The Riders Speak: Brittany Fraser , Lindsay Kellock

Today I got up early to watch the last day of the Olympic Grand Prix. The first Canadian rider I saw was Lindsay Kellock. Her horse Sebastien was a bit exuberant at some moments. Here are Lindsay’s thoughts on the Olympic comepetition. I’ve learned from this. Maybe Sebastien just peaked a little too early [after…

The rider’s point of view. Chris von Martels

First of all I have a much better photo of Chris von Martels and Eclips than the one from my pc screen. Chris had this to say in an interview with Equestrian Canada: “We had expensive mistakes that costs us quite a few points but overall, I’m thrilled with him and think he’s an exceptional…

And so it begins: The Grand Prix

Up early for the CBC live stream of the first day of the Grand Prix. Today there were three groups of 9 or 10 horse rider combinations. They appeared according to their FEI world ranking. I have to admit that I did not see the first group and the first rider in Group B was…

Tokyo Riders: What are they doing while they wait?

Tokyo. The Canadian Dressage Team riders and horses are not just lollygagging about. They are busy. They are riding their horses in the main stadium arena to familiarize them with that location. After the horses have been ridden and exercised they will be washed down. They will also be handwalking their horses to give them…

It’s Time for Tokyo!

July 23, 2021 the Games will begin. Canada is sending 371 athletes and this is the largest team since the Los Angeles games in 1984. It seems almost unbelievable that, at last, these Olympics will actually take place. For the Equestrians there has been not only the Global Pandemic but a serious outbreak in Europe…