Reports Index


2014 CDI Hagen

The 2014 CDI Hagen kicked off with a big bang as a a huge field of 29 competitors contested the 1* Prix St Georges class on Wednesday 23 April 2014. German Under 25 rider Victoria Michalke and the 8-uear old Bavarian bred mare Novia (by Stedinger x Alabaster) topped the leader board with 73.388%.


Training Your Horse

Planning and thinking about your ride are a part of dressage training, but just as over-thinking can be detrimental, over-planning can cause the rider to overlook or become ignorant to a particular horse's weakness on that particular day. Horses, just like humans, are never the same one day to the next. Whether it is because your horse slept in an odd position, or he just feels a strange ache down one side, he will need to account for that in his daily training.


2014 Palm Beach Dressage Derby

With time to kill in between the 2014 CDIO Nations' Cup and 2014 Palm Beach Dressage Derby in Wellington and a great reluctance to sit inside behind the computer while the sun is shining outside with 30 ° C temperatures, I rose early on Wednesday morning 26 February 2014 to catch a day of high performance training at Tuny Page's Stillpoint Farm on South Shore Boulevard.


Groomed to Perfection

A knife, an alarm and an “Oh Shit Kit” became Casey Dornan-Nilsson’s go to gadgets during her 17 year journey as groom for top American rider Catherine Haddad-Staller.



Here is an overview of the world records currently held by dressage riders from pony to Grand Prix level.

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