[part one] Dressage Olympians Julie Brougham and Vom Feinsten
In this episode New Zealand Grand Prix Dressage rider Julie Brougham shares the inspiring story of Vom Feinsten (Steiny), and their journey to represent New Zealand at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
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Here's a sneak peak at what you'll hear in my interview with Julie Brougham:
[2:12] Julie's earliest memories of horse riding
[3:39] What it was that turned Julie's attention to dressage
[6:56] What led Julie's path to cross with Steiny's
[9:15] Julie describes her first encounter with Steiny
[14:07] Memorable moments from Steiny's early days in NZ
[18:07] Making a mark on the New Zealand dressage scene
[19:37] Preparing for Rio selection in Germany
[22:25] Training and competing in Europe
[26:37] Competing at Aachen CHIO, Germany
[29:18] Steiny's hoof issue and magical farrier
[31:08] Travelling to Rio de Janeiro
[32:10] Arriving at Deodoro Equestrian Park
[36:37] Julie's team at the Olympics and their roles
[40:15] Julie describes what it was like riding her Olympic Grand Prix dressage test
This episode is part one of a two part story. To listen to part two click here.
Above: Vom Feinsten's Rio Olympic Horseshoes in gold. The nodules on the horseshoe were designed to hold thick leather soles positioned between the foot and the horseshoe. Read the remarkable story behind these horseshoes here.
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Links Mentioned in this Episode
- Julie Brougham Dressage
- Ben Conn
- Ton de Ridder
- Andrea Raves
- FEI World Equestrian Games
- Prebble Equestrian
- Classic Equestrian
- Horseshoe Mementoes
- Framed Horseshoe Mementoes
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