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Jonny Hilberath – The Trainer’s Trainer

April 13th, 2016 at 5:21 pm There are some very flamboyant dressage trainers in this world who delight the multitude with their special tricks and unusual training routines, but thankfully there are many more like Jonny Hilberath, who just quietly get the job done… Continue reading Read Article

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Proofstones: Precious Jewels of Horse Preparation

March 31st, 2016 at 4:13 pm Proof-stones, steps along the training scale, a way for the rider to check that his or her horse is on the right path... Continue reading Read Article

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Talking Dressage with Carl Hester

March 11th, 2016 at 3:00 pm Catch up with Carl Hester at the Jerez CDI and find out where he and Charlotte are on the road to Rio... Continue reading Read Article

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Talking dressage with Leonie Bramall

February 11th, 2016 at 4:13 pm Leonie Bramall is a thinker as well as an insightful and educated rider, it is a powerful combination. Last time she came to Australia, I wrote up her lesson, more or less word for word, as I was so impressed with her subtle, inside-the-mind-of-the-rider teaching style. Continue reading Read Article

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Grace & Miguel – the dance goes on…

January 5th, 2016 at 4:36 pm Grace Kay had meant to work with her emerging FEI horse Karingal Jamiroquai, but when she led him through the door of Miguel Tavora’s indoor, we all let out a little groan. The chestnut was lame. Continue reading Read Article

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Climbing the Classical Pyramid – Step 7

June 30th, 2015 at 11:35 am Well folks we’re there. Together we have now reached the summit of the Classical Dressage Training Pyramid, and what a journey it has been. Each month you have followed the progress of six horse and rider combinations as they have worked their way through the training levels of classical dressage. Continue reading Read Article

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Climbing the Classical Pyramid – Step 6

at 10:46 am Greetings and congratulations on your intellectual perseverance, for you have finally arrived at the top of the classical dressage training pyramid: collection. Collection is truly the ultimate prize for the dedicated and disciplined. Continue reading Read Article

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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 brilliance in front of you… Continue reading Read Article

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Contact, and how to get it…

May 28th, 2015 at 9:33 am Why are we so obsessed with contact when it is just one of the many qualities we are looking for in a ‘well dressed’ riding horse? Continue reading Read Article

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Tanase Peckham & Winterstern – Working with Stefan Wolff

May 27th, 2015 at 3:48 pm Our latest series with the German dressage trainer, Stefan Wolff started with a Grand Prix horse, then a Prix St Georges horse, and now we finish our working session with a Medium level horse, Tanase Peckham’s five-year-old Winterstern. Continue reading Read Article

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