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...

An NLP path approach to improved performance

Horses respond to their own map of reality, their senses are on a different scale to ours and they have different priorities. It’s our job to understand them as horses not as less intelligent human beings. Wendy Jago, a List 3 Dressage Judge, NLP Master Practitioner...
Farewell to affiliated dressage at Frensham Priory

Farewell to affiliated dressage at Frensham Priory

OPTIMUM EVENT MANAGEMENT held its last show at Priory Equestrian, Frensham, Surrey, on a drizzly grey early November day. But neither the dank weather nor the muddy lorry/car park dimmed the smiles or diminished the enjoyment of the competitors and their...

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