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Lotje Schoots of the Netherlands - Tempo, Reaction and Flying Changes (5,245 Views): 2009 and 2007 FEI Young Rider World Cup Rabobank Talent of the Year. The Rabobank Talent Plan, which supports upcoming equestrian athletes in The Netherlands, is in its 11th year and it is the first time that a rider has won the title twice. Holder of 7 gold and silver medals in the European Juniors and Young Riders Championships and 3 Medals at the World Championships Young Riders, Lotje has more medals for her age than any other Dutch rider! Popular trainer and clinician, Lotje is beginning to take the international scene by storm! Watch Video!
Courtney King-Dye of the USA - Contact, Responsiveness, Extended Walk, Collected Walk, Counter Canter, Tempi Changes (5,108 Views):
Courtney King-Dye represented the USA in the 2008 Bejing Olympics. Additionally she represented the USA in the 2007 Rolex World Cup in Las Vegas, Nevada. Courtney works and trains on the East Coast. King is a USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medalist and a USDF Certified Instructor through Fourth Level. In April 2007 King and Idocus represented the USA for the first time at the World Cup in Las Vegas finishing in 6th place competing against 30 of the best riders in the world. Later in August they competed in the USEF National Grand Prix Championships, Gladstone, NJ finishing in second place. In April 2008, King and Idocus qualified and competed in the World Cup in The Netherlands. In August 2008, King represented the USA at the Olympic Games in Hong Kong on Harmony's Mythilus. Watch Video!
Dr. Ulf Moller of Germany - Three year old, Maintaining Contact, Encouraging lengthened steps, Getting a Falling Neck, Proper Transitions for a Young Horse (3,211 Views):
Dr Ulf Moller was born in 1962, he was one of the great auction riders, producing a string of very expensive horses for the famed Hanoverian Verband auction. Ulf was sales manager at the Hanoverian Auction stables in Verden and in 1998 he joined the highly successful private barn, the PSI dressage stables where he is currently the manager under the direction of Ulrich Kasselmann. He has taken the PSI auction to new heights and the PSI horse are most sought after worldwide. Ulf has a string of very impressive riding achievements. Riding the most impressive stallion, Sandro Hit, he won the best equine of the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses 1999. Also add to Ulf's list of accomplishments, five times Bundeschampion (German Young Horses Championship) from 1999 - 2002, World Champion with 5 year old Don Davidoff in 2000 and placed 2nd in the FEI breeding Championship for Young Dressage horses 2001 riding Placido. Watch Video!
Catherine Haddad-Staller of the USA - Learning the 1 tempi's, Proper Pirouette Placement, How to Get your Horse Lighter When Bearing Down on the Bit (3,210 Views):
Catherine Haddad, a member of the US Team many times over, World Cup, WEG, Olympic Trials competitor. After living and running her training facility from Vechta, Germany for over 10 years, Catherine now resides once again on US soil, training from her farm in New Jersey and wintering in Wellington, Florida. Catherine learned from Willi Schultheis. Read More.. Watch Video!
Shannon Peters of the USA - Rider Position, Straightness, Half Steps, Lateral Work (2,889 Views):
Shannon has been an active FEI trainer and competitor for 25 years. She has had great influences throughout her career from "S" judge Debbie Riel-Rodriguez, Nancy Baker and for the past 10 years Obereiter Karl Mikolka of the Spanish Riding School. She has the incredible help everyday now of her husband of five years Steffen Peters, US Olympian. Shannon competes and trains out of her barn in San Diego, CA. Shannon's commitment to the horse as an athlete and their well being is apparent in her theory and development of horse and rider pairs. Watch Video!
Steffen Peters and Janet Foy, Training Through The Levels - This 2 day symposium covers what to look for and how to train the young horse and shows the foundations of training and the movements of each level, training level through grand prix, using multiple demonstration horses and riders. (2,466 Views):
Steffen Peters is a US Olympian, Pan Am Gamer, multiple WEG's, World Cups and other top flagged equestrian games where he participated and medaled, many times over, across the globe. Janet Foy is an FEI I Judge and trainer, loved for her in depth knowledge of the sport in addition to her ability to communicate and articulate concepts. This duo work perfectly together to view, access, train and judge the horse and rider pairs so others can learn from what is seen. Watch Video!
Alizee Froment of France - Alizee rides bitless, this horse is schooling grand prix, they are focusing on how to achieve suppleness, Join TOday tempo, reaction and flying changes. (2,456 Views):
Alizee Froment is the French pony Chef d'Equipe and a young Grand Prix rider, preparing to compete for the French team. Alizée was educated as a rider at the French National Equestrian Centre in Saumur, France. "No sooner dismounted from one horse than I am up on the next. It is the daily routine of all professional riders". Sometimes it is essential to break that routine, says Alizee. "It is the reason why one day, when my Grand Prix horse Mistral was saddled and waiting for me, I decided to leave the bridle aside just puts his head-collar on. I needed to check that Mistral and I were still one. From the first tentative steps, I once more felt pleasure with blood running through my veins, found a taste of freedom and the immense confidence I had in him. More than anything, what came out was an optimal concentration between us, each on the other. In my eyes, dressage is the way toward perfect understanding and absolute harmony and working in the head-collar is a further step along this path. This is why I decided to work all my horses regularly in this way from my 5-year-olds to my two Grand Prix horses". Watch Video!
Jan Brink of Sweden - Jan rides a young 4 year old, showing how to get straightness, how to train lateral work and beginning the flying changes. (2,011 Views):
Jan with Briar 899, have had much success. Prior to his retiring from competition in 2009, he represented Sweden in the 2008 Bejing Olympics. Briar was the youngest horse to compete in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, in what was only his fifth start at Grand Prix. Competing at Grand Prix level since 1999, Jan Brink and Briar gained valuable experience on the World Cup scene, but also became the current strongest Swedish pair. Member of the Swedish team at the 2000 Olympic Games and 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez finishing 13th overall. Jan and Briar finished 5th at the World Cup 2007. Currently Jan is focusing on developing horses, breeding and educating riders the world over. Watch Video
Catherine Haddad-Staller of the USA - Catherine teaches the HALT. Collection, Reinback, getting the hind legs underneath (1,845 Views):
Settling in New Jersey after 20 years in Europe, dressage rider and trainer Catherine Haddad Staller has had a surprisingly easy transition. "New Jersey feels like home, "she explained, comparing it to her winter in Florida, where she considers riding inthe tropics, "an alien concept.". While she misses being able to walk 1.5 miles througha German forest from her home to the barn, one of the things that has made up for it is being based in Gladstone on the lower level of the historic U.S Equestrian Team Foundation stable, which she is leasing. Read More. Watch Video!
Lammert Haanstra of the Netherlands - Mr. Haanstra teaches the why's and how's of lunging. Phenomenal explanation of what you are trying to accomplish by lunging and showing you how to do it. Using 2 different horses he shows different methods and results. (1,554 Views):
In his prior life he served as an instructor at the Federation of Horse Associations of the Netherlands. His duty was to train the other trainers. Eighteen years later he was asked by the Royal Friesian Horse Studbook to go to Friesland and start at the Friesian Horse Centre as head instructor. Afterwards he started his own training center with his wife and together they successfully produced several books and educational DVDs on lunging, Friesian horse training, general horse training and rider fitness. These all became bestsellers in the Netherlands. During the last few years Lammert was the initiator of rider fitness in the Netherlands. His book on this subject 'Training Rider and Horse' came out in 2007 and includes photos of Adelinde Cornelissen using his system. Watch Video!
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