In this new DVD series Uta Gräf explains her methods: training that respects the horse, natural living conditions in open stabling and international level dressage horses living in paddocks in large groups. “Scrape off the mud and ride Grand Prix” is her motto.
This new series includes: Part 1 "Motivating the Horse," Part 2 "Training the Rider," and Part 3 "Competitive Success."
In Part 1 Uta demonstrates her belief that the joy of riding is getting pleasure out of being around horses and reaching your own personal goals. Imparting the pleasure of that joint endeavor to ones horse is by far the most important goal in Uta Gräf's training and equine husbandry. Special DVD highlights include behind the scene glimpses into her training concept for her top horses.
About the Author
Uta Graf has made a name for herself on the international scene through her fine classical riding style, which is particularly demonstrated during her harmonious performances. She has been a member of the B-Kader dressage team since 2011 and was on the long list for the London 2012 Olympics. Her unusual combination of ambitious dressage riding and natural horse care in groups and open stabling have made her a trailblazer of the changing attitude to the horse and dressage. Uta Graf lives with her partner Stefan Schneider at Gut Rothenkircher Hof in Kirchheimbolanden.
Friederike Heidenhof has been training with Uta Graf since 2002 and has been following her competitive career since Uta's first success at regional S-Level. Having been trained in her youth following the "old school" method, she is particularly keen to show that classical training methods are not obsolete, but are more relevant now than ever.