Category: Horse Shows

  • CDI 5* at Wellington International.

    CDI 5* at Wellington International.

    In the usual course of dressage events we watch the Grand Prix Freestyles at the Global Dressage Festival stadium. But yesterday the culminatation of the Grand Prix classes was held in the International Arena at the Wellington International showgrounds. This is usually the arena for the big jumper competititons. But this week the jumps were…

  • I Have Good News!

    I Have Good News!

    First of all I want to thank all the WordPress bloggers who sent positive vibes,healing vibes and positivitiy for me and Biasini yesterday. The vet came this morning and started by palpating the leg. It did look a lot better today I should add. Then we went out to the driveway and the vet’s assistant…

  • What a difference a day can make!

    What a difference a day can make!

    As I was preparing to go to the barn, in good time, to get Biasini to the show for his Intermediare 1 test, my phone rang and I saw it was Lynsey. Immediatley I suspected that something was wrong. It was. She told me that Biasini had a puffy right front leg. They had jogged…

  • Todays’ Test was a Triumph!

    Todays’ Test was a Triumph!

    Today Lynsey Rowan rode my horse Biasini in the FEI Prix St.George dressage test. I know from when I have ridden him in the competition arena that he can get very strong and start to pull like a freight train! But today I could see there was none of that. His frame was in the…

  • The “Baby” Aids

    The “Baby” Aids

    Riding just using ‘baby’ aids.What does this mean? In the lesson with Belinda Trussell that I watched last week Belinda often told Lynsey Rowan to just use a ‘baby’ aid with Biasini. What I understood this to mean was to use a very small and light aid. If you get the response you want then…

  • Monday Portrait

    Monday Portrait

    Biasini has done his work for the day. Lynsey will take him for a walk to relax and then he gets his bath, some hand grazing with his ice boots on and then….dinner!

  • CSIO4* Nations Cup

    CSIO4* Nations Cup

    I will not keep you in suspense about who won the Nations Cup jumping at WEF last night. It was Canada!! The first round took place in the afteroon and in the evening the top eight teams went again. The leader going into the second round was Belgium with only 4 faults from the afternoon,…

  • Friday Night Stars!

    Friday Night Stars!

    Just to be clear the stars are the horses and riders performing their freestyles to music at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. In case you are not familiar with dressage freestyles these are choreographed to show the movements from the dressage tests the horse is currently competing at. For the Friday nights these are horses…

  • The Understudy Steps Up!

    The Understudy Steps Up!

    My coach Belinda Trussell had entered a show at the Global Dressage Festival . She was entered in the Prix St.George class. But the horse she had entered was not able to compete today. So the Understudy had to step up. This was a big step for the Understudy. He has never competed at the…

  • And now…..

    And now…..

    I can honestly tell you that last weekend while getting Biasini to the show and watching Lynsey ride him through two tests, I did not think”Gosh I wish I was showing”.Not once. It never even crossed my mind. I should be clear that I have done lots of showing in dressage for over 20 years.…

  • Another Great Day!

    Another Great Day!

    Today Lynsey Rowan rode my horse Biasini in the FEI Intermediare 1 test at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington Florida. This test is more difficult than the Prix St. George that they did yesterday. It has a more complicated canter half pass zig zag with three half passes and flying changes in between each…

  • A great score! But what was the BEST thing?

    A great score! But what was the BEST thing?

    Today Lynsey Rowan rode my horse Biasini in the Prix St.George at the Global Dressage Festival. They executed a lovely mistake free test and it was a joy to watch. But the thing that meant the most to me was that Lynsey told me that when she came out of the ring she said to…