The Dressage Dream

Karen Robinson blogging Straight-Up

Dressage rider Alexandra Duncan of West Vancouver, BC has embarked on a trip of a life time starting in 2009 in Sweden to train with Jan Brink.

She then moved to Holland to learn the Dutch secret to Dutch success. After spending three years in Holland, Alexandra packed up her dogs and horses and started a new adventure in Wellington, Florida.

Duncan is now competing at the Grand prix level. Alexandra was a member of the 2006 Gold medal Winning Young Riders Dressage team. She also earned an Individual Silver medal in 2007 along with a gold in the Freestyle.

Duncan is one of Canada's up and coming talents. Follow her adventures as she travels the world with her horses and dogs to follow a dream.

A Busy Summer Ahead

Well it’s late spring in Wellington, but it might as well be mid-summer given the heat. Despite the Wellington season being over and lots of horses, trainers, riders etc. having left for other venues far and wide, all is not…

Not According to Plan

Yes, I know I am behind with my blog…excuses, excuses. The promise and expectation of the 2015 Wellington winter season for Vitall and I at the Grand Prix level did not, unfortunately, unfold as I had hoped. Our training program…

Start of the Wellington Season

The winter competition season is now in full swing. Wellington is all hustle and bustle – horses and people. The quiet days of summer, when you could walk into any restaurant and get a table without a reservation are gone….

Praise for Wellington

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I wish everyone all the best for 2015! Happy New Year! Everything is going great with the horses. Vitall is on his A game. I am so thrilled with him. We are really progressing….

Special. Special. Special

I was really looking forward to riding the Grand Prix Special at the Regional 3 Championships at the Global Show Grounds, Wellington, Florida which took place last week. Although I was a late entry, I was accepted. To my surprise…

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…



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