It’s Dressage Gone Wild in Wellington with non-stop CDIs, symposiums, clinics, charity events and much more…and it makes you wonder when everyone sleeps! To make it to all the activities, Anna and Cindy Bovay have started Cinanna Concierge Service to cater to the busy equestrian’s every need. Willowtree Farm in the Hamptons has a new
Fun in Olympic proportions! A few weeks prior to the Olympics, ShowChic hosted an Olympic predictions night with Olympic dressage riders Bent Jensen and Lars Petersen. Bent and Lars made predictions on which horse and rider combinations might win individual medals, as well as which countries might take home the team medals and shared their
Congratulations to show jumper Daniel Bluman, who rides for Colombia, and lives in Wellington. Daniel is on a roll – on opening day at Spruce Meadows he and Sancha la Silla won the $32,000 Enbridge Cup. The bigger news is that Daniel and Sancha are headed to the London Olympics, where they will compete for
Those of you who have been following along for a while know that even though I am a devoted hunter princess, downright obsessed with all things hunter and worshipping at the hooves of the likes of Bases Loaded, Brunello, and Jersey Boy. . . I do occasionally venture into the world of DQ’s , and at one point Tucker and I rubbed elbows with a whole host of dressage enthusiasts (at our last barn, which we still miss very much). Tucker and I even attempted a dressage test once , and thankfully our judges were kind and forgiving, albeit honest. Lynn Jendrowski and Shapiro This past weekend we had another opportunity to dip our toes in the water of the dressage world, and took a clinic from Lynn Jendrowski . I have no long-term goals of turning Tucker into a dressage horse, don’t worry (though maybe someday, if we couldn’t jump anymore for some reason, who knows). But I recognize the need for good flat work — you can’t have a nice hunter round without being able to smoothly extend and collect, balance your canter, and move the horse laterally off your leg when needed. Plus, if your horse doesn’t have a solid foundation on the flat, he will fall on his face when you try to float the reins at him for the hack (ask me how I know this).