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Dorothee Schneider

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German Olympian and medal winning team rider Dorothee Schneider has been diagnosed with a fractured collarbone. The A-squad rider sustained the injury last Sunday 18 April in a tragic accident at the national show in Pforzheim. 

Schneider and the year old Hanoverian mare Fohlenhof's Rock 'n Rose (by Rubin-Royal x Feiner Stern) had placed third in the Grand Prix with %. During the lap of honour the mare suddenly collapsed and died of an aortic rupture, injuring the rider in the process.

Schneider was given first aid on the scene by Dr. Klaus Steisslinger and was then transported to the hospital by ambulance. 

She has been diagnosed with a broken collar bone and will need to rest up for it to heal. She will not be out of the saddle for long, though.

"The time off out of the saddle will be as short as possible," Dorothee's husband Jobst Krumhoff told Eurodressage. "Dorothee and the medical experts are optimistic, that she‘ll be fit fo the upcoming  German selection process for the Olympics. At the moment her team members keep all horses including the top ones in good shape."

The first German Olympic selection trial will take place at the German Dressage Championships in Balve on 3 - 6 June , followed by a trial in Kronberg on 24 - 27 June  

Schneider has three horses in the running for team selection: Showtime, Faustus and Sammy Davis Jr. 

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Dressage Life: When Fred Lost His Whinny

Wilfred came into my life when he was 16 years old. Previously owned by a professional trainer and competed at Grand Prix, it was clear that Fred wasn't up to the "world-class" standards that were emerging in Southern California. His professional moved on to younger prospects, and Fred became mine.

We began showing at Fourth Level and soon I noticed that when I took my hand chestnut Dutch Warmblood gelding to a horse show, not only would he usually whinny en route to the show ring, he'd always whinny during his walk movements. He was sometimes talkative at home before we'd begin our work, but at horse shows I knew I could count on Fred expressing himself during our tests.

We moved on to Prix St. Georges then Intermediaire I and II. We were doing very well. We easily qualified for all the year-end awards. I was thrilled, and I realized I had accomplished much more than I'd ever imagined. I was grateful for every single day to have him in my life.

Fred was now 20, and one day I entered his stall and he turned and walked to the back. I felt something was wrong. When I took him to the ring, there was no whinny. We had been working on the demanding Grand Prix movements, and I feared that this was the end of Fred's interest in dressage. I suggested to my trainer that we try varying his activities. So Fred and I had a jumping lesson. He clearly perked up and became very enthusiastic. I, on the other hand, wasn't able to sustain a correct seat after a jump followed by a gigantic buck and was left on the ground.

My riding dressage or otherwise was put on hold for four weeks. During that time I developed an entire new group of friends--the chiropractor, the acupuncturist and the massage therapist. While I was taking a break from Fred and my riding, I heard from my trainer that Fred had a problem with his eye. The vet had been out to the barn a number of times and they were treating it with ointment. They had also consulted with an eye specialist in San Diego and were monitoring his condition. By the time I returned to the barn for my first ride since jumping him (wearing a back brace), his eye was entirely closed. I immediately called Dr. McMillian in San Diego (the guru of equine ophthalmologists), and we agreed that Fred needed to make the trip to be examined. The result was that he required eye surgery.

After a few months we were both healed and things were getting back to normal, but Fred still hadn't whinnied. I felt that a whinny was coming and shared that with my trainer, who had been very patient and conciliatory with my fragile emotional state during Fred's eye problem and surgery. But I felt he might be losing patience with the whinny thing.

And then it happened: On a bright sunny day, Fred gave out a loud, huge whinny on the way to the dressage arena.

We've since moved on to showing at Grand Prix. We received a comment on our last test--"talkative." I don't care. He's 21 years old now. Our Grand Prix isn't the best but he whinnies at horse shows and at home. Fred had lost his voice because of an object burrowed deep into his eye that caused him pain. Thankfully, that was removed, and he's communicating loud and clear that there's more dressage ahead for both of us.

Jane Doctor Paul is a fashion stylist living in Los Angeles. She trains with German Schneider and has earned her U.S. Dressage Federation silver medal on Wilfred. Her goal is to become a member of The Dressage Foundation's Century Club, which is open to horses and riders with a combined age of at least

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Equestrian-Germany's Schneider rides high weeks after deadly accident

TOKYO, July 25 (Reuters) - German equestrian dressage rider Dorothee Schneider came out on top of her Olympic qualifying group on Sunday just weeks after a traumatic accident in which the horse she was riding died and she broke a collar bone.

