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Enjoy the Dance

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My vet told me it was his last gift to me, because he knew how hard it would have been for me to make a decision one day, so he went out on his terms, in good health.

Female Versus Male Saddles

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYjaA-eENd8 Yes, there are differences! Find out what they are. This video can be found in the USDF Education Library, and is free for USDF Members...

The Group Member Organization (GMO) Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP)

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Volunteers are the backbone of dressage, and without their tireless work behind the scenes, competitions, clinics, and educational events wouldn’t be able to happen....

Last Minute Pep Talk

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Photo by Lucy Sheldon

Chosen By a Saddlebred

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I bought an American Saddlebred for dressage. More specifically, I bought a newly started, roughly 16 hand, 3-year-old palomino colt to gently get back into dressage… as an adult amatuer rider, who never really had much experience working with “baby” horses. However, before I get into how that’s going, I need to back up a bit and ex

Meet the L Graduate – Tiffany Silverman

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Tiffany Silverman is a USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medalist, and USDF L Graduate with Distinction. She owns and operates Unbridled Dressage, in San...

From the YourDressage Archives – Road to the Finals: Ride of...

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t’s Throwback Thursday!  Enjoy this article from the YourDressage Archives, which was originally published in the August 2016 issue of the flipbook version of...

Life Lessons From Patrick

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It was Sept 30, 2018. “YEEEEEOW!” The crowd screams, we’re under the bright lights, and all 22 of us are going a seeming hundred miles per hour, vying for the judges attention, nostrils flared, and feet pounding the earth. After 10 years and countless shows, this is the culmination of our career as a saddleseat team, my last saddleseat view between the ears, and boy is it bittersweet.

Sights from EQUITANA USA

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USDF was proud to be a partner of EQUITANA USA, which was held in our own backyard at the Kentucky Horse Park, just a...

Kid Friendly

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JAG Kalico Kid is the third generation of Kathy Gilker’s careful breeding. He is kind, intelligent, fun to be around, forgiving, well-behaved, polite, versatile, and loves attention. “He has done everything I have asked of him willingly. Kid showed in western and sidesaddle, hunter and over fences, dressage, and combined training,” Kathy recalls.  “Once at a combined training show, Kid took me around a jump course even when I lost a stirrup at one jump and a rein at another.”