Dufour Dressage

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...

New Tack Locker from Saddlebox

Cathrine Dufour Tack Locker
This past year I’ve been looking for a new tack locker. One with better design, so that the space gets used a bit better. I also wanted a lower box so that I could use the top as well. The problem with lower tack boxes is that there’s also less space inside. But it does all dependent on the design, and I’ve finally found the right box for me, which matches my criteria when it comes to the size and the height of the box, and with great design that actually gives me more space for things than in my previous box. The interior design is actually "stolen" from Charlotte Dujardin

Training with Nathalie

Training with Nathalie
Last week we once again had the pleasure of seeing Nathalie. It’s so amazing to have her back from WEG. We’re in a good routine with the horses, and I think they’re all improving and getting in better and better shape. This time Catarina, my wonderful groom, shot some pictures of my 4-year old gelding Adax Sauternes e. Sezuan/Londonderry, my little new racer e. Wynton/Weltmeyer, and a quick snapshot of Bohemian before we got started.

Double Victory at Flyinge

Cathrine Dufour Bohemian Flyinge Filip Gustavsson
Last Thursday I brought Bohemian with me to Flyinge for their CDI3*. We started by going right through the vet check and then headed straight for the evening training session at the beautiful venue. It’s my first big indoor event with Bohemian, so I was very excited to see how he would deal with the experience. During the training he seemed very cool and ready for the Grand Prix on Friday.

Training and Other Questions

I get a lot of questions in the comments on the blog about how to train, what kind of weight is the optimum, how I find time to do other things and so on, so I’ve gathered some of the questions and answered them in this video!

5 Questions for Cathrine's mum, Mona

This week we’ve had a chat with Cathrine’s mum Mona Dufour about how she works with Cathrine both during regular days and at competitions. She shares some advice for the mothers of equestrians, and also talks about some of the struggles and rewards of being the parent of an elite athlete.

5 Questions for Cathrine's Girlfriend Katrine

Cathrine Dufour Katrine Hedeman
Most of you have probably seen pictures and videos on Cathrines Instagram from various workouts. Those of you who came to our DufourClub Night in March tried a Cathrine/Katrine workout and also learned more about how these two work together to get better at what they do. This week we’ve talked to Cathrine’s girlfriend Katrine about how she motivates herself and others, what her three best workout tips for riders are and what her and Cathrine do together when they’re not training.

Superstition

Cathrine Dufour UnlimitBags Superstition

Superstitions. Do you believe in them too? From I was really young, I’ve been superstitious. Everything from colours, rituals to doing things in a specific order. For me, it’s been part of who I am.

Grand Prix Victory for Bohemian

Cathrine Dufour Bohemian
Since we couldn’t go to WEG in the US, Bohemian and I went to the national competition at Vallensbæk Riding Center. It’s been four months since we went to our last competition, so it was really nice to have Bohemian out again.

5 Questions for Cathrine's Sponsor Ulrich

Cathrine Dufour Ulrich Trolle
We've finally gotten to the next five questions for one of the amazing people in Cathrine's team! This time we've spoken to Ulrich Trolle who in 2006 started Trolle Company A/S. Ulrich and Cathrine have known each other for many years, and Trolle Company has, as one of Cathrine's main sponsors, been a part of the team that's supported her on her long journey.

Nordic Race

OCR Nordic Race Cathrine Dufour Katrine Hedeman Team

Since we're unfortunately not going to the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, Katrine and I signed up for Nordic Race in Copenhagen on Refshaleøen.

We signed up with Katrine's work place, FysioK. An amazing team - wonderful people who really know how to create a fantastic atmosphere...

 

5 Questions for Cathrine's Groom Catarina

Cathrine Dufour Catarina Hall Cassidy DM Broholm

Leading up to our next DufourClub night on the 19th of September, we wanted to chat with some of the fantastic members of Cathrine’s team, so that you also can get to know them a bit better!

This time we asked Cathrine’s groom Catarina Hall to answer 5 short questions for you all to enjoy and learn from!