www.stonesthrowfarmdressage.com Lessons/Training/Clinics/Sales A friendly, relaxed, training environment with USDF Bronze and Silver medalist, Pam Stone.
dressage-news.com Elvia VA, the 2008 Olympic and 2006 World Equestrian Games team gold medal mount for Germany's Nadine Capellmann, has died at the age of 25.
Wonderful coaching. Forward, forward, forward...
Yes, please! Dig the 'party barn.'
horseandhound.co.uk Take a look around this beautifully presented property...
I really like how Robert always encourages visualization of greatness in his coaching.
It’s Flashback Friday! In this video collection, U.S. Olympian and former Technical Advisor for the U.S. Dressage Team Robert Dover works with Heather Mendiburu riding What Happen (“Happy”), a 16-year-old Hanoverian Mare. Robert discusses the basic principles needed by the rider as well as the four major qualities a rider needs to own from half halt to half halt: rhythm, tempo, frame of the horse and length of stride. He also emphasizes the importance of visualization.
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Good to see the giving back to charity! http://dressage-news.com/2021/02/07/winter-equestrian-festival-great-charity-challenge-distributes-over-1-million-to-palm-beach-non-profits/
dressage-news.com WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 6, 2021--More than $1 Million was distributed to local non-profit organizations in the 12th annual Great Charity Challenge Saturday night with the winning team representing the U.S. Army sponsored by Spy Coast Farm and Diamante Dr
A dollop of inspiration for all of you that have horses 'not built for dressage.' Correct training can go a long, long way!
chronofhorse.com Amongst the towering warmbloods showing off their paces at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in 2020, a sturdy little Morgan stood out. The chestnut gelding may not have had the European pedigree of his competitors, but that didn’t stop Qui...
It’ll turn to rain at midnight, they said 😂
I believe it’s going to be a day of hand walking!
dressage-news.com Barely two years since their first appearance in competition, Sarah Lockman and First Apple this weekend launched a campaign for a place on the United States Olympic team short list.
A couple more from yesterday. OK, I’ll shut up now 😂
Big thanks to my other half, Paul, for getting some nice shots today ❤️ (warning: photo heavy)
Thanks for the share, Tommy Robinson! AMEN.
Top Tip with Hubertus Schmidt:
“At the beginning, the horse should have a long neck, and be really going into the bit, and that I am able to always have steady contact with a willingness of the horse to go forward. They are a little down at the beginning when I do my warm up, it doesn’t matter if it is a four-year-old or a Grand Prix horse, the first ten minutes are the same.”
Beth Baumert nails it again!
dressagetoday.com Add expression by riding the coiled spring.
Well, I'm long all over, but have the same inseam as Gunter Seidel, so I'll take it, lol!
horseandhound.co.uk We asked top riders from across the disciplines to tell us what body shape challenges they face
This is such a pleasure to watch: Carl Hester riding in a clinic being coached by Jean Bemelmans. The work is so correct and so typical of Carl's training that this young horse (pretty sure it's a young Valegro- Uthopia??) is beautifully balanced, soft in the back and light in the hand. It doesn't get much better than this:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qjc_ceHjpbs
youtube.com In this video series, German-based trainer Jean Bemelmans coaches British dressage superstar Carl Hester on a young horse. Jean explains that the horse displ...
Hill walking day for strengthening at the walk. A light warm up longe in the arena to loosen Ilanka and help her work over her back, then out into the field in a big circle, with me walking alongside to keep the circle ever expanding. Both horses, even in today’s cold and wind were such good ponies ❤️
Our local hospitals are very near capacity. Maybe yours are too. This is an important article to read.
horseandhound.co.uk “I was told at the hospital I was a high priority, but that they couldn’t get to me any sooner because there were so many people there”
dressage-news.com -American three-time Olympic team medalist Günter Seidel rode Equirelle to victory in the Global Dressage Festival CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle Sunday in the first musical performance for the partnership and the rider's first Big Tour win in four years. Fell
From November. Fun to watch!
It’s a good day when the horse supplement and the human supplement arrive on the same Fed Ex truck!
When you're hacking your youngster and he stumbles, falls, and rolls over, with you, into an overgrown ditch. No worries--walked away without a scratch after rescue!
horseandhound.co.uk A rider has thanked the firefighters who helped rescue her horse from a ditch after the gelding became stuck upside down in Devon
eurodressage.com The 2021 Global Dressage Festival (GDF) continued competition during week 3 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL, on Thursday, January 28, with a red, white, and blue victory for Steffen Peters (USA) and Suppenkasper. Peters and Suppenkasper, Akiko Yamazaki and...
To make your circles round...
"Imagine you are riding your horse between two rows of fence posts. Feel how the outside posts keep you turning and the inside posts support you and allow the energy to flow through." - Sylvia Loch, from her book, Dressage in Lightness.
🎨 Illustration by Sandy Rabinowitz
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“It is important to understand that when you think about straightening and balancing your horse, you not only consider his balance from his ears to his tail, but also the vertical line of balance that runs from the top of your head through your spine, between your seatbones, through the center of the saddle, the horse’s back, and body and down between his legs to the ground. Often when horses and riders go through a turn, they lean into the direction of the turn, rather than staying upright.”
Susanne von Dietze
I love the photo in this article: Jessica beaming as she comes down center line, knowing they've just nailed it. So great to see pure joy amidst the pressure of competing. http://dressage-news.com/2021/01/24/jessica-von-bredow-werndl-dalera-win-salzburg-world-cup-final-beating-isabell-werth-weihegold/
dressage-news.com SALZBURG, Austria, Jan. 24, 2021--Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera BB won the Amadeus Horse Indoor World Cup Freestyle Sunday to beat Isabell Werth and Weihegold that posted their lowest international musical performance result since their first fr
Methinks 'Frizzy' deserves a medal!
horseandhound.co.uk “My dressage has kept me going through a very dismal period”
Such a long day for her and she remained such a trooper. Love this mare!
A little more from today’s marathon Stubben saddle fitting with Katharine Stancliff. I ❤️ this saddle, and so does Ilanka.
I have used a LOT of saddle fitters over my career and hands down, I have the most confidence with Katharine Stancliff. She spent ages out at the farm today as we tried 3 different Stubben saddles on Ilanka and settled on this, the third one. She has a fantastic eye to how it conforms and moves with the horse (most important ) and rider. She also knows in an eye blink if it’s not right. And big kudos to Ilanka who patiently put up with my mounting/dismounting, tacking/untacking three times, all the while dealing with someone target shooting across the street. Such a good girl!
Charlotte deserves a gold medal for getting just one clean change on this youngster--Friesians can be notoriously difficult to teach flying changes! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVw93iBu0JE
Lovely, correct coaching.
“Make sure, especially on a young horse, that she doesn’t talk you in to allowing her to be so different side to side.”
In this video, Shannon Peters works with an accomplished rider on her position, half steps and the counter canter with a 7-year-old mare. In this clip, she focuses on symmetry.
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