Schneider is part of a powerhouse Germany team including Isabell Werth, the most decorated equestrian Olympian, and Jessica von Bredow-Werndl, the top scorer in Saturday's qualifiers. Germany are among the favourites for team and individual gold on Tuesday and Wednesday.

"First of all, I am of course super happy that I am allowed to be in such a great and tough team. Of course, there is pressure but I believe it's positive pressure," Schneider told reporters.

In April, amid the worst outbreak of the deadly equine horse virus in addition to the human coronavirus, Schneider's horse collapsed underneath her and died.

"It was hard to believe, first the equine virus and then the accidentIn the beginning I couldn't talk about it at all, to be honest. But then I worked through it mentally. I talked about it a lot with my husband and with a mental coach and it's important to worth through this," Schneider told reporters.

She started riding again after three weeks.

"Of course, it's somewhere in the back of your mind, you don't forget a thing like that ever in your life. But it's not present here."

"I am now mentally back on top."

Schneider rode Showtime on Sunday, a horse which took part in no competitions in , and they had little time to prepare.

"(Showtime) took super good care of me, it's an unbelievable horse," she said. "I am massively proud to make it to Germany's top three in such a short time It gives me goose bumps."

Reporting by Shadia Nasralla, editing by Ed Osmond

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Working to create harmony and trust between horse and rider"

Amelia Newcomb Dressage works to develop a trusting and confident relationship between horse and rider. Amelia is a Grand Prix rider who uses theories from both natural horsemanship and classical dressage to create a holistic approach to training that adapts to fit the needs of each individual horse and rider. Her approach incorporates all pieces of horsemanship from basic groundwork to advanced dressage movements. The emphasis is always on the foundation with the basic trust, understanding, and relaxation for both horse and rider as the building blocks to harmony and progress. Amelia specializes in starting the young dressage horse and advancing it through the Grand Prix and she also enjoys teaching. The horses, the riding, and the teaching are her passion.

Amelia also specializes in piaffe and passage training and starts all her young horses with the piaffe work in hand. This is an essential component to developing the future Grand Prix horses.

Amelia Newcomb is a USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medalist and has trained numerous horses from green-broke through Grand Prix. She hopes to one day compete internationally and represent the United States at the Olympics. She always strives to continue her education and regularly clinics with Christine Traurig, Morten Thompsen, Juan Matute and Sue Martin.

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Dorothee Schneider: the top dressage rider who has bounced back from injury into Tokyo contention *H&H Plus*

Dorothee Schneider has won team silver and gold at the past two Olympics, and is three-pronged for Tokyo – but competition is hot for a spot on the brilliant German team, says Alice Collins

WITH more than results on the FEI database, Germany’s Dorothee Schneider is one hard-working lady. Add her national results to that, and she’s ridden a dizzying number of centre lines.

For someone who competes so much, the past year has been anything but normal for Dorothee. But she – and everyone else – is slowly emerging from the world’s weird Covid year and she has three irons in the fire for the postponed Tokyo Olympics.

At the time of going to press, Dorothee’s top horse Showtime FRH had just made a stellar return to competition with a plus% grand prix special at Munich CDI4*, albeit under unexpected circumstances: Dorothee broke her collarbone in a horror accident when grand prix horse Fohlenhof’s Rock N Rose collapsed and died at a national show in April.

But her impressive comeback just three weeks later proved that Showtime, ranked fourth in the world, is in the form of his life.

Her other two top horses at the level, DSP Sammy Davis Jr (ranked 19th) and Faustus 94 (36th) are also raring to go.

“Only once in my life will I have such an amazing horse as Showtime,” says Dorothee, who has been riding Gabriele Kippert’s year-old by Sandro Hit since he was three. “I prepared ‘Showy’ over the past year and he is in great condition. He adores food – particularly bananas – so I have to be careful he doesn’t get too fat, but he is really ready for the Olympic qualification process now.

“With so many good horses and riders in Germany it is very difficult to be one of the best three combinations, but we will do our best.”

ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - AUGUST Dorothee Schneider of Germany riding Showtime FRH competes during Day 6 of the Grand Prix Freestyle, Longines FEI Dressage European Championship presented by Rabobank at Foundation CHIO on August 24, in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images for FEI)

Dorothee and Showtime FRH competing at the Europeans. They produced a spectacular performance to claim double individual silver, breaking the 90% barrier in the freestyle


The pair are well positioned for their best to be good enough for a team spot: Isabell Werth fills the top two spots on the rankings with Bella Rose 2 and Weihegold OLD, while Jessica Von Bredow-Werndl is third with TSF Dalera BB. The Germans are looking hot prospects for team gold.

DOROTHEE has been to two Olympics before – London and Rio – and each time has won a team medal riding a very young horse.

