USDF Episode 163: Fiona Baan/Pursuit of Excellence/What Makes a Good Walk

August 16, 2017

This week we learn more about American Dressage Legend Fiona Baan. We meet Chase Shipka, winner of the Fiona Baan “Pursuit of Excellence” Memorial Trophy, and Sara Geikie educates us on riding and improving the walk.

Sarah Geikie, Lebanon, CT is a FEI 4* Dressage and Young Horse Judge, USEF Senior ('S') Dressage Judge,  USDF Certified Instructor through Fourth Level ,and Instructor/Trainer Examiner.  Sarah also serves on the USDF Judges and Freestyle Committees.

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USDF Episode 134: Sally Swift/The Extravagant Trot/Nutrition and Vaccines

July 20, 2016

This week the American Dressage Legends series continues with a look at the life of 2006 Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame inductee Sally Swift. Jayne Ayers joins us to expand on her USDF Connection article "Evaluating the Extravagant Trot" and we hear from US Equestrian Team veterinarian, Dr. Richard Mitchell, about nutrition and preventative vaccinations.

Jayne Ayers, Dousman, Wisconsin is an FEI 4* Dressage and Young Horse Judge, a USEF "S" Dressage Judge, and"R" Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Judge. Jayne is an L Program faculty member and Co-Chair of the USEF Dressage Committee.

Richard Mitchell, DVM, MRCVS, Diplomate, ACVSMR, Newtown, CT, graduated from the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1974. He has been involved in national and international equine competitions as both a rider and veterinarian. As a rider, he has won two national championships and one world championship in various disciplines. His fifth visit to the Olympic Games as an attending veterinarian for the US Equestrian Team was in 2012.

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USDF Episode 79: Warming Up your Horse/Performance Horse Nutrition

June 11, 2015

This week, the final installment of a four part series on Performance Horse Nutrition, from the education session presented by Donald Kapper at the 2014 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention. First, FEI 4* Judge, Certified Instructor (through 4thLevel) and Instructor Trainer Examiner, Sarah Geikie discusses creating a plan for warming your horse up at a competition. Listen in...

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USDF Episode 78: Hall of Fame inductee Ivan Bezugloff Jr. /Performance Horse Nutrition

June 3, 2015

This week, part three of a four part series on Performance Horse Nutrition, from the education session presented by Donald Kapper at the 2014 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention. But first we remember Ivan Bezugloff Jr. and his contributions to the American Dressage community. Listen in...

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USDF Episode 77: Rider Award Program/Performance Horse Nutrition

May 28, 2015

This week part two of a four part series on Performance Horse Nutrition, from the seminar presented by Donald Kapper at the 2014 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention. But first an interview with Peggy Klump, Chair of the USDF Awards Committee, discussing the Rider Award Program. Click here further information on the Rider Award Programs and go to the Member’s Guide for the complete list of USDF programs. Listen in...

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USDF Episode 76: Coming up through the USDF Education Programs/Performance Horse Nutrition

May 21, 2015

In this episode we start a four part series on Performance Horse Nutrition, from the  Education Session presented by Donald Kapper at the 2014 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention. But first an interview with Jennifer Baumert, a graduate of the USDF FEI B Level Instructor Certification Program, on her continuing education as a rider and trainer through the USDF Education Programs.  Listen in...

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USDF Episode 29: Transitions When Crossing the Diagonal/Evolution of Feeding the Sport Horse

June 4, 2014

This week we feature the final installment of the series Evolution of Sport Horse Feeding with Dr. Joe Pagan.  But first VickiHammers-O’Neil presents our trainers tip of the week which offers some ideas for transitions when crossing the diagonal.

Vicki Hammers-O’Neil, Meriden, CT, is a USDFCertified Instructor through Fourth Level and a member of the programs faculty,a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist and a graduate of the L Education Program.

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USDF Episode 28: Evolution of Sport Horse Feeding,/Preparing for a Show

May 29, 2014

This week we hear part 2 of Evolution of Sport of Feeding with Dr. Pagan. But first our trainers tip of the week comes for Charlotte Bredahl who offers advice on preparing for a show. Listen in …

Charlotte Bredahl, Solvang, CA, was a member of the 1992 Olympic Team winning a team bronze medal,  is a FEI 4* and USEF"S’"judge, and a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist, and was recently named as a USDF Honorary Instructor. 

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USDF Episode 27: Evolution of Sport Horse Feeding/Riding Corners

May 21, 2014

In this week’s episode Dr. Joe Pagan begins a three-part series on the Evolution of Sport Horse Feeding, but first our trainers tip with Sarah Geikie on riding corners.  Listen in….

Dr. Pagan is President and Founder of Kentucky Equine Research. KER served as equine nutrition consultants for the last four Olympic Games and is the official equine nutritionist of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF).

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USDF Episode 26: Gastrointestinal Health in the Equine Athlete/ Pas de Deux

May 14, 2014

This week we hear part two of  the 2013 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention education session Gastrointestinal Health in the Equine Athlete with Dr. Frank Pellegrini and Dr. Nikki Carbeson  on the risks of colic.  Our freestyle tip this week is from Ann Guptill on Pas de Deux and we learn about 2003 Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame Inductee Karl Mikolka.

Ann Guptill, East Haddem, CT is a USDF Certified Instructor through Fourth Level,  an Instructor Certification Program Examiner and a L Education Program Graduate. She is a current member of the USDF Instructor/Trainer and Freestyle Committees and is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist. Ann was a member of the 1987 Pan American Games Silver Medal team.

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