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...
When training my horses, I really want them to bewithme 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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...