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.

It’s a Wrap

We are officially falling into fall, but the Florida heat hasn’t let up yet. It’s still really hot and humid but I feel like I am used to it, finally! If it drops down below 25 I feel cold. Never

Halfway Through Summer

Time is flying by, and I am having a blast. The horses are handling the heat really well. A lot of horses often stop sweating and drinking in this heat, but all mine so far are doing great. I start riding

Rainy, Rainy, Rainy Florida

Everyone is always telling me they don’t stay in Florida for the spring/summer because it’s too hot, but it’s not that bad at all, little humid but every afternoon you can count on thunderstorms and rain and when it rains

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