Hey, my name is Katelyn! I am a Canadian Dressage rider who competes at Prix St. George/Young Rider level, while learning to balance her perfectionistic tendencies and bipolar 2 disorder. Please feel free to send an ask over my way if you have any questions or if you just want to chat. For everyone who reads this, please credit me! PS. Blog is under major construction!
Horses Fuck Yeah
Isabell Werth and Bella Rose
(im screaming that i missed this!)
Blondie in Breeches
Hahaha this is amazing 😂
Credit to Focussed.nl (she is amazing)
Horses Fuck Yeah
Kristina Sprehe and Desperados
I would take this horse home no problemBlondie in Breeches
The Grand Prix Special was a fabulous class and like I wrote in my report, it feels like a new dawn of dressage has finally started. I’m so happy that the days of pulling are almost finally over. It has taken the judges years to finally see through all the flash, electricity and super spectacularly moving horses that inccorect training was at the basis of it. Now we see more and more horses that are beautifully ridden, soft in the hand and can be as impressive in their movement mechanism without a rider forcing them into learned helplessness. If you see riders like Langehanenberg, Vilhelmson, zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, Steffen Peters, and a new comer such as Laura Graves rewarded for their work it makes my heart flutter. Dujardin is also part of this new generation. Her contact may not be as light as the former five, and she certainly is riding on that Olympic halo points-wise, but there is no blue tongue nor a gaping mouth with her horse and harmony prevails over flash. I can only say bravo to the judges who have the guts to down score tense, mechanically moving horses and reward naturally swinging ones that are happy in their work. What a relief.Astrid Appels: Yes We Caen: For Whom the Bell Tolls (Eurodressage)
The quality of WEG this year was absolutely incredible, even with so many of the few in the 80% club not competing, the quality of tests from the bottom of the class to the top was absolutely superb.
I sat and watched every test, and I think more exciting than ANYTHING - the medals, the top rides, whatever - was how strong of a class it was top to bottom. Amazingly strong (whether in performance or potential) combinations are emerging from countries outside of Europe that are not as developed in the sport and IT IS SO EXCITING.
Bravo to the very first South African dressage team!!Darkness and Dr. Watson's Umbrella