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.

19/12/2016
Interviews

It’s been a dynamic year for British Dressage, not least with the achievements of Piaffe’s flagship client, Charlotte Dujardin, who gained the individual gold in Rio on the now retired Valegro. Much is written about the support of trainers, grooms and on the ground teams but there is still intrigue within the equestrian world about those who are building the brands of riders, gaining them headlines, sourcing appearances and much needed endorsements to assist in building their careers.

05/02/2015
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.

13/01/2015
What's in a Name?

The 12-year old Dutch warmblood Whoopydoo made his way into Eurodressage's “What’s in a name" series not only for his colourful title, but also for his family orientated competition life as the ride for Dutch sister team Kyra and Rivka Klinkers. The strapping bay gelding, who is out of Kyra's Under 25 Grand Prix horse Tara, is home bred, reared and trained.

27/09/2014
Young Guns in Dressage

For German junior rider Lucas Alecco Roy his dressage career is one juggling multiple duties and learning from the "words of wisdom" he gets at school, from his trainers and from his horse. At the 2014 CDI-PJYR in Babenhausen on 11 - 14 September, 17-year old Roy and his Hanoverian stallion Wisdom finished third in the Kur to Music finals with an international personal best score.

06/09/2014
Groomed to Perfection

The right-hand woman for British based couple Gareth and Rebecca Hughes, Steph Sharples has worked in the world of dressage for eleven years and enjoys the grooming life because it’s far better than being stuck inside all the time. Sharples made Gareth Hughes' British team mount Stenkjers Nadonna prim and proper to win team silver at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Caen, France.

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