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    Pictures Breitlingh, Elena & Accenta update (after 4 years...)

    Hi everyone! Some may still know me, some probably won't. I haven't posted in here for the past 4 years I realised. I have done the occasional reading here and there, but you know, life happened... So where to start... do you remember my thread of the World Cup dressage in Omaha, USA? Well in...
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    Back on track

    Hi everyone! After 4 months of no riding, due to my freak accident, I started riding beginning of Janaury. I could only do 15 minutes a day and basically walk/trot only. Built it up from there and now finally starting to see some improvement on my behalf. I'm gaining more core stability, my...
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    Back to riding after back injury

    Hi everyone! 4 months ago I broke my back (T8, T9 and T10 compression fractures) and had to be chained to a bed for 4 weeks and stuck to limited walking afterwards. Half-way through December I got the all-clear to ride in the new year. So, it's new year and I've started riding again. Lost all...
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    European Championships Gothenburg (and some other stuff)

    Hi everyone! Had an extremely busy summer, travelling to shows and competing my own horses too. My last thread was on the World Cup finals in Omaha, haven't really had time to make a thread on the summer, till now. I've actually got more than enough time now, as I've broken my back...
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    Experience of a lifetime... FEI World Cup Final, Omaha USA

    Hi everyone! Finally have some time to actually sort my pictures out after a chaos month, thought it would be great to share my experience with you. Since the beginning of February, I've been working as a showgroom for Madeleine Witte-Vrees, one of Holland's best GP dressage riders. Also...
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    Big update...

    Hi everyone, A bit update from me... most of it good, but got a big one to drop too... A year and six months ago, I lost Four Seasons... due to botulism. A one-in-a-million chance... I was devastated. He died together with 8 other horses from the stable, only 3 survived (all older horses, the...
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    Mister Four Seasons showing off!

    Hi everyone! Here is my baby boy Four again. He just turned five today. He is only just starting to look like a proper horse, after looking like dangly yearling for so long. In two weeks time we have a dressage comp, first one in 4 months time. Just a novice test, as he has little show...
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    Long time no see: Four Seasons (and more....)

    I've had a VERY VERY busy summer.... so time to update for those who might be interested. Yesterday Four had his dressage competition debut. His second outing EVER! He is still very green and a little spooky, but couldn't be more proud of my boy! Homebred and now competing on him! Wow!! :D We...
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    Hunky Four struts his stuff!

    Oh my gosh, he is so amazing..... just bragging about my own horse.:cool::cool::cool::cool: Four has jumped leaps the last week and we started cantering aswell. Steering malfunctions at times, but hey, still very happy that i'm riding him after all those years of waiting! :D:D:D For those who...
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    Four Seasons & Breitlingh update!

    So, Breitlingh first. Went to the regionals in February, lots of "oooooee" and "aaaaaaah" horses and semi professionals. Little Breitlingh worked her heart out for me. She was a bit spooky in the main arena, mirrors were everywhere. Breitlingh likes to check herself out in the mirror, so it was...
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    Four Seasons officially @ work!

    My little baby is growing up! Today was the twelfth time riding him and he did an amazing job! Unfortunately he did a rodeo at the beginning and threw me off after spooking at his own reflection in the mirror. Probably didn't want to accept the fact that he is so handsome.:cool: Now my jaw is...
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    We did it!! Selected for the Regionals!!

    I couldn't be any happier!!:D:D:D Yesterday we went off to the local championships, to see if we could get selected for the regionals! We did the first selection and we got fourth, twice, just outside the top 3. The top 3 are allowed to go to the regionals. We only had one more chance to try...
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    Four Seasons: Taming the Stallion - Part I

    The time has come that Four gets to shine in the spotlights... and oooo wow is he a stunner! For some of you, Four has been in the shadows for a long time, so most people won't know him. Four is a 3,5 year old KWPN stallion, by Vivaldi. Last year I "broke" him in (only sat on him 5 times and...
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    Talent Selections report with Breitlingh!

