Tag Archives: Dressage

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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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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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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Jeremy Steinberg – Putting it into practice

April 11th, 2016 at 4:46 pm Story and photos by Rebecca Ashton Okay you loved Jeremy’s explosive interview last month (you were not alone, the web story went ballistic internationally, and filled dressage forums the world over) – this month sit in and watch the man … Continue reading Read Article

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Sönke & Sven Rothenberger – Family dressage…

April 9th, 2016 at 3:10 pm We were sitting in the gardens of the Royal School in Jerez, after Sönke Rothenberger had won both the Grand Prix and the Special in very grand style. I reminded Sven that when I had interviewed him many years ago, he expressed the opinion that there was more to life than dressage, and when his kids asked him, what have you done? Continue reading Read Article

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Brett Parbery – On the road to Rio

April 8th, 2016 at 3:51 pm Brett Parbery made a strong bid for Games selection at the first CDI of the year. After a somewhat disappointing 7th in the Grand Prix with his Olympic contender, Weltmieser, the pair improved to be second in the Special and … Continue reading Read Article

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The Classical Principles live on… training with Ingrid Klimke

March 30th, 2016 at 4:52 pm It’s fairly amazing that when the sport of eventing is dominated by riders like Michael Jung, Ingrid Klimke and Sandra Auffarth, that there is still a line of thought, thankfully sinking into the mists of ancient history, that dressage is not good for cross country. Not surprisingly, it is not a theory Ingrid Klimke agrees with… Continue reading Read Article

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A Right Royal Lesson

March 29th, 2016 at 4:34 pm Chris Hector sits in while Princess Nathalie helps Gitte Donvig and Port Said improve their Grand Prix performance, and there’s plenty of wisdom for us all… Continue reading Read Article

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