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...

Guests and Links Dressage Episode 568:

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...

GUESTS AND LINKS DRESSAGE EPISODE 566:

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...

GUESTS AND LINKS DRESSAGE EPISODE 565:

Finals Wrap Up, Grand Prix Champion Alice Tarjan, and Freestyler Brianna Zwilling

Finals Wrap Up, Grand Prix Champion Alice Tarjan, and Freestyler Brianna Zwilling

November 16, 2019

On tonight’s USDF episode, we are going to provide a Finals wrap-up with adult amateur Grand Prix Champion Alice Tarjan. We also have Brianna Zwilling, who won the 1st level open freestyle with over 80%. And for our Total Saddle Fit Trainer Tip, we are going to chat with Jaime Leuenberger, first time finals participant. Listen in…

538: USDF JR. Volunteer of the Year, Help Your Horse Develop Uphill Balance

538: USDF JR. Volunteer of the Year, Help Your Horse Develop Uphill Balance

November 3, 2019

USDF Jr. Volunteer of the Year Ruby Tevis, Wendy Murdoch talks Equine Stability, we answer a listener question about improving uphill balance in your dressage horse.

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…

Adequan USDF Convention, Bits, and Dressage at Devon

Adequan USDF Convention, Bits, and Dressage at Devon

October 9, 2019

On tonight’s USDF episode we have Melissa Schodelbauer on to talk about the Adequan USDF convention coming up in December, then Vivianne Schmidt has lots of educational tips about bits and finally listener Ruth McCormick talks about Dressage at Devon for our total saddle fit tip of the week. 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…

USDF Festival of Champions Competitors Endel Ots and Mackenzie Peer, Plus a Trainer Tip

USDF Festival of Champions Competitors Endel Ots and Mackenzie Peer, Plus a Trainer Tip

September 10, 2019

On today’s USDF episode, we have a couple of competitors from the most recent USDF Festival of Champions. Small tour champion, Endel Ots, joins us, as well as Dressage Seat finals age 14-18 champion, Mackenzie Peer. 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....