Emma Hindle Preparing for the 2006 World Equestrian Games with Team Kyrklund

Mon, 06/12/2006 - 00:00
2006 World Equestrian Games

British world class performance rider Emma Hindle is preparing her star horse Lancet, a Hanoverian licensed stallion by Wenzel x Shogun xx, for the 2006 World Equestrian Games under the supervision of Kyra Kyrklund and her partner Richard White.

Hindle has returned to her former mentor and trainer Kyra Kyrklund in order to fine-tune Lancet for the 2006 World Equestrian Games hosted in Aachen, Germany, in August. Furthermore, with Richard White on the sideline she is jazzing up stallions Diamond Hit (Don Schufro x Ramino) and Fürstenreich (Florestan x Matador) for them to make their Grand Prix debut this autumn.

Emma spent five years studying with Kyrklund at the Swedish State Stud in Flyinge, Sweden, before she moved to Germany in 1998 to establish her own farm, Brookhouse Stud. She picked up the collaboration with Kyrklund and White in the early spring of 2006 and is already reaping the fruits of this revitalized tuition. Never before has Lancet looked so collected and relaxed in his work, staying up in the frame and with his nose at the right spot.

At the CDIO Aachen in May, Hindle and Lancet were the best performing British combination in the Grand Prix, earning 69.333%. A tiny mistake in the single tempi changes kept the score from going over the magical 70% marker. At the CDI Wiesbaden in June, Emma left the arena with the most thrilling feeling.

“I came out with such a great feeling. I had him there and I was so excited to have total control over him and the connection steady throughout the test,” Hindle explained. “If Richard’s students [Brink, Hindle, von Krusenstierna, and Kyrklund] were a team on its own in the nation’s cup at Aachen, we would have finished second behind Germany,” she added jokingly.

In the CDI Wiesbaden Grand Prix Kur to Music, Hindle and Lancet scored 71.750% riding to Wie Weltmeyer’s old music. Emma has contracted the world famous kur composers Cees Slings & Victor Kerkhof (Anky van Grunsven’s in-house kur musicians) to compose a custom made freestyle for Lancet. The kur will be ready for the new show season, which has the 2007 European Championships as highlight of the year.

With the 2006 World Equestrian Games in focus, Hindle is working progressively towards a peak. She is travelling to Kyrklund’s Snow Hill Farm in Great Britain for a two-week intensive training session, which she will conclude with a show, the CDI*** Hartpury.

Visit Emma Hindle’s Brookhouse Stud online at www.brookhousestud.com

Photo copyrighted: Astrid Appels/Eurodressage

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