October 14, 2021.Reading time 3 minutes.
The newest 5* event started today and runs through October 17th at Fair Hill’s Special Event Zone. The Maryland 5* is the world’s seventh at this level and the second in the US, joining the Kentucky Three-Day Event. The cross-country course at Maryland 5 Star was designed by British multi-medalled former event rider Ian Stark. […]
July 29, 2021.Reading time 3 minutes.
Olympic newcomer Jessica von Bredow-Werndl riding TSF Dalera has won the individual gold medal, finishing ahead of Isabell Werth, who won silver on Bella Rose, with Olympic dressage gold has gone to Germany’s Jessica von Bredow-Werndl riding TSF Dalera, who pinned compatriot Isabell Werth into silver on Bella Rose, with Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin taking […]
July 27, 2021.Reading time 4 minutes.
In the team dressage finals today Germany won the Gold, USA won the Silver and Great Britain won the Bronze. These Olympic games used a new format for the dressage competition, which was aimed at making equestrian sports more accessible for more nations. The new rules were a bit much to take in but the […]
July 25, 2021.Reading time 4 minutes.
Today was the second day of Olympic dressage competition in Tokyo with teams gearing up for the Dressage Team Grand Prix Special on Tuesday and the Individual Grand Prix Freestyle on Wednesday. Isabell Werth and Bella Rose finished at the top today with a score of 82.5%. Behind her, in second place was Britain’s Charlotte […]
July 15, 2021.Reading time 2 minutes.
Thousands of athletes are arriving in Tokyo, including 325 Olympic horses, who will compete in both Olympic and Paralympic events . The first 35 horses to arrive are those competing in Dressage which landed in Tokyo today, flying from Belgium to Tokyo via Dubai (for refueling). The flight took 18 hours and cost about $15,000 […]
December 16, 2020.Reading time 2 minutes.
Totilas, called by some the “rock star of the horse world” died Monday, December 14, after a severe case of colic. He was 20. The legendary dressage stallion, who retired at 15, captivated audiences worldwide with his impressive movement. The Dutch Warmblood stallion was the first to score above 90 in dressage competition with his […]
April 20, 2020.Reading time 7 minutes.
If location is key to real estate success, then the most useful training exercises available to every rider are transitions, transitions, transitions. I know I’ve written about transitions before, but I’ve been working with Zelda this spring, getting her back in shape, working on her balance and asking her to work more sharply off my […]
April 15, 2020.Reading time 2 minutes.
Dressage Anywhere is running online hobby horse classes, with 80% of the entry fee going to NHS Charities Together’s Covid-19 fund. The competition runs from April 16-April 30. Dressage Anywhere is running Novice, Grand Prix, Pony Club and RDA tests which may be ridden in any size arena and on any surface. £8 of the […]