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2014 Bundeschampionate

The 2014 Bundeschampionate are not a young horse extravaganza just for tall warmbloods; Germany's best bred and moving young riding and dressage ponies also take centre stage at these national championships hosted at the German Equestrian Federation's head quarters in Warendorf, Germany.  Dreidimensional was crowned 5-year old Dressage Pony champion and Der Kleine Konig took out the 6-year old Dressage Pony title.


Training Your Horse

A question that is met by every competitive dressage rider is when to move from the snaffle bridle to the double bridle. How do you know when to make that transition? How can you make the transition as seamless as possible? Once you have established the contact in the double, should you still go back to the snaffle, and how often? Are some horses better in the double, and some better in the snaffle, and why?


A Walk on the Premises

In preparation of the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, on 19 September - 4 October 4, four Asian dressage team candidates travelled to Saumur, France, in preparation of the event. They are proof of the fact that dressage has no boundaries. For decades riders from far away regions are seeking the help of renowned European trainers while the FEI waves the banner of "globality" and tries to spread the discipline all over the globe.


Groomed to Perfection

The right-hand woman for British based couple Gareth and Rebecca Hughes, Steph Sharples has worked in the world of dressage for eleven years and enjoys the grooming life because it’s far better than being stuck inside all the time. Sharples made Gareth Hughes' British team mount Stenkjers Nadonna prim and proper to win team silver at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Caen, France.


French Equitation

France is repeatedly in the centre of the equestrian community; primarily because it was just recently hosting the World Equestrian Games, but also because a big seminar on the country's traditional equitation will take place in mid October at the National Riding School (ENE) in Saumur. It's an opportunity to look at equestrian traditions in this cultural country. Even though most will associate France with successful showjumpers and eventers rather than dressage riders, it's here that classical principles have their common roots. Let's go on a “Tour de France” to find out more about “Dressage à la Française.”

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