#493 – USDF Convention Review and Chairperson of the USDF Freestyle Committee Dolly Hannon

December 10, 2018

The final USDF show of 2018 we get a report of USDF Convention from listener and friend of the show Ruth MCormick, Dolly Hannon (chairperson of the USDF Freestyle Committee) joins us and a Total Saddle Fit Trainer Tip.

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#491 USDF Finals Wrap with Bridget Hay, Marta Renilla, Anartz Chanca and Cristen Brown

November 17, 2018

A wrap of the USDF Dressage Finals with Bridget Hay (Intermediate II Open Champion), Marta Renilla (5th in Intermediate II and 7th in Grand Prix Freestyle), Anartz Chanca (5th at 3rd and 4th level) and Cristen Brown (USDF).  Plus, Bridget Hay does the Total Saddle Fit Tip of the Week on lateral exercises.   Listen in…

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#487 Sylvia Loch Rider’s Balance Book, Hess Ride Better Book, Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts

October 25, 2018

Rider’s Balance author Sylvia Loch is interviewed, Philip and Reese review Christoph Hess’ Ride Better and Jodie Kelly talks about how the equestrian community is working to help animal and human victims in the aftermath hurricane Michael.

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#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. 

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Dressage Radio #477 – Youth Gold Medallist Alex Baugh and Reese Goes Arabian by Kentucky Performance Products

August 16, 2018

Tonight, we are going to steal an interview Reese did for Arabian Racing Radio about retraining a very successful race horse for a second career in dressage. We also have this year’s North American Youth Championships eventing gold medallist, Alex Baugh. And, as usual, we bring you a great trainer tip. Listen in…

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Dressage Radio #474 – USDF Updates, Author Jec Ballou and Dressage WEG Hopefuls

August 16, 2018

Our 2nd USDF episode brings us updates from Kathy Robertson, the 2nd installment of our book club with Jec Ballou and her book “55 Corrective Exercises for Horses” and our Total Saddle Fit Trainer Tip is about the World Equestrian Games and US Dressage Team selection.  Listen in…

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Dressage Radio #473 – A Dressage Tip Extravaganza

August 16, 2018
This week week we have assembled a collection of Total Saddle Fit tips from the past 6 years.  Reese and Philip and other professional riders have given over 300 training and riding tips on the Dressage Radio Show over the years.  Here are just a few….
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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…

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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…

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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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