Articles tagged as : Dressage

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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Why is Lameness so common in Dressage Horses?

August 6th, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Dressage is supposed to be a series of gymnastic exercises that makes the horse healthier, sounder… why then are there so many problems with lameness? Dr Robin Bell, the Australian Dressage Team Veterinarian, looks at the problem…   What is required of a dressage horse? The FEI rules state that the object of dressage is…[More]

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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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