USDF Official Podcast
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…

Adequan USDF Convention, Bits, and Dressage at Devon

Adequan USDF Convention, Bits, and Dressage at Devon

October 9, 2019

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…

2019 USDF Tests and Dressage Foundation Grants  #497

2019 USDF Tests and Dressage Foundation Grants #497

January 6, 2019

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.

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

#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…

Dressage #485 – USDF News, Sport Horse Development Forum and Olivia Lagoy-Weltz

Dressage #485 – USDF News, Sport Horse Development Forum and Olivia Lagoy-Weltz

October 6, 2018

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….

Dressage Radio #471 – Gaited Dressage, First Level Test 3 Part 1

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…

USDF Episode 176: USEF Rule Changes/Preparing for Show Season

USDF Episode 176: USEF Rule Changes/Preparing for Show Season

February 21, 2018

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.

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USDF Episode 166: Freestyle FAQ/Judge Responsibilities/Relaxation Exercises

USDF Episode 166: Freestyle FAQ/Judge Responsibilities/Relaxation Exercises

September 27, 2017

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.

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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 154-Saddlebreds in Dressage/ Collection at Second Level/ The Muscular System

USDF Episode 154-Saddlebreds in Dressage/ Collection at Second Level/ The Muscular System

April 13, 2017

In this week's episode Jody Swimmer joins us to talk about her success with competing Saddlebreds in dressage, Marilyn Heath explains how much collection is needed to ride Second Level and we have part 2 of Helping Your Horse Perform its Best with Coralie Hughes.

Jody Swimmer, PT, DPT, MAT, Louisville, KY is a physical therapist who competed her Saddle bred, New York City Slicker, at the 2016 US Dressage Finals in the FEI Intermediate I. Jody has also earned her USDF Silver Medal.

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.

Coralie Hughes, Coatesville, IN, is a Certified Practitioner of the Masterson Method of Performance Equine Bodywork. In addition to earning her USDF Bronze Medal, Coralie is a German to English translator and co-author of the Dressage Movements Revealed DVD set and The Dressage Horse Optimized.

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