When she rode Diva Royal – the charming black mare with oversize ears that flopped out to the side – to team silver and individual seventh in , Dorothee had never even ridden at a championship before.

“We came late to the team before London and it was a big experience for me to ride for Germany,” says Dorothee, who borrowed the year-old mare from her student Stella-Charlott Roth. “We were a young team [Dorothee, Helen Langehanenberg on Damon Hill and Kristina Bröring-Sprehe on Desperados] and none of us had been to an Olympics before, so we were really happy with the silver. We were also the first team to live in the Olympic village – dressage riders had never been in it before – so that was very special.”

London was an incredibly intense introduction to championship riding.

Germany's Dorothee Schneider riding Diva Royal in the Team and Individual Dressage Grand Prix at Greenwich Park, London.

Dorothee’s “overwhelming” first championship experience was at the London Olympics – yet she and Diva Royal claimed individual seventh,
and team silver

“It was overwhelming,” admits Dorothee. “The arena was amazing and there were 20, spectators there. Diva Royal was not the most exuberant, but she had amazing rhythm. She was always swinging with every step and never wary of her surroundings. It was a big feeling to be in the team with this mare.”

Their Black Swan freestyle soundtrack and performance was one of the crowd favourites.

Another Olympic moment that stands out for her came four years later in Brazil. She had been selected with Showtime, who was only 10 but had made a big impression at Aachen that summer, posting three plus% scores with only a year at grand prix under his belt.

“In Rio, the grand prix special was amazing,” she says. “Again I had a young horse and there was a lot of pressure for the team medal, so we had to do a really good job. With a young grand prix horse you can’t expect them to be mistake-free in every test, but he got over 82% – a big new best for him. Winning team gold was extremely emotional.”

Showtime has grown up a lot since Rio, and is now a more confident, reliable partner.

“He’s really ready for this year,” says Dorothee. “In Rio he was so young, but now he really understands his own ability to perform the movements. When I sit on him, I feel his pride to work with me. Now he’s experienced and knows what comes when we go into a test.

“I remember the first time I sat on him thinking, ‘Wow, this is an amazing young horse!’ I could directly feel his ability to take the weight on the hindlegs for the higher levels.

“I did young horse competitions with him and the world championships as a five- and six-year-old. In the beginning he was a little nervous and anxious, but we developed into an amazing team for the grand prix sport.”

Not only can Showtime get his game face on when required, but he’s sweetie in the stable.

“He’s very lovely and always friendly,” grins Dorothee. “He’s always motivated, even though he loves eating. He loves bananas so much he has a fake one on his stable door to play with.”

German dressage rider Dorothee Schneider and horse Sammy Davis in action during the freestyle dressage grand prix of the FEI†European Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden, 26 August Photo: Friso Gentsch/dpa

DSP Sammy Davis Jr, here at the Gothenburg Europeans in , ranks 19th&#;

A YEAR of the pandemic has meant that Dorothee has spent more time than usual at her base, Gestüt St. Stephan, a box yard south-west of Frankfurt.

“The time at home has actually benefited my team,” she says, picking out the positives from a difficult year. “Before, I was away a lot, and I have been able to have a look at my employees and the horses and plan things better. I’ve enjoyed more time with my husband, my stepchildren and the rest of my family.

“I was also able to ride 10 to 12 horses a day. The young horses are in really good shape now and the grand prix horses well prepared, without too much travelling recently. I was also able to spend more time helping my riders here. Of course I miss the competitions and going out with the horses, though.”

A seasoned competitor, Dorothee combines the assuredness that experience brings with the reality of always striving to improve.

“I’m confident in what I do,” she explains. “It’s not that I think I’m perfect, but I know my horses and I are well prepared. We can do the big tests together very well as a team.

“We’re in an Olympic year and I know I have good horses and they’re fit. I can’t wait for the chance to present them and to try to qualify for the Olympics with good performances.”

BALVE, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Dorothee Schneider on Faustus 94 during the Longines Balve Optimum at Schloss Wocklum on September 20, in Balve, Germany. (Photo by Ralf Treese/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Faustus 94 backs up his stablemates in 36th spot globally. All are “raring to go” ahead of Olympic selection

There is strong competition in this world-leading dressage nation.

“There are seven combinations in the Olympic squad and all the riders obviously want to be selected, so we have to perform very well in the few competitions we have. Aachen, which is normally one of the big observation shows, is postponed this year so the selection process is a little different, but I’m very motivated and excited.”

And although Showtime had nearly two years off competition, since the summer of , that was at the Rotterdam European Championships. He was in spectacular form, helping Germany to team gold and claiming double individual silver with plus% in the special and plus% in the freestyle – just behind Isabell Werth and Bella Rose in both.

