Articles tagged as : Dressage

Sancette is back on track for Lyon

April 2nd, 2014 at 4:08 pm

After an extremely stressful start things seem to be back on track for the World Cup final. Sancette’s foot has recovered nicely and he is back in work and feeling very energetic. He has been such a good patient but was so happy for me to be back in the saddle again, testing me out…[More]

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Mary Hanna reports from Europe

March 24th, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Australian Dressage rider Mary Hanna has recently left Australia with the aim to ride Sancette at the World Cup Final in Lyon. For THM she keeps an exclusive blog, updating us on her progress overseas: We arrived to a beautiful crisp but sunny day. Unusual for this time of year, but nevertheless a welcome start….[More]

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Behind the scenes – Australian Dressage Championships

November 22nd, 2013 at 12:45 pm

THE GROOMS Sally Rizzuto and Celeste Amezdroz had nine horses to prepare for 25 tests over seven levels during the weekend, including their own horses, where they picked up ribbons in the five-year-old and medium classes. How do they keep Team Dierks running so smoothly? “It’s our vegan diet…and the coffee machine that we brought…[More]

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Vale Lauries Crusador – A Legend lives on

October 25th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

We recently received the news of Lauries Crusador passing on after a colic, at the ripe age of 28. He is believed to be the most influential TB stallion for Hanoverian breeding. Born in 1985, Lauries Crusador raced as a 2 and 3-year-old in England. In his first season he raced six times and won…[More]

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Vale – Owen ‘Doc’ Matthews

June 28th, 2013 at 9:55 am

  We have just received news that the pioneer exponent of dressage to music, Owen ‘Doc’ Matthews has died, we re-print this tribute written by Mary Hanna in 2010 in memory of him Doc Matthews -  A man ahead of his time… Mary Hanna writes about the moment when her life was turned around. Every…[More]

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A Photographer’s View of Dressage

March 13th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Story and Photos: Roz Neave The dressage photographer has a privileged position arena-side: right there with the judges – perhaps with a better view at ground level – and the advantage of a lens that lets you see and feel what is going on between horse and rider. I’ve been photographing the world’s best dressage…[More]

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Tim Collins – A lesson with Miguel Tavora

September 28th, 2012 at 1:11 pm

There is always something quietly calming about watching Miguel Tavora teach, and it is not entirely surprising since Miguel comes from a Portuguese school of horsemanship that valued elegance and lightness, learning and grace. Miguel – or to give him his correct title, Major Tavora – was a student and later an instructor at the…[More]

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Vidauban CDI: a success for Mary Hanna

February 28th, 2012 at 4:33 am

In the lead-up to the London Olympics, Mary Hanna headed down to the south of France to compete in the Vidauban CDI – the last series of competitions that will count towards Olympic qualification. Joined by Hayley Beresford and Brett Parbery, Mary led the Aussie contingent on her two horses Sancette and Umbro. Mary rode…[More]

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Bettering the Basics with Anna-Sophie

February 23rd, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Gracious host and seriously competitive Queensland rider, Dean Izzard, seems to be on a mission to instil classic German training in Queensland riders. Dean’s involvement with the Hanoverian Society, and his connections with some of the best riders at the Hanoverian Auctions in Germany, has seen Jörn Kubelke, and more recently, Anna-Sophie Fiebelkorn, grace our…[More]

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Steffen Peters’ new ride scores over 80% on debut!

January 17th, 2012 at 12:33 am

With a score of 80.213% Steffen Peters rode his new horse, Legolas (Laomedon x Florestan II x Profi) to second place in his very first competition. They competed at the Thermal CDN Grand Prix in California, USA, where they were only beaten by Steffen’s other Grand Prix ride, Ravel, on a score of 80.426%. Steffen…[More]

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