Embed from Getty Images Tap the arrows at the side of the image above to scroll through the slideshow. " might be the best horse in the world,” said commentator John Kyle, "But he also has the best rider in the...
Embed from Getty Images As the top-ranked horse-and-rider team after the Grand Prix, Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro were the last pair to go today in the Grand Prix Special. However, they came in to a situation where almost anything could...
85.071% for @CSJDujardin & into the lead!!! #TwoHearts #EquestrianDressage @Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/AeKncsvxNo— The FEI (@FEI_Global) August 11, 2016 Although you wouldn't know it by watching her calm, confident ride, there’s a lot of pressure on Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin. With the...
Dressage competition got underway today at the Rio 2016 Olympics. The first team and individual riders completed their grand prix tests under steel-gray skies and rain started to fall on the Olympic Equestrian Center by afternoon. Half of the...

Lighten Up!

Riding a horse that’s lugging you about is probably not your idea of a good time. With a few simple tips from Grand Prix dressage rider Reese Koffler-Stanfield, you can put a stop to the endless tug-of-war. Are you...
The following athlete-and-horse combinations will compose the Team (in alphabetical order): Allison Brock and Rosevelt Allison Brock (Loxahatchee, Fla.) with Claudine and Fritz Kundrun’s Rosevelt, a 2002 Hanoverian stallion Hailing from Hawaii, Allison Brock has been pursuing her dressage goals for 20...
Trends in the hunter and jumper rings can take decades to change, which is great news for riders who want to stay current on a limited budget. Currently, color is one trend sweeping the show arenas, as are light,...

What is a Half-Halt?

Q: My trainer explains the half-halt as pulling and pushing at the same time, but it’s still a mystery to me. Can you explain the mechanics of the half-halt? A: In its rawest form (meaning without balance or technique), the...

A Responsive Horse

Is a sharp and peppy response to your leg missing from your horse’s vocabulary? While a laid-back horse might otherwise be speaking your language, a forward-thinking tune-up could be in order. Horses with a cool and calm temperament are...

Three Riding Workouts at the Walk

Staring ahead at the short, chilly days of winter can leave riders feeling desperate. Poor weather and lack of daylight might force them to abandon their riding routines. Their horses will lose fitness, their skills rust over. By revising...
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