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.

New Team Member

A lot has happened over the last month… The biggest news is the new team member for team Duncan. His name is Edward – a three-year-old stallion by United/Damiro. I am totally in love with him. He is so easy…


Right now there is a lockdown on all horses in every stable. Horses are not allowed to be transported at the moment due to a rhinovirus outbreak. Lots of shows have been cancelled. But the main problem is not the…

Slowly Springing into Spring

Thankfully we seem to be finding our way out of the cold snap because even though I am from Canada, I was not used to those temps being from Vancouver. Nevertheless, I had some fun the last weekends in the…

Winter Wonderland of the Frozen

It is freezing here… I have never experienced such cold weather. For the last five days it’s been between -5 and – 18 and with snow. But thankfully the sun is shining the last few days – that makes you…

Weekend Adventures

This past weekend, I took an adventure to go watch Jumping Amsterdam at the Rai Arena in the centre of Amsterdam. I have to say it is one of the nicest indoor venues, with a good sized warm-up arena, which…

Spring is in the Air

This past weekend was beautiful here. I woke up Saturday morning and opened my curtains to the sun shining and it stayed all weekend. Somehow whenever you wake up and you see the sun, it always gives you that extra…

Welcome 2012!

It’s the start of the New Year and I couldn’t be more excited for what’s to come this year. I am currently working on my competition plan to debut in grand prix and hopefully qualify for London. I had a…

X-mas At Home

Just a note to say I’m sorry for such a delay between my blogs! Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! I was just home in Vancouver for the last six days for the holidays. I had a great time….

Tis the Season

Ten days until I go home for a visit! Time is flying, I can’t believe we are almost starting a New Year! Lately, I have been getting into the holiday spirit. I went ice skating this past weekend was a…

Cold Season

It’s that time of year again…cold season 🙁 I’ve managed to pick up a little bit of a bug so I’ve just been resting a lot. I don’t think I have slept so much since I was a kid. But,…

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