View Ridge Farm – Sonya Vracko

Washington View Ridge FarmsSonja Vracko a very wise and hands down caring human being. When I had the opportunity to speak with Sonja, she wanted to emphasize to me, that in her lessons, she doesn’t use anything but energy and voice. Her pureness with the horses is a great and valuable tool to all that learn from her. Find all about Sonja Vracko and View Ridge Farm.

Sonja began teaching in the United States in 1969. She created View Ridge Farm Equestrian Center in 1978, where to this day she trains riders and horses through all levels. During yearly horse purchasing trips for clients, Sonja keeps up with her education and rides with some of the top European trainers. She also hosts clinics at her farm with well renowned European Clinicians.

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Adelinde and Parzival Win Gold to Us

Olympics: Rider Adelinde Cornelisse quits Rio 2016 after horse falls ill

Story by: Claire Corkery, CNN

A Dutch dressage rider’s Olympic dream is over after her horse fell victim to an insect bite at Rio 2016. Adelinde Cornelissen shocked fans by quitting the Games mid-test after her horse Parzival contracted a fever the day before the event.

Cornelissen and Parzival, who won individual silver and team bronze together at London 2012, retired from the individual Grand Prix Wednesday after only a handful of movements.
And it’s likely to have been Parzival’s final Olympic performance because the Dutch warmblood gelding is 19 years old.
Cornelissen took to Facebook and explained she pulled out of the Games over concern for Parzival’s welfare.

Cornelissen and Parzival won a silver and a bronze medal at London 2012

The day before the event, she said her horse’s head was swollen and Parzival had developed a fever, the exact cause of which is still unknown.
“After double checking with the vets here they concluded he was bitten by an insect or spider or some sort of animal which produces toxins,” the 37-year-old Cornelissen added.
Parzival was given fluids and had X-Rays, swabs and blood tests taken and eventually his temperature fell.”