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2015 CDI Munich

The U.S. Dressage Pan American Games European Squad produced strong results over the weekend in their first Observation Event at 2015  CDI Munich in Germany on 15 - 17 May 2015. With eight Squad combinations competing at each level of the competition, the U.S. secured wins and top ten placings against strong competition.


Training Your Horse

Putting the horse on the bit seems simple enough, but the reality of that concept extends far beyond the literal understanding of those words. My idol Nuno Oliveria summed it up pretty nicely when he said that, “putting the horse on the bit means feeling that the poll flexes, the back rises, the haunches become active."


A Walk on the Premises

Coby and Marlies van Baalen's "Dressage Stable Van Baalen" is nested in the flat, rural countryside in Brakel, The Netherlands, located in between the rivers Maas and Waal. Based on fertile farmer land with fields stretching as far as eyes can reach, this quiet dressage yard has been a centre for cultivating young dressage talent from grassroots level up to Grand Prix. The training centre was proclaimed "Dutch Equestrian Entrepreneur of the Year" at the 2014 Horse Event in Deurne, The Netherlands, rewarding Team Van Baalen for its professional and successful management of their thriving dressage business.


Child Stars - Where are they Now?

Former Dutch pony team silver medal winning rider Kimberley de Jongh gave up horses and riding after tragedy ended her very promising career at junior riders level. While she remembers her dressage dreams her life has now taken a new direction in professional body building.



How many dressage fanatics still associate something with the name Gustaf Nyblaeus; a name which was house-hold in the dressage community until 25 years ago? The life and work of Colonel Gustaf Nyblaeus should not be forgotten. He was a man who influenced dressage in a remarkable way and who still holds a record which might never be equalled: judging Olympic Games for twenty years in succession.

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