Dressage #485 – USDF News, Sport Horse Development Forum and Olivia Lagoy-Weltz

October 6, 2018

In this USDF episode we start with an update from Kathy Robertson, then Michael Bragdell will talk about the USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum and we are joined by WEG Dressage team alternate Olivia Lagoy-Weltz.  Listen in….


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…


Dressage Radio #470 – Big Announcement Involving USDF and the Dressage Book Club

June 15, 2018

The new Dressage Radio Show.  Reese and Philip have a big announcement on the show today involving the United States Dressage Federation, and we introduce a new segment called the Dressage Book Club. Plus, we answer a listener question in the Total Saddle Fit Trainer Tip about the transition from warm-up to the show ring. Listen in…


USDF Episode 178: Christoph Hess/ Prohibited Substances in Feed and Supplements

March 21, 2018

This week we start our new series "Meet the Authors." FEI 4* Dressage Judge Christoph Hess joins us to talk about his new book Ride Better and the accompanying DVD Fine Riding. In our education series, we have part 2 of Prohibited Substances in Feed and Supplements.

Christoph Hess, Germany, is an FEI 4* Judge in both Dressage and Eventing. The German National Federation (GNF) awarded him the title of Professional Riding Instructor, a title that labels him as an international expert and educator of professionals. Hess is actively involved in the education of judges and instructors both within Germany and around the world.

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

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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

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 174: Lilo Fore/ Johann Hinnemann

January 24, 2018

This week 2017 Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame Inductee, Lilo Fore, joins us, and we have a excerpt of 2018 Adequan®/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference presenter, Johann Hinnemann.

Lilo Fore, Santa Rosa, CA, is a recently retired FEI 5* and Para 3* Judge. She is a licensed USEF "S" and DSHB "R" dressage judge. Lilo is a founder of the USDF Instructor/Trainer Program and is the current chair of the Instructor /Trainer Committee and 2017 Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame Inductee.

Johann Hinnemann is recognized worldwide as a trainer and coach, having served as Canada's team trainer and German National Coach, alongside Klaus Balkenhol. His student roster reads like a "Who's Who" of Olympic medalists and various national champions, including Steffen Peters, Coby van Baalen, Marlies van Baalen, Ulla Salzgeber, and Heiki Kemmer.

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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

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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USDF Episode 170: Adult Amateur Taryn Anderson / Simple Lead Changes

November 22, 2017

Adult Amateur -Taryn Anderson joins us to share her US Dressage Finals experience and in our education segment, USEF Senior Dressage Judge and L Program Faculty member Kathy Rowse focuses on the simple change of lead.

Taryn Anderson, Erie, CO, successfully qualified to represent Region 5 at the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan® with both of her mounts. Aboard her nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, Romulus, Anderson claimed the First Level Freestyle Adult Amateur Championship with 72.556%. Her second ride aboard her mother Tammy Anderson's 10-year-old Oldenburg mare, Addison, earned 70.011% to win the Third Level Freestyle Adult Amateur Championship.

Kathy Rowse, Suffolk, VA, owns and operates Silverleaf Farm with her husband Mike. Kathy is a USEF “S” Dressage Judge, USDF L Program faculty member, and member of the USEF Youth Committee. She is a USDF Gold, Silver, and Bronze medalist who has coached numerous students to their USDF medals.

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