Thursday, September 28, 2023

Tag: Adult Amateur

Going for Gold: The Road to Grand Prix

By Jody Swimmer: My George would do anything for me. We did it and he does not ever have to do another pirouette again. I would do anything for him.

Southern Hospitality Makes US Dressage Finals A Must-Attend Event

By Ross Creech: Since its inception in 2013, the US Dressage Finals has become one of the hottest tickets for dressage riders & enthusiasts in this country.

My Moon and Stars

Region 2 AA Aubrey P. shares the story of her heart horse, who she purchased as an unbroke 4-year-old and their first trip down centerline together!

Subject to Change

An EPM diagnosis, the emotional rollercoaster that followed, and dealing with naysayers about her being a plus size rider won't deter this rider from being the advocate her horse needs.

Along For The Ride

By Hayley S.: Region 2 AA shares the story of her mare, who has given her the confidence to chase a ticket to the NDPC, & USDF Rider & Horse Performance Awards!

Why Compete in Dressage-Seat Equitation?

By Lynda Palmer: As an adult-amateur rider discovered, because it led to dressage breakthroughs

2023 Great American/USDF Regional Dressage Championships Updates and Reminders

The 2023 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships are right around the corner!  Riders from all nine regions are making their final preparations...

FEI For My 50th Birthday

By Kristen Guest: My early experiences were more heartbreak than harmony. I competed up to First Level, but spent a lot of time crying in the tack stall.

One teacher, five horses, and a lot of luck!

By Chris Cashel A few weeks ago, I received my certificate for completing my USDF Gold Medal. I think the odds were against me, but I am goal driven so here is my story.

The Horse(s) of a Lifetime

I had been exposed to many horses by this time in my life, but something really stood out to me about this horse, and I absolutely HAD to go meet her…and boy, am I glad I did!
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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