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USDF Episode 124: Insight from a USEF “S” Judge/Why Symmetry is Important

USDF Episode 124: Insight from a USEF “S” Judge/Why Symmetry is Important

May 4, 2016

This week, Marilyn Heath joins us with her insights from the judges box and Janice Etzold talks about why symmetry is import for every rider and how to practice it. Listen in...

Marilyn Heath of 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.

Janice Etzold of Bainbridge Island, WA is a USDF Certified Instructor through Second Level and L Program Graduate.

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USDF Episode 112: Freestyle Judging Program/USEF Rule Changes

USDF Episode 112: Freestyle Judging Program/USEF Rule Changes

February 10, 2016

This weekTerry Ciotto Gallo reviews revisions to the USDF Continuing Education in Freestyle Judging Program. In the Education Segment, Janine Malone reviews the 2016 USEF rule changes which affect Dressage competitors. Click here for a complete list of USEF rule changes approved by the USEF Board. Visit eTRAK and view an excerpt from the 2016 Adequan/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference with Johann Hinnemann. Listen in…

TerryCiotto Gallo of Winter Springs, FL is a member of the USDF Judges and Freestyle Committees. She is a highly respected freestyle designer and instructor for Continuing Education in Freestyle Judging Programs. 

Janine Malone of Zebulon, NC is a USEF Registered Judge and Technical Delegate,FEI Level 3 Steward, and Member of multiple USEF committees, including the USEFDressage and Competition Management Committees.

USDF Episode 109: Choosing and Using Whips/Trainers Conference Q&A

USDF Episode 109: Choosing and Using Whips/Trainers Conference Q&A

January 20, 2016

This week Margaret Freeman discusses choosing and using whips, to complement her article on the subject found here. In our Education Segment we listen to a Q&A session from the 2015 Succeed/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference with Stephen Clarke. Listen in….

Margaret Freeman, Tryon, NC is a USEF ‘S’ Dressage Judge, USDF Executive Board Secretary, equestrian journalist and USDF Connection editorial advisor

Stephen Clarke of Cheshire, England is an FEI 5* Dressage Judge, the FEI Dressage Judge General, IDOC President and a former international rider and coach.

USDF Episode 108: Dressage Q&A/USDF L Education Program

USDF Episode 108: Dressage Q&A/USDF L Education Program

January 13, 2016

This week Janet Foy sits down with us to discuss her new book, Dressage Q&A. In our Education Segment, USDF Senior Education Coordinator Sharon Vander Ziel talks about the USDF L Education Program. Click here to see the list of all educational programs and events being offered through USDF.

Janet Foy of Colorado Springs, CO is an FEI 4* judge,USEF “S” Dressage Judge, a USEF “R” Sport Horse Breeding Judge, serves as an FEI Technical Delegate and  a USDF L Faculty Member. Her first book,  “Training the not so Perfect Dressage Horse”, was published in 2012 and reached the best seller lists.  Her second book "Dressage Solutions" was published in2015. 

USDF Episode 106: 2015 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention/Tips on Freestyle

USDF Episode 106: 2015 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention/Tips on Freestyle

December 16, 2015

This week USDF President George Williams looks back at the 2015 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention. In our Education Segment Dolly Hannon gives tips for Freestyle riders and judges. Listen in...

George Williams,Wellington, FL has served as the USDF President since 2010. He is also a competitor, trainer, and clinician. George is the US Dressage Youth Coach and also serves on multiple USEF committees.

Janet ‘Dolly’ Hannon of Arvada, CO is a USEF Senior (‘S’) Judge, USDF Certified Instructor through Fourth Level and Chair of the USDF Freestyle Committee. 

USDF Episode 102: Rule Change Proposals/Great Riders; Great Horsemen

USDF Episode 102: Rule Change Proposals/Great Riders; Great Horsemen

November 18, 2015

This week USDF Vice President Lisa Gorretta talks about the USEF Rule Change process and the gives an overview of some of the rule changes which will be discussed at the USEF Rule Change Forum being help at the Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention. A list of the complete rule changes can be found here. In the Education Segment convention presenter Dr. Mike Tomlinson, previews his lecture on becoming a better horse person. Listen in…

Lisa Gorretta serves as the USDF Vice President, USEF ‘R’ Technical Delegate, FEI Level 2 Steward and Co-Chair of the USEF Dressage Committee.

Dr. Mike Tomlinson, DVM, MBA is an FEI Vet for Dressage,Endurance, Eventing, Vaulting and Jumping and an FEI Level 2 Steward and FEI 4*Judge in Endurance. He has worked FEI events as a Chef d’Equip, Team Vet, or FEI official. 

USDF Episode 98: Rules for Musical Freestyle/Planning your Warm-up

USDF Episode 98: Rules for Musical Freestyle/Planning your Warm-up

October 21, 2015

This week Joan Darnell looks at things you should take into consideration when planning your warm-up. In our Education Segment, Janet ‘Dolly’ Hannon talks about the rules for USDF Musical Freestyles. Listen in.

Joan Darnell of Georgetown, TX is a USEF Senior (‘S’) Judge, FEI 3* Para-Equestrian Dressage Judge and USDF L Program Faculty Member.

Janet ‘Dolly’ Hannon of Arvada, CO is a USEF Senior (‘S’) Judge, USDF Certified Instructor through Fourth Level and Chair of the USDF Freestyle Committee.

USDF Episode 96: Remembering Colonel Hiram Tuttle/ The Walk.

USDF Episode 96: Remembering Colonel Hiram Tuttle/ The Walk.

October 7, 2015

Continuing the USDF American Legends series this week, we look at the life of 2002 RoemerFoundation/USDF Hall of Fame inductee Colonel Hiram Tuttle. In our Education Segment, Sue Malone Casey discusses the walk. Listen in…

Sue Malone Casey is a USEF Senior Dressage Judge and USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist.

USDF Episode 95: US Dressage Finals Presented by Adequan/ New Requirements for USDF Freestyles

USDF Episode 95: US Dressage Finals Presented by Adequan/ New Requirements for USDF Freestyles

October 1, 2015

USDF Executive Director, Stephan Hienzsch, joins us this week with a preview of the events being held during the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan, which will be held November 5-8 in Lexington, KY. Visit the US Dressage Finals website for more details. In our Education Segment, Janet ‘Dolly’ Hannon explains the new requirements for USDF Freestyles and how to make sure your test is meeting these requirements. Listen in…

Janet ‘Dolly’ Hannon is a USEF Senior Dressage Judge,Chair of the USDF Freestyle Committee, a USDF Certified Instructor/Trainer through Fourth Level, and USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist

USDF Episode 90: Laura Graves/Renvers Explained

USDF Episode 90: Laura Graves/Renvers Explained

August 26, 2015

This week Laura Graves talks about her experience with Verdades at the 2015 Pan Am Games and their future plans. In our Education Segment, USEF Senior Judge and USDF Certified Instructor Janet ‘Dolly’ Hannon gives tips on riding, judging, and teaching the renvers. Listen in...

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