Saturday, May 26, 2012

#83 06-10-2012 How about those Hanoverians?

"If you see nothing but the beauty of their markings and limbs, their true beauty is hidden from you."

In the 83rd episode of hoofbeats! we welcome the head trainer at Parkwood Stables; a private equestrian facility dedicated to raising Hanoverian horses. First class boarding, training, coaching and sales at a newly renovated stable, nestled on a picturesque 100 acre farm North of Rockwood and an hour West of Toronto.    Inga Hamilton grew up in Germany where she apprenticed with Helga & Hans Joachim Koehler for 3 years.  She will tell us about the German apprentic program etc. while a Jeff Bird cd "Everything is Coming Clear" plays.

We are pleased, to present a thank you to our guest, to Canada's Outdoor Equine Expo, in the green grassy hillsides of Iron Horse Equestrian Complex in Burlington, Ontario, with 80 exhibitors in the trade show area, and a very interesting,schedule of clinics and presentations is jam-packed, see

Inga Hamilton has shown Dressage up to Grand Prix. She has been an auction rider at the Hanoverian auction in Verden, Germany and is part of the Hanoverian inspection team performing the task of Inspector and Mare Performance test rider.  Her students have shown up to Upper Level Dressage and one student was part of the Canadian Team at the Paralympics in Athens.  Inga has a very good feel for young horses and offers training. She will back young horses, prepare mares for mare performance tests, train horses from the beginning to upper level. Under Inga’s guidance, horses will be carefully and systematically ridden, preparing them for sale, showing or for the individual owner.

Inga is past president/board member of Hanoverian Breeders Club with the goal to produce a noble horse with a cooperative temperament, elastic gaits, correct conformation, and outstanding ability in international equestrian disciplines.  We talk about starting young horses. all about the breed as well as the horses at Parkwood.
Dressage Clinic
As  a sidebar, I ask Inga, "What do you think of the philosophy "Your horse should be more afraid of you than anything else?"

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