USDF Episode 37: Essential Ingredients for an Effective Seat; Countdown to WEG Continues

July 30, 2014

On this week’s episode we continue the countdown to WEG as we look back on past performances with Carol Lavell and Gunter Seidel. But first we have a  trainer tip from Heidi Chote as she talks about the essential ingredients for an effective seat.  Listen in…….

Heidi Chote, Wilton, CA  is a USDF Certified Instructor through Fourth Level and a member of the Training – First Level Faculty.  She is a L”Program Graduate and a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist.


USDF Episode 36: Adequan/FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North Wrap-up

July 23, 2014

This week we talk with Catherine Chamberlain, who won the Fiona Baan “Pursuit of Excellence” Memorial Trophy and took home three gold medals in the USDF/Platinum Performance North American Junior and Young Rider Dressage Champions.  But first we hear from David Ziegler who was the first competitor in recent history to compete in both the Dressage (winning the individual Silver Medal) and Eventing (winning the individual Gold Medal) disciplines at this competition.  Listen in...

Catherine Chamberlain, Murrieta, CA is a member of the USDF Youth Programs Advisory Sub-Committee.  She was the winner of the individual and freestyle Gold Medals and was part of the Gold Medal team.


USDF Episode 35: Importance of the Riders Legs and Seatbones; Countdown to WEG

July 16, 2014

This week we start our count down to the 2014 World Equestrian Games as we hear from Betsy Steiner who was a member of the 1990 team in Stockholm. But first we have a trainer tip from Cindy Sydnor as she discusses the importance of the riders legs and seat bones.  Listen in...

Betsy Steiner, is a USDF Honorary Instructor,was a member of the 1990 WEG Team and provided commentary for the videos of the1995 World Cup and the 1996 Olympic Games.  She is the author of "A Gymnastic Riding System using Mind, Body & Spirit", "Get in Tone with Your Horse" (an audio CD) and "Equilates Stretch Workout". Betsy will be a featured instructor for the Adult Clinic series in 2015-2016.


USDF Episode 34: Movement and How it Affects the Gaits/NAJYRC

July 9, 2014

On the show this week, we talk with Roberta Williams and Jeremy Steinberg about the upcoming USDF/Platinum Performance North American Junior and Young Riders’ Dressage Championships. But first a trainer tip from Jeremy Steinberg about movement and how it affects the gaits of the horse. 

Roberta Williams, Wellington, FL, is the chair of the USDF FEI Jr/YR Committee, member of the USDF Youth Committee and a USDF Silver and Gold Medalist.

Jeremy Steinberg is the current USEF National Youth Coach, the recipient of the 2010 Patsy Albers Award and the individual Gold Medalist at the 1996 North American Young Rider Championships, also earning a team Silver Medal.


USDF Episode 33: USDF Announces The Next Adult Clinics Instructors/How to Address the Seat of the Rider/ Bengt Ljungquist

July 2, 2014

This week USDF announces Kathy Connelly and Betsy Steiner have teamed up as co-clinicians for the Nutrena/USDF Adult Series starting in the spring of 2015. We remember 1998 Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame Inductee Colonel Bengt Ljungquist. Cindy Sydnor gives instructors tips for addressing the seat of the rider and we hear from Christy Baxter, Director USEF Properties and Event Manager for the Adequan/FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, presented by Gotham North as this event celebrates its 40th Anniversary.   

Cindy Sydnor, Snow Camp, NC is a member of the USDF Instructor/Trainer Committee, an examiner for the Instructor Certification Program and a USEF "R’"Judge.