unabashed total fan of the German trainer, Hans-Heinrich Meyer zu Strohen and his rider wife, Kathrin. For me, they are the perfect example of how great training and riding can be elegant, simple and horse friendly. Continue reading Read Article

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Talking Dressage with Carl Hester

March 11th, 2016 at 3:00 pm Catch up with Carl Hester at the Jerez CDI and find out where he and Charlotte are on the road to Rio... Continue reading Read Article

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Charlotte to join Royal School at Jerez!

March 3rd, 2016 at 3:18 am BREAKING NEWS, British dressage star, Charlotte Dujardin to join Royal School in Jerez... Continue reading Read Article

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Jerez – Dressage blows hot and cold

February 29th, 2016 at 4:56 am Sit in on the action at the CDI in Jerez, super star, Valegro makes a re-appearance, and a new star, Cosmo, is born... Continue reading Read Article

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Malcolm Barns – Learning riding in Europe and Australia

February 19th, 2016 at 4:05 pm Malcolm Barns is one of the unsung heroes of Australian Dressage. A rider whose huge natural talent carried him to a win in Australia’s first ever Three Day Event over 50 years ago, and then saw him star in the show ring, and emerge as one of our first serious dressage competitors. Malcolm also possessed the insight that to really learn his art he needed to travel, and to travel to the home of dressage – Germany. Continue reading Read Article

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Rafael Soto – It’s all about the balance

February 18th, 2016 at 2:04 pm It’s easy to put people in neat little pigeonholes, as in, Rafael Soto, oh yes, the Spanish guy, master of in hand work and piaffe… Well yes, Rafael is all of the above, but he’s a lot lot more: a multiple Olympian, a competition trainer who works with the world’s best, and the official trainer to the Spanish Dressage Team… Continue reading Read Article

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Working with Lisa Wilcox and Ernst Hoyos – Part 2

February 12th, 2016 at 2:56 pm Fourteen years later every word still makes sense - Ernst Hoyos works with Lisa Wilcox and the stallion that took her to Jerez, Relevant... Continue reading Read Article

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Talking dressage with Leonie Bramall

February 11th, 2016 at 4:13 pm Leonie Bramall is a thinker as well as an insightful and educated rider, it is a powerful combination. Last time she came to Australia, I wrote up her lesson, more or less word for word, as I was so impressed with her subtle, inside-the-mind-of-the-rider teaching style. Continue reading Read Article

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