Dressage

The Basics of Dressage with Christian Thiess: Riding the horse into the outside rein

April 7th, 2017 at 4:16 pm Through engaging and bending the horse's inside hind leg, the rider will be able to influence and engage the horse's outside hind easier and therefore push the horse from behind into the bit. This will cause the horse to accept the bit. The horse is said to be 'in front of the rider's legs'. Continue reading Read Article

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Meet the Saddleworld Horse of the Month – Johnny Johnson to his friends

April 6th, 2017 at 4:32 pm Meet the Saddleworld Horse of the Month - Johnny Johnson. Johnny is the first Four Year Old to be Champion of Champions at DJWTS Continue reading Read Article

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The shoulder in with Christopher Bartle: Part Two

at 10:35 am Christopher Bartle continues his series helping you and your horse move into FEI level competition - in this article he discusses the shoulder in.. Continue reading Read Article

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Susanne Miesner and the threats to the German Principles…

March 30th, 2017 at 3:14 pm German dressage rider, trainer and theorist, Susanne Miesner discusses the threats to the classical principles - and the way to maintain them... Continue reading Read Article

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Showing the horse the way to the ground – with Christian Thiess

March 26th, 2017 at 5:04 pm The tests, or 'truth-stones', include the full halt, medium trot and piaffe, plus one test that has the advantage over all the others in that it can accompany the horse throughout his entire development… Showing the horse the way towards the ground. Continue reading Read Article

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Finding the Correct Way of Dressage Training with Stefan Wolff

March 23rd, 2017 at 11:03 am German professional Stefan Wolff trained with Klaus Balkenhol - and it shows! This gifted trainer is putting the classical principles into practice. Continue reading Read Article

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Stefan Wolff gives a lecture: Throughness

March 16th, 2017 at 11:27 am Story  and Photos – Rebecca Ashton Stefan Wolff on Throughness. As the Bereiter for Klaus Balkenhol, young Stefan got plenty of both. Klaus is a very practical straight forward sort of trainer, but he is also steeped in the German … Continue reading Read Article

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Sven Rothenberger – the ‘forgotten’ man of dressage…

March 13th, 2017 at 2:56 pm Birgit Popp interviews 25-year-old Sven Rothenberger 1992 has brought some highlights, with your marriage to the Dutch dressage rider Gonnelien Gordijn, you graduated as a Bachelor of Science from university and placed second  in the Volvo Dressage World Cup Final … Continue reading Read Article

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Dressage is simple and simply beautiful – Holland works with Germany…

March 10th, 2017 at 2:52 pm Once again, we watch Dutch master trainer, Johan Hamminga, and the enormously talented Jennifer Sekreve as they school their horses at home... Continue reading Read Article

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Young Dressage Horse Seminar Warendorf – Part 3

March 8th, 2017 at 4:52 pm Some of Germany's finest dressage riders and trainers assemble at Warendorf for one amazing seminar... Continue reading Read Article

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Working with Champ and Malcolm Barns – Part Two

March 3rd, 2017 at 5:03 pm In part one, we left Champ happily lunging with master dressage trainer, Malcolm Barns. This time, Samantha Bartlett is back in the saddle and Malcolm is happy with the quality of the work he is seeing... Continue reading Read Article

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Introducing Collection with Christopher Bartle: Part One

February 27th, 2017 at 10:47 am Christopher Bartle begins a series on dressage – covering elementary to FEI level movements, and you will find that he is as accomplished a dressage coach is he is an eventing coach… Christopher Bartle was seventh in the Grand Prix … Continue reading Read Article

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