USDF Episode 123: Adult and Youth Team Competitions/Training for In Hand Classes

April 27, 2016

This week Gaye McCabe joins us to talk about USDF Adult and Youth Regional Team Competitions. In our Education Segment, Christine Smith give tips on training and presenting Sport Horses in hand. Listen in...

GayeMcCabe- Long time member of the USDF Youth Programs Committee

Christine Smith is the owner of Wildest Expectations Farms, where she breeds, trains, shows, and sells Selle Francais, Danish, and Oldenburg Warmbloods. Christine was a presenter at the inaugural USDF Youth Dressage Sport Horse Handlers/Breeders Seminar, held at Dressage at Devon in 2015.

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USDF Episode 122: Attending a USDF L Education Program/Footing with Dr. Clayton

April 20, 2016

This week Angelia Bean talks about her experience participating in the USDF L Education Program. In our Education Segment, we have part two of the series ‘What Every Dressage Rider Should Know About Footing’ presented by Dr Hilary Clayton, recorded at an education session during the 2015 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention. Listen in…

Angelia Bean of Glenmoore, PA is trainer and owner of Straight Forward Dressage. She is a USDF L Program Graduate with Distinction, a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist and has earned USDF Performance Awards at Training, First and Second Level.

Dr. Hillary Clayton, BVMS, PHD, DACVSMR, MRCVS of Mason, MI is an equestrian, veterinarian, author, researcher, and clinician. Dr. Clayton is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist and member of the USEF Dressage Committee.

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USDF Episode 121: Seldom Seen/Jan Ebeling/Halts and Rein Backs

April 14, 2016

This week the American Dressage Legend series continues with an interview with Lendon Gray, as she remembers 2005 Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame inductee Seldom Seen. Olympian Jan Ebeling talks about his experience as a rider at the 2016 Adequan/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference with Stephan Clarke. In our Education Segment, Emme Johnston gives tips on halts and rein back. Listen in…

Lendon Gray of Bedford, NY competed in the 1980 and 1988 Olympics, World Championships, and World Cup. Lendon has been involved with multiple organizations and established the Youth Dressage Festival. Her non-profit, Dressage4Kids, offers training, educational programs, and scholarships for young dressage riders of all levels.

Jan Ebeling of Moorpark, CA is an international competitor and trainer, having competed in the 2012 Olympics, the World Cup in 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2012, and the 2003 Pan American Games where he won a Gold Medal. He has served as a USDF Young Rider Clinician and Chef d’Equipe.

Emme Johnston of Raleigh, NC is a certified instructor through Second Level and has earned her USDF Bronze Medal.

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USDF Episode 120: USDF Dover Medal Winner/Footing with Dr. Clayton

April 6, 2016

This week, Elizabeth Behrenfield talks about her journey to becoming the 2015 USDF/Dover Saddlery National Merit Award Champion, a companion interview to the April USDF Connection article, ‘The Unexpected Partnership’. In our Education Segment, we have part one of a two-part series ‘What Every Dressage Rider Should Know About Footing’ presented by Dr. Hilary Clayton, recorded at an education session during the 2015 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention. Listen in...

Elizabeth Behrenfield, DVM of Alsea, OR received her doctorate from Oregon University and Washington State University. She is an Adult Amateur rider and a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist.

Dr. Hillary Clayton, BVMS, PHD, DACVSMR, MRCVS of Mason, MI is an equestrian, veterinarian, author, researcher, and clinician. Dr. Clayton is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist and member of the USEF Dressage Committee.

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