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…

A Day in the Life of a Championship Horse Groom!

What is it like to be the groom taking care of some of the most famous horses in the  world at a big Championship like the Olympics or World Equestrian Games?  I had the chance, last May, to find out from Alan Davies, travelling groom for British riders Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin.  I asked…

Tina Busse-Irwin: Competing for the Worlds!

Tina Busse-Irwin is one of the  Canadian riders competing in Florida this winter with the aim of being selected to the Canadian dressage team  for the World Equestrian Games, in Tryon NC, this September. I spoke to Tina, at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, after she finished her ride in the National show Grand Prix…