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579 : International Judge Cesar Torrente, KPP’s Karen Isberg and USDF Silver Medalist Ruth McCormick

579 : International Judge Cesar Torrente, KPP’s Karen Isberg and USDF Silver Medalist Ruth McCormick

August 15, 2020

On today's USDF episode we're pleased to have international judge Cesar Torrente to talk about his dressage talks project, Karen Isberg talks about equine probiotics, after that we're highlighting one of our favorite listeners Ruth McCormick who just got her USDF silver medal, then Cesar returns for a judges tip.  Listen in...

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576: COVID Anxiety, Wendy Murdoch Update and Pole Work

576: COVID Anxiety, Wendy Murdoch Update and Pole Work

July 25, 2020

Andrea Waldo returns to discuss staying positive through challenging times, Wendy Murdoch gives us a monthly update and speaks about horse recovery and for the Total Saddle Fit Trainer Tip we discuss pole work with Jec Ballou.  Listen in...

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575: Author Andrea Waldo Talks Brain Training for Riders, Meghan Brady on Equine Bodywork and Trainer Tips on Riding an Experienced School Master

575: Author Andrea Waldo Talks Brain Training for Riders, Meghan Brady on Equine Bodywork and Trainer Tips on Riding an Experienced School Master

July 25, 2020

On this week's episode we are joined by Author Andrea Waldo for our book club book Brain Training for Riders, then Meghan Brady is on again to tell us all about Equine Bodywork,  Reese and Philip will tackle a trainer tip about riding an experienced school master. Listen in...

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11 Tips for No Stirrup November, Core Conditioning for Horses Book Review, and Preparing for Cold Weather Riding

11 Tips for No Stirrup November, Core Conditioning for Horses Book Review, and Preparing for Cold Weather Riding

November 9, 2019

Today we are bringing you 11 tips for No Stirrup November, after those we are going to have Auditor Courtney give a book review of core conditioning for horses, and then newly certified instructor Meghan McIsaac has great tips to preparing for cold weather riding. Listen in...

528: Book Club, Karen Isberg On Hay, and a Common Training Issue

528: Book Club, Karen Isberg On Hay, and a Common Training Issue

August 25, 2019

We bring you the next installment for our book club: “Core Conditioning for Horses.” After that, we will have an interesting discussion with Karen Isberg about hay. And then, Reese and I will talk about a common training issue. Listen in…

#487 Sylvia Loch Rider’s Balance Book, Hess Ride Better Book, Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts

#487 Sylvia Loch Rider’s Balance Book, Hess Ride Better Book, Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts

October 25, 2018

Rider’s Balance author Sylvia Loch is interviewed, Philip and Reese review Christoph Hess’ Ride Better and Jodie Kelly talks about how the equestrian community is working to help animal and human victims in the aftermath hurricane Michael.

Dressage Radio #474 – USDF Updates, Author Jec Ballou and Dressage WEG Hopefuls

Dressage Radio #474 – USDF Updates, Author Jec Ballou and Dressage WEG Hopefuls

August 16, 2018

Our 2nd USDF episode brings us updates from Kathy Robertson, the 2nd installment of our book club with Jec Ballou and her book “55 Corrective Exercises for Horses” and our Total Saddle Fit Trainer Tip is about the World Equestrian Games and US Dressage Team selection.  Listen in…

Dressage Radio #470 – Big Announcement Involving USDF and the Dressage Book Club

Dressage Radio #470 – Big Announcement Involving USDF and the Dressage Book Club

June 15, 2018

The new Dressage Radio Show.  Reese and Philip have a big announcement on the show today involving the United States Dressage Federation, and we introduce a new segment called the Dressage Book Club. Plus, we answer a listener question in the Total Saddle Fit Trainer Tip about the transition from warm-up to the show ring. Listen in…

USDF Episode 178: Christoph Hess/ Prohibited Substances in Feed and Supplements

USDF Episode 178: Christoph Hess/ Prohibited Substances in Feed and Supplements

March 21, 2018

This week we start our new series "Meet the Authors." FEI 4* Dressage Judge Christoph Hess joins us to talk about his new book Ride Better and the accompanying DVD Fine Riding. In our education series, we have part 2 of Prohibited Substances in Feed and Supplements.

Christoph Hess, Germany, is an FEI 4* Judge in both Dressage and Eventing. The German National Federation (GNF) awarded him the title of Professional Riding Instructor, a title that labels him as an international expert and educator of professionals. Hess is actively involved in the education of judges and instructors both within Germany and around the world.

Eileen Phethean is Kentucky Equine Research’s Chief Operating Officer. Eileen received her B.S. in Animal Science and her MBA from the University of Kentucky. Eileen has also enjoyed a lifelong association with horses.

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USDF Episode 175: Breeding Season Special

USDF Episode 175: Breeding Season Special

February 7, 2018

This week we feature information for those listeners interested in breeding. Hilltop Farm’s managing director Natalie DiBerardinis talks about matching mares with stallions, and Hagyard Equine Medical Institute Veterinarian, Karen Wolfsdorf, talks about embryo transfer and other options for mare owners.

Natalie DiBerardinis, Colora, Maryland, is managing director of Hilltop Farm and co-chair of the Sport Horse Committee. Natalie is also a board member for the Mid-Atlantic Hanoverian Breeders Association, current chair for the American Hanoverian Society Inspection Committee, member of the North American Stallion Sport Test organizing committee, and Vice President of the US Sport Horse Breeders Association.

Dr. Karen Wolfsdorf, Lexington, KY, In 1996, Dr. Wolfsdorf joined Hagyard Equine Medical Institute as an Associate and in 2002 she became one of the first two woman Members of the Practice. Dr. Wolfsdorf’s main area of interest is infertility in the mare and problems during pregnancy. She spends her time working as a field veterinarian and as a specialist at the McGee Fertility Center. Dr. Wolfsdorf has authored many chapters on equine reproduction as well as lectured worldwide and published research.

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