Friday, January 27, 2012

Chatting With Tuny Page

By Kitson

Tuny and Alina
Photo by Terri Miller,
Courtesy of Tuny Page
Last summer I sat down with international dressage rider and trainer Arlene “Tuny” Page at her home in Wellington, FL for a long interview about perfecting the extended trot.
The final version makes the cover of Dressage Today’s February 2012 issue. In the article, Tuny gives great advice on broadening the spectrum of your horse's trot to "achieve an extended trot that takes your breath away." Susan Stickle photographed Tuny and her 13-year old Danish Grand Prix mare, Alina. The pictures beautifully illustrate the training story.

I talked to Tuny last week and she said she had received lots of nice feedback on the article. The show season in Wellington is in full swing with the Dressage Masters this week and the Winter Equestrian Festival underway. Tuny’s got 60 horses currently residing at Still Point Farm, but she herself won’t be competing until the middle of February. Instead, she has been completely consumed with chairing the 25th annual auction for the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center. Wish I could be there!

After years of fund-raising, planning and dust, Vinceremos recently unveiled it’s “Cover Our Kids” Arena – a 45,000 square feet covered arena.

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