Training methods were examined and a FEI seminar took place in Lausanne last year. The Global Dressage forum will focus on those developments. Next to Anky van Grunsven, German team rider Hubertus Schmidt, top ten on the FEI World Ranking List, will show his approach of training horses in a demonstration. Sport psychologist Rico Schuijers and zoölogist Andrew McLean will present the latest facts from the scientific world. Great surprise at the Global Dressage Forum 2006 is the original ‘horse whisperer’ Monty Roberts. He will demonstrate his view on training horses in theory and in a practical session. The name of another great trainer, presenting a clinic, will be published in a few weeks.
To make the visit to the Netherlands even more valuable, the organisation of the Global Dressage Forum is presenting a possibility to combine different activities. During the ‘Dressage week of the year’ the organisation offers a visit to the second Equine Elite auction, organised by the Equine Elite foundation at the facilities of Academy Bartels in Hooge Mierde, on Saturday 28 October. On Sunday will a stable visit by bus to Anky van Grunsven Dressage Stables in Erp is planned. Double Olympic Champion van Grunsven will show her stables and explain about her stable management.