USDF Official Podcast
574: Dressage Rider Training Founder Nicola Smith, Equine Business Coach Meghan Brady and Tips For Riding In The Heat

574: Dressage Rider Training Founder Nicola Smith, Equine Business Coach Meghan Brady and Tips For Riding In The Heat

July 11, 2020

Nicola Smith founder of Dressage Rider Training joins us and Meghan Brady tells us about her equine business coaching program.  Plus, we discuss tips on riding in the heat.​ Listen in...

573: USDF Competitions Director Krystina Wright, Training The Prix St. George with Patty Mayer, and 10 Tips for the Average Rider

573: USDF Competitions Director Krystina Wright, Training The Prix St. George with Patty Mayer, and 10 Tips for the Average Rider

July 6, 2020

For this month's USDF episode we will be joined by USDF Competitions Director Krystina Wright who has lots of updates, after that we discuss training the Prix St. George with Patty Mayer and then we have 10 tips for the average rider.  Listen in...

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572 Impulsion vs. Speed, AQHA Recognizes Western Dressage

572 Impulsion vs. Speed, AQHA Recognizes Western Dressage

June 30, 2020

Dini Swanson from the WDAA (Western Dressage Association of America) joins me to discuss; this podcast becoming the official podcast of the WDAA, AQHA recognizing Western Dressage for points and the decision to hold the WDAA World Show 2020.  In the Judges View segment, Simone Windeler, 'R' Western Dressage Judge and a USDF L graduate, explains how riders could improve their scores by increasing impulsion, not speed.  Frances Carbonnel joins me for the Training Tip and we discuss the process of teaching a horse and rider to have more impulsion. 

571: WENDY MURDOCH, EQUINE DENTIST DR. BRAD TANNER AND A BOOK REVIEW BY AUDITOR EMILY BENTZ

571: WENDY MURDOCH, EQUINE DENTIST DR. BRAD TANNER AND A BOOK REVIEW BY AUDITOR EMILY BENTZ

June 23, 2020

On tonight’s show our guests include regular Wendy Murdoch, as well as Horse Radio Network Auditor Emily Bentz to help us review Sandra Beaulieu’s book on freestyles. For our saddle fit tip we are joined by equine dentist Dr. Brad Tanner. Listen in…

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570: Joy Hills on Diversity, Funny Judges Comments & Trainer Tip From Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu

570: Joy Hills on Diversity, Funny Judges Comments & Trainer Tip From Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu

June 13, 2020

On today's show we have fellow Horse Radio Network Host Joy Hills to talk about diversity in horse sport and her show Retired Racehorse Radio, as well as a discussion about funny judges comments. After that we get a great trainer tip from Canadian Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu.  Listen in...

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569: USDF President Lisa Goretta, Level 4 with Patty Mayer & Trainer Tips from Micah Deligdish

569: USDF President Lisa Goretta, Level 4 with Patty Mayer & Trainer Tips from Micah Deligdish

June 8, 2020

USDF president Lisa Gorretta talk about the return to competitions, as well as returning guest Patty Mayer on to discuss training for 4th level.  After that we bring you a trainer tip from Micah Deligdish.

567: Reconditioning A Horse for Competition, Sure Foot Stability Pads’ Many Applications, About Bits: Hackamore, Mullen Mouth, Waterford

567: Reconditioning A Horse for Competition, Sure Foot Stability Pads’ Many Applications, About Bits: Hackamore, Mullen Mouth, Waterford

May 25, 2020

Today we have a big show with guests Wendy Murdoch and Felicitas von Neumann Cosel discussing the sure foot stability pads, and then Vivianne Schmidt continues to educate us about bits, for our trainer tip we will be joined by Dr. Hilary Clayton talking about reconditioning our horses for competition.

564 Western Dressage with Stacy Westfall: Creating Relaxation When Showing and at Home with Marsha Sapp and Joanne Coy

564 Western Dressage with Stacy Westfall: Creating Relaxation When Showing and at Home with Marsha Sapp and Joanne Coy

May 2, 2020

Relaxation and Suppleness are found at the base of the training pyramid. In the 'Judges View' segment Stacy Westfall interviews Joanne Coy, an 'R' rated western dressage judge about how relaxation is seen from the judges chair. She also offers tips on how to increase your score with proper preparation for your transitions. 

In the Trainers Tip segment, Marsha Hartford Sapp, USEF Western Dressage Champion and USDF Gold Medalist, shares her training advice. It is her belief that relaxation begins the moment you put the halter on. Stacy and Marsha discuss how to handle a horse that unloads in a new location with their head up, calling out for friends. Hauling inexperienced horses to show and the difference between a horse bringing their energy up and staying relaxed vs becoming tense especially as riders advance through the levels.  Listen in...

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561: Israeli International Rider Micah Deligdish, Sports Performance Coach John Haime, and a Trainer Tip with Nicola Smith on Fitness

561: Israeli International Rider Micah Deligdish, Sports Performance Coach John Haime, and a Trainer Tip with Nicola Smith on Fitness

April 14, 2020

We will be joined by Israeli international rider, Micah Deligdish, as well as sports performance coach, John Haime. And, stick around for amazing fitness tips from Nicola Smith of Dressage Rider Training. Listen in...

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Stephan Hienzsch Gives a USDF Update, Angela Ariatti on Horse Crazy Kids, and a Book Review With Chantel

Stephan Hienzsch Gives a USDF Update, Angela Ariatti on Horse Crazy Kids, and a Book Review With Chantel

April 5, 2020

On tonight’s USDF episode we have USDF executive director Stephan Hienzsch to give us an update. Then, we will bring on Angela Ariatti to give us ideas on what to do with your horse-crazy kids. Following that, we’re going to finally get to our book review of Isabelle Werth’s biography with Chantel. Listen in...

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