Why I Started DufourClub

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. When we started we met the cool video production team Northly (who is also the production company behind The Story in collaboration with my sponsor Trolle Company) who created a collection of high quality training videos that people could learn from.

I love teaching and sharing the way I do things but I wish we were all better at this within the equestrian sport. That was really the main reason why we started sharing my knowledge back in the day. Just to share the tips and experiences that I have. I also had (and still have) a lot of people who would like to have lessons from me, but unfortunately I haven’t got hours enough in the day to do this on an individual basis. So starting a “horse netflix” and where I could help more people at the same time seemed like a great idea.

Cathrine Dufour DufourClub

Since then we have been talking a lot about how to develop the sport and make it a bit more equal for everyone who wants to dream big and develop their riding. One of the solutions was the DufourClub, where people from all over can meet and share knowledge (both online and at my events called DufourClub Nights). Here people can hear more about what I have been doing to get to where I am, and even more importantly, learn from one another and create a community where helping each other is cool!

I always try to engage the club members as much as possible, taking their input on different themes into consideration when I create the program. We have till now had themes ranging from pony training to how to feed your horse, and my next club night is going to be all about the young horses (You can read about the next event here).

Cathrine Dufour Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg

Most of the Club Nights have taken place at my own farm Grønagergård near Roskilde, but we have also been visiting the beautiful Slangerupgaard near Ringsted as well as driving across the bridge visiting the sweetest local riding club Taps Rideklub near Kolding in Jutland. It’s always nice to get out and meet new people, so I will definitely try to bring the club out of Roskilde and into the local clubs a bit more in the future.

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Der er flere, der har spurgt om hvorfor jeg har startet DufourClub, så jeg ville lige dele en blog post med jer hvor jeg fortæller historien!

Det startede faktisk med at jeg startede DufourStream i 2016 sammen med min veninde Josephine. DufourStream var sådan lidt et “heste-netflix” hvor vi lavede nogle træningsvideoer (sammen med de fantastiske Northly som også har lavet The Story sammen med Trolle Company) som folk kunne lære af. Jeg synes at det er superfedt at lære fra mig og kunne egentlig ønske at vi var lidt bedre til det i hesteverdenen. Så det var egentlig grunden til at vi startede i sin tid, det her med at dele den viden vi har.

Jeg fik og får også mange henvendelser omkring undervisning, og jeg har desværre ikke timer nok i døgnet til at nå ud til alle på den gode gammeldags måde.

Vi har så efterfølgende snakket meget om hvad vi ellers kunne lave for at brede budskabet om at dele ud og gøre ridesporten mere tilgængelig for flere. Vi fandt ud af at det helt oplagte var at vi lavede en speciel klub hvor forskellige mennesker kunne mødes (både på nettet og i virkeligheden til klubaftener) og høre mere om hvad jeg har gjort til at nå der hvor jeg er, men også i lige så høj grad for at lære af hinanden og skabe et rigtig godt fællesskab hvor det at hjælpe hinanden og dele ud af sin viden er det nye sort!

Jeg forsøger at inddrage klubmedlemmerne så meget som overhovedet muligt i forhold til at planlægge spændende temaer som folk er interesseret i. Vi har lavet alt fra pony aftener til foder til nu næste gang at have fokus på unghesten (I kan læse mere om næste klubaften her)

De fleste klubaftener har indtil videre været holdt hjemme hos mig selv på Grønagergård (tæt på Roskilde), men vi har også været ude på bla. Slangerupgaard ved Ringsted og så en tur ovre hos en lokal rideklub (Taps Rideklub) ved Kolding i Jylland. Det er altid sjovt at komme ud og møde nye mennesker, og jeg vil helt sikkert prøve at få klubben ud lidt mere i lokale rideklubber i fremtiden!


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