With the 90% barrier broken, Dorothee has no plans to change her The Show Must Go On soundtrack, but she may tweak the floorplan.

“I’ll stick with that freestyle; I already got over 90%, so what more do you want,” laughs Dorothee. “Showy hasn’t actually done that freestyle many times because he was injured, and the music really suits him.”

15 June , North Rhine-Westphalia, Balve: Dressage rider Helen Langehanenberg (l) congratulates Dorothee Schneider on her victory at the Grand Prix Special in dressage. The German Dressage and Show Jumping Championships will take place from 13 to 16 June Photo: Friso Gentsch/dpa

Dorothee’s team-mate Helen Langehanenberg (left) congratulates her on a national win

The music served them well in Rio, but Dorothee is realistic about the long and uncertain road to any Olympics and a little reluctant to make any predictions.

“If we make it to Tokyo, the first step is to perform very well for the team and hopefully to get a medal,” she says. “Anything beyond that…” she trails off.

“But, in Rotterdam, you could see that the horse has the potential to do an amazing job. So we do have a chance to be up there with the first few riders. It’s a really big target though, and it depends on so many things.

“With such an amazing horse like him, I think it’s normal to hope. But with horses you can be in a good position and then quickly not in such a good position any more.”

Dorothee knows that a career in horses always throws up surprises – she highlights her grand prix special test in Aachen in

“I was in the test on Sammy Davies Jnr and I could hear the crowd murmuring,” she says. “And then I see that there’s a rabbit running around in the arena. Sammy’s eyes got very big, and I could hear people laughing. You never know what will happen in dressage.”

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9 Training Tips from German Dressage Olympian Dorothee Schneider

Dressage enthusiasts wrapped in stadium blankets, clutching hot drinks and notebooks looked on as Germany&#x;s two-time Olympian Dorothee Schneider and her selected horse-and-rider combinations brought the time-tested training system of her homeland to life before their eyes.

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Schneider was the latest headliner to make the trek overseas to share her wisdom with this eager, engaged audience at the annual New England Dressage Association symposium. Past events have set a high bar, spotlighting clinicians such as Great Britain&#x;s Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin and Finland&#x;s Kyra Kyrklund. This year at Mount Holyoke Equestrian Center in South Hadley, Massachusetts, was no exception.

Schneider opened the event, held in October as the region&#x;s foliage bursted with the amber and crimson hues of autumn, by giving an overview of her approach to training. While knowledgeable dressage fans quickly realized that there was&#x;not coincidentally&#x;a strong emphasis on the elements of the Training Scale, Schneider also emphasized that you, as the rider, must have the feeling for the individual horse you sit on. In her training, she focuses on creating happy horses who are willing partners and confident in their jobs. Part of this, she reminded auditors, is providing them with plenty of reassurance and reward in the arena. Outside of the arena, you must allow them to live a lifestyle that promotes their wellbeing. Horses need to go out in the field and paddock every day, to spend time in the sun and move on their own, she said. Following are more tips from Schneider that are applicable for horses and riders of all levels.

1. Make your horse feel proud of his work. Give your horse positive feedback so he can be motivated to do the next step, feeling proud of himself and like he is doing something well&#x;so he feels happy to do this with us, Schneider reminded the riders.

She frequently encouraged them to pat their horses to reassure them and stabilize the mental situation. This applied to young horses who were balking at the audience and, alternatively, more experienced horses who were overmotivated and needed to be calmed. For example, Alice Tarjan&#x;s Third Level mare, Hester, showed sensational movement and significant talent for piaffe and passage, which she offered even at moments when it wasn&#x;t necessarily desired. Alice&#x;s horse is spectacular, but she needs calmness to be more with her rider, Schneider explained.

2. Utilize the second track. The second track is to the inside of the path along the rail. Riding on it gives you a feel of how balanced the horse is between both of your reins and both of your legs as the rider. This helps you manage his straightness.

3. Be aware of your horse&#x;s strong and hollow sides and train accordingly. Every horse has one hollow and one stronger side, and we have to manage this certainty in our own riding and training, Schneider said. This is natural and inevitable. Riding on the second track also helps you be more aware of this. The strong side is the side on which the horse has more difficulty bending and flexing his own body. On the opposite is the hollow side, where the horse bends and flexes by himself (natural crookedness) to the inside&#x;therefore it&#x;s more difficult to turn the horse because you easily lose control of the outside shoulder.

