No holds barred! Past or current competitive riders, trainers or clinicians. Living or dead. Someone who is now or has helped you in your riding goals. Local, national or international
Here are my blasts from the past:
Col. Miklos de Vargha
Arnold von Benennstamm
Still living, may or may not be competing:
May think of some other folks later. This is just a start.
OK I’ll play
From the past:
Still alive and teaching, riding, training, competing:
Christophe Theallet (US)
Mikael Klimke (Ger)
Georges Malleroni (Por)
D. Jose d’Atayde (Por)
Nuno Palma (Por)
Lucien Gruss (Fr)
Michel and Catherine Henriquet (Fr)
Sarah Martin (US)
Denise Maggard (US)
plus ingrid, H schmidt, and many others.....
Helene Asmis (US) - best stallion handler ever. Gave me a totally new perspective on horses
Katja Schumann (Den) - true horsewoman, got a new appreciation for connection when working horses at liberty
Francois Lemaire de Ruffieu (Fr) - a teacher's teacher....most empathetic to horse
Thierry Durand (Fr) - lots of fun.....got me to try "airs above the ground" even when I wasn't ready
Francisco Cosio (CU) - started me on the journey
Bento Castelhano (Portugal) - Famous words, "Do not forget the outside rein!"
Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.
Alfred A. Montapert
Capt. Aleksej Vukulov, (student of Karl Mikolka) dead now.
Dr. Max Gahwyler, dean of judges, who believed dressage could be for every horse.
Robert Hall, still living, no longer riding.
Hilda Gurney - a true Master because she proudly remains a student of horsemanship
Francois Lemaire De Ruffieu because, well, ...he's....Francois