On tonight’s USDF episode, we are going to provide a Finals wrap-up with adult amateur Grand Prix Champion Alice Tarjan. We also have Brianna Zwilling, who won the 1st level open freestyle with over 80%. And for our Total Saddle Fit Trainer Tip, we are going to chat with Jaime Leuenberger, first time finals participant. Listen in…
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…
On tonight’s USDF episode we have Melissa Schodelbauer on to talk about the Adequan USDF convention coming up in December, then Vivianne Schmidt has lots of educational tips about bits and finally listener Ruth McCormick talks about Dressage at Devon for our total saddle fit tip of the week. Listen in…
For our first USDF episode of 2019 we will talk to Eliza Sydnor Romm about the dressage foundation and all of their wonderful grants, after that we will be joined by Bill Warren and Bill Mcmullin to go over the new USDF tests. Our training tip focuses on simple exercises to improve canter balance.
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…
In this USDF episode we start with an update from Kathy Robertson, then Michael Bragdell will talk about the USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum and we are joined by WEG Dressage team alternate Olivia Lagoy-Weltz. Listen in….
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…
This week USEF Large R Technical Delegate and Co-chair of the US Equestrian Dressage Sport Committee Lisa Gorretta joins us to talk about the newest USEF rule changes and FEI 4* Judge Charlotte Bredahl-Baker shares her tips on preparing for show season.
Lisa Gorretta, Chagrin Falls, OH, serves as the USDF Vice President, USEF ‘R’ Technical Delegate, FEI Level 2 Steward and Co-Chair of the US Equestrian Dressage Sport Committee.
Charlotte Bredahl-Baker, Solvang, CA, was a member of the 1992 Olympic Dressage team, she is an FEI 4* Dressage Judge, USEF Assistant Youth Coach and USDF Honorary Instructor.
This week we are joined by two USEF Senior Judges; Dolly Hannon joins us to talk about what to do when things go wrong in a freestyle test and Marilyn Heath discusses Judge responsibilities. In our education segment, we have part three of our series on the mind/body connection with Sandy Venneman.
Janet ‘Dolly’ Hannon, Arvada, CO, is a USEF Senior (‘S’) Judge, USDF Certified Instructor through Fourth Level and Chair of the USDF Freestyle Committee. Dolly has also earned her USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals.
Marilyn Heath, Naples, 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.
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.
- USDF Freestyle Rules, Guidelines, and Definitions
- USDF Judges Checklist
- USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program
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.
- 2017 US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan®
- Great American/USDF Regional Championships
- Adequan®/USDF All-Breeds Awards
- Volunteer of the Year Awards
- Youth Volunteer of the Year