USDF Episode 119: Straightening/Trainer Conference/Showing In-Hand

March 31, 2016

This week, Gerhard Politz gives us additional thoughts on his USDF Connection article, Straightening the Horse. Cyndi Jackson talks about her experience as a demo rider at the 2016 Adequan/USDF FEI-Level Trainer Conference in Somis, CA. In our Education Segment, Michael Bragdell talks about showing your horse in-hand; part 2 of an excerpt from the USDF Youth Dressage Sport Horse Breeder/Handler Seminar. Listen in…

Gerhard Politz of Glendale, CA is a member of the USDF Instructor Trainer Committee, a USDF Certified Instructor Trainer Examiner and a USDF Bronze,Silver and Gold Medalist.

Cyndi Jackson of Glendale, AZ is an FEI Level coach, trainer and competitor. She is a USDF L Education Program Graduate with Distinction and aUSDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist.

Michael Bragdell of Colora, MD is the Head Trainer at Hilltop Farm, where he trains and presents young horses in-hand and under saddle at breed inspections and competitions. Michael is also a USDF Certified Instructor through Fourth Level and a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist.

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USDF Episode 118: Materiale Championship/Showing In-Hand

March 24, 2016

This weekUSDF Sport Horse Committee Chair Kristi Wysocki explains the new Materiale Championships. In our Education Segment, Michael Bragdell talks aboutshowing your horse in-hand; part 1 of an excerpt from the USDF Youth SportHorse Seminar. Listen in…

Kristi Wysocki of Elbert, CO is a USEF ‘S’ Dressage and ‘R’ Sport Horse Judge and a FEI 3* Dressage and 4* ParaEquestrian Judge. Kristi is also Chairof the USDF Sport Horse Committee, a USDF Certified Instructor through SecondLevel and a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist.

Michael Bragdell of Colora, MD is the Head Trainer at Hilltop Farm, where he trains and presents young horses in-hand and under saddle at  breed inspections and competitions. Michael is also a USDF Certified Instructorthrough Fourth Level and a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist.

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USDF Episode 117: Margarita Serrell/USEF Vaccination Rule

March 16, 2016

This week the American Dressage Legend series continues with a look at the life of 2003 Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame inductee Margarita Serrell. In our Vet Connection series, Dr. Laura Werner addresses the changes to the USEF Vaccination rule. Listen in…

In 2011, Dr. Laura Werner, DVM, MS, DACVS 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 116: News on EHV-1/Training the Simple Change/CrossTraining

March 10, 2016

This week, Dr. Werner give us an update on the EHV-1 outbreak. Certified Instructor Faculty member Sarah Martin gives advice on how to train the simple change of lead. In our Trainer's Tip, Shannon Peters talks about cross training for dressage horses. Listen in…

In 2011, Dr.Laura Werner, DVM, MS, DACVS, 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.

Sarah Martin of Blanca, CO, is a member of the USDF Certified Instructor Faculty. She is a certified instructor through Fourth Level, an L graduate with distinction, as well as having earned her USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals.

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USDF Episode 115: USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program and the 2016 Adequan/USDF FEI Level Trainers Conference - East

March 2, 2016

This week Catherine ‘Cat’ Chamberlain talks about the 2016 USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program. In the Education Segment we present part two the 2016 Adequan/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference with Johann Hinnemann in Loxahatchee Fl, Listen in…

Catherine ‘Cat’ Chamberlain of Murrieta, CA, is a USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medalist, is a member of the USDF Youth Programs Advisory Subcommittee, serves on the board of The Dressage Foundation, and currently works at Adventure Farms for David Wightman and Kathleen Raine. She has competed at the NAJYRC five times, bringing home five gold and three silver medals, represented the U.S. on the 2015 USEF Young Rider European Tour, and also competed at the 2015 USEF Festival of Champions, where she won the Young Rider National Championship.

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