Thursday, June 8, 2023

Tag: Adult Amateur

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!

Heart of Gold 

That piece of my heart I thought would never be mended when Diablo left this world has healed, but not without scars. Gold had huge hoof prints to fill, and that he has.

Mr. P (Peanut’s Story)

The inspirational Rescue Horse! We are celebrating them as our April Breed of the Month on YourDressage! Dressage riders who choose Rescue Horses as their...

Small but Mighty

By Dale Downs A cremello, gaited, grade pony was born in Midland, Michigan. Bought before he was three years old by Dr. Dawn Wietfeldt, whose...

A Happy, Wonderful Coincidence

By Courtney Haubach When I was growing up, my mom and her business partner started a Friesian buying/flipping business. They would look for Friesians in...

Centauro – My Little Champion

The powerful Lusitano! We are celebrating them as our February Breed of the Month on #YourDressage! Dressage riders who choose Lusitanos as their mounts...

From the YourDressage Archives – Road to the Finals: Age is...

It’s Throwback Thursday!  Enjoy this article from the YourDressage Archives, which was originally published in the September 2017 issue of the flipbook version of...

Why is Dressage so hard?

And, where is the easy button? By Sally O’Dwyer “Dressage is incredibly hard, and in the beginning, it’s difficult to really understand what it is you’re...

Brighter Skies

By Ginger Bowles Meet Cielo, my dressage horse. Cielo is a kill pen rescue. He was adopted out of a Louisiana kill pen by a woman...
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Ravel: A Dressage Titan

In honor of Ravel's 25th birthday this week, we look back on his and Steffen Peter's accomplishments - culminating in his 2010 Adequan®/USDF Grand Prix Horse of the Year award.

Not Just for Breeders!

You don’t have to be a breeder to compete with your horse in the USDF Breeders Championship Series! Anyone with a young horse, or a mature mare or stallion, should consider the benefits of competing with their horse in-hand.