Articles tagged as : Dressage

The Great Dressage Trainers – Dr Uwe Schulten-Baumer

October 29th, 2014 at 3:47 pm

It has been often said that a lifetime is not long enough to learn everything about dressage. However the late Dr Schulten-Baumer must have been close to this goal. Here is a tribute written by Bernadette Faurie to Dr Schulten-Baumer in 1996.     When he was asked to stand up and expound his opinions…[More]

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Arlando and Diederik van Silfhout – the young stars of the Dutch WEG Team

September 17th, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Diederik and Arlando NH made their Grand Prix debut only at the beginning of 2014. Their results were good enough for the pair to be included in the Dutch B-team in March and soon after in the Dutch Olympic team. In May 2014 Arlando was contracted by the NOP, the Dutch Olympiad Horse Foundation and…[More]

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Take a lesson with a Champion

September 11th, 2014 at 12:40 pm

The German eventing riders seem to be the measure of all things eventing at the moment, Gold medals at the 2010 and 2014 WEG, 2011 and 2013 European Champs, and 2012 Olympic Games – need we say any more…? How about the opportunity to train with a Champion German eventer without flying across the globe?…[More]

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“I won’t give up”

August 28th, 2014 at 11:47 am

(Trying to beat Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro), Helen Langehanenberg said after her Silver medal winning ride on Damon Hill. “I believe in Dami and I’m very pleased with him today.” The pair had the unfortunate luck to compete directly after the British superstars, judges and spectators were still on a high from Charlotte’s test. Despite…[More]

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Mary is riding for her Life

August 27th, 2014 at 12:14 pm

Those were the words of the FEI TV presenters, one of them British Dressage rider Richard Davison, during last night’s broadcast of the Grand Prix. The presenters were clearly impressed by Mary Hanna and Sancette and even cheered the pair on for the last centre line, “Come on Mary!” Mary rode a very determined test,…[More]

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Bella Rose and Isabell Werth set the scene on Day Two

August 26th, 2014 at 6:31 pm

National Coach Monica Theodorescu smiles and waves her arms – she is happy, her most experienced team rider and the youngest team horse have delivered a beautiful Grand Prix test to begin Day Two of the Dressage Team Test. You wouldn’t know that Bella Rose is merely ten years old. The chestnut mare by Belissimo…[More]

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Germany in the provisional lead

August 25th, 2014 at 9:59 pm

Team Germany has started their quest for a medal with the strongest possible start. After the first 25 riders have completed their test, Fabienne Lütkemeier and D’Agostino and Kristina Sprehe with Desperados are in fourth and first place respectively. Fabienne was a last addition to the team following the scratching of Totilas. Both Fabienne and…[More]

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Great start for Team Australia

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Maree Tomkinson and Diamantina are the first Australian combination on Day 1 of the Grand Prix team competition. It is their first Championship competition and the pair does not have an easy start. Sensitive Diamantina does not like the tunnel leading into the huge stadium and shies away. Time is ticking, so Maree quickly switches…[More]

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Gary’s Toolbox – Dressage Training with Gary Lung

August 14th, 2014 at 4:42 pm

The forecast predicts one of the hottest days on record for Victoria; temperatures of up to 43 degrees. What a lovely day for a dressage clinic – not! So I am making my way to Yarra Junction to Adam Wootten’s Australian Sporting Equine Academy, very early in the morning. Most lessons are scheduled before lunchtime,…[More]

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Monica Theodorescu and the Future of German Dressage…

August 7th, 2014 at 3:39 pm

I’m not sure when we first started visiting Gestüt Lindenhof, but it has long been one of our favorite spots in Germany. This time it was the first time we’d been there since Georg Theodorescu died, but there was still the same calm, civilized feel to the establishment – but of course, since Georg’s daughter,…[More]

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