Monthly Archives: January 2015

Ultimate Dressage Experience Lives Up To It’s Name

On board St. Emilion II at the Ultimate Dressage Experience with Sandra Blake Farrell showing me the ropes

On board St. Emilion II at the Ultimate Dressage Experience with Sandra Blake Farrell showing me the ropes

My Christmas present to myself this year was a trip to the Ultimate Dressage Experience. This equestrian pursuit is the brainchild of dressage rider Sandra Blake Farrell and is based at Dollanstown in Kilcock Co. Kildare. The Ultimate Dressage Experience invites riders to have a lesson on a school master dressage horse and enjoy the feel of more advanced dressage movements. I booked the experience with my friend Dani and was delighted to learn that I would be riding St. Emilion II, Sandra’s grand prix Hanoverian gelding while Dani would be on board Polish warmblood Biala Perla. Having seen St. Emilion II in action in competition with Sandra I was a little worried that I may not be able to ride him effectively. I was also worried that my petite little legs might not be long enough for the dressage saddle!

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Those Not So Pleasant Moments On Board A Horse

That surge in horse power just before a massive buck.

 

Realising your phone has just slipped out of your pocket.

 

Realising this and hearing a splash or a crunch.

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