My First Dressage Lesson with Hilda Gurney

My First Dressage Lesson with Hilda Gurney

Last year for my 40th birthday, my husband, Andrew (who is a saint), bought me riding lessons. But not just any riding lessons. Dressage lessons with Hilda Gurney. Among many other accomplishments, Hilda won a bronze medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics aboard Keen, an off-the-track thoroughbred she trained herself. Oh, and by the way, she was a school teacher before becoming a household name in dressage. Did I mention that she didn’t always have access to a dressage arena when she was training for the Olympics? So, she practiced on the trail. On. The. Trail. That last bit gives … Continue reading