The Master Returns - with a Special Guest! EQUITANA Australia is proud to announce that legendry dressage trainer, Kyra Kyrklund, will be delivering the Specialist Dressage Clinic in Melbourne this year. And, partner and fellow dressage trainer, Richard White, will be coming out with her to co-present demonstrations in the daily Education Program.
Kyra Kyrklund has successfully combined both competing and training students in top international competition for more than 30 years. She has successfully trained and competed 15 horses in international Grand Prix dressage, has taken part in 6 Olympic Games, won a silver medal at the World Equestrian Games on Matador and has taken part in 6 World Cup finals, winning with Matador in 1991. She has and continues to train many successful international dressage riders including:-Emma Hindle, Imke Schellekens-Bartels, Minna Telde, Nathalie zy Sayn-Wittgensten. Mary Hanna. Jan Brink, who trained with Kyra throughout her whole career with Briar, is now supervisor for the Swedish team.
The book “Dressage with Kyra” (co-written with Jytte Lemkow) has been published in 7 languages and her training DVDs continue to be sold all over the world. Kyra is President of The International Dressage Rider’s Club and, as an accolade to her training accomplishments, was awarded the title, Professor of Equitation (Dressage) at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences last year.
Kyra’s clinics and symposiums are popular around the globe. She always demonstrates how she trains horses from a young one just starting dressage training up to Grand Prix, ensuring that her audience comes away with the steps to get it right from the beginning. Kyra’s training method encompasses treating the horses with kindness but firmness and using a logical and consistent system to obtain excellent results. Her incredible training skill, combined with a great sense of humour, has earned Kyra the reputation worldwide as “The Great Communicator”.
Richard White has been involved with horses all his life. When he finished his university degree, he decided to major in dressage and went to work in Germany as a Bereiter. He also studied at the French and Portuguese schools before returning to the UK to train and teach.
Richard has assisted Kyra with training, both at home and on competitions since 1990. He also works with many other international riders and since early 2006 has travelled regularly to Germany to train Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein and Emma Hindle. Although Richard can claim many memorable training moments over the years, he laughingly recalls the Aachen 2006 GP Warm-up, where he was training Kyra, Emma and Jan Brink at the same time - using 3 different headsets!
So don’t miss this amazing clinic with Kyra Kyrklund, “The Trainer’s Trainer”, or the wonderful daily demonstrations, where Richard White will add a further plateau of skill to the learning experience.
For more information visit the EQUITANA website www.equitana.com.au