Part 3 of the Trilogy Creating the Grand Prix Horse
“All of the work with a horse should be a game, and should remain a game, and it will become that much more successful.
It requires a lot of patience and shouldn’t be taken so deadly serious. When one has arrived at this point, then later on everything looks easy.” Klaus Balkenhol For decades Klaus Balkenhol has successfully trained and developed numerous riders and horses to the Grand Prix level using the principles of classical riding.
Each horse and rider combination requires individual training methods in order to achieve their success. His work with master-class students like his daughter Anabel, Helen Langenhanenberg, Debbie McDonald, Mathias Rath and Günter Seidel, provide a view of training methods that are always connected to the basics of horsemanship.
Book Title: Klaus Balkenhol – Creating the Grand Prix Horse (DVD) Publisher: BLUMFILM Format: DVD ISBN: 9783940810083
Author: Roland Blum Film
Author Notes: Klaus Balkenhol (born 6 December 1939 in Velen) is a German equestrian and Olympic champion. He won a gold medal in team dressage at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona with the team from Germany. Klaus is the author of several dressage books. He is an avid member of Xenophen, and like Philippe Karl petitions against the use of rollkur. Klaus’s earlier riding career consisted of being a mounted policeman. He was also the coach of the U.S. Olympic team.
He also received a gold medal with the German team in 1996. At present Balkenhol is the trainer of olympic equestrian Laura Bechtolsheimer. Visit http://www.balkenhol.org for a full history.