USDF Episode 182:Feldenkrais and Self Hypnosis for Riders

May 17, 2018

In this week's episode Dave Thind introduces listeners to the Feldenkrais Method and, Laura King talks about self hypnosis and neuro-linguistic programming.

Dave Thind, Walpole, MA, was born in Canada and trained in Germany, Dave Thind is co-owner of Aspire Farm and is a certified German Trainer A, and rider biomechanics expert.

Laura King, Palm Beach Garden, FL, is an experienced Hypnotist, Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Sport Performance Coach and Life Coach. She is a published author, and has written extensively on the subject of self-development and athletic performance enhancement.

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USDF Episode 181: The New Anatomy of Rider Connection/ Treatments for Arthritis in the Hocks and Pasterns

May 2, 2018

This week in our Meet the Authors segment, highly successful author Mary Wanless joins us to talk about her new book, The New Anatomy of Rider Connection, and Dr. Werner talks about arthritis in the hocks and pasterns.

Mary Wanless is the author of the highly successful The Natural Rider, Ride With Your Mind, For the Good of the Rider, For the Good of the Horse, Ride With Your Mind Essentials, and New Ride with Your Mind Clinic; she has also produced eight training videos. Mary lectures internationally on learning, body-mind integration, and personal development. Wanless’s new book The New Anatomy of Rider Connection was released in September 2017.

Laura Werner DVM, MS, DACVS In 2011 Dr. Werner joined Hagyard Equine Medical Institute as a Surgery Associate in the Davidson Surgery Center. Dr. Werner has worked as an FEI Veterinary Delegate at some of the top Three-Day Eventing competitions in the United States.

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USDF Episode 180: Panel Judging Explained/ USDF Service Awards/ Kissing Spine

April 18, 2018

This week USEF Senior Dressage Judge and L Faculty member Marilyn Heath joins us to discuss why riders should expect different scores from judges sitting at different positions; Charlotte Trentelman explains the USDF Service Awards, and Dr Laura Werner shares the most up to date treatments for kissing spine.

Marilyn Heath, Venice, FL, is an USEF Senior Dressage Judge, L Education Program Faculty member, USDF L Program and Judges Committee member, and USDF Lifetime Achievement award Recipient.

Charlotte Trentelman, Anthony, FL, is the Historical Recognition Committee chair, and USEF- licensed “S” dressage judge who has organized several USDF educational programs.

Laura Werner DVM, MS, DACVS, In 2011 Dr. Werner joined Hagyard Equine Medical Institute as a Surgery Associate in the Davidson Surgery Center. Dr. Werner has worked as a FEI Veterinary Delegate at some of the top Three-Day Eventing competitions in the United States.

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USDF Episode 179: Focus on Freestyles

April 4, 2018

Peggy Klump joins us to introduce the new Adequan®/USDF Adult Amateur Musical Freestyle Award and Dolly Hannon shares her tips for a successful freestyle ride.

Peggy Klump, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, is chair of the USDF Awards Committee, a USEF Senior Dressage Judge, USEF Registered Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Judge, and USDF Certified Instructor/ Trainer, Training through Second Level. Peggy has earned her USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals and her Freestyle Silver Bar.

Janet ‘Dolly’ Hannon, Arvada, CO, is a USEF Senior (‘S’) Judge, USDF Certified Instructor through Fourth Level and Chair of the USDF Freestyle Committee. Dolly has also earned her USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals.

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USDF Episode 178: Christoph Hess/ Prohibited Substances in Feed and Supplements

March 21, 2018

This week we start our new series "Meet the Authors." FEI 4* Dressage Judge Christoph Hess joins us to talk about his new book Ride Better and the accompanying DVD Fine Riding. In our education series, we have part 2 of Prohibited Substances in Feed and Supplements.

Christoph Hess, Germany, is an FEI 4* Judge in both Dressage and Eventing. The German National Federation (GNF) awarded him the title of Professional Riding Instructor, a title that labels him as an international expert and educator of professionals. Hess is actively involved in the education of judges and instructors both within Germany and around the world.

Eileen Phethean is Kentucky Equine Research’s Chief Operating Officer. Eileen received her B.S. in Animal Science and her MBA from the University of Kentucky. Eileen has also enjoyed a lifelong association with horses.

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USDF Episode 177: USDF L Education Program/Prohibited Substances in Feed and Supplements

March 7, 2018

This week we learn more about the USDF L Education Program with L Graduate with Distinction Renee Carter and L Program Faculty Member Marilyn Heath, and we start our education series from the 2017 Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention with part 1 of prohibited substances in feeds and supplements.

