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.

Foal Auction

I had a fabulous time with my Mom, but a week just flew by too quick. We did all sorts of horsey things together like going around to all the different tack stores. Each tack store is always different. It’s read more

End of Summer

This summer has just flown by way too fast, but I am ending August in the best way possible. My Mom is coming for a visit, which I am really excited about. It feels like years since I have seen read more


I had an amazing opportunity to be able to go to London for a few days to experience the Olympics and watch the Grand Prix Special. It was truly incredible. The atmosphere in the city reminded me when Vancouver had read more

Five Days of History

The last five days I have been in Krakow and Berlin. I loved Krakow (Poland). It’s a beautiful city and very clean. With its cobblestone streets, it felt like you were stepping back in time, but still in the present read more

Canal Tour Amsterdam

Last weekend I saw Amsterdam in the best way I think you can see the city, by boat through the Canals. It was incredible going through all these little passages and seeing all the different parts of the city. Amsterdam read more


The other day I went on a safari tour about 45 min away from my house. It was incredible and it was a blast to just be a kid all day and walk around and look at all these exotic read more

Austria – Fritzens CDI 4*

I have to say that Austria is one of my favourite places in Europe so far. I felt so at home with the big mountains peering down at me. I have this feeling of closeness with them around me and read more

Vitall Update

I am sure everyone has been wondering over the last little bit where Vitall is and why haven’t I written about him. It’s a bit of a sad subject for me, and I didn’t want to put it out there read more


Sorry for such a long delay in between blogs! I have had a busy last month with lots of visitors, which has been great :). My mom came to visit for 10 days. It felt like Christmas when she opened read more

Recent Adventures

The past few weeks have been a blast been. Cirque de Soleil Corteo was fantastic! The music and the choreography was superb. I recommend the show to anyone. I would like to use some of the music from the show read more

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