Straight-Up

Karen Robinson blogging Straight-Up

Hello! Karen Robinson here. You may already be familiar with my writing, either in the pages of Horse Sport magazine or other publications and websites. I am one of those lucky equestrian journalists who gets to cover stuff like the Olympics; while I'm at such exciting events I am exposed to all manner of side stories and controversy, much of which doesn't make it into my articles. The blog that you will read here is the place I can share some of those stories. When I'm not writing articles or this blog, I design freestyles with my company Applause Dressage. I also ride my KWPN gelding Theo in the safe atmosphere of a dressage ring, having long given up the adrenaline of eventing. And when I'm not doing any of those things, I can usually be found traveling somewhere sunny with my husband Jan, and when possible, Dachshund Chorizo.

Ruffled Tail Feathers

Today I want to talk about how amazingly under someone’s skin I managed to get last week (see the copious comments posted below my Dancing DQ blog, February 28th). I don’t intend to let this blog get overrun by an read more

Notes from the Dancing DQ World

Warning: The material contained in today’s blog is rated DQ (that would be Dressage Queen, not Dairy Queen) I have just recently (this morning in fact) been apprised of the tremendous judging gaff that occurred at the WC qualifier in read more

A Few Thoughts Closer to Home

Just in case some of you out there think I am not paying enough attention to the home front, let me draw your attention to a few things going on around here. After all, even Obama paid attention to Canada read more

Back from the Frozen South!

Well, so much for warming up in Florida. Yowza was it cold! It was one degree Celsius on Thursday morning – minus 4 with wind chill. I know they aren’t used to that kind of weather in the orange grove, read more

Coming to you from the Sunny Skies of South Florida

Anky Reins Supreme! AnkyAnkyAnkyAnkyAnkyAnkyAnkyAnkyAnkyAnkyAnkyAnky…etc Its name is the Exquis World Dressage Masters, but it might as well be called the Anky Masters. Honestly, the organizers could not have milked that poor woman any harder. It wasn’t enough that she was read more

Today’s Blogarific Headlines:

It’s Rumour Week! NAJYRC is ON! Plus, more fascinating grammar from FEI and WEF press releases, Madonna’s keenly felt presence in Wellington, as well as an update on what Mariette has been up to lately. My dressage freestyle design work read more

Back in the Saddle

I’m getting a bit of a late start into this year, having taken a rather long but overdue holiday over Christmas – and well into the new year. Lost in the wilds of Portugal with my husband Jan and Dachshund read more

January 14, 2009

Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog, and for those of you who have read my blogs in the past, welcome to the blog’s new home. And just to set the record straight, lest the rumour mill start grinding away (just read more

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