Show Jumping with Ludger Beerbaum

 Posted by on 31 August 2013 at 1:00 pm  Animals, Horses, Sports
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My trainer Martha lent me — and I recently watched — an instructional video with international show jumper Ludger Beerbaum instructing two classes of students, then riding two of the horses himself. The video was good, although he wasn’t the best teacher. Still, his riding is superb — and he’s only gotten better, as you can see from this fabulous video of him winning the Grand Prix Hermès in Paris in 2013.

The first round is just aiming to go clean (meaning, no refusals or rails down) in under the time allowed. The second round is the jump-off with other riders who did that, so that aim is to go clean in as little time as possible.

I’d give my eye teeth (and a whole lot more) to be able to ride so damn well.

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