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2015 CDI San Juan Capistrano

Even though Steffen Peters' young star Rosamunde performed a Grand Prix Freestyle for the first time in her life on Saturday 28 March 2015, she looked like a seasoned veteran on her way to earning the unanimous win under all five FEI judges with an impressive final score of 77.750% at the 2015 San Juan Capistrano.


Training Your Horse

If we are training our bodies do be stronger, or leaner, or training our minds to be less impatient or more confident, it is a process. It takes patience, time, and the knowledge that going back a little doesn’t mean going all the way back to the beginning.


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.



The 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow certainly were an affair to remember as they became known as the "boycott Games". Host country USSR had sent troops to Afghanistan to support the new communist regime, which prompted US-president Jimmy Carter to boycott the Games.

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