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.

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 read more


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 read more

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 read more

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 read more

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 read more

Alex and Oslo in Paris.

New Year Adventures

A few weeks ago, I was in Saumur, France visiting some friends, and on the way home I stopped in Paris. I had never been and always wanted to go. Paris was lovely, but it was just a short visit! read more

Happy New Year

I wish everyone a happy, healthy successful New Year! I have a good feeling 2013 is going to be a good year. 2012 had a few ups and downs for me, now Vitall is back up and running and my read more

New Beginnings

Vitall and I are back in training for the first time since a year ago, and it feels great! We have started training with someone new. It’s still new partnership, so I am not going to announce who my new read more

Vitall is A-Ok

Vitall just had his final check-up this past week and he is A-Ok! He has been going amazing, feeling better than ever, and now we have the green light from his ultrasound showing that everything looks good and we will read more

Fall time

Brr, Brr, Brr. It’s fall time already. It feels like summer just flew by. But Halloween is around the corner one of my favourite holidays. To my dismay Holland doesn’t celebrate Halloween. Nevertheless, Oslo and I will have to have read more

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