As a dressage rider – whether new to the sport, a long-timer, or coming back to the sport later in life; we all seek those “aha” moments, harmony between horse and rider, and…well simply…JOY. Those moments can sometimes be elusive, and goodness knows dressage is an exacting sport, particularly as we go up the levels. This is where the “FREESTYLE” comes in. I like to ride to music, even if it is background music…I ride more relaxed and the horse responds to the music as […]
With 2015 here and a new show season ahead, it was nice for Jutta to receive her 2014 USDF awards in the mail for All Breed and Vintage Awards. Jutta used to “fash” at qualifying for “Vintage” anything (well, aside from clothes or a car), but as the years advance she has realized it is nice to be recognized – shows there is still traceable worth in her seat, legs and hands. Jutta only consistently showed one horse enough to qualify for USDF […]
Laurie produced a marvelous visual feast in this magazine ad. Placed in The P.R.E. Horse magazine for their special edition, we thought it the proper time to acknowledge all P.R.E. horses in open competition, recognizing their unique contributions to the equine experience. We hope you enjoy the image, and thank you GrafX by Laurie for creating the design!
Da Koschel (Dolce), ridden by Jutta Heinsohn and owned by Terri Smith J’Equestrienne’s second foray to show in 2014 (mid-May) was a HOT ONE! Humidity levels soared on Sunday, making it very necessary to keep riders, horses (particularly the two black ones), and owners hydrated and cool. That presented some interesting opportunities as the show rings were about a 5 minute ride […]
J’Equestrienne bids adieu to Alcazar (a lovely and gentle P.R.E. gelding) for the Summer Season! He is heading home to Canada to Linda this week for some needed ‘Mommy’ time, and then we look forward to seeing them both back for our Fall and Winter months of 2014!
Alcazar became part of the J’Equestrienne’s family in December 2013, at the end of his colic surgery recovery. Together Linda and Alcazar came […]
Show season started late for J’Equestrienne and Jutta Heinsohn as we moved the horses to our home environment and had to settle them in, reschedule their work program, and get back into the groove, figuring out the logistics of work arenas, timing and the like.
April 2014: Our first foray into showing for 2014 was the end of April, and we took just one horse. Costalero XV (Costi) is a lovely black P.R.E. stallion […]
I’m a German trained Bereiter, F.N. formerly trained in Warendorf, Germany who has focused primarily on dressage for the past 30 years. In the 80’s (1985) I had an epiphany… his name was Buck Branaman.
I was importing horses from Europe (Germany in particular), training and breeding Hanoverians in California at St. George’s Farm (Moorpark) at the time, now a thoroughbred breeding farm.
My father had sent me an extraordinarily well bred 3-year-old Hanoverian gelding as a gift (Maat dressage lines). As I started him […]