Inside Wetzlgut special edition for bloggers & friends

The last editon of Inside Wetzlgut was a very special one. Due to the huge response to this format I decided to dedicate one day especially to my blogger friends.

As a very special surprise PS of Sweden personally came (say Jennifer Nyman, the brand’s Marketing PR and social media representative) to bring gifts, talk about upcoming collections and answer all questions. I am still so humbled and honored about this appearance to underline the very special relationship and cooperation I have with PS of Sweden since now almost 3 years.

But it seemed to be the day of special surprises, as the girls of Dressageteam KK, Lena and Antonia, not only came to attend but also made a beautiful video of the:

Inside Wetzlgut special edition

 

and here are some more impressions:

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Inside Wetzlgut -edition 2 & 3

Time flies, and Inside Wetzlgut number 2 and 3 already took place.

I am so happy to have chosen this small format, because it really gave us the chance for very personal, individual and detailed discussions. Also I had the chance  to get to know every single one of you ☺️

Next weekend on the 26th of January 2019 there will be the last day of Inside Wetzlgut -for now, but as everyone loved it so much I am quite sure some new editions will follow whenever my this year’s rather tight show schedule will allow it.

Because the last 2 weekends had been so much fun I wanted to share some of the best moments with you ❤️

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Inside Wetzlgut

This year I wanted to do something very special for my Instagram followers for xmas. So as my present I decided to invite a small group of people (6-10) on 4 days in January to our stable to give them a very private & close insight to my daily work.

The first edition took place last Saturday, 12th of January 2019 and the next dates will be 19, 20 and 26th of January 2019.

I know that there are many more of you out there who are craving to come and visit Stall Wetzlgut, so please do not be sad, there will be other events, open days and opportunities to visit in the future…

This is a little clip our friend Bernhard Handl did during last Saturday’s first edition of ‘Inside Wetzlgut’

Happy New Year 2019

 

 

Happy New Year to all of you!

First of all I want to wish you a very happy, successful 2019 full of joy, luck and health for you and all your four-legged friends.

Lately I totally neglected this website as I was feverishly working on a new project which I hoped I could launch end of 2018. But as I am the perfectionist you all know, I was not satisfied with the outcome so it unfortunately will take a little longer than expected.

Anyways I will try to keep this website updated as good as possible. In any case you will be totally up to date if you follow my Instagram @nicolabaurdressage and perhaps this site will give just a little extra insight to my daily life and routines at Stall Wetzlgut.

I have updated the horses section, especially the ones new to this website Upsi, Didi and Floris.

And what’s happening next:

On three weekends in January I am very happy to welcome a tiny group of Instagramers to spend a day with me at the stables, see our daily training as well as grooming, feeding, etc routine and ask as many questions as they can think of. This was this years xmas present to my followers… but to everyone who will not be there: please do not be sad, there is much more planned for this year so just stay tuned & you will see 😉

Beginning of February I will have my first competition. It will be the preparation for the international qualifiers beginning of March and I am rather excited. Upsi will compete for sure, but we will still see about all the others -will keep you posted on this too 😉

xoxo Nicola

 

The All about Wetzlgut Event -first insight

The All about Wetzlgut event was such a unique experience for me and I still cannot believe how many of you came and how much fun we had. This video by Dressage Team KK is a first insight for all who could not be there as well as again a huge Thank You to all of my family, team, sponsors and supporters who came from far abroad to be there in person. And just once again a very special Thank You to my trainer and the two wonderful tutors.

Hope you will love the video as much as I do -thank you Antonia & Lena ❤️

All about ‘All about Wetzlgut’

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One week ago on January 20, 2018 the ‘All about Wetzlgut’ event took place. What at first started out as a small idea grew into a proper event. As it was the first time ever I opened my stable doors to the public I wanted to offer a full insight to everything that is important to me.

So I made a list, that started with young horse training and ended with gummy bears…

At 12am guests started to arrive and Bad Gastein showed its most beautiful postcard-winter wonderland-sunny weather-face. Just perfect for welcoming everyone in front of the stables with a cup of hot glogg and a photo wall to take first pics.

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Gastein at its best

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welcome to Wetzlgut!

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Glogg, sun & snow

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I am still overwhelmed everyone came -most traveling really far (Norway, Sweden, Italy etc). Also almost all my sponsors came and we finally had the chance to meet in person and chat.

We started the afternoon’s programme with a tour through the stable, so everyone could meet all the horses. When planning the event’s schedule I had wondered how the horses would react to such a crowd of people in their usually very quiet home and I learned that they had the time of their life.

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Introduction

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meet Keksi

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…so many people!

