Sunday 23 April 2006

Mary visits horse training exhibition at Vilhelmsborg

 border=This afternoon Crown Princess Mary visited Denmark's National Horsesports Centre at Vilhelmsborg in Mårslet to see a demonstration of horse training. It is a horse show of a different kind because it is an exhibition by the so-called 'horse whisperer' Monty Roberts. Monty Roberts' visit coincides with the opening of a school of horse training based on his technique in Denmark.

About the Danish National Horse Sports Centre (in Danish)
Princess Benedikte is the patron of horse sports in Denmark
Princess Benedikte's new website HRH Princess Benedikte for the Presidency of the FEI
Danish Horse Association (in Danish)
An interview with Monty Roberts
Mårslet (map) is south of Århus between Århus and Horsens.
Århus Stiftstidende
B.T. (in Danish)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you got any more photo of the princess at the horse show? Are they still to come???
It looks like she is holding someone or something, was the young prince with her? Fred not there?


10:44 am  
Blogger lotte said...

Hi Sarah,
If we find more pics we will inlcude them. Christian was not with Mary, Mary's first hofdame Countess Victoria Bernstorff-Gyldensteen was with her.
Mary is very interested in the Monty Roberts approach, in her 2004 interview with Ninka she had mentioned how she had used it for her horse after another horse had died and it was pining. Her horse had tried to revive his stablemate by nipping and licking it after it collapsed but it had died suddenly of a congenital heart condition. She thought it was worth having a go because her horse was just not happy. Mary was very impressed by the transformation in her horse and became very interested in the Monty Roberts ideas from then.
Cheers lotte

5:43 am  

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