Marilyn Heath, Venice, FL, is a USEF Senior Dressage Judge, L Education Program Faculty member, USDF L Program and Judges Committee member, and USDF Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient.

Eileen Phethean, is Kentucky Equine Research’s Chief Operating Officer. She received her B.S. in Animal Science and her MBA from the University of Kentucky and has enjoyed a lifelong association with horses.

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USDF Episode 176: USEF Rule Changes/Preparing for Show Season

February 21, 2018

This week USEF Large R Technical Delegate and Co-chair of the US Equestrian Dressage Sport Committee Lisa Gorretta joins us to talk about the newest USEF rule changes and FEI 4* Judge Charlotte Bredahl-Baker shares her tips on preparing for show season.

Lisa Gorretta, Chagrin Falls, OH, serves as the USDF Vice President, USEF ‘R’ Technical Delegate, FEI Level 2 Steward and Co-Chair of the US Equestrian Dressage Sport Committee.

Charlotte Bredahl-Baker, Solvang, CA, was a member of the 1992 Olympic Dressage team, she is an FEI 4* Dressage Judge, USEF Assistant Youth Coach and USDF Honorary Instructor.

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USDF Episode 175: Breeding Season Special

February 7, 2018

This week we feature information for those listeners interested in breeding. Hilltop Farm’s managing director Natalie DiBerardinis talks about matching mares with stallions, and Hagyard Equine Medical Institute Veterinarian, Karen Wolfsdorf, talks about embryo transfer and other options for mare owners.

Natalie DiBerardinis, Colora, Maryland, is managing director of Hilltop Farm and co-chair of the Sport Horse Committee. Natalie is also a board member for the Mid-Atlantic Hanoverian Breeders Association, current chair for the American Hanoverian Society Inspection Committee, member of the North American Stallion Sport Test organizing committee, and Vice President of the US Sport Horse Breeders Association.

Dr. Karen Wolfsdorf, Lexington, KY, In 1996, Dr. Wolfsdorf joined Hagyard Equine Medical Institute as an Associate and in 2002 she became one of the first two woman Members of the Practice. Dr. Wolfsdorf’s main area of interest is infertility in the mare and problems during pregnancy. She spends her time working as a field veterinarian and as a specialist at the McGee Fertility Center. Dr. Wolfsdorf has authored many chapters on equine reproduction as well as lectured worldwide and published research.

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USDF Episode 174: Lilo Fore/ Johann Hinnemann

January 24, 2018

This week 2017 Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame Inductee, Lilo Fore, joins us, and we have a excerpt of 2018 Adequan®/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference presenter, Johann Hinnemann.

Lilo Fore, Santa Rosa, CA, is a recently retired FEI 5* and Para 3* Judge. She is a licensed USEF "S" and DSHB "R" dressage judge. Lilo is a founder of the USDF Instructor/Trainer Program and is the current chair of the Instructor /Trainer Committee and 2017 Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame Inductee.

Johann Hinnemann is recognized worldwide as a trainer and coach, having served as Canada's team trainer and German National Coach, alongside Klaus Balkenhol. His student roster reads like a "Who's Who" of Olympic medalists and various national champions, including Steffen Peters, Coby van Baalen, Marlies van Baalen, Ulla Salzgeber, and Heiki Kemmer.

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USDF Episode 173: 2017 Adequan®/ USDF Grand Prix Horse of the Year/ Training from the Horse’s Point of View

January 10, 2018

This week Laura Graves joins us to talk about Verdades being named 2017 Adequan®/USDF Grand Prix Horse of the Year and Sandy Venneman talks about training from the horses' point of view.

Laura Graves, Geneva, FL, and Verdades earned an individual silver medal and team gold medal at the Pan American Games. They also were members of the bronze medal-winning U.S. Dressage Team at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Verdades, owned and ridden by Laura Graves was named 2017 Adequan®/USDF Grand Prix Horse of the Year. Verdades' median score of 79.940 percent made him the top horse in the United States competing at this level.

Sandy Venneman, PhD, Sealy, TX, is an experimental psychologist, with a lifetime teaching certificate in secondary education, Sandy combines psychology with 40 years experience riding to help equestrians reach their potential. Coaching riders in the use of psychology to improve their riding, she instructs and gives mounted and un-mounted clinics nationwide.

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