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meet Nessie

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meet Santi

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Next was showing some of the horses in training together with my trainer Jochen Rothleitner. Since we started organising ‘All about Wetzlgut’ I was thinking how I should do it and what I wanted to show and communicate. We discussed it a lot and finally decided on not doing the usual ‘display’, like on stallion shows or auctions but to try to make it an interactive dialogue with the audience. I wanted people to ask as many questions as possible and me on horse back and my trainer would answer.

This turned out to be (I believe not only for me) really interesting and good fun. We were discussing topics from how to lunge correctly and what we focus on doing so, how to adjust the side reins and why, etc. How to develop first piaffe steps and why it is a good exercise to not only enhance the horse’s health but also the communication between horse and rider. To how to sit smoothly and correctly on a horse, with me ending up explaining & showing whilst trotting Harry one-handed in front of the stands… lol.

Most amazing for me was to see how my young horses, like Harry or Santi for example, managed the whole situation. It was not only the stands, displays, buffet and many people but also the sound system, lighting  and the whole atmosphere which they had to cope with and they handled it like true future champions.

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the stalls

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seating with goodie bags

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everyone is seated

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explaining while riding *lol

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how to sit

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piaffe in hand

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After this ‘practical’ part we had two lectures. Nina Hammarstrom, equine nutritionist with whom I am working since May 2017 talked about aspects in nutrition especially for sport horses. Vet Antonia Zanker, Pferdeklinik Wolfesing -my trusted vet clinic, spoke about tendon injuries and how to deal with and heal them. Although we had installed some heaters on the stalls and provided blankets and hot drinks -it was rather cold, but no one could be shied away from following the lectures with keen interest. Again it was not designed as one way communication but an open discussion and if it had not been for the dinner to be served I guess we would have never stopped talking! Once again a display of what a tough bunch of people we equestrians are (as long as we can talk about our favourite topic…)

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Nina Hammarstrom

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Antonia Zanker

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After the lectures during dinner my sponsors Back on Track and Acuswedemat had prepared surprise lotteries, so two lucky guests had the chance to win a set of my favourite Back on Track PK Scandic bandage wraps (underlayers) and a new Acuswedemat that I indeed use almost daily to relax my back muscles. -Special thanks to both companies for that!

But also all my other sponsors and cooperating brands provided displays of their newest and signature products and a separate blog story on all the exciting new tack will follow!

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During dinner I finally had the time to sit (at least briefly) with everyone and have a little chat and for me it felt as if we all had known eachother for ages. The truth is, that thanks to all the social media we indeed do know eachother -even nicer it was to meet in person!

So what’s left to say is: THANK YOU everyone for traveling all the way to the mountains and for making my first event such a wonderful lovely experience I decided we will for sure do another ‘All about Wetzlgut’ event in the nearer future…

xxx Nicola

 

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all pics by awesome Marktl Photography, Manuel Marktl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merry Christmas!

It’s this time of the year…

The time to say ‘THANK YOU’ to all my incredible sponsors & supporters and to the most awesome, caring & loving crowd of followers.

We are now over 104k and daily growing and I am well aware of the responsibility I have towards you. It is overwhelming and sometimes even a bit frightening to imagine that we could fill more than a huge stadion all together.

And I feel humbled and blessed that all of you are so positive and supporting. I started my Instagram for a few good reasons but mainly because I wanted to share my love for horses and it makes me so soooo happy that now we are all together spreading this love!

So keep on loving and working happier (and harder) and commenting because I love every single one of you ❤️

Have a wonderful merry christmas with all your loved ones, keep on dreaming big and stay tuned…

love,

Nicola

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Keksi & Bofi

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Nessie

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Harry

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Fürsti

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Santi

Event: All about Wetzlgut

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You guys are the most amazing & supportive crowd and we are growing into dimensions I never would have imagined (ever)!

So I decided to organise something very special and personal and something that would be just for you:

The ‘All about Stall Wetzlgut’ event

On Saturday the 20th of January 2018 you will have the chance to see all of Stall Wetzlgut, meet Keksi, Bofi and all the other horses, watch me train the horses, get a little insight on how we school young horses and my trainer Jochen Rothleitner, a member of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna since 30 years will show how to -for example -start piaffe in hand.

There will be lectures on my favourite topics like horse health & nutrition, but also fashion and some of the newest products by my sponsors which you can see and try. I do not want to reveal everything right now but believe me -it’s gonna be awesome!

At the end of this afternoon we all will have dinner, music and get together and I cannot wait to meet you all in person and finally have the time to chat with you ❤️

As our facilities are rather small I unfortunately can only welcome a limited number of 50 guests.

A part of the entry fee of €70,- will be donated to one of my favourite charities (I just have to decide which one)

If you are interested in the event please send a direct email to: nb@wetzlgut.com and you will get all detailed information. Please do not write via Instagram or Facebook (because it will get chaotic and I do not want your request to get lost!)

I am so excited about this event and I really hope you will love it too

xxx nicola