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 […]
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 […]