World Breeding Dressage Championships young horses 

Today me and some girls from the stable spent a day at the World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses in Ermelo.

It was a lot of fun seeing all the young horses riding and maybe see some of the future stars of dressage. We first saw the 5 year old come by which was won by a horse called Victoria Secret. 
The funny thing was that it was the only horse that made the whole arena quiet and gave me goosebumps. Of course the rest was really nice to, but there were some really average ones inbetween. Adelinde Corneliussen also came by with her stallion Governor. I’ve seen this stallion on pictures, but in real life I really  didn’t think much of him. More so because Adelinde was riding him with such hard hands and tight neck that I want to run out into the arena to make him relax his neck a little. I really can’t stand it when their neck is so stiff that it makes it look like the horse is in pain. I know that a lot of people expect this of today’s dressage horses, but I think it’s an ugly and unnatural way of riding them. 

Example of what I mean. 
After the five year olds we went for a shopping round as there was quite a lot of stalls. I didn’t find anything tough, so didn’t shop, good for the wallet! Afterwards when went to the auction where a horse for sold for 600.000 euro. 600.000 euro. Wow. For a normal person like me that’s a hell lot of money. 

Finally we checked out the freestyle for the stallions before we left. In the freestyle there was a horse called bailamos biolly, such a cute little horse. I want to have it, haha. 
 Overall a very nice day and very inspirational. Made me want to go to the stable and practice straight away, but have to wait till tomorrow! Can’t wait. 

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