Reports Index


2016 CDIO Aachen

Eurodressage's German correspondent Barbara Schnell prefers to cover Aachen away from the show ring with her lens focused on the warm up and training rings. Barbara will go the extra mile and arrive at the show at sunbreak to capture those special sun-lit moments.


Training Your Horse

In my experience, dressage is a sport that is judged subjectively. We are taught to accept criticism knowing that we may strive for perfection, but that there will always be something we can improve upon. However, in today’s dressage world the criticism associated with our sport has taken on a new level of aggression, with chat forums and discussions ending in personal and even cruel attacks.


A Walk on the Premises

Russian real estate entrpreneur Nikolaj Aristov has a grand vision. He wants to restore Russian equestrian sport to its former glory and rekindle riding as a popular, accessible sport for children and adults of all social classes.  Aristov has spared no costs to realize his vision and is developing Maxima Park into one the most attractive equestrian centre in Russia and Europe. 


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.



From all nations excelling in dressage nowadays, Great Britain had to take the hardest way to get to Mount Olymp in the most refined of all Olympic disciplines, dressage. Within less than 60 years dressage in Great Britain evolved from an ignored sport practised by a few passionate ladies to the country's most successful discipline, taking home two gold and one bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games on home-turf in London.

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