The Para Dressage Podcast - Episode 50
The Para Dressage Podcast
by Robert Howell
6M ago
In this latest episode of The Para Dressage Podcast we talk to Denmark's superstar Tobias Thorning Jorgensen, the current Paralympic, World and European Individual and Freestyle Grade III champion. Tobias reflects on his career to date, his successful defence of his European titles in Spetember 2023, and on his hopes for Paris 2024 ..read more
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The Para Dressage Podcast - Episode 49
The Para Dressage Podcast
by Robert Howell
10M ago
In this episode of The Para Dressage Podcast we talk once again to Denmark's former para Dressage World and European Champion, and Paralympic medallist, Stinna Tange, to look ahead to this week's FEI Para Dressage Championships, taking place in Reisenbeck, Germany. Normally Stinna and I would be at the Championships together, writing about it for the FEI, but I'm away so she'll be doing that, brilliantly, on her own. We discuss the riders and horses to look out for, and make our predictions regarding potential medallists. My lack of preperation is fully exposed! Good luck to all the riders tak ..read more
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The Para Dressage Podcast - Episode 48
The Para Dressage Podcast
by Robert Howell
10M ago
It's Mothers' Day in The Para Dressage Podcast world as we speak to Canada's Lauren Barwick and Great Britain's Natasha Baker about the challenges of balancing global Para Dressage careers with motherhood. Lauren is Mum to nearly six-year old Viola and one year old Braxen, while Natasha celebrated the birth of her first child, Joshua, just a few months ago. They discuss their parenting methods, the importance of a good team to support and, in a first for The Para Dressage Podcast, we use the words 'correct bra equipment'. Happy PDPC Mothers' Day ..read more
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The Para Dressage Podcast - Episode 47
The Para Dressage Podcast
by Robert Howell
11M ago
This was a fun one. Recorded at the Hong Kong Jockey Club's Sha Tin Racecourse, site of the equestrian competitions at the Beijing 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games. There I met with Hong Kong's multi Paralympic and World Championships competitor Natasha Tse, a Grade I rider. We talked about her career which dates back to London 2012, where she was the youngest rider to compete, the burgeoning success of the Hong Kong team and her frequent flights to and from Europe, and her hopes for Paris 2024 ..read more
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The Para Dressage Podcast - Episode 47
The Para Dressage Podcast
by Robert Howell
11M ago
In this latest episode of The Para Dressage Podcast we speak again to The Netherlands' European, World and Paralympic multi-gold medal winning Sanne Voets. We look back on Sanne's global championship breakthrough ten years ago, at the 2013 European Championships, her prpgress since then, her hopes for this year's Europeans in september and, of course, Paris 2024. She also talks about her recent visit to the Paris 2024 Equestrian venue - Versailles - and how that has fired her up for next year even more ..read more
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The Para Dressage Podcast - Episode 46
The Para Dressage Podcast
by Rob Howell
1y ago
After a bit of a break, which I explain, we're back with a new episode of The Para Dressage Podcast. This interview with Amanda Bond, chair of the FEI's Para Dressage Technical Committee, took place at the beginning of the year but is still relevant as she talks about the new competition rules and formats which have been in place since the start of the season ..read more
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The Para Dressage Podcast - episode 45
The Para Dressage Podcast
by Robert Howell
1y ago
In this first Para Dressage Podcast of 2023 we talk to Great Britain's Erin Orford and Brazil's Rodolpho Riskalla about their new roles as athlete representatives, on the FEI's Para Dressage Technical Committee. They discuss the objectives of their roles, how they ensure the athlete's voice is heard, and about their hopes for the development of the sport ..read more
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The Para Dressage Podcast - Episode 44
The Para Dressage Podcast
by Robert Howell
1y ago
Hello. In this episode of The Para Dressage Podcast we look back on the highlights of the sport in 2022, with a particular focus on the Orifarm Healthcare FEI Para Dressage World Championship 2022, which were held in Herning, Denmark ..read more
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The para Dressage Podcast - Episode 43
The Para Dressage Podcast
by Robert Howell
1y ago
This time round we talk to Mari Akhurst Durward. Mari is a British Grade I rider who won a silver medal in the Team Competition at the FEI European Championships in Rotterdam (NED) in 2019.  We talk about her riding career to date, her hopes for the future, and her love of trying other sports, including Para Rowing, in which she is already a record holder.   ..read more
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The Para Dressage Podcast - Episode 42
The Para Dressage Podcast
by Robert Howell
1y ago
Hello and welcome back to The Para Dressage Podcast. In this latest episode we examine the theory that teamwork makes the dream work. We're talking to Team USA's Beatrice de Lavalette, her trainer and coach Shayna Simon, and her groom Rafael Hernandez-Carrillo. We talk about the secrets of a good team, how they formed the unique bond they have, and their hopes for the future.  Enjoy ..read more
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