Saturday, May 21, 2022

Orion: A Shining Star

Orion is one of the sweetest horses I have worked with. He always wanted to please the rider, and tried his best to accomplish the demanding tasks required in upper-level dressage tests.

From Pony Party to Wellington – My Para Equestrian Journey

For the first time in my life, aboard Star, I could run and walk and not fear that I was going to trip and fall. At the barn, I had a place where I could be normal- a place where I belonged. By Skyler Wroblewski

A Heart’s Second Chance

The mighty Friesian! We are celebrating this fairytale-looking breed as our May Breed of the Month on #YourDressage! Dressage riders who choose Friesians as their...

From the YourDressage Community

American Dressage Legends: Sally Swift

Reprinted from the October 2016 USDF Connection magazine. If your riding instructor has ever counseled you to imagine your body parts stacked like building blocks in the saddle, or to imagine that your arms and hands...

Wild Card to Kentucky

By Kelly Slack When the 2016 show season began, I honestly had no intention of going to the US Dressage Finals…it wasn’t even on my radar. My six-year-old PRE gelding, Seron, was still fairly new...

My Dream Trip to the Hannoveraner Verband

By Viva Medina It is not often that reality exceeds one’s dreams. I had long dreamed of a trip to Germany to experience the German horse culture. The week long course with the Hannoveraner Verband...

Dressage on the Move

By Jennifer Heck What could the National Football League and the United States Dressage Federation possibly have in common? Helmets? High performance athletes? Gallop steps? It is, in fact, all of these things, but the NFL...

Wisconsin Dressage and Combined Training Association, Inc. (WDCTA)

Group Member Organizations (GMOs) are the foundation of USDF and integral in bringing dressage and dressage education to the masses. Stay connected with your...

Equestrians Institute (EI)

Group Member Organizations (GMOs) are the foundation of USDF and integral in bringing dressage and dressage education to the masses. Stay connected with your...

Around the Office

Meet the Committee Chair – Charlotte Trentelman, Historical Recognition Committee

What is your committee’s mission? To recognize and celebrate the rich heritage of dressage in America through education and promotion. How long have you been on this committee? About five years. How long have you been the committee...

Meet the New Region 8 Director – Helen van der Voort

I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and after college in Massachusetts, I moved to the Big City – New York. My career started in investment banking which gave me the opportunity to...

SPOTLIGHT ON: USDF Regional Adult Amateur Equitation Program presented by Big Dee’s Tack &...

The importance of equitation in all equestrian sports, but especially in the dressage arena, cannot be overlooked and must be a priority. This program helps to promote these fundamentals.

Things to Look Forward to at EQUITANA USA

USDF is proud to be a partner of EQUITANA USA, which will be held in our own backyard right here at the Kentucky Horse Park, just a stone's throw from the USDF National Education...
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