Shooting stars on the international dressage scene are the Swedish combination Emma Karlsson and the Westfalian mare Faradera. They garnered fame by obtaining a spot on the Swedish team and have been successfully competing in Europe this summer.
It is a rare situation when one horse can taken an entire breed into modernity and bring centuries of breeding tradition back into the spotlight. The 17-year old Orlov Trotter Balagur has done so! Under the Russian Grand Prix rider Alexandra Korelova, Balagur is one of the world's highest scoring dressage horses of the moment.
Three months after his split with longtime sponsor Horses Unlimited, Colombian Dr. Cesar Parra has moved on with new horses in his life and new show successes in Florida. Besides moving his renowned Furst Fabio up to Prix St Georges level, Parra got a new ride for the Grand Prix ring, the 12-year old Westfalian gelding Ecu (by Ehrentusch).
The picture of the white Friesian that was published in Eurodressage's Equitana report earlier this week has caused quite a stir among readers worldwide. So, here's the story behind this unusual crowd-pleaser:
The Rollkur debate hasn’t gone away. The controversial training method came to prominence in 2005 when the German equestrian magazine St Georg published an article about abusive training methods, such as over-bending
It all happened by accident. After training with European star coach Jean Bemelmans at his home base in Krefeld near Cologne/Germany for one year, Kiwi dressage rider Haydee Wells-Parmenter already had booked her ticket home to Auckland