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June 18, 2014

Introducing Kristin Alexander, Live From Germany

Hey everyone! I’m Kristin Alexander, your newest COTH blogger. I’ll be chronicling my adventures (and language challenges!) riding and showing in Germany. So how does a regular, office-working, adult amateur end up in the Mecca of dressage? My husband is in the military and we moved here two years ago.The first year I lived the “normal” life; one where I worked, took vacations, and I was generally clean (no helmet hair) and didn’t have mud on any of my shoes. It was a great time, but as much as I loved seeing the sights, I really wanted to be viewing it all from the back of a horse.


6 weeks 2 days ago


Hi Kristin, I was wondering how you got your working student position in Germany? The one you mentioned before you moved there with your husband. I am 23 and am currently looking to get some type of position over there starting this fall. I am serious about improving my riding and my goal is to ride for team USA someday. My experience is currently D3-C1 pony club. I just finished college and have had lessons here and there over the last 4 yrs. Anyway, I am currently in the process of learning German and am going through the basics right now. By the way, what a lovely white horse. So amazingly beautiful.