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First Fjord allowed to enter the Masterclass at Deurne

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  • First Fjord allowed to enter the Masterclass at Deurne

    Today it was announced that the Fjord named Guus was allowed to follow the MasterClass at Deurne.

    An introduction to Guus


    More info can be found on www.superguus.com



  • #2
    That's not just a Fjord--that's a superstar!

    Yayyy Guus!
    one oak, lots of canyons



    • #3
      What is Deurne


      • #4
        Deurne is the town where the Bartels family have their home and riding school + business, Academy Bartels.

        The Bartels daughter, Imke, competes the mare Sunrise for the Dutch team.
        The Bartels organize the Global Dressage Forum,among other events.
        one oak, lots of canyons



        • #5
          Oh, I've seen his videos and I love him! Can anyone fill me in on what the Masterclass is? Thanks!!


          • #6
            Guus is such a rock star - complete with the gorgeous model girlfriend!
            My ears hear a symphony of two mules, trains, and rain. The best is always yet to come, that's what they explained to me. —Bob Dylan

            Fenway Bartholomule ♥ Arrietty G. Teaspoon Brays Of Our Lives


            • #7

              if you click on this link, you will see a photo of one buff Fjord!!

              loose translation:

              To take part in the dressage Masterclass a dressage combination must have shown/qualified at least ZZ-licht (around 4th-PSG). Guu's rider is the first to have a Fjord which meets this requirement.

              Apparently, there are size limits over there on adults riding ponies,esp ponies under a certain size. The size limit got changed, and Guus was able to compete in the tests and qualify.

              The writer hopes that NHB Deurne will allow, also for the other training, students with a small horse. and goes on to say that the writer believes that this kind of education is what is necessary for the future of the horse world; that it should be more important to look at motivation, perseverance and the rider's feeling at the selection procedure and less to the size of the horse that rider might be on.

              Theo--who is teaching this Master class?
              one oak, lots of canyons



              • Original Poster

                Theo--who is teaching this Master class?
                The masterclass at Deurne is a two years course in which they have manyyyy teachers. You don't only learn to ride, but all parts of equestrian businesses are teached, such as stable-management, media-training, financial, medical etc..etc...

                You need this course to become a registred trainer and we have two of these academies Deurne and Ermelo. Deurne is a day-course and Ermelo an evening/weekend course.

                Ducking and running



                • #9
                  Theo, you are The Bomb! Thank you one for posting such great stuff....you are a never-ending wealth of info!!!


                  • #10
                    I have never seen a Fjord with a full mane like that. Over here, it seems like they are all roached, which shows off their stripe.
                    Amateur rider, professional braider.
                    Save a life, adopt a pet.


                    • #11
                      Do you pronounce that like we say "Zeus" in English? I couldn't quite catch the way she was saying it.
                      Ring the bells that still can ring
                      Forget your perfect offering
                      There is a crack in everything
                      That's how the light gets in.


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by MelantheLLC View Post
                        Do you pronounce that like we say "Zeus" in English? I couldn't quite catch the way she was saying it.
                        Yes, but the G sounds a bit like you are clearing your throat. No, really.


                        • #13
                          So sorta like "Goosh" only more wet?

                          Good thing I heard it, or I'd just call him Gus.
                          Ring the bells that still can ring
                          Forget your perfect offering
                          There is a crack in everything
                          That's how the light gets in.