Alex's Blog

Dressage rider Alexandra Duncan of West Vancouver, B.C. embarks on the trip of a lifetime. Her first stop was in Sweden to train with Jan Brink. She has since moved on to Holland where she hopes to learn the secret to the Dutch success.

Duncan was a member of the 2006 gold medal winning Young Riders dressage team. She also earned an individual silver medal in 2007 along with gold in freestyle. Duncan is one of Canada's up and coming talents. Follow her three-year adventure as she moves her life, horse and dogs around the world to follow a dream.

The End of WEF

Time just flew by here in Welly Land. I feel like I just got here and it’s already over. It’s been a fantastic few months reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. I’ve had a blast working with my

So Far So Good In Wellington!

Just had the horses’ feet done – great farrier, I’m really happy with his work. First class!! I now know the lay of the land. I have found a good hairdresser, a supermarket called Fresh that has all organic veggies

The Big Move to Welly Land

Just want to start this blog by apologizing the delay in between blogs. I got so busy preparing for my trip I felt like a chicken with my head cut off, with packing and cramming in as much training as

Working on the Details

A few weeks ago, I was coaching in Arezo, Italy. What a beautiful show grounds. The place had about seven arenas. We had lovely weather and the food was to die for. It was food heaven. I’m looking forward to

The Pursuit of Perfection: Dressage

This is the second video put out by Land Rover UK. They’re doing videos on each equestrian discipline, and this one gave me goose bumps .I love the analogies they use to describe what we do. “To have the mentality

Horsing Around

The last few weeks I have had the opportunity to visit some really cool stables. I was able to check out VDL Stud, one of their sales barns. It consisted of nine barns. It was just huge, with fields surrounding

Update

It’s been a little while since I have updated everyone.  Unfortunately  Vitall  bumped himself getting off the truck a week before Aachen I was so disappointed!!! He had been going fantastic and I was even more excited to debut my

Show Time!

Vitall and I are busy putting our freestyle together for Aachen I am really excited about it. I chose music from a kids’ video game called Skylanders. My little nephew is thrilled as it’s one of his favourite games. I

Aachen and Onwards

Competing in Aachen a few weeks ago was one of the most exciting and memorable places I have ever ridden. On last minute notice, I was able to organize to enter a National show at Aachen, Germany. Vitall took in

Competing in Europe

Competing in Europe is not as big and scary as all of us at home think it is. It’s the same just on a bit of a bigger scale. Most national shows are only one day and everyone trucks in