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.

Western Dressage with Stacy Westfall: Developing Connection and How Much Contact?

Western Dressage with Stacy Westfall: Developing Connection and How Much Contact?

May 28, 2020

The topic of today's show is Connection and Contact.  Dolly Hannon, USEF "S" Dressage judge, and USEF ‘R’ Western Dressage Judge answers the question: How would you describe the proper contact...and is it any different in WD as compared to Traditional Dressage? Joann Williams, highest-scoring trainer/rider at the 2019 WDAA world show, describes how to develop contact including how to handle horses that hide behind contact. Dini Swanson from the WDAA (Western Dressage Association of America) also joins me to discuss changes we will see at shows as they startup. Listen in...

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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.

566: Canada’s Finest Christilot Boylen, Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu & Trainer Tips From Dave Thind & Charlotte Jorst

566: Canada’s Finest Christilot Boylen, Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu & Trainer Tips From Dave Thind & Charlotte Jorst

May 17, 2020

We are joined by a couple of Canadians: first we have Brittney Frasier-Beaulieu, top Grand Prix competitor and then Christilot Boylen, recipient of Equine Canada's lifetime achievement award.  Plus, we have a discussion with biomechanics coach Dave Thind and competitor Charlotte Jorst. Listen in...

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565 US Team Rider Olivia Lagoy Weltz, Lendon Grey, Author Sandra Beaulieu, and a Trainer Tip with Patty Mayer

565 US Team Rider Olivia Lagoy Weltz, Lendon Grey, Author Sandra Beaulieu, and a Trainer Tip with Patty Mayer

May 9, 2020

On tonight's show, we have a plethera of guests. US team rider Olivia Lagoy Weltz gives us her pandemic update. We're happy to have Lendon Grey join us on the show as well. And, we will interview author Sandra Beaulieu about her book on how to create a great freestyle. And, Patty Mayer is back for a Trainer Tip discussion all about 3rd level. Listen in...

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