Helen Langehanenberg - 1/14/16 - Grand Prix is Next - collection, tempo, trot half pass, canter half pass, tempi changes, canter pirouette

Helen Langehanenberg rides a gelding on the verge of Grand Prix.  The total running time of this video is 17:00.

Video Description

Helen Langehanenberg rides a nine year old gelding who is already winning at PSG and I1 and is headed for GP. We join them after their warm up and as they start into the work, beginning with collected work keeping the rhythm while playing with the tempo. During their break they show an outstanding walk before returning to the trot. Helen asks for more swing off the ground with more expression, keeping a forward tendency in the collection. The trot half passes show the sharper angle of the GP. When asking for the canter she first collects and makes sure he has the correct body position before asking for the depart. The canter half passes flow, and she asks for a rebalancing half halt to prepare for the flying change. Notice how she rides the corner before doing the steeper half pass required in Grand Prix. Helen rides the fours, threes, two and single changes keeping them uphill and forward. The canter pirouettes are next with proper preparation and Helen demonstrates how she schools this movement. The session ends with a stretchy trot.

Helen Langehanenberg-GER
Fresh from the 2012 Olympics as part of the silver medal winning German team, famed for her light bridle contact, invisible aids and flawless seat; when Helen Langehanenberg enters a ring riding the gorgeous stallion Damon Hill the spectators are in for a