That was fascinating. Continental riders, I guess, not many British would be doing dressage then. I have some old books to have a browse,but no-one really springs to mind. The French, Polish, Hungarian military would be into Haute Ecole.
The only British person who might possibly would be Col. Williams? I think he helped write the first Pony Club Manual of Horsemanship. Not Captain Haynes I don't think.
Post by specialsparkle3 on Dec 25, 2011 11:07:48 GMT 1
I would think it's definately a German rider. I have a book by Henry Wynmalen which he wrote in 1950 full of pictures of him and this is not him. .Apart from anything else this man is much too old Wynmalen was born in 1889.
There was a Polish rider who taught William Fox Pitt in his younger days, it is in his autobiography. Hungary also had a strong equestrian tradition and the ladies side saddle are surely wearing french style hats?
Wow Rik, thanks for posting that. What an utterly fascinating piece of film! I cannot imagine who the rider would be, as it is in Germany, but I will send this to Dr Thomas Ritter who is of course, German and is a classical trainer, who may well know the identity.
The side saddle riders are superb too- last time I saw a demo by our SSA here, it looked like a cross between the Mad Hatters tea party and the Homepride Flour graders, with the bowler and top hats all nodding like crazy!! That was truly great to see!
That guys name has been on the tip of my tongue all day, and couldnt get my head round it! I knew it was similar to Steinbrecht, but it is Oscar Maria Stensbeck with thanks to a Danish member of a facebook group!!