Reports Index

Shows

28/03/2017
2017 CDI San Juan Capistrano

Since 2012, Legolas and Steffen Peters traveled the world together and have a multitude of titles to their credit, including a team bronze from last summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. But in January, Four Winds Farm’s Westfalian gelding (by Laomedon x Florestan II) entered a new chapter in his career as Peters handed over the reins to 27-year-old former working student Dawn White-O’Connor. The promising pair wasted no time getting top results as they claimed the Grand Prix and Special ath the 2017 CDI San Juan Capistrano on 24 - 26 March 2017.

Training

25/03/2017
Training Your Horse

In Rien van der Schaft’s previous article, he spoke about the phase most riders forget about, the phase of the contact rein. In this first phase of the training you want to achieve three things, namely relaxation, forwardness and that your horse accepts the contact. Once you’ve established that, it’s time to move onto the second phase. Rien will explain what this phase looks like and what you should pay attention to.

Walks

07/09/2016
A Walk on the Premises

„Life is good“ comes immediately to my mind on that Tuesday morning at the end of August 2016. Standing in the courtyard of a typical Münsterland barn, the sun slowly developing its strength, the sky spotless and blue, I could not think of anything better at that moment than being exactly here. My camera and I waiting for some hours of action under pretty ideal conditions, also from an equestrian point of view, for a mini dressage immersion tour around Warendorf.

Interviews

23/03/2017
Interviews

“A good freestyle evokes positive feelings and emotions. The rider must sell his freestyle to the audience – and the judge is part of that audience.” Frequently acknowledged as one of the world’s leading authorities on Musical Freestyles and the way they are judged, we were lucky enough to have German FEI5* judge Katrina Wüst attend the Bates National Championships. She judged a variety of classes – including the 2017 Pacific League Final in New Zealand - as well as presenting a seminar on the keys to a successful freestyle.

History

17/11/2016
History

It doesn't matter if in private discussion, different internet forums, social networks or certain publications on equitation, the cry for the "Good Old Times“ in dressage is heard regularly. It becomes even louder when international dressage suffers from unpleasant news, may it be bleeding mouths, neurotic horses or judging discrepancies.

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