Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Tag: Adult Amateur

To Love Lipizzans

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As we built our partnership, we accumulated a number of accomplishments, but I would have to say our greatest accomplishment was obtaining all six USDF Rider Medals and USDF Freestyle Bars together - all before I turned 21. We are one of only a small number of US riders to accomplish this feat in general, let alone an even smaller group to do so at such a young age and all on one horse.

Tips for Better Connection from Adrienne Lyle

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Lyle helped a variety of horses and riders improve their connection and balance. By Stephanie J. Ruff    This story is sponsored by Dressage Today.  It...

Lessons Learned from a Horse Show Mom

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I have always loved animals, particularly horses, and at the age of eight my grandmother Sheena decided to pay for me to take horseback riding lessons. This began a lifelong dressage passion that would follow me into adulthood. As I began college, I took ten years off riding to get married, begin my career, and have my own children: two boys, Kade and Kyson, and a girl named Aubrey.

2022 Great American/USDF Regional Dressage Championships Updates and Reminders

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The 2022 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships are right around the corner!  Riders from all nine regions are making their final preparations...

A Journey of Gains and Losses

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By Dawn Bruneau My adventures with horses began 40 years ago as a working student at Ironstone Farm in Andover, MA.  I mucked stalls, groomed,...

Amazing Gracie

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Shopping for a new horse is wonderful in both anticipation and in memory. The actual process though is like shopping for clothes where fantasy and reality collide. I had just lost a very special horse and I knew that if I wanted to continue riding, I would have to start the process of looking for a new partner.

From the YourDressage Archives – In Pursuit of the Perfect Seat

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It’s Throwback Thursday!  Enjoy this article from the YourDressage Archives, which was originally published in the July 2018 issue of the flipbook version of...

“Just” an Amateur

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By Sally O’Dwyer I hate it when I hear, “I’m just an amateur” from my fellow ammies.  This is a destructive, self-limiting label that holds...

Rock Star

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He’s a dressage super star. He was meant to be my eventing super star. He would only complete a course after the horse behind him had lapped him and he could follow said leader to the finish line. That was when we finally threw in the towel and called him our Dressage Queen.

SPOTLIGHT ON: USDF Regional Adult Amateur Equitation Program presented by Big...

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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.
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