USDF Episode 24: Freestyle Choreography and Music/Adult Amateur Opportunities

April 30, 2014

In this week’s episode we get a musical freestyle tip from Sarah Geikie on music and choreography.  We also talk with Holly Hilliard,USDF Adult Programs Chair, about Adult Amateur opportunities in USDF.

Sarah Geikie, Lebanon, CT is a USEF ‘S’ Judge and FEI 4* judge; a USDF Certified Instructor through Fourth Level; an Instructor Certification Examiner; a current member of the USDF Instructor/Trainer Committee and the Freestyle Committee and has served on the USDF Judges Committee. 


USDF Episode 23: The NewContinuing Education in Freestyle Judging Program /Timing of Aids

April 23, 2014

On this week’s episode Terry Ciotti-Gallo explains the new Continuing Education in Freestyle Judging Program  and Kate Fleming Kuhn joins us for a training tip on the use of aids, not just the correct use, but  also the timing and intensity.  Listen in…

Kate Fleming-Kuhn, New Berlin, IL is a USDF Certified Instructor through Fourth Level and a member of the programs Training– First Level Faculty.  Kate is also a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist.


USDF Episode 22: Gastrointestinal Health in the Equine Athlete and Exercise for Riding a ‘Square’

April 16, 2014

Join us this week for part 1 of Gastrointestinal Health in the Equine Athlete with Dr. Frank Pellegrini.  This is an excerpt from an education session at the 2013 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention.  In this week’s training tip, Kathy Simard offers some exercises about riding a square to overcome problems of turning and more. Listen in ….

Kathy Simard, Littleton, CO  is a USDF Certified Instructor through Fourth Level and member of the programs Training –First Level Faculty.  She is also a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist and an L Graduate with Distinction. 


USDF Episode 21: Selecting Music for your Freestyle/Training Opportunities in the United States

April 9, 2014

This week with talk with Terry Ciotti-Gallo about selecting music for freestyles. Lendon Gray also joins us to discuss training opportunities in the United States.

Lendon Gray is an Olympian, a USDF Hall of Fame Inductee,  a USDF Instructor/Trainer Certification Program Examiner and Chairman of Dressage4Kids, Inc. Terry Ciotti-Gallo is a member of the USDF Judges and Freestyle Committee and is a freestyle choreographer.


USDF Episode 20: Mythbusters/ Maximizing Your Test Score

April 2, 2014

Listen to the final segment of Mythbusters with Dr. Duncan Peters as he talks about the use of shock wave treatments on sport horses, the challenges of keeping your horse fit, offers advice on regenerative therapies  and can the ‘thin soled’ horse be helped.  We also talk with Marilyn Heath and her Judge’s Tip on “How to Maximize Your Dressage Test Scores.” 

Marilyn Heath is the 2013 USDF Lifetime Achievement recipient, member of the L Program Faculty, USEF "S’"Judge and a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist.