November 16, 2019
On tonight’s USDF episode, we are going to provide a Finals wrap-up with adult amateur Grand Prix Champion Alice Tarjan. We also have Brianna Zwilling, who won the 1st level open freestyle with over 80%. And for our Total Saddle Fit Trainer Tip, we are going to chat with Jaime Leuenberger, first time finals participant. Listen in…
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…
February 9, 2019
Patty Mayer recaps the most recent USDF FEI Trainers Conference, Nicole Harrington talks about the challenges of training PRE horses and our Total Saddle Fit Trainer Tip continues the discussion on the training pyramid. Listen in...
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….
March 7, 2018
This week we learn more about the USDF L Education Program with L Graduate with Distinction Renee Carter and L Program Faculty Member Marilyn Heath, and we start our education series from the 2017 Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention with part 1 of prohibited substances in feeds and supplements.
Marilyn Heath, Venice, 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.
Eileen Phethean, is Kentucky Equine Research’s Chief Operating Officer. She received her B.S. in Animal Science and her MBA from the University of Kentucky and has enjoyed a lifelong association with horses.
January 24, 2018
This week 2017 Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame Inductee, Lilo Fore, joins us, and we have a excerpt of 2018 Adequan®/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference presenter, Johann Hinnemann.
Lilo Fore, Santa Rosa, CA, is a recently retired FEI 5* and Para 3* Judge. She is a licensed USEF "S" and DSHB "R" dressage judge. Lilo is a founder of the USDF Instructor/Trainer Program and is the current chair of the Instructor /Trainer Committee and 2017 Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame Inductee.
Johann Hinnemann is recognized worldwide as a trainer and coach, having served as Canada's team trainer and German National Coach, alongside Klaus Balkenhol. His student roster reads like a "Who's Who" of Olympic medalists and various national champions, including Steffen Peters, Coby van Baalen, Marlies van Baalen, Ulla Salzgeber, and Heiki Kemmer.
January 10, 2018
This week Laura Graves joins us to talk about Verdades being named 2017 Adequan®/USDF Grand Prix Horse of the Year and Sandy Venneman talks about training from the horses' point of view.
Laura Graves, Geneva, FL, and Verdades earned an individual silver medal and team gold medal at the Pan American Games. They also were members of the bronze medal-winning U.S. Dressage Team at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Verdades, owned and ridden by Laura Graves was named 2017 Adequan®/USDF Grand Prix Horse of the Year. Verdades' median score of 79.940 percent made him the top horse in the United States competing at this level.
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.
December 13, 2017
USDF President George Williams joins us to wrap up the 2017 Adequan®/ USDF Convention and we have an interview from our archives with Laura Graves.
Laura Graves, Geneva, FL, and Verdades earned an individual silver medal and team gold medal at the Pan American Games. They also were members of the bronze medal-winning U.S. Dressage Team at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Verdades, owned and ridden by Laura Graves, was named 2017 Adequan®/USDF Grand Prix Horse of the Year. Verdades' median score of 79.940 percent made him the top horse in the United States competing at this level.
George Williams, Wellington, FL, has served as the USDF President since 2010. He is also a competitor, trainer, and clinician. He is a USEF Youth Coach and serves on multiple USEF committees.
November 8, 2017
USDF Region 2 Director Ken Levy joins us to talk about the annual convention coming to Lexington Kentucky. Get a preview of the business meetings and a preview of the education sessions that will be available to all attendees.
Ken Levy, Noblesville, IN. is a USEF “r” judge, USDF Certified Instructor, and FEI competitor. Ken is the USDF Region 2 Director,and past President of Indiana Dressage Society.
Eileen Phethean is Kentucky Equine Research’s Chief Operating Officer. She received her B.S. in animal science and her MBA from the University of Kentucky. She has enjoyed a lifelong association with horses and earned her A rating with the United States Pony Club.
Hallye Griffin, Managing Director of Dressage for US Equestrian, attended Transylvania University in Lexington, KY., and majored in Political Science. Hallye grew up riding in the United States Pony Club and competing in the discipline of Eventing.