Dressage

Elena Petuschkova – World Dressage Champion

November 17th, 2014 at 9:55 am Every now and then you have the privilege of meeting one of the truly great exponents of the equestrian art - and it was indeed an honour to encounter a rider who seems to have captured the imagination of dressage enthusiasts the world over... Continue reading Read Article

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Dietmar Specht – The Dressage Masters

at 9:23 am All advanced work depends on one thing… the correct preparation. German expert Dietmar Specht, outlines a training sequence to make your horse supple, relaxed, rhythmic and confident. A program for every horse – Dressage, Showjumper, Campdrafter or Eventer – they’ll … Continue reading Read Article

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Christopher Bartle – At Lochinvar – Part 4

November 14th, 2014 at 4:39 pm One of the exercises the Christopher Bartle loves to see his pupils ride, and ride well, is the square. “In this exercise you are riding a square instead of a circle, so again what you are doing is getting the horse to accept the half-halt down the outside rein,” he says. Continue reading Read Article

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Christopher Bartle – At Lochinvar – Part 3

at 4:38 pm Christopher Bartle has clear-cut guidelines for the transition into canter and the work within the pace. Little changes in the basic principles, whether the horse is preparing for canter pirouette work or simply finding its balance on a 20m circle... Continue reading Read Article

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Christopher Bartle – The Masters

at 4:38 pm Chris Bartle is a very technical and theoretical teacher. Almost mathematical. He would never stand in the arena and just roar commands such as ‘push him, push him’ or ‘more, more’ as has been seen from various visiting ‘experts’. Continue reading Read Article

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Christopher Bartle – At Lochinvar – Part 2

at 4:38 pm In Part Two of our Clinic with Christopher Bartle, the international dressage rider-cum-international eventer continues our training in the art of improving our schooling. Words by ANN-MAREE LOUREY, pictures by PETER STOOP.After training us in the ways of creating and … Continue reading Read Article

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Christopher Bartle – At Lochinvar – Part 1

at 4:33 pm 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! Continue reading Read Article

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Brianna Burgess – training with Monica Theodorescu

at 4:16 pm Visiting Brianna Burgess training with Monica Theodorescu, Chris Hector and Roz Neave   I always thought the combination of young Australian dressage rider, Brianna Burgess, and German dressage star, Monica Theodorescu, would be magic, simply because Brianna is a very … Continue reading Read Article

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Arena-side with Martina Hannöver – Part 1

at 3:42 pm Sit back and watch as a top professional dressage trainer begins her day... Continue reading Read Article

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Rafael Soto Andrade – passing on the knowledge, keeping the link alive

November 7th, 2014 at 2:47 pm It really is one of the great pleasures in life to sit and watch a gifted trainer work with enthusiastic and dedicated and TALENTED young riders. Thus it was at Victoria’s Jesmond Dene, with visiting trainer, Rafael Soto and two … Continue reading Read Article

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Alie Schoenberg – Freestyle Magician

October 31st, 2014 at 3:26 pm It's sometimes this way, sometimes that. Sometimes music offers certain movements and ideas. When the music gets big, this is always the opportunity for an extended trot or canter... Continue reading Read Article

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New Stars: Sven Rothenberger and Weyden

at 2:11 pm Mr Stahlecker is 70 years old, he runs a factory with 2000 people working for him. He is a really straight and brave man. His daughter rode Weyden... Continue reading Read Article

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