USDF Official Podcast
Western Dressage with Stacy Westfall: Developing Connection and How Much Contact?

Western Dressage with Stacy Westfall: Developing Connection and How Much Contact?

May 28, 2020

The topic of today's show is Connection and Contact.  Dolly Hannon, USEF "S" Dressage judge, and USEF ‘R’ Western Dressage Judge answers the question: How would you describe the proper contact...and is it any different in WD as compared to Traditional Dressage? Joann Williams, highest-scoring trainer/rider at the 2019 WDAA world show, describes how to develop contact including how to handle horses that hide behind contact. Dini Swanson from the WDAA (Western Dressage Association of America) also joins me to discuss changes we will see at shows as they startup. Listen in...

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566: Canada’s Finest Christilot Boylen, Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu & Trainer Tips From Dave Thind & Charlotte Jorst

566: Canada’s Finest Christilot Boylen, Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu & Trainer Tips From Dave Thind & Charlotte Jorst

May 17, 2020

We are joined by a couple of Canadians: first we have Brittney Frasier-Beaulieu, top Grand Prix competitor and then Christilot Boylen, recipient of Equine Canada's lifetime achievement award.  Plus, we have a discussion with biomechanics coach Dave Thind and competitor Charlotte Jorst. Listen in...

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565 US Team Rider Olivia Lagoy Weltz, Lendon Grey, Author Sandra Beaulieu, and a Trainer Tip with Patty Mayer

565 US Team Rider Olivia Lagoy Weltz, Lendon Grey, Author Sandra Beaulieu, and a Trainer Tip with Patty Mayer

May 9, 2020

On tonight's show, we have a plethera of guests. US team rider Olivia Lagoy Weltz gives us her pandemic update. We're happy to have Lendon Grey join us on the show as well. And, we will interview author Sandra Beaulieu about her book on how to create a great freestyle. And, Patty Mayer is back for a Trainer Tip discussion all about 3rd level. Listen in...

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563: Gold Medalist Ingrid Klimke, Wendy Murdoch Webinars and 2nd and 3rd Level

563: Gold Medalist Ingrid Klimke, Wendy Murdoch Webinars and 2nd and 3rd Level

April 25, 2020

Olympic Gold Medalist Eventer and Dressage Superstar Ingrid Klimke fills us on on her quarantine in Germany.  Wendy Murdoch from the Murdoch Method id doing some fascinating webinars and the Total Saddle Fit Training Tip with Patty Mayer takes a close look at 2nd and 3rd level.  Listen in...

GUESTS AND LINKS DRESSAGE EPISODE 563:

562: Jec Ballou on Postural Stability, Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel on Getting Back to Basics, Trainer Tip from Patty Mayer

562: Jec Ballou on Postural Stability, Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel on Getting Back to Basics, Trainer Tip from Patty Mayer

April 20, 2020

On today's show we have friend of the show Jec Ballou on to talk about the importance of your horses postural stability, and then Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel talks about the importance of getting back to basics, another trainer friend of ours Patty Mayer joins us for our trainer tip. Listen in...

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554: The USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum Wrap and Riding in Costa Rica with Wendy Murdoch

554: The USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum Wrap and Riding in Costa Rica with Wendy Murdoch

February 21, 2020

USDF Gold Medalist Alexandra Gainer and Jessica Spracklin Gaston review the takeaways from The USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum.  Plus, Wendy Murdoch shares her riding adventures and clinics in Costa Rica and Africa and the Total Saddle Fit Tip is on keeping discipline working with young horses.  Listen in...

Guests and Links Dressage Episode 554:

 

Steaming vs. Soaking Hay, Mellissa Allen Dressage Training Tips and Praise Promptly by Kentucky Performance Products

Steaming vs. Soaking Hay, Mellissa Allen Dressage Training Tips and Praise Promptly by Kentucky Performance Products

November 23, 2019

Karen from Kentucky Performance Products discusses which is better for your horse soaking or steaming your hay.  Dressage trainer Mellissa Allen is excited about her Facebook Group called Dressage Training Tips and Dressage Champion Alice Tarjan talks about how important it is to praise immediately.  Listen in...

USDF Finals, Fall Nutrition Tips with Karen Isberg, and a Trainer Tip Answering a Listener Question

USDF Finals, Fall Nutrition Tips with Karen Isberg, and a Trainer Tip Answering a Listener Question

October 14, 2019

Today, we are going to give lots of information about USDF finals happening next month with USDF competitions manager Krystina Wright. Then, Karen Isberg joins us with fall nutrition tips. And for the Trainer Tip, we are answering a listener question. Listen in…

TB Makeover Competitor Dominique Lein, Sure Foot Equine Stability Program and a Jami Kment Tip

TB Makeover Competitor Dominique Lein, Sure Foot Equine Stability Program and a Jami Kment Tip

September 30, 2019

Reese’s assistant Dominique Lein speaks about her retired racehorse that she’s preparing for the Thoroughbred Makeover, Wendy Murdoch tells us some stories about the successes of the Sure Foot Equine Stability Program and after which Jami Kment gives us a great trainer tip.  Listen in…

527: Bill McMullin and North American Young Rider Champion Callie Jones

527: Bill McMullin and North American Young Rider Champion Callie Jones

August 18, 2019

We are joined by Reese's Aachen co-chaperone Bill McMullin and 2019 North American Young Rider champion Callie Jones.  Plus, we answer a listener question about doing better extensions for the trainer tip.  Listen in....