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Germany Trip August 14

Germany Trip August 14

Today started with working my sweet Freddie and doing a video of him. I really like this boy, so if anyone back home is interested in a lovely, sweet, beautiful moving guy with super rideability, check him out. He’s by Fuerstenball, a nice size, about 16.2, and...

Germany Trip August 13

I got to the barn bright and early on this beautiful day, but no Olli. This is the second time this has happened. There is no schedule written down anywhere, and no one seems to know what is going on, other than Olli. I asked one of the grooms if he was coming this...

Germany Trip August 12

Today I had a lesson on Fred first. He warmed up ok but it was super busy in the indoor and Olli was schooling piaffe and passage with Barclay, which made Fred a little nervous. In the trot Olli wanted me to activate him more and bend him more in the corners. Going L...
Germany Trip August 11

Germany Trip August 11

Olli was busy in Warendorf this morning coaching the U25 riders for the quadrille this Sunday in Aachen. I got to sleep in a little and come to the barn a little later. They had me ride Fred, my favorite little 4 year old Fürstenball gelding. He is so wonderful!...
Germany Trip August 10

Germany Trip August 10

Two super lessons today. I had been hoping to ride Don Daly again, so I could practice the ones again. And today I got my wish. I started with him on my own, as Olli was finishing up with Floriscount and taking him outside. Don Daly is so strong in the contact, but I...
Germany Trip August 7 & 8

Germany Trip August 7 & 8

https://elizasydnordressage.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/video_1_829.mp4 The first two horses who came out to warm up for the 5 year old Final. Look how many people are out there to watch two horses WALK around the warm up. Crazy!...
A Quiet Day

A Quiet Day

Quiet day today. Olli is in Verden all weekend (where Antin and Sir Olli tied for 5th place today in the 5 year olds!). I went to the barn a little early this morning and schooled Floriscount, Dellenger and Four Seasons very lightly, since I had to be back to pick up...
Riding Dressage While Pregnant

Riding Dressage While Pregnant

So you just found out you’re pregnant. How exciting! Hopefully you are able to bask in the excitement and joy of this moment for a little while before the onslaught of questions, planning and advice that is headed your way. As a rider, one of those first questions...