Heather is one of the Horse Radio Network family as co-host of the Dressage Radio Show at www.dressageradio.com. Every week on the show show does a training tip. We are going to incorporate some of her fantastic tips into this show so you can learn from them too!
Heather Blitz is an international Grand Prix rider who has been based in Europe for the past few years. She is also a popular and successful clinician with her ‘Mind Your Riding’ Tour which focuses on the effect of the rider’s body and aids on the horse at all levels and teaches a clear and easy to understand system of training to riders of all levels. Heather’s tours are held in Europe and throughout the U.S.
Heather competed the Danish Warmblood stallion Rambo DVE 373 at CDI level Grand Prix from the competitive circuit in south Florida to the prestigious Dressage at Devon where we were placed as high as 3rd. The scores she earned riding Rambo earned them a place on the USEF Long List an invitation to the USEF team training sessions.
The second horse that has made a huge impact in her career is Arabella, a daughter of Rambo DVE 373. Heather trained her from her first day under saddle all the way to the Grand Prix, getting as far as reserve for the World Equestrian Games 2006. Arabella was a winner in regional championships at age 4 and 5. At 6 years old, she won the FEI 6-year-old Young Horse Championship. At 8 years old they qualified for and competed in the USEF Intermediare championships in San Juan Capistrano, CA and finished in 5th place. They started in Grand Prix together when Arabella was 8 years old and by 10 had qualified for the USEF Grand Prix Championships at Gladstone where they came in fifth overall and were consequently invited to accompany the U.S. team to Germany training together leading up to the WEG in Aachen.
Heather’s next Grand Prix horse was Otto – who was also by also by Rambo. Heather trained and competed him from age 8 to 13 competing throughout Europe and Scandinavia including 3rd place in the Grand Prix Special at the Mondorf CDIO, Luxembourg against Germany’s top riders and even beating Isabell Werth.
Heather has been a guest judge and test rider at the Pavo Cup in Holland (National Championship for 4 and 5 year old horses) and for the Danish National Championships for 5 year olds.
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