Reports Index

Shows

22/09/2017
2017 Luxembourg Dressage Championships

Pony rider Lynn Thill, junior rider Emma Lou Becca, small tour rider Nicolas Wagner and Grand Prix rider Sascha Schulz became the champions in their age division at the 2017 Luxembourg Dressage Championships which were held during the 2nd Gosset Champagne Dressage Festival at Ecurie Um Sonnebierg in Hünsdorf, Luxembourg, on 14 - 19 September 2017. Riders from Germany and Belgium competed amongst the majority Luxembourg crew that was battling it out for the title.

Training

18/09/2017
Training Your Horse

It's mid September now and my two youngsters Fortuny and Javelin have been at Warwick McLean's yard in Tönisvorst, Germany, for four months. My home bred girls have had a paradisiacal life from birth until the spring of 2017 when I had a declick moment that their life of luxury and laziness had to end. Mclean loaded my horses and took them to Germany to transform my bush ponies into modern dressage horses. After the loading and ground work phase, it was time for some riding.

Walks

20/09/2017
A Walk on the Premises

Leaving the motorway near Nantes on a grey summer, day which was forecast to be sunny, I drive onto narrow country roads that pretend to lead to nowhere. It is the moment when man's trust in the GPS is put on a test and one is immediately reminded of the old song „Lost in France“. Here in Monvallon near Blain, in the middle of French nowhere, Julien Vincent, a young man who twice represented France at the World Young Horse Championships, runs his training stable.

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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