USDF Episode 162: Youth/Young Adult Dressage Sport Horse Breeders Seminar/Brain Games

August 2, 2017

This week we have interviews with Youth/Young Adult Dressage Sport Horse Breeders Seminar presenter Kevin Reinig, and participants Nila Venkat, and Bree Kenney. We also start a new series on the mind/ body connection with Sandy Venneman PhD.

Kevin Reinig, Rancho Murieta, CA, and his wife Ericka started their breeding, training, and sales business KEFA Performance Horses in 2003. Kevin has served on the executive board of the California Dressage Society for six years and has been the president since 2013.

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 137:Olympic results/NAJYRC/Sport Horse Youth Seminars

August 17, 2016

In this episode, we recap the 2016 Rio Dressage Olympic results; we get to know the 2016 USDF North American Junior/Young Rider Dressage Championship presented by Gotham North triple Gold Medal winner Nicholas Hansen and hear from Erin Bell, Colin Gaffney, and Noel Williams; three young USDF members who attended both of the new USDF Sport Horse Youth Programs.

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USDF Episode 123: Adult and Youth Team Competitions/Training for In Hand Classes

April 27, 2016

This week Gaye McCabe joins us to talk about USDF Adult and Youth Regional Team Competitions. In our Education Segment, Christine Smith give tips on training and presenting Sport Horses in hand. Listen in...

GayeMcCabe- Long time member of the USDF Youth Programs Committee

Christine Smith is the owner of Wildest Expectations Farms, where she breeds, trains, shows, and sells Selle Francais, Danish, and Oldenburg Warmbloods. Christine was a presenter at the inaugural USDF Youth Dressage Sport Horse Handlers/Breeders Seminar, held at Dressage at Devon in 2015.

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USDF Episode 119: Straightening/Trainer Conference/Showing In-Hand

March 31, 2016

This week, Gerhard Politz gives us additional thoughts on his USDF Connection article, Straightening the Horse. Cyndi Jackson talks about her experience as a demo rider at the 2016 Adequan/USDF FEI-Level Trainer Conference in Somis, CA. In our Education Segment, Michael Bragdell talks about showing your horse in-hand; part 2 of an excerpt from the USDF Youth Dressage Sport Horse Breeder/Handler Seminar. Listen in…

Gerhard Politz of Glendale, CA is a member of the USDF Instructor Trainer Committee, a USDF Certified Instructor Trainer Examiner and a USDF Bronze,Silver and Gold Medalist.

Cyndi Jackson of Glendale, AZ is an FEI Level coach, trainer and competitor. She is a USDF L Education Program Graduate with Distinction and aUSDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist.

Michael Bragdell of Colora, MD is the Head Trainer at Hilltop Farm, where he trains and presents young horses in-hand and under saddle at breed inspections and competitions. Michael is also a USDF Certified Instructor through Fourth Level and a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist.

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USDF Episode 118: Materiale Championship/Showing In-Hand

March 24, 2016

This weekUSDF Sport Horse Committee Chair Kristi Wysocki explains the new Materiale Championships. In our Education Segment, Michael Bragdell talks aboutshowing your horse in-hand; part 1 of an excerpt from the USDF Youth SportHorse Seminar. Listen in…

Kristi Wysocki of Elbert, CO is a USEF ‘S’ Dressage and ‘R’ Sport Horse Judge and a FEI 3* Dressage and 4* ParaEquestrian Judge. Kristi is also Chairof the USDF Sport Horse Committee, a USDF Certified Instructor through SecondLevel and a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist.

Michael Bragdell of Colora, MD is the Head Trainer at Hilltop Farm, where he trains and presents young horses in-hand and under saddle at  breed inspections and competitions. Michael is also a USDF Certified Instructorthrough Fourth Level and a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist.

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USDF Episode 89: Sport Horse Opportunities/Making the Most of the Short Side

August 19, 2015

This week FEI 3* Dressage Judge, USEF Registered Sport Horse Judge, and USDF Certified Instructor Kristi Wysocki talks about the upcoming Youth Sport Horse Breeders/Handlers Seminar and why it is important to get young adults involved in Sport Horse Breeding. In the Education Segment, USEF Senior ("S") Judge Lisa Hyslop gives tips on how to ride proper corners and short sides. Listen in...

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USDF Episode 64: Understanding 2015 Collective Marks/the USDF Judge’s Meeting

February 27, 2015

This week we have an extract from the USDF Judge’s open meeting held at the 2014 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention discussing changes to the Sport Horse score sheets, but first FEI 4* Judge Janet Foy discusses Collective Marks and the changes to Collective Marks in the2015 tests. Listen in…

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USDF Episode 59: New Sport Horse Breeding Score Sheets/Breeder Spotlight

January 16, 2015

This week Kathy Hickerson of Majestic Gait Farm talks about her breeding operation. But first Sport Horse Committee Chair Kristi Wysocki discusses changes to the new USDF Sport Horse Breeding tests. Listen in...

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USDF Episode 58: Effectively Hand Walking Your Horse/Continued Discussion on Freestyle Tests

January 7, 2015

In this first podcast of the new year, we continue with the discussion from the Freestyle Committee open meeting, held during the 2014 USDF/Adequan Annual Convention, about the changes to the Freestyle tests.  We also have a training tip from Kathy Simard on effectively hand walking your horse.  Listen in...

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USDF Episode 14: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly; Part 2/Breeder of the Year

February 19, 2014

This week's episode features the concluding part of the presentation taken from the 2013 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention’s education session entitled The Good, The Bad and the Ugly in which Kristi Wysocki and Bill Solyntjes discuss conformation faults.  We also hear from Natalie Beradinis, General Manager & Breeding Manager at Hilltop Farm about  the breeding and training operation of the  2013 USDF Breeder of the Year. 

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