Where in the World is Carmen Franco?

She’s back in the CDI ring! Riding, on the Colombian team, in the CDIO Nations Cup at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival last week. I had a chance to speak with Carmen after her ride in the Prix St. George test. Carmen let’s start at the beginning. How old were you when you started riding…

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…

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…

2018- This is the year that was!

2018 has been a good year in my life. There have been some inevitable ups and downs but c’est la vie! In the end the downs all came up ok and the ups were very good ups. Here are some of the blog posts that highlight my year. In Florida, during the winter season there,…

When You’re Smiling!

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is the word SMILE.¬† So here are some of my favorite smiles….