The end of the Cold War between the East and West was officially finalised with the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989. Not only was this an end of prejudice relationship and hatred between the capitalist and communist world, but it also meant the union between east and west Germany.
"It is obvious that more people are eager to try this, but they simply can't manage to do it. It's only possible if you refuse to see each other as competition and are willing to help one another." German Ulla salzgeber and Heike Kemmer have become an almost inseperable duo the last two years.
Ronaldo, Sandro Hit, Rubioso N, Rohdiamant, four shooting star Oldenburger dressage horses who made headlines in past and present. Bundeschampionate victories, World Championship titles and international stallion show trophies are attached to their names thanks to the advanced show and training skills of their German riders.
Birgitt van der Eyken is back in business with a superb stallion named Landioso. In the spring she was already commissioned the position as co-chef d'equipe of the Dutch pony dressage team and only few weeks later she purchased a new Grand Prix horse.
There is much ado about this pair lately, Gonnelien Rothenberger-Gordijn and Leonardo da Vinci. With Gestion Silvano N being out of shape and possibly losing his position as fourth horse in the Dutch Olympic Dressage Team, a team place has been opened and Rothenberger is poised to grab it.
While Belgium is screaming for good quality horses, dressage riders from Australian claim victory with products from this modest country known for its chocolates and "french" fries. Former Australian Grand Prix dressage champion Mary Hanna is currently wielding the axe on the young dressage horse show scene.