USDF Episode 114: 2016 Adequan/USDF FEI- Level Trainers Conference-East

February 25, 2016

This week, demo rider Heather Blitz and auditor Annie Morris talk about their experience at the 2016 Adequan/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference with Johann Hinnemann in Loxahatchee Fl. In the Education Segment, we present part one of a two-part series featuring excerpts from the conference, Listen in…

HeatherBlitz of Medfield, MA is an instructor, trainer, and FEI level rider.Heather has qualified for and competed in the 2006 World Equestrian Games and2011 Pan Am Games earning team Gold and individual Silver medals. She is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist.

Annie Morris of Columbia, CT is a trainer at Cloverlea Farm.She is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist, USDF Certified Instructor through 4th Level and a member of the USDF CertifiedInstructor Program Faculty.


USDF Episode 113: Captain Andrew Bela de Szinay/Throughness and Timing of the Aids

February 17, 2016

This week the American Dressage Legend series continues with a look at the life of 2004 Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame inductee Captain Andrew Bela de Szinay. In the Education Segment Mary Flood talks about throughness and effective timing of the aids, Listen in…

Mary Flood of Lovettsville, VA is a USDF Certified Instructor/ Trainer, Training through Fourth Level. Mary has competed through the FEI level and is an instructor and trainer at Wildfire Farm.


USDF Episode 112: Freestyle Judging Program/USEF Rule Changes

February 10, 2016

This weekTerry Ciotto Gallo reviews revisions to the USDF Continuing Education in Freestyle Judging Program. In the Education Segment, Janine Malone reviews the 2016 USEF rule changes which affect Dressage competitors. Click here for a complete list of USEF rule changes approved by the USEF Board. Visit eTRAK and view an excerpt from the 2016 Adequan/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference with Johann Hinnemann. Listen in…

TerryCiotto Gallo of Winter Springs, FL is a member of the USDF Judges and Freestyle Committees. She is a highly respected freestyle designer and instructor for Continuing Education in Freestyle Judging Programs. 

Janine Malone of Zebulon, NC is a USEF Registered Judge and Technical Delegate,FEI Level 3 Steward, and Member of multiple USEF committees, including the USEFDressage and Competition Management Committees.


USDF Episode 111: Pedigrees and Function/Clarity in Teaching

February 3, 2016

This week Judy Wardrope joins us to discuss Pedigrees and Function as it relates to Sport Horse Breeding. This interview is a compliment to her article ‘Forecast:2016 Sport-Horse Breeding’ published the December/January issue of Connection. In the Education Segment Janet ‘Dolly’ Hannon looks at the importance of clarity in teaching. Listen in…

Judy Wardrope, Alberta, Canada is a long time equine journalist with an interest in performance horse breeding and bloodlines. She is the author of multiple books on the subject.

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. She is also a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist