Tuesday 14 February - 11h33 | British Dressage
Inaugural Young Horse Forums Prove A Success
The recent British Dressage Young Horse Forums which took place over two Mondays in January have gone down a storm, providing an invaluable opportunity to learn from and share ideas with respected figures from within the sport.
The two training days held at Hurstbourne Equestrian, Hampshire (Monday 16 January) and Mount St John Stud in North Yorkshire (Monday 30 January) were dedicated exclusively to the training and healthy development of young dressage horses. Each day featured demonstrations with two horses of four, five and six years of age plus one seven-year-old to display everything from way of going to test riding.
At Hurstbourne we had pleasure in welcoming world renowned trainer Paul Fielder, BD Training Director Paul Hayler and FEI 5* Judge and rider Isobel Wessels as guest speakers. And the two Pauls returned for the Northern audience at Mount St John Stud where they were joined by former FEI Judge and highly respected breeder, rider and trainer, Jennie Loriston-Clarke MBE.
Within each session, the horses were ridden in pairs in front the audience whilst the presenters discussed what they saw. The experts’ insight revealed valuable tips and advice on developing the young horse to not only reach his potential, but to set him on the path to a long and healthy career as a happy dressage partner.