Friday, January 10, 2014

Dressage Schooling Videos from Aiken, SC

Here is a video of Silva riding Sandy Holden's ChooChoo recently at Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckels' Fox Frolic Farm in Aiken, SC. ChooChoo is a 5-year-old German gelding :

 And this is Sandy Retzlaff's Tony:

Finally, here is Ellen Kettler's Double Scoop, a 5-year-old gelding and just a dream to work with. Scoop is going to start his dressage career in Florida this season.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Boyd and Shamwari in Chronicle of the Horse

Boyd Martin has just added an exciting new mount to his string: Shamwari 4. He put together a syndicate to purchase the horse that Swedish eventer Ludwig Svennerstal rode to 20th place at the 2012 London Olympic Games and team silver at the 2013 HSBC FEI European Eventing Championships (Sweden).
Martin, Cochransville, Pa., described the 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Star Regent xx—Donnice, Der Clou) as one of the best eventers in the world. “He earns great scores in dressage, he’s lightning fast on cross-country, and clean in the show jumping,” Martin said.
“What drew me to this horse is that he has already proven himself with Swedish rider Ludwig Svennerstal,” Martin added. “But with that comes a lot of pressure to ride Shamwari 4 and perform as well with him as Ludwig did.”
Watch Martin try Shamwari 4....

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Monday, January 6, 2014