Judge Mary-Anne Horn: on Song!

Judge Mary-Anne Horn: on Song!

List 1 judge Mary-Anne Horn is involved in both the world of music and the world of dressage. For her the dressage freestyle, or as the FEI terms it, the ‘kür’ should be a performance that illustrates the talent of the horse and be enhanced by the music. She offers...
Who is dressage trainer and rider Zoe Sopp?

Who is dressage trainer and rider Zoe Sopp?

ZOE SOPP, formerly Zoe Colgate, has been associated with horses and with teaching people to ride them most of her life but she’s not one to sound her own trumpet. So it may have passed you by that Zoe trained two of the winning freestyle combinations at the 2018...
Rehabilitation for continuing soundness

Rehabilitation for continuing soundness

SARAH RIDD, based at Weymarsh Stud, near Guildford, has over her 20 years-plus career as a professional rider and trainer, studied how horses can not only be rehabilitated successfully after injury but also how that return to soundness can be maintained. She acts as a...

NLP 7: Framing satisfying and realistic personal goals

Wendy Jago is a British Dressage List 3A judge and Neuro-Linguistic Master Practitioner and Master coach. Her article NLP:7 concludes her series on using NLP techniques to improve rider performance with thoughts on how to frame both personally satisfying and realistic...
Paul Hayler, “All Dressage is about balance”, part 3

Paul Hayler, “All Dressage is about balance”, part 3

While piaffe-passage helped Aldborough Rubenhall gain strength in his core to become a grand prix athlete, as a youth rider Bobby Hayler developed hers with the help of a fitness ball. In the final session at the Paul Hayler lecture demonstration at Belmoredean, West...
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...

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