USDF Official Podcast
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....

Aachen International Horse Show and the Dressage Foundation International Dream Program, Plus a Trainer Tip with Tina Irwin

Aachen International Horse Show and the Dressage Foundation International Dream Program, Plus a Trainer Tip with Tina Irwin

August 11, 2019

We are going to review Reese’s big trip to Aachen International Horse Show with the participants of the Dressage Foundation International Dream program, followed by a great trainer tip with Tina Irwin. Listen in…

Canadian Pam Am Team Member Tina Irwin, Adult Amateur Karen Isberg and a Tip from Jen Baumert

Canadian Pam Am Team Member Tina Irwin, Adult Amateur Karen Isberg and a Tip from Jen Baumert

July 19, 2019

2019 Pan Am Canadian team member Tina Irwin joins us and Karen Isberg talks about her journey as a adult amateur.  Plus, a trainer tip from Jen Baumert. Listen in…

Becoming a Dressage Judge, Fly Control, and a Trainer Tip

Becoming a Dressage Judge, Fly Control, and a Trainer Tip

June 24, 2019

We are joined by international judge, Joanne Bouwhuis who will take us through the process of becoming a dressage judge. Karen Isberg comes on to talk about fly control and what to do about horses that are extra sensitive. And, then we’re pleased to have Megan McIsaac for the Trainer Tip. Listen in...

Dressage Radio #471 – Gaited Dressage, First Level Test 3 Part 1

Dressage Radio #471 – Gaited Dressage, First Level Test 3 Part 1

August 16, 2018

Reese and Philip interview gaited dressage expert Jennie Ball Jackson, we will take you through the details of first level test 3, and we have an interesting trainer tip about the origins of the dressage letters.  Listen in…

USDF Episode 177: USDF L Education Program/Prohibited Substances in Feed and Supplements

USDF Episode 177: USDF L Education Program/Prohibited Substances in Feed and Supplements

March 7, 2018

This week we learn more about the USDF L Education Program with L Graduate with Distinction Renee Carter and L Program Faculty Member Marilyn Heath, and we start our education series from the 2017 Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention with part 1 of prohibited substances in feeds and supplements.

Marilyn Heath, Venice, FL, is a USEF Senior Dressage Judge, L Education Program Faculty member, USDF L Program and Judges Committee member, and USDF Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient.

Eileen Phethean, is Kentucky Equine Research’s Chief Operating Officer. She received her B.S. in Animal Science and her MBA from the University of Kentucky and has enjoyed a lifelong association with horses.

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USDF Episode 176: USEF Rule Changes/Preparing for Show Season

USDF Episode 176: USEF Rule Changes/Preparing for Show Season

February 21, 2018

This week USEF Large R Technical Delegate and Co-chair of the US Equestrian Dressage Sport Committee Lisa Gorretta joins us to talk about the newest USEF rule changes and FEI 4* Judge Charlotte Bredahl-Baker shares her tips on preparing for show season.

Lisa Gorretta, Chagrin Falls, OH, serves as the USDF Vice President, USEF ‘R’ Technical Delegate, FEI Level 2 Steward and Co-Chair of the US Equestrian Dressage Sport Committee.

Charlotte Bredahl-Baker, Solvang, CA, was a member of the 1992 Olympic Dressage team, she is an FEI 4* Dressage Judge, USEF Assistant Youth Coach and USDF Honorary Instructor.

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USDF Episode 175: Breeding Season Special

USDF Episode 175: Breeding Season Special

February 7, 2018

This week we feature information for those listeners interested in breeding. Hilltop Farm’s managing director Natalie DiBerardinis talks about matching mares with stallions, and Hagyard Equine Medical Institute Veterinarian, Karen Wolfsdorf, talks about embryo transfer and other options for mare owners.

Natalie DiBerardinis, Colora, Maryland, is managing director of Hilltop Farm and co-chair of the Sport Horse Committee. Natalie is also a board member for the Mid-Atlantic Hanoverian Breeders Association, current chair for the American Hanoverian Society Inspection Committee, member of the North American Stallion Sport Test organizing committee, and Vice President of the US Sport Horse Breeders Association.

Dr. Karen Wolfsdorf, Lexington, KY, In 1996, Dr. Wolfsdorf joined Hagyard Equine Medical Institute as an Associate and in 2002 she became one of the first two woman Members of the Practice. Dr. Wolfsdorf’s main area of interest is infertility in the mare and problems during pregnancy. She spends her time working as a field veterinarian and as a specialist at the McGee Fertility Center. Dr. Wolfsdorf has authored many chapters on equine reproduction as well as lectured worldwide and published research.

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USDF Episode 173: 2017 Adequan®/ USDF Grand Prix Horse of the Year/ Training from the Horse’s Point of View

USDF Episode 173: 2017 Adequan®/ USDF Grand Prix Horse of the Year/ Training from the Horse’s Point of View

January 10, 2018

This week Laura Graves joins us to talk about Verdades being named 2017 Adequan®/USDF Grand Prix Horse of the Year and Sandy Venneman talks about training from the horses' point of view.

Laura Graves, Geneva, FL, and Verdades earned an individual silver medal and team gold medal at the Pan American Games. They also were members of the bronze medal-winning U.S. Dressage Team at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Verdades, owned and ridden by Laura Graves was named 2017 Adequan®/USDF Grand Prix Horse of the Year. Verdades' median score of 79.940 percent made him the top horse in the United States competing at this level.

Sandy Venneman, PhD, Sealy, TX, is an experimental psychologist, with a lifetime teaching certificate in secondary education, Sandy combines psychology with 40 years experience riding to help equestrians reach their potential. Coaching riders in the use of psychology to improve their riding, she instructs and gives mounted and un-mounted clinics nationwide.

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USDF Episode 172- Top Tips from Judges and Trainers

USDF Episode 172- Top Tips from Judges and Trainers

December 30, 2017

This week FEI 5* Judge Janet Foy joins us to share her tips on getting the most points as possible in your dressage tests and we have some excerpts from previous interviews with Beth Baumert, Michael Bragdell, Stephen Clark, and Scott Hassler.

Janet Foy, Wellington, FL, is an FEI 5* Dressage and Young Horse judge, a USEF S Dressage judge, and a USEF R Sport Horse Breeding judge. She is a USDF L Education Program faculty member; a USEF Dressage Committee member; and a member of the USDF Judges and L Program Committees. She is the author of Dressage for the Not-So-Perfect Horse and Dressage Questions and Answers.

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