Reports Index


2016 Nordic Baltic Championships

The 2016 Nordic Baltic Championships in Dressage, Para-Dressage and Jumping kicked off in Ypäjä, Finland on 29 June 2016 with the team championship competition for ponies, children and juniors. The championships are part of the traditional Finnderby event organized yearly since 1970's.


Training Your Horse

I have often heard riders say that their horse was “working with positive tension” and I wondered whether that was an actual term, or whether that was a nice way of saying “my horse was tense." Is there a distinction between positive and negative tension, or is tension tension? Are there really two sides to the story.


A Walk on the Premises

Russian real estate entrpreneur Nikolaj Aristov has a grand vision. He wants to restore Russian equestrian sport to its former glory and rekindle riding as a popular, accessible sport for children and adults of all social classes.  Aristov has spared no costs to realize his vision and is developing Maxima Park into one the most attractive equestrian centre in Russia and Europe. 


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.


Greatest Oldies

In the summer of 1974 the world looked rosy for Harry Boldt, one of Germany’s most successful post war dressage riders. With a black Westfalian gelding named Golo he became 4th at the World Championships in Copenhagen. It was a nice surprise coming so close to the podium with a horse whose conformation was so far from ideal nobody betted a penny on him. However only months later Boldt’s chances of joining the German team in 1975 diminished, when Golo sold. Where this door closed, it opened a window for Woyzeck to move in.

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