06/09/2017
Opinions

To paraphrase Dickens, “It was the best of events, it was the worst of events”. August 2017 saw two major senior level dressage events: the European Championships in Gothenburg and the final stage of the CDIO Nations Cup at Hickstead. The first went off largely without hitch and people round the...

20/06/2017
Editorial

At the 2017 CDIO Uggerhalne, Australian Tristan Tucker got eliminated from the test after he patted his horse Jewel's Sir Weihbach behind the saddle and on the back during the final extended trot on the diagonal. Judge at C Gotthilf Riexinger based the elimination on the rule that a rider is not...

06/06/2017
Opinions

Edward Gal's international Grand Prix debut on his young super star Zonik was the ideal opportunity to check if judging at the highest level has progressed over the past few years. Each time a super star, diva rider goes into the arena - no matter Dutch, German, British, American - they get...

20/04/2017
Opinions

At the 2017 CDI-W 's Hertogenbosch, Patrick van der Meer and Zippo were eliminated from the Grand Prix because the judge at C, Annette Fransen-Iacobaeus, considered the horse unlevel. Van der Meer did not object to the elimination as he thought his horse bled from the mouth. Afterwards the judge...

20/12/2016
Opinions

Our guest columnist of the week is regular contributor David Stickland of Global Dressage Analytics who weighs in on the new format for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. The format has undergone several drastic changes which...

23/08/2016
Opinions

I was quite intrigued by the article I read on dressage in the International New York Times on my flight back home from 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. NY Times author James Hill presented a simplistic and almost derogatory view on our sport with a touch of so called humour. While there...

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