Anky has had some incredible rides on some incredible horses, you can't take that away from her, no matter what the views of her riding are. With the current view of competitive dressage barely anyone can touch her and she IS the top of her sport. Rightly or wrongly. But, it should also be noted that thanks to her and her freestyles, and perhaps even rolkur, dressage has garnered far more interest over the past 5 years than it has ever had. I might not agree with her riding style (and really, one always has to question what is truth and not. The rumors circulating Andreas Helgstrand and his rather questionable training methods of his equestrian partners - Matine included - are something else, but again is it fact or rumors meant to slander?) but I can appreciate that what she does, she does well.
Last edited by Skyhuntress; 05-18-2009 at 03:27 PM.