A couple of weeks ago Dutch equestrian journalist Dirk Willem Rosie wrote a weekly editorial titled "Melodrama". The headline sparked my interest because the subject matter was dressage related. Rosie described Patrik Kittel's reaction to his elimination at the CDI 5* Vidauban as melodrama as the rider called it "one of the saddest days in my life."
Our Guest columnist of the week is long-time Eurodressage contributor Silke Rottermann, who is renowned for her detailed history articles on the Greatest Oldies in dressage as well as in depth articles on classical dressage training.
IDRC secretary-general Wayne Channon is joining the debate on Eurodressage about the popularization of the dressage sport through the improvement of the judging system Responding to Stephen Clarke's letter to the editor on the high-low score scratch and David Stickland's proposal for a detailed "HiLo Drop"