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FIRST QUALIFICATION WITH NEWTON (VANITA) – CHECK

FIRST QUALIFICATION WITH NEWTON (VANITA) – CHECK Newton and I are on a mission to obtain our two qualification scores to be able to compete in an international show. Our first attempt at the CDN Heist-op-den Berg in Belgium wasn’t a success. Though, overall, I was...

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Back on the competition trail with Miss Shield

Back on the competition trail with Miss Shield I have been busy working on training the horses these last few months. And, last week, I went to my first competition: a training competition in Uden in Holland to ease myself and my horses back into competition mode....

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Brand Update – Nuts and Bolts

Brand Update – Nuts and Bolts We have been working behind the scenes in “stealth” mode these past weeks on my brand. We had a meeting in Milan at the beginning of March with our friend and colleague Mario Rosetti who will be spear-heading the manufacturing of the...

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Equideo comes to Erp

Equideo comes to Erp Equideo came to the Anky Education Center to do a feature story on me and my horses. I was very excited about it. They are a Belgian company that produces equestrian video content across all disciplines: dressage, jumping, eventing and endurance....

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Get well soon, Newton

Get well soon, Newton On December 31, while I was on holiday with my family in St. Barth’s, Anky called us to say that Newton was suffering from colic. Colic is quite common in horses and it’s when their intestines are either twisted and stop working or when they get...

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Saying farewell to a true champion

Saying farewell to a true champion On December 14, 2016, I was so privileged to be invited to attend the Olympia show in London. Olympia is a very prestigious show within the dressage world and is one of the FEI World Cup instalments. It’s an annual international...

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Ending 2016 with a humbling learning experience

My last competition for 2016 was CDI Roosendaal, an international competition held in the Netherlands. I competed in the Under 25 category. It was my third time competing in this event. Practice makes perfect As with any sport, practice is important. To prepare for...

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Goodbye 21, Hello 22

Everyone got really into the futuristic theme. Here I am with my “otherworldly” cousins, Indi and Savannah. Goodbye 21, Hello 22 On November 23, I turned 22. Of course, it’s not a milestone year, like 16 or 18 or 21, but it’s another year of life and I’m so grateful I...

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It’s all about family at the WWD Awards

It was all about honoring my grandfather’s legacy and spending time with my family at the WWD Awards in NYC. Together with my cousin Elizabeth at the WWD Awards. Looking good, Izzy! (Photo courtesy of WWD)   Recently I was back Stateside, catching up with old...

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Welcome to my new website

The road to Tokyo is going to be long, filled with ups and downs. And it all starts here.   Sharing a moment with two of the animals in my life, Newton (my horse) and Pasha (my dog). It's so great to see how they interact together: Pasha thinks he can play with...

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