Thank you to all great guests from all around the world – horses connect!
In July at our International Workshop “Get the spirit” we could offer our guests from 20 different countries a new program every day. Here we would like to thank all loyal regular guests of the workshop, but of course also our new guests! Very often they take very long trips to spend a week at Gut Rosenhof. Also this time we had our regular guests from South Africa, USA, Russia and the United Arab Emirates and of course from Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Czech Republic, England, Sweden, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Latvia, Denmark and Iceland – we even had new visitors from Australia! Many thanks for your interest in classical dressage, it means a lot to us! Click here for unforgettable moments captured by photographer Maresa Mader.
Day 1: Elisabeth Albescu (Veterinarian) and Anja Beran comment on the topic: „To be more considerate of young horses“, in the afternoon practical part: To train young horses
A short impression of the first day of our international workshop “Get the spirit”: Anja Beran on the impressive Lusitano stallion Pao, 22 years old, Vera Munderloh on the four-year old Bayern stallion Diego da Silva, Anja Beran on the five-year-old Akhal Tekkiner Degni Shael and Lusitano gelding Olé, 23 years old.
In the library, visitors can not only enjoy the extensive hippological collection, but also – exclusively for the workshop – an art exhibition with aquarelles and sculptures of horses.
Day 2: To correct crookedness of the horse with lateral movements, collection arises from lateral movements Piaffe and Passage
The second day of our workshop was dedicated to lateral work and collection – here you can get some insights!
Vera Munderloh shows with the Lipizzan stallion Tulipan Palma the first steps of the pirouette and the result in perfection. Claudia Butry introduces the Warmblood mare Romy, who is in training with her, but is now ready to ride with a light hand. Romy’s owner, Martin Hackler, gives a spontaneous acceptance speech, as he can finally ride his horse after patient classic dressage work. He happily gives flowers to Anja Beran, to the rider and carrots to the horse. P.R.E. stallion Ofendido in passage under Anja Beran with a lot of impulse and cadence, Lusitano Bue shows a very suppled piaffe and an expressive passage. Vera Munderloh rides on Lipizzan stallion Favory Toscana in sideway movements in a very nice balance.
Day 3: Working equitation, spanish walk, circus lessons, lecture about the muscle system
Vera Munderloh gave an introduction in Working Equitation, Steffi Seebauer rode a “Stiltrail” with Lusitano Bue, Vera Munderloh then in the Speedtrail on Lipizzan stallion Maestoso Stornella. Subsequently, different breeds of horses were presented in the Spanish Walk, which is by no means a pure circus lesson, but – properly executed – can make an important contribution to the improvement of movement sequences. In addition, Achal Tekkiner Degni Shael, the Marbach thoroughbred Arabian stallions Malakil and Safi and Cruzado Talismán showed circus lessons such as kneeling, Spanish Walk, Polka and March, as well as lying down.
In the afternoon veterinarian Elisabeth Albescu gave a lecture on the topic “Muscle development of the riding horse”. After that, the Haflinger gelding Rudi with Susi Lobenhofer and the Tinker mare Cheyenne with Stephanie Zeller impressively showed that also stable horses can be trained up to the high school movements.
The art exhibition of the French painter Jean Louis Sauvat enriched the offer of our workshop again this year.
Vera Munderloh explains the trail course, the horses for the Working Equitation nicely released, the tail knotted authentically. Stefanie Seebauer rides on Lusitano Bue galloping around the tons. Vera Munderloh crosses the bridge with Lipizzan stallion Maestoso Stornella in a speedtrail and shows the skilful handling of the Garrocha. Anja Beran and P.R.E. Stallion Ofendido, Vera Munderloh and Rivero II son Rüdiger learning the Spanish step. Anja Beran and the Spanish gelding Talismán make themselves comfortable.
Veterinarian Elisabeth Albescu at the lecture on “Muscle development of the riding horse”, art exhibition of the French painter Jean Louis Sauvat, Haflinger Rudi in the Traversale and in the passage, Tinkerstute Cheyenne in the Traversale, in the Travers gallop and at the first piaffe steps.
Day 4: Canter work and Classical performance by liberty horses and liberty training with Elmar Kretz
The 4th day of our workshop was about the classical freedom training, but also about the free work with horses without manege! Elmar Kretz explained both variants and traveled with 8 horses to the Gut Rosenhof to give the interested guests an insight into this kind of training.
On the topic canter work Anja Beran shows with schoolmaster Favory Toscana, a Lipizzan stallion in the possession of Circus Krone, a canter full of energy and lightness. Explanations about the canter of the horse – Anja Beran on the Arab stallion WM Safi from the HLG Marbach. Vera Munderloh on P.R.E. stallion Nadal. Elmar Kretz demonstrates with his four Arabs the classical liberty dressage in the manege. Then he introduces his new horses – two young Lusitano palominos – with an Arab and a Lusitano show the liberty training. Good to observe is the challenge of moving a group of different horses and characters to work together and listen to the trainer.
Day 5: Work in hand and on the long reign, Gymnastic jumping with Kathrin Roida
On the 5th and last day of our International workshop “Get the spirit” we talked about gymnastic exercises by pole work, the special training of Friesian horses, as well as working from the ground – so every day we could offer our guests from 20 different countries a new program. Here we would like to thank all loyal regular guests of the workshop, but of course also our new guests! Very often they take very long trips to spend a week at Gut Rosenhof. Also this time we had our regular guests from South Africa, USA, Russia and the United Arab Emirates and of course from Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Czech Republic, England, Sweden, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Latvia, Denmark and Iceland – we even had new visitors from Australia! Many thanks for your interest in classical dressage! It means a lot to us!
Kathrin Roida showed with her team gymnastic jumping and presented even a five-year Oldenburg stallion. Christine Schmiedel demonstrated on a Friesian gelding how classical dressage helps every horse to do gymnastics and to move more and more athletically. Anja Beran shows with the 23-year-old Lusitano Olé movements of the high school in absolute lightness and balance only on the neck ring.
A big thank you to photographer Maresa Mader and Ruby!