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2015 CDI Barcelona

With the 2015 CDI Jerez de la Frontera, one of the nicest shows celebrated in Spain at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, finished the next Spanish ‘super-date’ is already around the corner. Spain has a big heart for dressage: as numbers from a recent FEI survey are proving, competitors and audiences are rising and show organizers don't lag behind. Here we go with the next international dressage gathering you shouldn’t miss for anything in the world: the 2015 Barcelona Dressage Tour.


Training Your Horse

There are sonnets written and phrases coined that teach us to reach for our full potential, to never give in, never give up, to never say never, and to never admit defeat. I agree that we should all strive to be the best we can be and grow together with our horse in order to allow him to also become his very best self.


A Walk on the Premises

Coby and Marlies van Baalen's "Dressage Stable Van Baalen" is nested in the flat, rural countryside in Brakel, The Netherlands, located in between the rivers Maas and Waal. Based on fertile farmer land with fields stretching as far as eyes can reach, this quiet dressage yard has been a centre for cultivating young dressage talent from grassroots level up to Grand Prix. The training centre was proclaimed "Dutch Equestrian Entrepreneur of the Year" at the 2014 Horse Event in Deurne, The Netherlands, rewarding Team Van Baalen for its professional and successful management of their thriving dressage business.


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.



The 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow certainly were an affair to remember as they became known as the "boycott Games". Host country USSR had sent troops to Afghanistan to support the new communist regime, which prompted US-president Jimmy Carter to boycott the Games.

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