Nathalie Kayal

Horses for 2016

DHI Homerun – 11 year old gelding by Hochadel, competing at International Small Tour.

DHI Bravo – 10 year old gelding by Sydney, competing at Premiere League Small Tour.

DHI Cleverboy – 9 year old gelding by Sandreo, competing at Premier League Small Tour.

Woodcraft St Emillion – 8 year old gelding by St Moritz, competing at Advanced Medium.

DHI Alligator – 11 year old gelding by Special D, competing Premiere League Advanced/PSG

Best 2015 Results

DHI Homerun

  • 4th/7th/5th Saumur international Small Tour April 2015
  • 1st Myerscough Premiere League Inter 1 Freestyle
  • 1st Hickstead Premier League PSG

DHI Bravo

  • 1st Myerscough Premiere League PSG Freestyle
  • 1st Addington Winter Regionals Advanced Medium Freestyle
  • 2nd Winter Dressage Champs PSG Freestyle

DHI Cleverboy 

  • 3rd Addington Winter Regionals Advanced Medium Freestyle
  • 3rd Wellington Premier League Advanced Medium Freestyle
  • 6th Hartpury Premier League PSG (this was his first ever PSG)

2016 Goals

  • To continue to train through the levels, to aim for selection for more internationals on DHI Homerun and DHI Bravo
  • To compete DHI Homerun at Medium Tour before the end of the year.

Top Tips

  • Always remember to visualise your test before you ride, I always go to the arena I will be competing in and try to see myself doing each movement and imagining how I will ride each movement and see myself and the horse performing it perfectly!! So having a positive mental attitude is a must!
  • You can’t have straightness without suppleness. So try to think of yourself as a physio for your horse while you are warming up and make sure you ask your horse gently to flex and stretch all its muscles.
  • If you have a problem with contact remember it is always linked to the hind leg.
  • Remember you are talking to your horse by giving them aids for all the movements so try metaphorically not to shout, whisper or talk too fast when you ask with your legs or seat to do something.

Personal Highpoint

  • Competing for Great Britain this year with DHI Homerun
  • Managing to train all 4 of my horses to Small Tour

Memorable Horses

Othello Moor – He was my first dressage horse who I owned since I was 13 years old and he was 4 year old. He took me to 6 National Championships through the levels up to Advanced Medium when I had previously only ever show jumped and gave me the passion I now have for training dressage horses and competing them





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Blue Chip Welcomes Nathalie Kayal to Sponsored Rider Team

It is with great pleasure that here at Blue Chip feed, we are able to welcome the very talented, Nathalie Kayal as the newest member of our sponsored rider team. Buckinghamshire based Nathalie has successfully trained and competed her string of horses up to small tour level and aims to continue up the levels and be selected for more international competitions throughout 2016. Her current horses include the spectacular DHI Homerun, who she hopes to compete at Medium Tour level this year after attaining several wins and placing at high profile events, as well as competing on him at the Samur CDI3* at both Inter I and Prix St Georg level in April of this year. She also rides the eye-catching steel grey ten year old, DHI Bravo, who she competes at Premier League Small Tour level and has seen regular wins and placing’s with him in Prix St Georg Freestyle classes.  DHI Cleverboy, a nine year old gelding by Sandreo is another of her mounts and the pair again compete at Premier League Small Tour Level. Nathalie is a highly dedicated horsewoman and has shown passion and flair for the sport of dressage from a young age. Her most memorable horse was Othello Moor and after having previously having only show jumped, she owes her success to him; she says, ‘He was my first dressage horse. I had owned him since I was 13 years old and he was a four year old and he took me to National Championships through the levels up to Advanced Medium. He gave me the passion I now have for training dressage... read more