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…
September 10, 2019
On today’s USDF episode, we have a couple of competitors from the most recent USDF Festival of Champions. Small tour champion, Endel Ots, joins us, as well as Dressage Seat finals age 14-18 champion, Mackenzie Peer. Listen in…
August 18, 2019
We are joined by Reese's Aachen co-chaperone Bill McMullin and 2019 North American Young Rider champion Callie Jones. Plus, we answer a listener question about doing better extensions for the trainer tip. Listen in....
August 16, 2018
Tonight, we are going to steal an interview Reese did for Arabian Racing Radio about retraining a very successful race horse for a second career in dressage. We also have this year’s North American Youth Championships eventing gold medallist, Alex Baugh. And, as usual, we bring you a great trainer tip. Listen in…
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.