Category: Dressage

Championship Successes for Lusitano Horses in Europe

It is generally recognised that the first horses capable of intricate dressage movements originated from the Spanish Iberian Peninsula. Many enthusiasts of horses from that part of the world consider that the Iberian horse is the true dressage horse rather than the interloper of the warmblood horse more commonly used and seen in the major

Sensational Showjumping and Dressage at Rotterdam as Brits Find Their Mojo

The European Championships for all the major sport horse disciplines take place every two years. This year Rotterdam in Holland host the dressage and show jumping at the same time which is unusual as normally different venues host each discipline separately. Spread over a week, dressage and showjumping take it in turns to provide the

The Hanoverian Horse. How Good Is It?

The German Hanoverian horse was a rather coarse looking animal with a ham head but had many good qualities, particularly in its temperament. It was also very strong, and was mainly used for pulling carriages and carts and agricultural work. In 1735, George II of England and Elector of Hanover founded the ‘State Stud’ at

The Isabell and Dorothee Show at Aachen Dressage

The CHIO Aachen in the north west tip of Germany has long been recognised at one, if not the most important horse show held each year in Germany.  It attracts the top riders and horses, particularly from Europe. It is only a few miles from both the Belgian and Dutch boarders and is well served

87.6 for Aptly Named Freestyle at Hartpury Dressage

Of the five ‘dressage only’ FEI competitions in the UK in the year, The Hartpury Dressage Festival is certainly one of the most important. It is the only FEI event run in the UK with FEI classes both for abled and disabled riders. As a result there are over 40 classes over the five days

Doubles All Round,One Triple at Hartpury’s Para Dressage

The Hartpury Festival of Dressage, which takes place each year at the world famous equestrian college in Gloucestershire, is the best and most important international competition for disabled riders in the UK. In the UK there is very little opportunity each year for these remarkable riders to compete with only two other smaller international competitions

The Show Must Go On despite the Weather!

It was a very difficult week for the Equerry International Bolesworth Horse Show near Chester in the UK as constant rain meant that the show directors decided that it was not suitable for the general public to attend. On the first day, Wednesday, an announcement from the show declared that the public would not be

Is Your Young Horse Fit. Find Out in this Short Video

In this short video, we look at what assessments are made for young horses. Many countries have special competitions for young horses which concern themselves with whether a horse has the potential to carry on in a long career of competition. In the UK the British Equine federation run a special competition every year during

All Smiles as Her Majesty Visits Her Local Show

There are two separate weeks each year which Her Majesty The Queen loves more than any others. Both feature her beloved hobby of horses and both conveniently happen in her back garden at Windsor. The first is this week’s Royal Windsor Horse Show and the second, next month is Royal Ascot. As the major event
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