5 tips from the Tokyo medaillist dressage

1. If the horse isn’t on the aids, the flying changes are doomed There probably isn’t a rider on the planet who hasn’t struggled with changes at some point or some point in the future. Those pesky little skipping steps might look lovely and fluent, but they’re often a big hurdle to overcome in

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 Horse whisperer Carol Sharpe, Nihi – Sumba

Can you tell us a little bit about your history at Sumba and how you came to be involved? I first came to Nihi in 2013. My husband was working on a project with the hotel. He encouraged me to join him on this forgotten island and of course I fell head over heels

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Mental Athletics

“All riders deal with similar mental obstacles and mental toughness is a skill that can developed and improved to overcome them” – an interview with Gilead (Gil) Friedman of Mental Athletics How did you get involved in the equestrian world? Did you grow up around horses? I was born in the U.S. but came

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First Major in the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping in 2021

The world’s top equestrian riders will gather at The Dutch Masters from 23–25 April, to contest the first Major in the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping in 2021. The Rolex Grand Prix, which culminates on Sunday 25 April, is the highlight of the rescheduled three-day indoor event for 2021 and will provide a

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Sugar and spice – And everything nice?

We had the opportunity to speak to Dr Emmanuelle Van Erck about sugar and horses. Emmanuelle works at the Equine Sports Medicine Practice and is author of more than 40 scientific articles and regularly lectures at international scientific meetings. She continues to collaborate on applied research projects in Equine Sports Medicine and teaches clinical

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