Sunday, September 24, 2023


Capturing My Heart

A Junior Rider in Region 9 shares about falling in love with the majestic Gypsy Horse, and how being introduced to dressage through western dressage has now led to an exciting pursuit of a USDF Bronze Medal.

The $1 Grand Prix Horse

A Student of Dressage

Along For The Ride

The Avatar Connection

By Beatrice Marienau During the show season of 2011, my former trainer and I realized that my wonderful schoolmaster, Reve de Neige, was growing old,...

The New Pyramid of Training

The time-tested “training scale” has some wording changes. Here’s what’s new in the 2019 update. By Marilyn Heath Reprinted from the December 2018/January 2019 USDF Connection...

Repeat Bonding at WEG

By Tari Winkle Attending the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) was an experience of a lifetime for me, in many ways.  My daughter, Lillian, and...

A Champion Over Fences and Down Centerline

A friend had encouraged me to give eventing a try, and I knew in order to be competitive, one needed a strong dressage score. I had dabbled in hunter shows and am an avid foxhunter, so the jumping and cross country wasn't an issue—it was starting from scratch with dressage. 

What You Need to Know About The 2022 US Dressage Finals Presented by Adequan®

The What, When, Where, Why, How, and Who of the 2022 US Dressage Finals!

US Dressage Finals

A Dream Come T-RUE

By Jill Graf I am a Nurse Practitioner (NP) hospitalist and have been working, at times, 24/7 through Covid. I had a wonderful horse, Titan,...

The US Dressage Finals Are Still Special

A dressage trainer reflects on her fifth journey to the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan® By Angelia Bean My fifth trip to the Kentucky Horse...

Ageless Eye Candy

Eye Candy (Escudo II x Goldstern by Grenadier), a 1999 Hanoverian bred by Hans Hosp of Ottendorf Germany, began his classical dressage training in Vechta, Germany, with Catherine Haddad Staller in early 2003.  Eye Candy was purchased by Robin Mattson in October of that year.  Eye Candy remained in Germany in training with Staller until the fall of 2005, when Robin  imported him to the United States.  Over the next 17 years, Robin and Eye Candy progressed through the levels to Intermediate I, earning their USDF Bronze and Silver Medals.

One Dollar ‘Rockstar’ Horse Takes Final Title of 2022 US Dressage Finals Presented by Adequan®

Under a dusting of wintry snow, the Kentucky Horse Park played host to the fourth and final day of action in the 2022 US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan® on Sunday, November 13. By Alice Collins for Jump Media 

‘Supercomputer’ Adiah Cracks the Code for Maul at the 2022 US Dressage Finals Presented by Adequan®

A staggering 13 championship titles were presented on Saturday, November 12, the third day of the 2022 US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan® at the Kentucky Horse Park. By Alice Collins for Jump Media
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1995 Regional Championships

As we kick off the 2023 Great American/USDF Regional Championships today, we went way back in our archives for this find!

Understanding the USDF Governance Structure and Elections in 2023

Learn about the USDF Governance structure and upcoming elections in 2023
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