Monday, November 28, 2022

Postcard from Tokyo

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Go behind the scenes at the 2020 Olympic equestrian dressage competition Text and photos by Diana De Rosa

The Equine Pipeline

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From education to competition, the USDF and the USEF offer a progression for success By Christine Traurig and Kristi Wysocki Reprinted from the January/February 2021 issue...

That’s An Interesting Cross!

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I couldn’t help myself, and blurted aloud the first thing that came to mind: “Well that’s an interesting cross!” I was immediately embarrassed by this seemingly rude comment. Without skipping a beat, my trainer spoke up and said “He’s a nice looking horse, you just never know.” Little did I know what life had in store for me.

Dressage Showing from A to X – Part 3

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(Almost) everything you need to know before you compete (or volunteer!) at a “recognized” show By Kim F. Miller Reprinted from the April 2019 USDF...

World Championships Day 3 – Grand Prix team medals

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It’s Even Sweeter When You Win Gold in Your Home Country The crowd in Herning went wild over Denmark’s first-ever World Championships dressage gold medal Text...

Dressage or Driving: Why Not Both?

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International-level rider and driver Sara Schmitt explains how the very different sports of dressage and driving have more in common than one might think By...

Eyes Up, Heels Down!

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By Christine Malpartida When the USDF introduced the USDF Regional Adult Amateur Equitation Program, I got really excited! I informed my trainer and friends at my barn,...

You’ve Trained Your Horse. Have You Trained Yourself?

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It’s show season! Conquer your “lizard brain” with these surprisingly effective sport-psychology strategies. By Andrea Monsarrat Waldo Reprinted from the May 2017 USDF Connection magazine In...

Valegro: the Making of a Champion

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Before he became the most famous horse in dressage history, “Blueberry” was a horse with too much “go” and his rider had trouble sitting...

What to Expect When You’re Inspected

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A first-timer’s guide to the keuring process for sport horses By Natalie Defee Mendik Reprinted from July/August 2014 USDF Connection Owners, breeders, and riders agree: There’s nothing...
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