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If you could train with any BNT....

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  • If you could train with any BNT....

    who would it be?
    Just a fun game of daydreaming

  • #2
    I would probably give up one of my kidneys, half of my liver and both of my corgis to go train with Holga Finken. I'd even be willing to try and learn some german!
    "I'm holding out for the $100,000 Crossrail Classic in 2012." --mem
    "With all due respect.. may I suggest you take up Croquet?" --belambi
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    • #3
      Do they have to be living at present? If not, Reiner Klimke, hands down.
      I saw the angel in the marble and I set him free. - Michaelangelo


      • #4
        Assuming they need to be alive I'd say Henk Van Bergen.


        • #5
          Christoph Hess and Edward Gal. I already train with Hess. Well worth the effort
          It is rare to see a rider who is truly passionate about the horse and his training, taking a profound interest in dressage with self-abnegation, and making this extraordinarily subtle work one of the dominant motivations of his life.\"


          • #6
            I've heard good things about Lendon Gray.


            • #7
              BetterOffRed- Just read your post. The funny thing is I just found out my trainer's background in Germany. I knew he was quite accomplished, and there are very few (if any) who can ride like him in my area, but he seems to prefer quietly working with adult amateurs and problem horses to the show ring and big name clients.

              Turns out he trained for and rode at Dressurstall Holga Finken for two years and some other well-known places. He also trained weekly with Holger Schmezer and intermittently with a host of other international names. I decided that it was a good thing that I didn't know ANY of this when I signed up my green OTTB and beginner self for lessons three years ago!


              • #8
                Dead: Reiner Klimke

                Alive: Jane Savoie


                • #9
                  I would love to have been able to train with Willi Schultheis or Bubi Gunther. As it is I started out in dressage training with Catherine Haddad before she left for Germany, and I rode in clinics with her for several years after that. Since she trained with Schultheis I guess that will have to be close enough.


                  • #10
                    I found a great local instructor last summer(who really likes my RIDSH Sophie) but it would be great to ride with Jane Savoie. Her books and videos have helped me regain my confidence and I an so thankful for that.
                    I wasn't always a Smurf
                    Penmerryl Sophie RIDSH
                    "I ain't as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"
                    The ignore list is my friend. It takes 2 to argue.


                    • #11
                      Phillipe Karl


                      • #12
                        I remember Klimke well ,I didn't ride but I listened and watched and learned.

                        I don't like to set things too out of reach for myself so I will pick Klaus Balkenhol.


                        • #13
                          Oh fun one...

                          Dead - Helen Crabtree, saddleseat.
                          Alive - Bob Battaglia, saddleseat

                          George Morris - just so I could see if I could hold up to his scrutiny as I am super traditional when it comes to spit and polish

                          Klemke - for the sheer respect and awe of his talent

                          Debbie McDonald - as she has had to undergo a major discipline change and is honest about how hard that was.

                          Then I would finish off with Chester Weber, fantastic driver, super dreamy. After the lesson, I would drag him behind the bleachers and violate him ten ways from Sunday...wait did I say that out loud? (blushes)
                          ...don't sh** where you eat...


                          • #14
                            Steffan Peters!!


                            • #15
                              Ingrid Klimke


                              • #16
                                Nicole Werner and Alex van Silfhout.


                                • #17
                                  Kyra Kyrklund, without a doubt.


                                  • #18
                                    Ernst Hoyos/Lisa Wilcox
                                    Wolfram Wittig (he is my idol..breeding, riding , training!)
                                    Gal would be amazing! too.

                                    "Simple: Breeding,Training, Riding". Wolfram Wittig.


                                    • #19
                                      Uta Graef.

                                      Someday I'll have a midlife crisis and take my horse there for a year.
                                      The Noodlehttp://tiny.cc/NGKmT&http://tiny.cc/gioSA
                                      Boy Wonderhttp://tiny.cc/G9290
                                      The Hana is nuts! NUTS!!http://tinyurl.com/SOCRAZY


                                      • #20
                                        Heather Bender