Dressage

Harold the Horse

May 20th, 2016 at 2:30 pm Although Scott McKenna has had a successful dressage career on “normal” horses, riding up to Grand Prix with another young prospect about to start at the top level this year, he is possibly better known as the rider of Harold the Horse. Continue reading Read Article

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Exercise: What is the core and how do we find it?

at 2:18 pm We hear a lot about rider fitness these days, but do we really need to do any extra work aside from riding our horse? To control your horse, first you must be able to control yourself... Continue reading Read Article

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Creating the Gears with Hayley Beresford

at 10:55 am If you’ve been to any clinic in the last decade, you’ll know the recurring theme is changing the pace, within the pace, call it a half halt, forwards backwards, or simply an adjustment - it’s paramount to enhancing the horse’s natural movement. But if we all know this, why is it what visiting clinicians have to focus on again and again? Continue reading Read Article

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Chantal Wigan and the road to the top

at 10:41 am Chantal Wigan sort of crept up on the Australian dressage scene. While you can see most riders maturing as they work their way through State Champs and National Championships, Chantal did her hard yards in Europe, emerging from seemingly nowhere in the run up to the Beijing Games with a Grand Prix horse, and some impressive performances... Continue reading Read Article

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Anthony Pelling – Treading the Iberian dressage path

at 10:40 am Anthony Pelling was only 14 when he rode a canny old stallion in Portugal. Nuno Oliveira had trained the horse, his name was Dodge and he knew how to make a student’s life hell. Anthony’s muscles were sore and he was a long way from home but he wasn’t going to give up. Continue reading Read Article

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Bootcamp for Rebecca at Dressage Unravelled

at 10:39 am Adventurous pilates and dressage coach, Rebecca Ashton heads north to Dressage Unravelled… and she took the photos... Continue reading Read Article

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Dressage: A blood sport?

at 10:36 am A range of views on the dressage 'blood' controversy of 2011 Continue reading Read Article

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Rebecca Ashton talks about The Seat and how to get it…

at 10:31 am The rider's seat can be greatly improved with some simple exercises - Rebecca Ashton looks at the teachings of the Old Masters and relates them to modern pilates techniques... Continue reading Read Article

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Steffen Peters – Training from the bottom to the top…

at 10:28 am Steffen Peters is a great dressage competitor, but he is also a great coach, find out why... Continue reading Read Article

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The Half Halt – As elusive as a Unicorn!

at 10:13 am The half halt - every expert agrees that it is fundamental - but what is it??? Continue reading Read Article

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The Riding Masters – Jennie Loriston-Clarke

at 10:03 am We profile Jennie Loriston-Clark who laid the foundations of today's British dressage success... Continue reading Read Article

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Maria Caetano Couceiro – Dressage at Jerez

May 13th, 2016 at 3:24 pm Maria Caetano Couceiro is one of Portugal’s leading Grand Prix dressage riders. She comes from a distinguished tradition, her father Paulo Caetano is a fine bullfight rider... Continue reading Read Article

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