4. Remember to feel the rhythm. Every horse has a particular rhythm in which it is easiest for them to swing in the gaits and find the contact to both reins. It is your job as the rider to find the best rhythm for your horse, so he is able to use his back. Feel the rhythm and support it with your pelvis and your hips, Schneider coached Vincent Flores aboard the gray Danish mare Southern Belle SWF, reminding him to maintain a defined three-beat rhythm in the canter. Often when discussing rhythm, Schneider used the phrase take a seat, advising riders to stretch in their bodies, open the knees and sit into their horses. Doing this helped riders communicate the desired rhythm more clearly to their horses. 

5. Focus on the hind leg. Throughout the clinic, Schneider emphasized many of the fundamental concepts of correct dressage&#x;not the least of which was riding the horse from active hind legs, over and through the back, reaching to the bit. She included several reminders to focus on the hind legs in different ways. For example, when a horse and rider transitioned from walk into trot, she said that the impulsion of the first step of trot comes from his hind leg. Also, in posting trot, imagine that you take your horse&#x;s inside hind leg with you as you go upward and forward in the rising moment. Later in the horse&#x;s development, controlling his hind legs on the line of travel is one of the important factors of a good quality flying change.

6. Incorporate (outside) shoulder-in. In every session, Schneider instructed riders to utilize shoulder-in. This tool helps to stabilize the horse&#x;s inside hind leg underneath the body and also makes riders drive with their inside legs to the outside contact for better connection. Shoulder-in is about getting the horse to bend throughout his body, not just in his neck. Riding shoulder-in does not mean riding with too much flexion. It means moving the outside shoulder in front of the inside hind leg, she explained. During Katie Robicheaux&#x;s Fourth Level demo ride aboard Grandioso, Schneider used shoulder-in to help Robicheaux prepare for half passes by confirming correct bend. Bend your horse around your inside leg. The best preparation for the half pass is in shoulder-in.

7. Encourage your horse to reach to the bit with an open neck and throatlatch. Schneider incorporated periods of stretching at every gait in every session. It helps to promote relaxation but also improves the horse&#x;s balance. This stretching work was important for all horses, but it was especially helpful for horses who ducked behind the contact or were tense. Your horse must be going to the bit with an open neck, she said. Later she added, Show them the way in the stretching, but not without contact. If you find that your horse comes behind the bit, take your hand down and forward as you activate the hind leg (providing motivation) to stabilize the contact over the back to the bit. You need to keep an even feel on both sides of the mouth, and your horse needs to stretch evenly into both hands. Avoid crossing your hands over your horse&#x;s withers.

8. Ride forward to your hands. When you need more contact with your horse&#x;s mouth, don&#x;t take your hands higher, Schneider explained. You can raise them for a moment if you need your horse to come higher in the poll but only in combination with driving from the hind leg to the bit via a correct seat. Afterward directly take your hands down and in front of the saddle. You can always make your reins shorter, but as you do, remember to keep your hands in front of the saddle. Think about riding your horse longer in the neck to the bit but shorter in the area behind the saddle.

9. Play with your wrist for more freedom in the horse&#x;s mouth. You can use your wrist to vibrate your hand, which will help create movement in the horse&#x;s mouth and poll, making him lighter in the contact. This is especially helpful if you have a horse who gets strong. Don&#x;t use your whole arm because it will be too severe.

Germany&#x;s Dorothee Schneider is a two-time Olympian with more than FEI-level victories. Schneider was born into the equestrian world, as her father Hans-Eberhard Schneider was a Trakehner breeder, stallion owner and Grand Prix judge. In addition to her father, her mentors include Holger Schmezer, Michael Rasch, Hans Riegler, Jonny Hilberath and Monica Theodorescu. Originally, Schneider had thought of becoming a veterinarian and riding part-time, but instead she diverted from the plan to become a professional rider. She remained on her family farm and then studied finance, working as a bank clerk to develop a sense for business. In , she established herself at her own farm, Stud St. Stephan, southwest of Frankfurt. Schneider did not have access to abundant financial resources, so she climbed the ranks of dressage by turning young horses into Grand Prix mounts, earning herself the nickname of Championmaker. Today, Schneider&#x;s facility has 50 stalls, and she currently rides 10&#x;12 horses per day, from young horses through the Grand Prix level. She claimed medals at the London Olympics and the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and earned the team gold medal at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina. At the European Championships, she won team gold and individual silver in the Special as well as the Freestyle and became the sixth rider in history to score above a 90 percent, taking percent in the Freestyle. She was also recently awarded the prestigious title of Reitmeisterin (riding master) by the German Federation and is the 35th rider&#x;and third female&#x;in history to receive this honor.

This article first appeared in the Winter issue of Practical Horseman magazine.

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