Dressage: A tour through the Grand Prix Special

Have you ever wondered what goes through a Grand Prix competitor’s mind when they are performing a test? Our “Snowbird Diaries” columnist Maat van Uitert talks us through a recent ride.


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Maat van Uitert is a Grand Prix dressage trainer, USDF gold medalist, and USDF “L” judges program participant based in Loxahatchee, FL. Maat runs a successful training and sales business, matching horses with happy riders. Maat works with horses and riders of all levels, and currently accepts horses for FEI competition or young horse competition. She is available for clinics and haul-in lessons. Learn more on her website at www.jsdressage.com.

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Maat with her Holsteiner stallion Jotunheimen’s Chamonix SSH (left) and her OTTB Jotunheimen’s TopGear 82 (right).


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