Isabel Werth Clinic in Wellington FL.

Isabel Werth is the highest ranking dressage rider in the world. She currently occupies the #1 spot with Weihegold, the #3 spot with Bella Rose and # 4 spot with Emilio. Isabel Werth is the most highly decorated equestrian in history. I think that says it all really. On February 7 2019 she was in…

Lee Tubman: Meet the Judge!

I spoke recently with FEI 4* judge Lee Tubman. I have done lots of interviews with dressage riders and I thought it was time to get a judge’s perspective.¬†Every horse and rider enters the dressage arena at A , halts at X, and salutes the judge who is at C. In the international competitions there…

The Competition Diary: Show Number One.

Thursday January 31 And we’re off! Departing Silver Drache Farm in Palm City Florida and on the road down to White Fences Equestrian Center. My Florida coach Lou Denizard had three students competing in the first National rated White Fences show of 2019. We arrived and set up the stalls in the tent stabling; bedding,…

Dancing in the Rain!

It was raining. A steady downpour of rain. But dressage riders can take that in stride especially if they are Canadian. Yesterday I went down to the Adequan Global Dressage Festival to see the Intermediare 1 Freestyle. The freestyle is where the riders and their coaches will choose choreography from the required movements of the…

A Different Way of Winning.

Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing. Vince Lombardi I don’t think I could live my life following that mantra. Vince Lombardi was a football coach and player and maybe it worked for him. But there are different ways of winning. At the Christmas party, at Belinda Trusell’s Oakcrest Farm, Belinda spoke about her ride…