USDF Episode 99: Improving your Riding Through Movement/Impact on Footing

October 28, 2015

This week we begin a series of interviews with the presenters scheduled for the 2015Adequan/USDF Annual Convention. Jennifer Mallot Kotylo joins us to talk about the lecture and exercise programs she will be presenting to help attendees improve their riding through movement. In our Education Segment we hear part one of a two part lecture on the impact of footing on soundness by Dr. Hillary Clayton.This lecture is an excerpt from the‘Riding with the Vet’ DVD available through the USDF online storeDr. Clayton will be sharing the latest research on this topic during her education session at Convention. Listen in…

Jennifer Mallot Kotylo of Chicago, IL is a Certified Core Dynamics Pilates Instructor, Certified Level 2 Equliates teacher, Certified Balimo practitioner and a USDF L Graduate with Distinction.

Dr. Hillary Clayton, BVMS, PHD, DACVSMR, MRCVS of Mason, MI is an equestrian, veterinarian, author, researcher, and clinician. As past Dressage Chair at MSU’s Mary Anne McPhail Equine Performance center, Dr.Clayton conducted targeted studies in bitting, saddle fit biometrics,kinematics and kinetics, and locomotion. After retiring from the university, she established Sport Horse Science, LLC. She is a past president of the Association for Equine Sports Medicine and is vice president of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. She has been inducted into the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame, the Saskatoon sports Hall of Fame and the Midwest Dressage Association Hall of Fame. Dr. Clayton is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist and member of the USEF Dressage Committee.


USDF Episode 98: Rules for Musical Freestyle/Planning your Warm-up

October 21, 2015

This week Joan Darnell looks at things you should take into consideration when planning your warm-up. In our Education Segment, Janet ‘Dolly’ Hannon talks about the rules for USDF Musical Freestyles. Listen in.

Joan Darnell of Georgetown, TX is a USEF Senior (‘S’) Judge, FEI 3* Para-Equestrian Dressage Judge and USDF L Program Faculty Member.

Janet ‘Dolly’ Hannon of Arvada, CO is a USEF Senior (‘S’) Judge, USDF Certified Instructor through Fourth Level and Chair of the USDF Freestyle Committee.


USDF Episode 97: Using the Leg/Girths

October 14, 2015

This week Bill McMullin talks about the USDF Connection article  Use the Leg, from the series Dressage Puzzlers. In our Education Segment, we present a recording of a lecture given by Dr. Duncan Peters on a study of girths. Listen in…..

Bill McMullin of Stoughton, MA, is a USEF recorded (‘r’)dressage judge, USDF Certified Instructor through Fourth Level and a member ofthe Instructor/Trainer Program faculty.

Duncan Peter, DVM, is an associate professor in Large Animal Clinical Sciences focusing on equine lameness and sports medicine at Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. A University of California, Davis, graduate, Peters has worked at sport-horse practices and is a FEI Official Veterinarian for Jumping, Dressage, Driving, Eventing, and Reining.


USDF Episode 96: Remembering Colonel Hiram Tuttle/ The Walk.

October 7, 2015

Continuing the USDF American Legends series this week, we look at the life of 2002 RoemerFoundation/USDF Hall of Fame inductee Colonel Hiram Tuttle. In our Education Segment, Sue Malone Casey discusses the walk. Listen in…

Sue Malone Casey is a USEF Senior Dressage Judge and USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist.


USDF Episode 95: US Dressage Finals Presented by Adequan/ New Requirements for USDF Freestyles

October 1, 2015

USDF Executive Director, Stephan Hienzsch, joins us this week with a preview of the events being held during the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan, which will be held November 5-8 in Lexington, KY. Visit the US Dressage Finals website for more details. In our Education Segment, Janet ‘Dolly’ Hannon explains the new requirements for USDF Freestyles and how to make sure your test is meeting these requirements. Listen in…

Janet ‘Dolly’ Hannon is a USEF Senior Dressage Judge,Chair of the USDF Freestyle Committee, a USDF Certified Instructor/Trainer through Fourth Level, and USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist