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 with a nod to more modern music. Don’t get me wrong — the music chosen is almost always a wonderfully fitting piece, but sometimes I want to see something different.
Enter Carolina Roffman and Her Highness, who wowed the crowd this week at the Global Dressage Festival with a trendy freestyle that included music from the Spice Girls, Christina Aguilera and Katy Perry, to name a few. I was dancing along the whole time, and I was left wanting more from this adorable pair.
What do you think, EN? Is there room for more trendy music in the freestyle world?