Reports Index

Shows

23/11/2017
2017 German Developing Pony Rider Championship

Johanna Kullmann became the winner of the 2017 German Developing Pony Rider Championships held at the indoor competition in Verden, Germany, on Saturday 18 November 2017. Aboard the experienced 13-year old German riding pony gelding Champ of Class, she scored an overall total of 17.8 points for the title.

Training

15/10/2017
Training Your Horse

In international high performance dressage competition sport, most horses have great gaits and most riders ride accurate tests, so since the coming of Valegro, the deciding factor is now apparently lightness. How refreshing! I predict that, if this trend continues, we are going to see much-improved piaffe because it is the movement in which its quality is most dependent on lightness.

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

21/11/2017
History

Jean-Philippe Giacomini has contributed an insightful, detailed three-part series on the piaffe and passage by fashion, history and genetics. Piaffe and passage are the two movements that put "Art" in Equestrian Art and epitomize the successful training of the high performance dressage horse. Read all about these two stunning dressage movements in this series.

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