Dressage, A rich man’s sport

I got into dressage when I was really young. To tell you the truth I had no idea what it was I, don’t even think I had ever heard the term before in my life. I had been riding for only a year and was lucky enough that my parents were able to buy me my first horse. When my mom and I were out scouting for new barns we came across a dressage trainer who forever changed my life. I am now in my late 20′s and have only really ever done dressage. I will not take away its beauty and power as I do love it with all my heart. However, the sport has really changed. In the year 2000 I took a 6 year hiatus from riding altogether. When I came back I barley recognized the sport.

So You Want to Be a Working Student! A day in the life of a working student

So you’ve heard it from your trainer and other friends that have been, but sometimes there is nothing that can be done to prepare you for what is asked of you in Europe. Known for their Masters of the sport, exquisite breeding programs and armfuls of Olympic victories there is a lot to be learned from the Europeans. How far are you willing to go for this pricless knowledge?