Tag Archives: Classical Principles

Klaus Balkenhol and the correct way of training a horse…

June 28th, 2017 at 3:05 pm Klaus Balkenhol shows just what correct, classical training can achieve... Continue reading Read Article

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Chris Hector takes a lesson with Tina Wommelsdorf

April 19th, 2017 at 1:38 pm We published this story back in 1986, it is a sobering thought that 30 years down the track, the same fundamental problem shows itself over and over again in the dressage arena… You’ve probably witnessed the conversation a hundred times. … 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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Dressage Training with Johan Hamminga and Jennifer Sekreve

February 23rd, 2017 at 10:47 am Johan Hamminga is one of the world's great dressage trainers, a trainer who follows a logical, progressive system of training - and in Jennifer Sekreve, he has a rider who puts those principles sweetly into action... Continue reading Read Article

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Uberstreichen: The Fine Tuning Before the Concert

April 1st, 2016 at 3:43 pm Dressage trainer, Christian Thiess talks about Uberstreichen... Continue reading Read Article

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2015 World Young Dressage Horse Finals – Outrage in the Five Year Olds!

August 9th, 2015 at 6:43 pm Great horses, some great riding and some dodgy judging at the World Young Dressage horse champs and Andreas Helgstrand in huge controversy... Continue reading Read Article

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Johan Hamminga: Sitting in the hall, watching great training – Part Two

June 17th, 2015 at 2:07 pm We are visiting our friends, Johan Hamminga and Jennifer Sekreve in Holland. Outside it is freezing cold, inside you don’t notice the temperature because you are too focused on the dressage brilliance in front of you… Continue reading Read Article

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