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Sunday Video

The one thing that I dislike about doing virtual lessons with my Pivo Pod is that the Pivo app can’t do a meeting and record at the same…

Joanna Thurman-Baker’s dressage blog: ‘I lost my way and basically gave up’

Joanna Thurman-Baker with Sirocco after his PSG debut in November 2021 Hello everyone and Happy New Year! Firstly, sorry for the absence of my blogs recently. My 2022…

Frederic Wandres and Bluetooth OLD Claim First Friday Night Lights Victory in AGDF 1 CDI-W Grand Prix Freestyle with New Personal Best

Wellington, Fla. – Jan. 14, 2022 – Competition in the first week of the 2022 Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) continued on Friday, featuring the CDI-W Grand Prix…

Dressage results: Belmoredean, West Sussex, 13 January 2022

Image: Samantha Willson and 13-year-old homebred Delhurens Sunshine score 62.35% on their Inter II debut The post Dressage results: Belmoredean, West Sussex, 13 January 2022 appeared first on…

The Wild Card

I have written about Dessa Hockley’s book, Is Your Horse a Rock Star? more times than I can count. No matter how many times I’ve read it, I…

Frederic Wandres and Bluetooth OLD Kick Off AGDF 1 with CDI-W Short Grand Prix Victory

Wellington, Fla. – Jan. 13, 2022 – International competition at the 2022 Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) kicked off on Thursday, welcoming some of the world’s top horse-and-rider…

Calculated

On Saturday, I took a lesson with Sean Cunningham, owner and trainer st STC Dressage. We’ve been together for nearly a year now, and I only just this…

Laura Tomlinson: ‘Focusing on the process is key to longevity’

Laura Tomlinson shares how shifting perspective has helped her training HAPPY new year to all readers! After a double championship year in 2021, which was filled with many…

That Would Be Expensive!

The other day I went to USDFScores.com to look up a score. Hello, my name is Karen, and I am a score stalker. I can’t help it. First…

When a Flying Change Fails

When a flying change fails, the reason is usually that the horse became crooked and/or fell on the forehand. This results in a loss of the connection between…

‘Just being at Carl Hester’s made him a much better horse’

British grand prix dressage rider Sadie Smith has recently started working at Anne and Gertjan van Olst’s base in the Netherlands. This is where British Olympic team medallist…

Another Hill to Climb

Izzy is a complicated horse; no one questions that. As I continue to dig for the root of Izzy’s anxieties, I am finding more and more hot buttons….

Take a step closer to achieving your 2022 goals with these brilliant dressage podcasts

E4AGX0 Woman in headphones against bright sunlight If upping your dressage game is among your New Year’s resolutions for 2022, then tuning in to dressage podcasts for advice…

Dressage results: Golden Cross, East Sussex, 8 January 2022

Image: Mary-Anne Horn awards Julia Brazier and Daisy Grey 68.33% and 67.05% best to date results in the Medium 75 qualifier and Advanced Medium 85 The post Dressage…

Dressage results: Felbridge, West Sussex, 8 January 2022

Image: Kathy Staples and Foxs Castle, who enjoyed the heat and a plus 72% score in the elementary silver at Sparsholt summer regionals, win the Elementary 53 on…

Dressage results: Saddlesdane, Kent, 8 January 2022

Image: Fifteen-year-old mare Quirien scores 64.48% in the Elementary 45, her first test in over three years, ridden by Stephanie Terry The post Dressage results: Saddlesdane, Kent, 8…

Winter Grooming Tool

Since I don’t clip my horses in the winter – they live outdoors all year long, I have a bucketful of grooming tools that I rotate as the…

Quirky dressage mare bought via Horse & Hound wins at grand prix

LIZA McQUISTON described her Wix EC grand prix-winning dressage partner Sassy Song as “seriously talented but seriously quirky”. Liza said: “In her last outing, we retired and the…

What are Southern venues offering dressage competitors in 2022?

Several new centres have joined the southern network of dressage venues, established centres have tailored their offering in response to demand — and anyone will have a chance…

Top Takeaways from Day 2 of the 2022 Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic

Wellington, Fla. – Jan. 7, 2022 – Day 2 of the Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic Week kicked off in the Van Kampen Arena of the Adequan Global Dressage…

Dressage results: Parwood, Surrey, 6 January 2022

Image: Sarah Colborn and Furst Love 1, placed fourth in the silver PSG at the Nationals, post 70.66% on their second attempt at Inter I The post Dressage…

Keep Him Between Your Aids

After my surprising New Year’s Day ride on Saturday, I took a virtual lesson with Sean Cunningham, owner and trainer at STC Dressage on Sunday. As usual, the lesson was about…

Olympic dressage rider cleared of cruelty in case brought by animal rights activists

Edward GAL (NED) riding Glock’s Undercover N.O.P. during the Grand Prix Team Competition at the FEI European Championships in Aachen, Germany on 13 August 2015 Edward Gal has…

Maintaining Suppleness and Throughness with Sabine Schut-Kery and Guenter Seidel on Day 1 of the Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic

Wellington, Fla. – Jan. 6, 2022 – The Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic kicked off at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) on Thursday morning with lessons given by…

New Year’s Day Ride

After Izzy had some body work, his whole attitude changed immediately. I wish I could say he turned into a rock star, but he didn’t. Instead, the dragon…