Category: Dressage

  • Alex Murray – Dressage rider at heart

    He actually showed me how much dressage can benefit a horse but also how important it is to let your horse have a break and have fun every now and then. I also just love the idea of training these wonderful animals to go sideways, to change leads, to listen so carefully to every small […]

  • The problem with pursuing perfection

    Hi my name is Andrea and I’m recovering perfectionist. Just kidding. But in all seriousness I often joke about the fact that I’m a perfectionistic overachiever. Within the equine world, dressage riders are often known for being the detail-oriented  perfectionists. And similar things are often said about dietitians within the healthcare setting. In the past […]

  • An Equestrian Holiday at Monte Velho

    An Equestrian Holiday at Monte Velho

    I understand and accept that a dream holiday for some people is sitting on a beach in the Maldives sipping a cocktail. It’s probably pretty clear by now that I am not one of those people. NO. My idea of the perfect holiday is to be fully absorbed in all things horses. If there was […]

  • Confidence


    I should preface this by saying that I have never been a confident person either in or out of the saddle. But I’ve been thinking a lot about confidence recently. Not the type of confidence that sees you standing down your fears. Nor is it the type that when absent leaves you wracked with nerves […]

  • PRARG Ribbon Day – Competition Report

    PRARG Ribbon Day – Competition Report

    This weekend was one of those blissfully horse filled weekends that leaves you simultaneously exhausted and riding a bit of a high. With the State Championships in my rear view mirror I made the decision to nominate for a club competition at PRARG. Mostly because my lovely friend Chrissie was planning to go. With Steve […]

  • The 8ft dressage arena

    The 8ft dressage arena

    Find out how placing last helped me to see that we have moved out of the 8ft dressage arena

  • Getting back in the sand arena

    Getting back in the sand arena

    Last weekend Nonie and I had our first time back in the sand arena as Brisbane-it’s. This also happened to be our first competition in over six months. The lead up My first proper ride last week was on Tuesday (Nonie had a body work session on Sunday so Monday was strictly a stretching day) […]

  • Paula Price lesson Recap

    Paula Price lesson Recap

    Last Saturday Nonie and I ventured out for our first lesson in Brisbane! My local dressage club was holding a clinic with local FEI dressage rider and coach Paula Price so I decided I would go along. It was an exciting milestone that initially had my stomach churning with a maelstrom of emotions. When I […]

  • 2019 The Beginnings – Equestrian Edition

    2019 The Beginnings – Equestrian Edition

    Ummm so how is 2019 already 1/3 of the way over? It certainly has been a jam packed start to the year. Here’s what you might have missed so far.   2019 got off to a fairly slow start as I recovered from a strange viral gastro illness. Once I had recovered we made the […]

  • 2019 – The Goals and The Plan

    2019 – The Goals and The Plan

    Nothing makes me heart sing quite like the start of a new year. Thats not because it’s time for resolutions or a ‘new year, new me’ attitude. Frankly I find that approach a little problematic. I work hard all year to improve myself as a person and rider – I don’t need a new year […]