Straight after the ISES conference, the Bartels Academy played host to the Global Dressage Forum. For me it was a once in a life time opportunity to attend the forum - and imagine my intrepidation when Dr Andrew McLean asked if I would help him present his sessions on over-shadowing techniques to overcome fearful stimuli for dressage horses.
What?! Me out in front of the likes of Jennie Loriston-Clarke; Matthias Rath (the new rider of Totilas) and Hayley Beresford?! Are you kidding?! I could hardly say "No" to that opportunity now could I?!
The Global Forum is held every year in Holland and its where top riders, judges and officals come to meet and greet, share ideas, hear about the latest developments of the sport and to debate hotly contested topics. I have always read about the goings on of the Forum on the Eurodressage website, and now I was finally amongst it!