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Stephen Clarke shares valuable insights into what he as a dressage judge looks for when judging a shoulder-in, linking it to the importance of the exercise as a suppling and collecting tool.

We have taken some snippets from the recently held Stephen Clarke seminar held in Johannesburg at the Equidome hosted by Dressage SA.  Here Stephen comments briefly on the responsibility of the judges during a dressage test.  Enjoy his wisdom! We will bring some more insights from the seminar soon! Stephen Clarke is

Stephen Clarke, FEI 5* Dressage judge and Dressage Judge General of the FEI is in Johannesburg this weekend conducting a clinic at the Equidome, Papenfus Road Beaulieu, where one can watch him coaching some of our top riders. For further information, contact Judy Vertue on 083 601 2104.
David's Anglo-Arab Fingo

I had very fortunate opportunities to spend some time with David Stubbs thanks to Di Pieterse of the Equestrian Qualifications Authority of South Africa and Frances Cheboub of the SA Warmblood Horse Society.  At almost 90 years young, David is a true gentleman and his passion for equestrianism is very

Committed to protecting the working cart horses from abuse Looking back to the early days of the cart horse industry it is clear that it had a proud heritage rooted in District Six, on the outskirts of the city. Horses and carts were used to “smouse” (hawk) fish, fruit, vegetables,
Horses on the plane

Are you in the market to buy a horse from overseas?   There are a number of things to consider before importing a horse Time Financial burden Health and welfare of the animal The quarantine process Time: It takes quite a few months from the time when you acquire the horse overseas
Tanya Seymour canter

Says Tanya: “We starting aiming for Rio shortly after WEG in Caen.  It’s amazing how fast the time has flown by.  Our main focus after WEG was to work on my horse’s connection and improving his overall strength.  The hard work paid off with our scores increasing by 5%.  This
dressage arena

e-Questrian Focus caught up with our own Sharon Rhode, FEI 4* dressage judge, on the pressures and responsibilities of being an international dressage judge.  
Jonny Hilberath

JONNY HILBERATH has been the co-national trainer of Germany for the last eight years.  First with the late Holger Schmezer and currently with Monica Theodorescu.  He is responsible for all the top riders in Germany and is presently focusing on preparations for the Olympics later this year in Rio.  NATALIE

Bev Franklin knew she was destined to be a horse rider from the tender age of 4 where she and her best friend used to “ride” her mom’s two settees, or any other object that could be transformed into a pony. This is her story over the years that followed.