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Keystone Dimaggio’s genetic legacy lives

Suzanne Lavandera and Roger Mattia’s famous stallion Keystone Dimaggio (Don Primero x World Cup I) sadly died last month (December 2015) in Germany aged 20. Suzanne rode Dimaggio when he became World Young Horse Champion as a five-year-old at Arnheim, The Netherlands,...
Carolyn Butler’s love affair with Lusitanos

Carolyn Butler’s love affair with Lusitanos

CAROLYN BUTLER’S love of “all things Portguese” naturally extends to the country’s iconic Lusitano horses, but this was not always the case. The rider who recently competed both her own Xerife, above, and her husband Robin’s, Zelador, in their joint debut prix...
Daniel Timson: the quiet man in the saddle

Daniel Timson: the quiet man in the saddle

DANIEL TIMSON commented at the debut outing of his international prospect, the Ormonde Stud’s Elgar: “You can be the best rider in the world, but still be on the sidelines if you don’t have the right horse!” Daniel is a talented rider, always appearing quiet, calm and...
Victoria Pope’s Bumble Be enjoys being busy

Victoria Pope’s Bumble Be enjoys being busy

Victoria Pope’s love affair with Bumble Be and dressage has been going on for over a decade. She told Out and About Dressage: “I’ve had Bumble 12 years now. He was trained to race at Epsom and then just left in a field until someone felt sorry for him and bought him....
Anand Patel sets out to make his name on the professional circuit

Anand Patel sets out to make his name on the professional circuit

When Out and About Dressage spoke to Anand Patel on the occasion of nine-year-old Bandito’s and his own first ever 9.5 mark, we heard how the Painted Black grey could help launch this new Essex-based potential dressage star’s competition career. Anand explained:...
Kippure Norma’s long road home

Kippure Norma’s long road home

Kippure Norma, an 11-year-old 15hh Connemara with a chequered past, is now regularly collecting plus-70% sheets in affiliated dressage. She’s come a long way since Debbie Boylan picked her up from her Connemara breeder at Royal Dublin Horse Show back in 2012 when she...

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