The Grand Prix. The Pressure!

Think about human athletes. Not everyone wants to go to the Olympics and face the pressure of that event. Other athletes come alive in that pressure. Think about any human performer. Not every singer or musician wants to be out on the stage of a gigantic stadium, like Wembley, in front of tens of thousands…

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…

Kindred Spirits.Anton and Me.

“You and Anton are kindred spirits.” My coach Belinda Trussell said this to me on a day she had been riding her Grand Prix mount Anton. “Is that because we are both ‘elders’?” I asked. “It’s because you both have so much energy! And because you are both older.” Belinda replied. WHO IS ANTON? Belinda…

Cricket, Dressage and Watching Paint Dry!

“Dressage? Ugh…it’s about as interesting as watching paint dry.” If I had a hot meal for every time I’ve heard that I would be well fed for a month. So it seems that the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) is trying to make dressage at the top level more interesting and attract a bigger audience. To…