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.

Back in Action in Wellington

It’s been awhile since I have given everyone an update, but I will be back in action blogging two times a month! I can’t believe I am going into my fourth summer here in Wellington, Florida. Time flies! The horses…

Injury Recovery and Body Maintenance Therapies

In our sport, injuries do occur. Also chronic pain and joint problems from repetitive wear and tear on our bodies is commonplace. Treatment of injuries or pain and preventative maintenance programs are critical in maintaining our health and minimizing training…

5 Reasons Horses Are Like Toddlers

Okay, so you all know that I live and work with horses everyday. While I don’t have any children of my own, I played a big role in raising my nephew, Liam. I couldn’t help but notice the similarities between…

Checking in From Horse Paradise

Can’t believe I have been in Wellington for three years. Feels like yesterday I left Europe. Palm Beach Equine has been my home for the last two years with the horses. It is walking distance to Global Dressage Show grounds…

Frightening Fun in Wellington

At last Florida’s summer heat and humidity is finally moderating with November on the door step. My dogs have, as a result, recovered their energy during the day and the horses can move out of the shade. The year seems…

New Additions to the Team

Unlike the west coast of Canada where I grew up, South Florida has no fall. It’s still hot and humid with the summer rains and storms continuing. As I am out in the strong sun for a good part of…

Feeling Connected

It’s summer heat with high humidity in Wellington. Thank goodness for having a covered arena to not only escape the direct sun, but also the very heavy rain squalls and lightning. Since bringing Vitall back to full focus with a…

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….

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