Sonny Boncourt - 29 août, 21:30
Très triste d'apprendre cette horrible nouvelle.
C'était quelqu'un d'extraordinaire non seulement en tant que cavalier et entraîneur mais aussi en tant qu'Homme.
J'ai eu de la chance d'avoir pu travailler pendant 5 ans avec lui.
Je ne l'oublierai jamais.
Stache Josse Caroline - 29 août, 21:36
RIP PLR cette étoile ne meurt jamais, elle continue de briller...
Dane Rawlins - 29 août, 21:39
He was and is part of equine history
Michel Ismalun - 29 août, 22:47
Le plus Grand s’en est allé...
Veronique Skrotzky - 29 août, 22:30
Triste de perdre un père, et un si grand homme de cheval!
Triste et heureuse Thomas de lui avoir transmis ses photos de cette grande époque de Saumur.
Il a rejoint la chevauchée éternelle des grands Ecuyers!
Angela Princell - 29 août, 23:34
Today we said goodbye to an true legend of dressage, Patrick Le Rolland.
Being in France and experiencing the moment of silence at the opening ceremony at WEG on his behalf was emotional and touching.
It was an honor to have experienced such an amazing coach and to be in his country at the time his spirit passaged into the cosmos.
Lauren Ashley Knopp - 29 août, 23:43
Sadly, we lost one of the few Dressage masters left today...
Patrick Le Rolland, you will be greatly missed by many.
I loved learning so much from you, and always enjoyed your amazing lessons.
You were such a sweet, kind hearted soul, and I hope to be even half as gentle and kind as you.
After hearing you had passed, I spent time with Futurus today, and it is nice to know I have a part of you everyday.
Thank you, Sasha Newman for introducing this wonderful man into my life.
Lisa-Claire Sigal to Sasha Newman - 30 août, 03:20
Sasha, I also want to thank you for giving me the great gift of introducing me to Patrick.
Those first lessons on my own horse, Manso changed my life.
Showed me how I could have this grumpy lazy horse practically offering to work on his own. Something I had never felt even though I had enjoyed plenty of success in the show ring with him. From there I was enthralled.
Later, I was not surprised to learn that Patrick had trained one of my childhood idolized teams of Margitte Otto Crepin and Corlandus. A tiny woman who rode an enormous horse in the most elegant manner.
I still remember that my first trainer had a picture of this team (i think) in the tack room and would tell me this was the position I aspired to achieve. And here I was getting to ride with her coach, it did not seem real.
Sasha, my heart goes out to you. Patrick adored you and spoke of you so fondly when I saw him last. I know you will keep his teachings alive.
You still make me laugh when you do impressions of him. The last time I saw him, he said to go ahead and break my bra, he would buy me a new one. Ie ride with my chest.
But so much more colorful his way. I still aspire to have his memorable imagery in my teaching.
I also have to thank Debra Wiedmaier, Michelle Dineen, and Kate Theallet for hosting clinics with Patrick and allowing me to ride in those clinics.
I am so sorry to each of you for your loss as well. And of course to Thomas Le Rolland.
I don't know why, it is very moving to think of the moment of silence at the WEG. And very fitting.