Olympic Dressage Day Two

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 […]

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Olympic Horses arrive in Tokyo

Olympic horses arrive at Haneda airport

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 […]

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Transitions, transitions, transitions

Transitions, transitions, transitions

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 […]

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A guide to dressage

Here’s a guide to dressage as only Eddie Izzard can describe it! If you haven’t come across this talented comedian before, you are in for a treat.

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William Fox-Pitt & Chilli Morning in the lead at Rolex

After the second day of dressage, William Fox-Pitt and Chilli Morning are currently in the lead. Andrew Nicholson is in second place on Quimbo and in 3rd place on Calico Joe! Take a look at Fox-Pitt’s ride on Chilli Morning. As reported in Eventing Nation, he says: He’s a rare horse in that he’s at […]

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The Colbert Report Sport of the Summer? Dressage!

I may be the last equestrian enthusiast around to have seen this video of Stephen Colbert’s commentary on dressage, but just in case you, like me, have been living under a rock, you must watch the clip. It is that funny. Not since Monty Python did their skit on men doing dressage has the sport […]

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