Reports Index

Shows

27/07/2017
2017 European Pony Championships

Germany's course for the team gold medal has been interrupted by a massive thunder storm which struck the show grounds of the 2017 European Pony Championships in Kaposvar, Hungary, on Wednesday 26 July 2017. With only five more riders to go in the team championship test, the competition was postponed until Thursday afternoon 27 July.

Training

13/06/2017
Training Your Horse

For 6-year old Fortuny and 4-year old Javeli parting from the nest and their horsey paradise here at home with me must have been a culture shock. Warwick McLean confirmed their good arrival at Stall Gehlenhof in Tönisvorst, Germany, the starting point of their dressage career. Firm proponents of good horsemanship, both Warwick and I believe that saddle breaking starts with proper ground work.

Walks

19/07/2017
A Walk on the Premises

Al Shira’aa Stables was founded by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to support, develop and promote all aspects of equestrian sports and horse care, both in the Middle East and on a more global level. Al Shira’aa’s main base, in the heart of Abu Dhabi, hosts a wide variety of horses, from broodmares to youngsters, from top-level showjumpers to retired horses, with a particularly keen involvement in showjumping, as demonstrated both by Al Shira’aa’s support of the junior and YR showjumping teams in the UAE, and by the recently-established, substantial sponsorship agreement with the iconic Hickstead international to sponsor their Derby show and the Derby Class itself for the next three years.

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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