Look closer to home for your dressage horse

Look closer to home for your dressage horse

“The chances are that the average amateur rider keeping their horse at ordinary livery will be happier aiming for success at local or regional level — with the outside chance of a top-10 placing at either Hartpury or Stoneleigh nationals. You don’t need an expensive warmblood to do that!

Dressage is a long game not about young horse classes

AMY STOVOLD: “In my opinion, dressage is about the long game, not about young horse classes. I learnt this the hard way. In 2004 I won the Nationals medium restricted championship with Lenski, a very talented and very trainable 17.2hh young stallion. Lenski had...
“Dressage is going in the wrong direction”

“Dressage is going in the wrong direction”

ANDREW GOULD: “I feel very strongly at the moment that dressage is going in the wrong direction. Listening to people talking, they’re so casual about ‘not needing to win any more’ because they just need a percentage. I think current qualification criteria promote...
Claire Moir considers the art in freestyle performance

Claire Moir considers the art in freestyle performance

Well-known dressage rider and experienced compiler of freestyle music programmes, as well as a UKCC3 coach, Claire Moir, remembers the days when dressage competitions were held in front of Goodwood House Claire Moir’s current dressage partner is 19hh Davonport...
“Dressage is about the whole package” Mary-Anne Horn

“Dressage is about the whole package” Mary-Anne Horn

UKCC3 coach and BD List 1 and FEI Para 4* judge Mary-Anne Horn talks to Out and About Dressage about her interest in mentoring riders, the dressage horse as ‘a happy athlete’, the role of competition and dressage as an art form “I REALLY ENJOY mentoring riders at a...

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