Dufour Dressage

Cathrine Dufour Training

How I Use A Whip For Training

So a few people have asked me about using a whip and how I use it when I train. In my experience it’s been super good to use a short jumping whip, ...
Training Before A Big Competition

Training Before A Big Competition

Last week at Taps was so amazing, thank you to everyone who came! We had some really interesting discussions and talked about lots of different thi...

So Excited for Herning!

Hi guys

Today we're bringing my little superstars to Herning for the Hest & Rytter event! 

I'm super excited about it, so I thought I would share a little video about who I'm bringing, what we're doing, and what I'm looking forward to the most!

How to Improve Rider's Position

How to Improve Rider's Position

In terms of having a good rider’s position, the alignment between shoulder, heel and butt should be so that you can hold up a stick and see that they’re all in line. To be able to do this it’s really all about repetition and making sure that you’re strong enough to...

Cathrine Dufour Trolle Cassidy

How I Prepare My Horses For Competitions

In my last blog post I talked about 5 things I think are essential for becoming a good rider. But there’s also another thing that’s super important for when preparing for competitions, and that’s to make sure that my wonderful horses feel ready and confident when they enter the arena...
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.
Cathrine Dufour Cassidy

My Horses

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. 
Dufour Dressage HP Tootsie

HP Tootsie Sold

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.
Cathrine Dufour Bohemian

World Cup Herning 2018

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.
Cathrine Dufour Cassidy

Helgstrand employs Danish Cathrine Dufour

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.
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.
Cathrine Dufour Bohemian Flyinge Filip Gustavsson

Double Victory at Flyinge

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.