Ah, the dressage freestyle. One of my favorite spectacles to watch. After seeing Andreas Helgstrand and Blue Hors Matine dance to some Moulin Rouge so many years ago, I’ve always longed to see a freestyle...» Read More!
If it were possible, I think I’d live my life to a music. One of the first things that I do after I wake up is pick out a song to cue up. It’s a...» Read More!
Ah, dressage. The epitome of equine partnership and control, this discipline takes tons of practice, patience and core strength to achieve the flawless power and fluid motion of “horse ballet.” Whether your horse is a Grand...» Read More!
Is dressage really useful? After the 2012 London Olympics, British comedian Eddie Izzard attempts to relate dressage to the non-horsey audience. Would dressage be more interesting if burglary was involved? Can you park your horse...» Read More!
Ah, dressage. The epitome of equine partnership and control, this discipline takes tons of practice, patience, and core strength to achieve the flawless power and fluid motion of “horse ballet.” In previous incarnations of (in)Famous,...» Read More!
The USEA reported this afternoon that the FEI has released two new dressage tests for the CCI/CIC levels. Both CCI/CIC3* Test A and CCI/CIC2* Test B have been replaced to allow for “a better view...» Read More!
Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro are back on the competition scene after crushing another world record at Olympia last month. This time, the pair competed in the fifth leg of the World Cup Dressage Western European...» Read More!
Trading Aces is just one of the talented horses in Boyd Martin’s current string. This past weekend, Boyd took Trading Aces out to stretch his legs in the sandbox, performing CCI4* Test B at Full...» Read More!
I’ve been riding with Denny for over seven years now, and the word “losgelassenheit” has come up in conversation maybe 4,368 times, more or less. The first time I heard this word, I thought to myself, Huh...» Read More!
It’s hump day, and you need an adorable video to keep you going through the work week. How about a pas de deux with a Shetland pony and an enormous Shire? Cute choreography and a...» Read More!
[youtube]http://youtu.be/FMo-w69I0WA[/youtube] Here is a special moment captured on film to start your weekend off right. Isabell Werth’s former Olympic mount, Satchmo, retired from competition in 2011, but he clearly has not forgotten everything he learned....» Read More!
Meet Norman. He is the official mascot for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy. He is also exceedingly adorable. Alltech recently posted a link to a video series showing how Norman is preparing for...» Read More!
Everywhere you look online, people are covering, sharing, tweeting and “liking” the news on this unstoppable and remarkable pair. For those of you who haven’t heard, a couple days ago, Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro (the...» Read More!
Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro have now broken every Grand Prix dressage world record, claiming the third and final record yesterday at the London International Horse Show at Olympia. Charlotte and Valegro, whose barn name is Blueberry,...» Read More!
Caroline Culbertson of the USEA notified us this morning that the final versions of all the new 2014 dressage tests are now available on the USEA website. The USEA also published comments from Wayne Quarles, Chair...» Read More!
One of the best feelings in the world is the warm glow after making clear progress toward a goal that previously felt insurmountable. Even a small accomplishment can leave you feeling awesome for days. This...» Read More!
[Horsebook] “So, I bought a dressage saddle,” I texted Boyfriend. I had just loaded my precious cargo into the backseat, and figured I owed it to him to let him know why we might not...» Read More!
Frankie Theriot takes us through dressage at Galway on Friday, including ride highlights and interviews with Buck Davidson, Lauren Billys, Barb Crabo, Jolie Wentworth, Allison Springer, Liz Halliday-Sharp, Kristin Schmolze, Maya Black, and Tamra Smith....» Read More!
Thanks to Athletux, we have several exciting guest bloggers lined up to bring all the action from Galway Downs. Alandra Halem, a former California native, is grooming Copycat Chloe for Allison Springer and just arrived at...» Read More!
Reputed dressage rider Anky van Grunsven has reported heartbreaking news via her Twitter that her longtime partner, Bonfire, has passed. The Chronicle of the Horse has reported a statement from Anky to a Dutch publication....» Read More!
I stopped by Hawley’s stalls yesterday after watching her typically beautiful dressage test. Hawley was nice enough to introduce me to Ginny and talk with me for a few minutes about her test and her...» Read More!
Many apologies to Michael Pollard, as I was arguing with the Wi-Fi while he was doing his test with Hanni so I missed it. However, the numbers say it all as Hanni leads the Intermediate...» Read More!
The Advanced division is stacked with talent this weekend, and it has been a pleasure to watch these pairs in action. The caliber of entries is evident by viewing the scores after day one; a...» Read More!