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Recommended Books & Items for Dressage & Equestrian Activities

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1.  Financing Your Equestrian Activities: Sponsorships & Scholarships
Financing Your Equestrian Activities: Sponsorships & Scholarships Financing Your Equestrian Activities: Sponsorships & Scholarships
by Suzanne Fraser
The challenges and rewards of sponsorships and scholarships
Sponsorships are not only for famous equestrians with significant name recognition. Numerous amateur riders (including the author) have been able to procure funding for their equestrian activities by knowing who to approach... Read more

A reviewer, 1999

Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage by Cherry Hill, Richard Klimesh

Complete Horse Care Manual by Colin Vogel

Buying Your First Horse by Mary Guay, Donna Schlinkert

Horse Handling & Grooming by Cherry Hill, Richard Klimesh


2.  The Athletic Development of the Dressage Horse: Manege Patterns
The Athletic Development of the Dressage Horse: Manege Patterns The Athletic Development of the Dressage Horse: Manege Patterns
by Charles De Kunffy

From Book News, Inc.
Focuses on the meaning and usefulness of patterns in riding in the respected dressage tradition. First book devoted entirely to classical manege exercises which are ridden to supple, strengthen and, when necessary, correct.... Read more


3.  Principles of Riding: The Official Instruction Handbook of the German National Equestrian Federation
Principles of Riding: The Official Instruction Handbook of the German National Equestrian Federation Principles of Riding: The Official Instruction Handbook of the German National Equestrian Federation

A reader, 2000
Excellent Basics and updated perspective
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I expected the stereotypical German style and found a really excellent book on the basics for both horse and rider. The basics for the horse stress the classical stretching, relaxtion... Read more


4.  Quest for the Gold - Equestrian
Quest for the Gold - Equestrian Quest for the Gold - Equestrian
(Sydney 2000 Olympics)
  VHS

Description
At the dawn of a new century, the world's greatest athletes competed for 17 days in the extraordinary 2000 Olympics Games. Now you can sit back and revisit the best moments from your favorite sport with NBC Sports' Quest for... Read more


5.  Playstation Gallop Racer
Playstation Gallop Racer Playstation Gallop Racer
by Tecmo

From the Manufacturer
Just like in real horse racing, no two races are alike: race outcomes are determined by racetrack, conditions, pack and luck. A great party game for players and spectators, you can be the jockey, or select watch mode, and be... Read more


6. 
Advanced Techniques of Riding: Advanced Techniques of Riding:
The Official Instruction Handbook of the German National Equestrian Federation

by Gisela Holstein (Translator)

A reviewer, 2000
Great book, if you're at high level of riding.
This book was excellent for understanding the riding, training, and high level rules of Grand Prix dressage, but if you're just getting into riding, or are in lower training level dressage, this is not the book for you. For... Read more


7.  Dressage In Harmony: From Basic to Grand Prix
Dressage In Harmony: From Basic to Grand Prix Dressage In Harmony: From Basic to Grand Prix
by Walter Zettl

Book Description
Maybe the best way to introduce this book to our audience is to quote Max Gahwyler when he read the book when it was in manuscript form: "You must publish this it is superb!" We agree this is, truly, one of, if not the... Read more


8.  Training Strategies for Dressage Riders
Training Strategies for Dressage Riders Training Strategies for Dressage Riders
(Howell Equestrian Library)

by Charles De Kunffy

Book Description
This handbook puts the guidance of Charles De Kunffy at your fingertips. An ideal resource for serious dressage riders. Read more


9.  Dressage With Kyra
Dressage With Kyra Dressage With Kyra:
The Kyra Kyrklund Training Method

by Kyra Kyrklund, Jytte Lemkow

Book Description
Kyra Kyrklund, one of the world's most talented dressage riders, explains the unique system of training that has brought her repeated success. In this long-awaited book, Olympian Kyra Kyrklund clearly explains the logical,... Read more


10.  Major Anders Lindgren's Teaching Exercises
Major Anders Lindgren's Teaching Exercises Major Anders Lindgren's Teaching Exercises:
A Manual for Instructors and Riders
(The Masters of Horsemanship Series, Bk. 3)

by Anders Lindgren

Book Description
Since first coming to the U.S. in 1981, Major Anders Lindgren has established a well-deserved reputation as an excellent, clear, methodical and delightful teacher. His innovative system using traffic cones in his... Read more


11.  The Schooling of Horse and Rider over Ground Poles
The Schooling of Horse and Rider over Ground Poles Cavalletti : The Schooling of Horse and Rider over Ground Poles
by Ingrid Klimke, et al

Steven Price, author of The Whole Horse Catalog
Riders and trainers of any discipline will find value in... practical advice but in the author's philosophy of horsemanship. Read more


12.  Basic Training of the Young Horse
Basic Training of the Young Horse Basic Training of the Young Horse
by Reiner Klimke, et al

William Steinkraus, Chairman Emeritus, U.S. Equestrian Team
In view of his unequaled competitive record, many consider Reiner Klimke to have been the Horseman of the Century. Read more


13.  Complete Training of Horse and Rider
Complete Training of Horse and Rider Complete Training of Horse and Rider
by Alois Podhajsky

A reviewer, 2001
Essential Reading for intermediate and Advanced Riders
This is one of the best books I've read. The descriptions of aids and exercises are clearly explained and often accompanied by discussions on when horse and rider are ready to begin a certain exercise or level of training and... Read more


14.  Dressage Formula
Dressage Formula Dressage Formula
by Erik Herbermann

Duaa Anwar, 2001 
Best of the best on classical riding
The amount of elaboration in this book about the true basics of classical riding makes it by far one of the best available dressage books on the market. The 'basics' does not make this book for amateurs, because even some... Read more


15.  Common Sense Dressage
Common Sense Dressage Common Sense Dressage
by Sally O'Connor

Laura Haggarty, 2000
An excellent book for the dressage student...
This book is an excellent one for any student of dressage. It might be a wee bit complicated for the absolute beginner to riding, but for most who have had some training it's appropriate. The book has a ton of excellent... Read more


 
   
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