Matthias Alexander Rath: 'Restricting dressage to Europe and America is absolutely wrong'

Matthias Alexander Rath: 'Restricting dressage to Europe and America is absolutely wrong'

Special FRH (v. Desperados) meets Matthias Alexander Rath – Photo: Equitaris.de

The focus for dressage riders this week is the FEI World Cup Finals. Equestrian news sites The Horse Magazine and St.George refuse extensive coverage of the event due to sportwashing and the editors of Horses.nl wonder: 'What should we do with Saudi Arabia?' Matthias Alexander Rath believes that holding the final in Riyadh is good for the development of dressage.

“I think it is very good that the final will be held in Riyadh. If we want to grow our sport globally, I think we definitely need to involve Arab and Asian countries,” the German rider tells Dressersport Kim in an interview. “Show jumping is definitely way ahead of us in this regard. Limiting the dress-up game to Europe and the US is completely wrong.

High expectations

“Even though it's not directly comparable, I was at the Asian Games and International in Doha last year. Two big events and I'm sure we'll have a great event in Riyadh.”

Bran: Dress Up Game Kim

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