Reports Index

Shows

25/05/2016
2016 Bundeschampionate Qualifier

The 5-year old Feriado and the 6-year old Sir Diego R became the winners of the Bundeschampionate qualification classes held at the regional show in Aulendorf in the Baden-Wurttemberger province on 22 - 23 May 2016. Only 13 pairs showed up for this small qualification event.

Training

19/05/2016
Training Your Horse

For generations the one and only way to learn how to sit correctly and follow the horse's movements as smoothly as possible has been lunging. There are a few exceptions with children whose first contact with horses often was vaulting, which also fosters balance and coordination. Lunging in turn has been and still is considered something only for "beginners" and in any case requires a suitable horse and a third person who lunges it. It isn't always possible for everybody or at least not always easy to organise, but in the past years a term with corresponding methods has reached the equestrian world: kinematics.

Walks

28/12/2015
A Walk on the Premises

There are more pleasant months than November to visit Finland, the Scandinavian country with its checkered history high up in the North of Europe. However climate change doesn't stop there and binary plus temperatures greeted us on arrival, even though the early pitch-black darkness made the drive from Helsinki airport an unusual adventure for somebody from middle Europe. Eurodressage's way to one of Finland's young up and coming international dressage riders led through seemingly endless lonesome woods, with villages and some civilzation only now and then to be seen.

Interviews

05/02/2015
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.

History

30/01/2016
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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