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