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Q&A with... Astrid Appels from EuroDressage.com
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Astrid Appels, Founder and Editor in Chief of the biggest dressage website on the internet eurodressage.com very kindly took some time to speak to us this week. At age 16 - whilst still competing as a pony rider - Astrid started the website Belgian Junior Riders Online, where she wrote about the latest in dressage news in her home country of Belgium. From there it grew into Eurodressage.com in 2000, for which Astrid writes all of the latest news and results from the breeding and dressage world. _____ Hi Astrid! Thanks so much for agreeing to take part in the...
Preparing your horse for competing
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One of the highlights of the British Dressage calendar is the National Championships - held at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, it’s a fabulous opportunity to see the country’s finest talent compete over 5 days. I’m a huge fan of the Nationals as its such a gorgeous venue with plenty of seating around the arenas, some fabulous shopping and of course - the food stands! It’s such an aspirational show for so many of us, whether we ride young horses just coming out to do 4 and 5 year old classes or we are out competing at the very highest levels....