Paul Hayler, ‘All dressage is about Balance’, part 2

Paul Hayler, ‘All dressage is about Balance’, part 2

BD Training Director Paul Hayler, continuing his Balance-themed lecture demonstration at Belmoredean, West Sussex (10 March), examined some of the issues of balance that face both riders and judges at novice level. His guinea pigs in this second session were local...
All dressage is about Balance: part 1

All dressage is about Balance: part 1

British Dressage Training Director Paul Hayler used a statement that is generally accepted but perhaps not thought about sufficiently as the main theme of his lecture demonstration to riders and judges at Belmoredean, West Sussex (10 March). He said: “All dressage is...
Warming up for your Big Day

Warming up for your Big Day

NEVER is the process of warming-up more vital — to so many — than when preparing to go into the arena to qualify for a national championships or to achieve a personal best place at regional championships. We are at the beginning of the main competition season so there...
Damian Hallam talks about himself and his training philosophy

Damian Hallam talks about himself and his training philosophy

Damian Hallam is one of the most talked about trainers holding clinics in the region but he rarely talks about himself. He has a confidence in his knowledge, skill and achievements that doesn’t require self-promotion or showmanship but he has been described as ‘the...
Grand design dressage heaven — can’t wait!

Grand design dressage heaven — can’t wait!

The Home Park Equestrian Centre, near Liphook, West Sussex, will be the realisation of a dream — a very, very big dream. The equestrian centre will boast, when completed in Autumn 2018, the largest state of the art outdoor competition arena anywhere in the UK, 150m by...
Farewell to a ground-breaking academy

Farewell to a ground-breaking academy

The Training the Teachers of Tomorrow Trust is now part of Britain’s dressage heritage. It offered under one roof both in-depth exploration of the theory behind the correct training of the horse as well as developing practical training skills. The TTT was in advance...

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