Dufour Dressage

How DufourFashion Started

Cathrine Dufour Fashion
The idea for DufourFashion came along with the club. One of my friends has worked in the music industry. A lot of fans and music lovers often wear the band t-shirt of their favorite group. That is sort of a thing that tie people even more closely together. That idea was too good to let go and we decided to try and introduce it to the equestrian sport.

How To Keep Your Horse Happy And Motivated

How To Keep Your Horse Happy And Motivated
When training my horses, I really want them to be with me and take part the game we’re playing. Of course you’d need to be consistent when educating a horse, but if the horse really likes to ride and likes to work with you, it is so much easier and so much more fun for both.

How I Cool My Horses’ Legs After Training

For me it’s super important to take good care of horses, and I do this in lots of different ways. Today’s tip has to do with cooling the horse’s legs, something I do after an intensive training session, after a competition or if the horse has an injury. The reason why I cool their legs after a training session or a competition is to avoid injuries and to make everything as comfortable for the horse as possible.

My Horses

Cathrine Dufour Cassidy
As a lot of you already know, we've recently gotten some new horses at Grønagergård from Helgstrand Dressage and we've sold HP Tootsie. Therefore, I thought I would make a small overview over which horses I still own myself, with how old they are and pictures of my superstars. A few of the horses I have now are still pretty young, so there's still a long way to go in regards to training. 

How I Motivate Myself

Cathrine Dufour Workout I Can I Will
A lot of people ask me about how I motivate myself to keep going, especially if I’ve just been to a competition that didn’t go very well. First of all, it’s really about having a dream and communicating that dream to the people around you, telling them where it is that you want to go. In that way, they can help you get there, because they know exactly what it is that you want to do.

Dufour Advent Calendar

Cassidy Christmas Santa
Throughout this month, we'll be hosting an advent calendar where you can win tons of cool Christmas presents from Cathrine's own collection and her sponsors!

Why I Started DufourClub

Cathrine Dufour Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
A few people have asked my why I've started the DufourClub, so I've written a blog post about how it all started! It actually stated in 2016 when a friend of mine and I wanted to give everybody the chance to learn from the way I was doing things. Josephine and I started DufourStream which was kind of “netflix” with horse-training videos.

HP Tootsie Sold

Dufour Dressage HP Tootsie
Our wonderful 3 year old mare HP Tootsie e. Everdale/Totilas has now been sold to Sweden. We bought her as a foal from HP Horses and she has really developed a lot these past few years. She has been the sweetest and easiest young horse to ride and train. Absolutely a work horse who really gives it her all every single day making it a pleasure to ride her.

5 Questions for Cathrine

Cathrine Dufour Cassidy
We’ve reached the end of this round’s “5 Questions for…” and this time we asked Cathrine some of our questions!1. What do you do to keep your horses in best possible shape? In relation to keeping my horses in best possible shape, there are a lot of different aspects of this. The management of a horse, is of course number one: to train them. They need quality in the training, not being pushed too hard, but they still need sufficient training to make sure that they learn new tricks. That is the top priority.

World Cup Herning 2018

Cathrine Dufour Bohemian
This year we didn’t do the World Cup in Herning, but instead the CDI3* with Bohemian. I considered if we should ride the World Cup, but I decided that he would benefit from another 3* tour in order to build his confidence as much as possible.

Helgstrand employs Danish Cathrine Dufour

Cathrine Dufour Cassidy
Helgstrand Dressage has managed to set new standards within the dressage world; with the employment of FEI World Ranking no. 5, the very talented dressage rider, Cathrine Dufour. Helgstrand Dressage has now secured another strong profile for the future.

The Story

Cathrine Dufour The Story

These last couple of years for me and my team have been quite unique. I’ve been able to chase my dreams fully, and a lot of them have come true.

It’s been a journey that started when I was very young, and I’ve actually dared to follow my dreams. My family and Cassidy have of course have a huge role on my journey, and that’s what I’m trying to give you insight into in this film that I’ve made in collaboration with Trolle Company and Northly Film...