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.
June 7, 2017
This week we have a special episode, which will focus on the USDF programs for youth and young adults.
2012 Olympian and former FEI young rider, Adrienne Lyle, joins us to talk about her success at the 2017 Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions. Chair of the USDF Youth Programs Advisory Sub- Committee, Catherine Chamberlain, joins us to talk about her involvement in USDF Youth Programs, and we hear about young horse training from USEF Young Horse Coach Christine Traurig.
Adrienne Lyle, Ketchum, ID, was a member of medal-winning team at the 2004 North American Young Rider Championships. In 2005, Lyle began working with U.S. Olympic dressage icon Debbie McDonald. In the 2012, she competed in the Olympics as an Individual, riding the Oldenburg gelding Wizard. Adrienne riding the Oldenburg mare Horizon won the 2017 USEF Intermediaire I Dressage National Championship held during the 2017 The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions.
Catherine ‘Cat’ Chamberlain, Temecula, CA, competed at NAJYRC five times, bringing home two individual gold medals, three team gold medals and three individual silver medals. Catherine represented the U.S. on the 2015 USEF Young Rider European Tour. She also competed at the 2015 USEF Festival of Champions where she won the Young Rider National Championships. Chamberlain serves on the USDF Youth Programs Advisory Subcommittee and the board of The Dressage Foundation. Cat has earned her USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals.
Christine Traurig, Carlsbad, CA, is the current United States Equestrian Federation's Young Horse Coach. In 2000, Christine was part of the bronze medal winning United States Dressage Team at the Sydney Olympics. Also in 2000, Christine was named the US Olympic Committee’s Female Equestrian Athlete of the Year. Christine is a USDF Honorary Instructor.
April 26, 2017
This week we have a special episode, which will focus on the USDF Sport Horse programs. 2017 USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum co-presenter Michael Bragdell joins us to speak about the upcoming 2017 forum. Kristi Wysocki discusses the different sport horse education events taking place in 2017, and in the education segment, we have Coralie Hughes explaining the biomechanics of the gaits.
Michael Bragdell, 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 has earned his USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals.
Kristi Wysocki, Elbert, CO, is a USEF licensed ‘S’ Dressage and ‘R’ Sport Horse Judge with USEF and a FEI 3* Dressage and Young horse Judge, and 4* Para Equestrian Judge. Kristi is also Chair of the USDF Sport Horse Committee, a USDF Certified Instructor through Second Level, and has earned her USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals.
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.
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.
March 2, 2016
This week Catherine ‘Cat’ Chamberlain talks about the 2016 USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program. In the Education Segment we present part two the 2016 Adequan/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference with Johann Hinnemann in Loxahatchee Fl, Listen in…
Catherine ‘Cat’ Chamberlain of Murrieta, CA, is a USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medalist, is a member of the USDF Youth Programs Advisory Subcommittee, serves on the board of The Dressage Foundation, and currently works at Adventure Farms for David Wightman and Kathleen Raine. She has competed at the NAJYRC five times, bringing home five gold and three silver medals, represented the U.S. on the 2015 USEF Young Rider European Tour, and also competed at the 2015 USEF Festival of Champions, where she won the Young Rider National Championship.
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...
July 30, 2015
In our Education Segment we listen to the final installment on Going in Circles from the 2014 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention, presented by Dr. Hillary Clayton BVMS, PSH,DACVSMR, MRCVS. But first NAJYRC Junior Individual Gold Medal winner Helen Claire McNulty joins us to discuss her journey to the championships. Listen in...
July 24, 2015
In our Education Segment we continue a three part series from the 2014 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention, Going in Circles, presented by Dr. Hillary Clayton BVMS, PSH,DACVSMR, MRCVS. First we sit down with USDF Youth Programs Committee Chair Rosalind Kinstler to discuss the various programs USDF offers for its young members. Listen in...
July 15, 2015
In our Education Segment we begin a three part series from the 2014 Adequan/USDF Annua lConvention, Going in Circles, presented by Dr. Hillary Clayton BVMS, PSH,DACVSMR, MRCVS. First we speak with USEF Youth Coaches Charlotte Bredahl Baker and George Williams on youth programs, development of youth athletes and the Adequan/FEI North American Junior Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North taking place this week at the Kentucky Horse Park. Listen in...
July 2, 2015
This week Ayden Uhlir and Genay Vaughn join us from Germany to talk about their experience riding at the North American Junior Young Rider Championship. First we continue our series on The Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame spotlight by looking at the life of 2002 inductee Kyra Downton. Click here for the USDF Connection article for further information on Kyra. Listen in...