Dufour Dressage

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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 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!

Bohemian - My New Grand Prix Star

Bohemian & Cathrine Dufour
About three weeks ago young star Bohemian debuted in his first Grand Prix. These past few weeks he’s been really good at training and I felt that he was slowly getting ready to debut in the higher levels. Admittedly only at a small C-competition, but you have to start somewhere...

Herning Horseshow 2018

Cathrine Dufour & Cassidy Herning
Herning was again this year a massive event, but a bit different than usual for me. Atterupgaards Cassidy and I were contacted about a month ago, ...

DufourClub Night #1

DufourClub Night #1
Monday we hosted our first Club Night for our wonderful DufourClub members. It was an evening where we wanted to put focus on the training of the horses as well as the planning of the training of each individual horse.I started with a short training clinic on Bohemian.