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23 March - From Kyra 
I would like to say thank you to everybody who made it possible for me to do the Lecture Demo last Sunday in Helsingborg, Sweden.The horses were great and the riders too but without the “ground crew” it would not have happened!
The facilities at HFRK’s arena in Helsingborg are terrific even if it was a bit crowded in the stands. With about 1200 spectators I still felt everybody could hear and see what was going on.

Kyra on Rose Mathisen's stallion Bocelli 1044.
Photo by Krister Lindh 

It is always exciting to do Demos with horses and riders I do not know, consequently I never really know where the horses are going to "lead" us. This is the reason why every Demo is different. As usual I saw the horses for a short while the evening before and that allows me to plan a program and think of different exercises and topics that may suit each of them. This time the mix of horses and riders was perfect! Some young and a bit less experienced riders and horses, a jumper and some high quality and exciting young GP horses too!
I hope the spectators and riders enjoyed the day as much as I did!

Sandra Sterntorp on Greetings.
Photo by Krister Lindh

9 January from Kyra
SNOWHILL Farm is now really the right name.. It all started Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning we had 30 cm of snow!
It feels a bit like survival camp! Frozen water pipes in the stable, power cuts, shovelling snow and salting the paths to the indoor school, ploughing through the snow to the main road...
The horses are VERY fresh, I think they all think they are 3 years old
To make matters worse, all our grooms have had the flu. Luckily not at the



same time, the ones "standing" have been fantastic in taking care of the horses!! Now I really understand what TEAM WORK means. Everybody (also Mia in the office, students and neighbours) have been chipping in when possible
The only one that REALLY enjoys the weather is Ludwig! He loves the snow and doesn’t want to come in..(well well..he DOES love to sleep in the sofa in front of the fireplace too..)



9 November from Kyra
Another trip down memory lane in Sweden..this time in Flyinge.
The 3 - 5th of November WBFSH (World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses) had their annual meeting in Scandinavia. They had a Gala evening at Flyinge on 4th November and I had been asked to put together one number for the show.
This was a perfect chance to show a part of the most important work  Richard and I did when we were working at Flyinge (1991-1998).During these years we had 13 young dressage riders training and working at Flyinge and out of them 9 has, up to date, been riding GP at CDIs, 7 of them in their national teams at Europeans or Worlds and 5 of them at the Olympics. I first asked the team riders (still riding), if they could come to the Gala evening to perform and to my surprise they all said yes.
It was my pleasure to present a group of very skilful young Grand Prix riders. They had all come to Flyinge when they were between 18 and 20 years old and they stayed between 1 and 5 years.
From Germany Emma Hindl (GB) brought her own GP breeding stallion Chequille by Caretano and Nathalie zu Sayn Wittgenstein (DK) her homebred GP-gelding Master Mind by Master. Imke Schellekens-Bartels (NL) borrowed Mia von Essen’s

international small tour winner, 10 year old gelding Ferdi by Federweiser and Ettan Ehrnrooth (SF) borrowed Anna Nilsson’s 10 year old Go Dutch by Gracieux. From Sweden Mattias Jansson rode the 8 year old GP gelding Don Dorn by Don Schufro, also owned by Anna. Minna Telde rode her own 9 year old GP mare Larina-Høm by Solos-Landtinus. They all did a very nice show number showing all the movements from the GP. They have won the amazing amount of TEN medals so far!! I am sure you can understand that I was like a proud mother hen looking at them...
The evening before the show we all met for dinner at The Butler Service. Richard came from the UK and some other of the old "Flyinge-gang" (Ebba & Mia von Essen and Pernilla Högfelt-André) joined us too. The only moment when it actually was silent during the evening, was when we were eating the wonderful food - this group had A LOT to talk about….

4 November 
Master is in the Top 10 ranking list for dressage sires for the 4th year!
FEI WBFSH has published their World Ranking List for sires for the year 01.10.2008 - 30.09.2009 and Master is No 9 on the list. Max is Master's best offspring to date - he is 13th on the dressage horse ranking list and he is the best Swedish Warmblood horse all disciplines! The other horses by Master are Tip Top, Vivo, Orlando, Manette DC and Master Mind.

Master winning the World Cup qualifier in Arhus 1997.


21 October
FEI WBFSH has published their World Ranking List for the year 01.10.2008 - 30.09.2009. Max is 13th on the list and he is the best Swedish Warmblood horse! The Swedish Warmblood is ranked 5th on the "Dressage by Studbook" list. A big part of this achievement is owed to Master - 3 of the 6 offspring counted are sired by him (Max, Tip Top and Vivo).

Max wawing to his fans at the European Championships in Windsor (photo by Sonja Holma)


1 October from Kyra
My lecture demo on 27 September at Ridskolan Strömsholm in Sweden was a trip down memory lane.
It is always so nice to return to Strömsholm. 37 years ago, I stayed there for 2 years, the first as a stu-dent, the second as an "apprentice teacher". The school has grown tre-mendously the last years, but the "heart" of Strömsholm, the old stables and the old indoor schools, are still the same.
At demos, I usually work with horses and riders, I have not seen before. The selection I had at Strömsholm was


Photos: Richard White

perfect, open-minded riders that were not too intimidated by the big audience and who were happy to try "new" exercises and horses who were very cooperative. Many of the horse-rider combinations were students at the school and I was positively surp-rised of the quality of riding.
The following day I made a special de-mo for 65 trainers. Some horses were the same and some were new ones, a very interesting day!
A big thank you to the organizers. Well done! Richard and I really enjoyed our stay!



30 September
Claire Skinner had 4 foals by Master last year – we bought a gorgeous colt, Moritz. She was very pleased with the offspring and used Master again for 4 of her mares. Claire now has 4 more lovely foals, this one is out of Veroniek by Roman Nature. Please call Claire on 01404-861388 (UK) if you are interested to know more about the foals.


16 August
Following his success placing him 7th at the European
championships in Windsor Max’s owners Kyra Kyrklund
and Yvette Conn have announced his retirement from
international competition.
Read More..........

29 August 
Kyra and Max were 7th with 76.45% in the Grand Prix Freestyle.

27 August 
Kyra and Max got 73.917% today and were 9th in the Grand Prix Special. They will start in the Grand Prix Freestyle Saturday evening at 20.45 (21.45 Central Europe and 22.45 Finland).

26 August 
Kyra and Max got 72% today and were placed 14th. Tomorrow they start at 13.45 (UK time) in the Grand Prix Special. 

2 August
We celebrated Rico's 3 wins (1 in Hartpury and 2 in Hickstead) 


Photos by Kyra


Rico with his fanclub:Satu, Amu, Kaisa & Maija

26 July 
Tip Top (by Master) and his rider Leslie Morse from United States have been here training for a couple of weeks. They won Exquis World Dressage Masters' Grand Prix Special at Hickstead.

Photo: Kaisa Kähö


25 July 
Rico and Kyra won the Intermediaire I Freestyle today with 76.15%.
Result list

Photo: Kaisa Kähö


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