Dressage

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

May 20th, 2016 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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Unique Learning Opportunities in Warendorf

May 12th, 2016 at 5:38 pm Last month The-Seminar-to-end-all-Seminars at Warendorf took us through the Basics with the younger dressage horses. This month we move on to the Five and Six year olds, and travel right through to Grand Prix with some very special riders, trainers and horses… Continue reading Read Article

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Erica Taylor – Harmony & Rhythm

May 10th, 2016 at 8:17 pm Liz Duncan reflets on when she first meet Erica Taylor... Continue reading Read Article

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Charlotte Dujardin – Dressage at Jerez

May 6th, 2016 at 1:58 pm THM caught up with Charlotte at Jerez... Continue reading Read Article

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Sydney CDI – Australia’s Premier Dressage Event…

May 5th, 2016 at 1:50 pm There were plenty of bells, but fewer whistles, at this year’s Sydney CDI. I had not seen so many horses eliminated due to unevenness which strangely corresponded to Friday night in Deauville at the Para International where four Australian riders, amongst others, experienced a similar phenomenon. The Sydney event kicked off with the final Australian para Rio qualifier and I never stop being amazed at the drive and determination of these riders. Continue reading Read Article

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Grace Kay looks for inspiration in Europe

April 28th, 2016 at 10:27 am Young Australian dressage rider, Grace Kay put her Marcus Oldham Scholarship to good use, not only enjoying the greatest show on earth - Aachen - but also visiting two of Europe’s great trainers. The first was the German master trainer (and breeder) Wolfram Wittig... Continue reading Read Article

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Meet Maree’s new star – working with Princess Nathalie

April 26th, 2016 at 5:06 pm It’s nice to see that at least one of Australia’s elite dressage riders, Maree Tomkinson, has found time to train with one of the world’s most talented instructors, Princess Nathalie zu Sayn Wittgenstein. Continue reading Read Article

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The Misunderstood Half Halt: The Alphabet of Riding

April 21st, 2016 at 2:17 pm Perhaps there is no single term in riding so used, so abused, and so confused as the expression: Half Halt! We asked German trained, New Zealand based, dressage expert CHRISTIAN THIESS to shed some light on this most important, and most puzzling, of the equestrian skills… Continue reading Read Article

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