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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…

528: Book Club, Karen Isberg On Hay, and a Common Training Issue

528: Book Club, Karen Isberg On Hay, and a Common Training Issue

August 25, 2019

We bring you the next installment for our book club: “Core Conditioning for Horses.” After that, we will have an interesting discussion with Karen Isberg about hay. And then, Reese and I will talk about a common training issue. 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 #494 – Comedian Pam Stone Returns and Where to Get Good Health Info

Dressage #494 – Comedian Pam Stone Returns and Where to Get Good Health Info

December 15, 2018

We are joined by Comedian Pam Stone, who will recap her World Equestrian Games experience.  Regular guest Karen Isberg from Kentucky Performance Products discusses where to get the best information on supplements and the Total Saddle Fit Trainer Tip is on handling on the ground.  Listen in…

#486 USEF Educational Opportunities, Winter Barn Prep, Bragdell Training Tip

#486 USEF Educational Opportunities, Winter Barn Prep, Bragdell Training Tip

October 17, 2018

Tonight we’re talking to Hannah from USEF about all kinds of educational opportunities going on, Karen Isberg from Kentucky Performance Products comes on to discuss some winter prep tips for feed room and how to stay ahead of equine winter weight issues, after that we have a great riding tip from Michael Bragdell. 

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

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

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 165: Dealing with Extreme Weather Special

USDF Episode 165: Dealing with Extreme Weather Special

September 13, 2017

September is National Preparedness Month, so this week we are focusing on how to be prepared to deal with extreme weather. Dr. Michele Frazer from Hagyard Equine Medical Institute stopped by the USDF office to talk about how to be prepared for the most common natural disasters. Mark Coley from US Equestrian joins us to talk about the USEF Equine Disaster relief fund and we have an excerpt from a convention education session on dealing with emergencies featuring Dr. Laura Werner.

Dr. Michele Frazer DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC, Lexington, KY, joined Hagyard Equine Medical Institute as an Internal Medicine Specialist in 2004. She has a particular interest in critical care medicine and regularly speaks at nationally recognized meetings including the AAEP and ACVIM forums and publishes in veterinary journals.

Laura Werner DVM, MS, DACVS, Lexington, KY, joined Hagyard Equine Medical Institute as a Surgery Associate in the Davidson Surgery Center in 2011. She has worked as an FEI Veterinary Delegate at some of the top Three-Day eventing competitions in the United States.

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USDF Episode 161: US Dressage Finals/What Makes an Expert Rider

USDF Episode 161: US Dressage Finals/What Makes an Expert Rider

July 19, 2017

This week, Lisa Gorretta joins us to talk about the 2017 US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan® . We have answers to your questions about the Great American/USDF Regional Championships and part four of the series on rider biomechanics with Dr. Hilary Clayton.

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

Hillary Clayton BVMS, PHD, DACVSMR, MRCVS, Mason, MI, is an equestrian, veterinarian, author, researcher, and clinician, Dr. Clayton has conducted targeted studies on bitting, saddle fit biometrics, kinematics and kinetics, and locomotion . She established Sport Horse Science, LLC. and is vice president of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Clayton has been inducted into the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame, the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame and the Midwest Dressage Association Hall of Fame. As a rider, Dr. Clayton has earned her USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals.

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USDF Episode 160: Panel Judging/Research on the Rider’s Seat

USDF Episode 160: Panel Judging/Research on the Rider’s Seat

July 5, 2017

This week retired FEI 5* and USEF "S"Dressage Judge Axel Steiner joins us to expand on his upcoming USDF Connection article on National vs. International Judging. We have an excerpt from the 2016 Competition Open Forum and part three of the series on rider biomechanics with Dr. Hilary Clayton.

Axel Steiner, San Marcos, CA, is a retired FEI 5 * and USEF "S" dressage judge. Axel has judged at Olympic Games, Pan American Games, FEI World Cup Dressage Finals, and numerous other championships. He is also an L Education Program Faculty member and popular commentator for high-level competitions.

Hillary Clayton BVMS, PHD, DACVSMR, MRCVS, Mason, MI, is an equestrian, veterinarian, author, researcher, and clinician, Dr. Clayton has conducted targeted studies on bitting, saddle fit biometrics, kinematics and kinetics, and locomotion. She established Sport Horse Science, LLC. and is vice president of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Clayton has been inducted into the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame, the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame and the Midwest Dressage Association Hall of Fame. As a rider, Dr. Clayton has earned her USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals.

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