    Breitlingh and I headed all the the up to Friesland (Frisianland), which is a whopping 3 hours and 15 minutes drive from where I live.:eek: We entered the Bit Talent Selections. Bit is a huge horse magazine over here and every year they organise a talent-day with Adelinde Cornelissen and her...
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    Brilliant Breitlingh's attempt at a higher level!

    What an amazing horse I have! Two weeks ago, I had our level-up debut planned (L1 over here). I was a nervous wreck, as Breitlingh hadn't gone that well that week before the competition. I wasn't nervous for doing leg yielding or medium canter, but just getting through the test without a rear...
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    New addition to my collection...

    Howdy folks! Haven't been on here for a while, just got back from a great holiday in Orlando, Florida, being a kid again by visiting Disney, Seaworld etc. Also been busy with my study and work. So here is an update! I have been keeping this quiet for quite some time, but now she is officially...
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    Breitlingh's competition re-entry..... with a bang!

    There's never been a boring day with Breitlingh... including competitions. Our last competition was kind of interesting... she reared up twice infront of the judge.... out of nowhere. We still managed to score quite well, surprisingly. That was 5 months ago... So yesterday my aim was to have...
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    Some dressage training pics for a change....

    Soooo, Breitlingh has improved yet again and we've introduced something new to her again..... medium canter, although Breitlingh doesn't get the word medium and makes it extended. At first she would panic and run for her life, but now I have control and she loves it! It is just so hard to sit...
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    & video's: Sooo proud of Breitlingh!

    Hi again! Well, my other thread wasn't very interesting as nobody commented on it... Take that as a good thing or a bad thing? Anyway, got pics and vids for this thread. Breitlingh has had her ups and down lately, but we're now learning together and my riding has improved loads. I can feel...
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    Breitlingh shows more improvement!

    Well, Breitlingh and me..... Breitlingh went to bootcamp for a month and a half. This was because she was so hysterical about any movements you would make with your hands. She would literally jump 2 meters in the air or jump through a hedge...:rolleyes: We have had intense training...
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    CHIO Aachen 2013

    I haven't been on for ages as been very very busy..... one week of Aachen, two days rest and then straight away on holiday to Gran Canaria, wasn't really a punishment.:D So, I don't think any of you know, but I am a groom of Koos de Ronde. Koos is an international four-in-hand driver for...
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    Breitlingh wants to do eventing.... *update*

    So here is an update of my very peculiar pair. So, Breitlingh is sick of dressage, I think. Saturday I was walking back from the arena where we always ride and she just quit walking. So I gave a nudge to make her walk on and Miss B overreacted. Instead of going straight on, what every other...
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    Three second prizes and a first prize for Breitlingh!

    On Monday Breitlingh and I had our first competition in seven months. The first and last competitions were just for experience and well, they didn't go very well. We did a Prelim/Novice test (B level). Just plain and simpel. In the tests there were circles, transitions, two medium trots and...
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    Breitlingh has improved....

    ....not just a tiny bit, but she is absolutely fantastic! Mondag and Thursday we're competing in at Prelim level (way below the level we are training at, but we have to start from the beginning). I am very nervous... giving her calmers, as there are flags and people unloading horses etc., and...
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    The start of something gooooooooood

    I just sat on my 3-year-old stallion for the first time!:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:cool::cool::cool: Very very chuffed with him and myself! He was a cool dude and it didn't bother him at all! I've been walking around with a big smile since. :D Four Seasons is a 3-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion, by...
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    Miss Pepper in Bum Breitlingh @ Work

    Long time ago since I put pics of Breitlingh up on here. Not been able to ride much due to weather and putting my other mare to sleep.:( But Breitlingh is back and she has improved A LOT! Very very pleased. Today was our first lesson since.... October(?) last year. So I will be very stiff...
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    Welsh Cob

    I have always loved Welsh Cob's and nearly bought one two years ago, but she sadly didn't come sound through the veterinary test. Here in Holland, Welsh Cob's are amazingly expensive.... it is way cheaper to buy from the UK. So I want to do some research and I need help! I have no clue where...
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