I made this video when I worked on two new freestyles for the young and dedicated German dressage rider Matthias Alexander Rath in 2010. One for his horse Sternthaler and one for Triviant.
I was touched by this very talented young rider and his passion; and we both enjoyed in all we did together. Matthias had this kind of 'aura' around him what inspired me to 'catch' this with some video's we made of him.
My son Marc, who's a film academy student (camera and directing), filmed all the footage, made the first edit suggestion of No Turning Back, including the music, and together with my editing team we made this teaser "No Turning Back" and the "1001 Nights" one; both released now on Vimeo.com.
Perhaps for 'non dressag'e fan's this vid is a 'thin' story, for me it catches all the 'stress' and emotions of a rider before doing his 'thing'; to show the ultimate harmony between rider and horse in competition, and even more, in preparation of it. (By the way, we filmed Matthias and Triviant in Frankfurt when it was - 18 degrees Celsius in the early 'warming-up hours' before competition)
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