Monday, June 5, 2023

Tag: Christoph Hess

Starting Piaffe and Passage

0 In this excerpt from the 2004 USDF National Symposium, Scott Hassler works with a five-year-old to begin training the piaffe and passage. The 2004 USDF...

Being in the “Spot”light

Stryker is a great ambassador of the breed – full of heart and ever-changing color. With his color, we garnish a lot of attention at shows so he has to be on his best behavior. He can be quirky and spooky at home but at a show he really shines – he loves being in the “spot” light.

Conformation as it Relates to Performance and Breeding

0 2004 USDF National Symposium featuring Steffen Peters, Christoph Hess and Scott Hassler. Watch as they start off with an overview of conformation and how...

The Importance of Rhythm and Impulsion with Christoph Hess

0 Christoph Hess uses a four year old horse to emphasize the importance of good rhythm and impulsion in the basic gaits. This is an excerpt...

Keeping The Horse In Front Of The Leg

0 Extended footage of the 2004 USDF National Symposium can be seen in The Development of the Dressage Horse, available through the USDF Online Store...

Riding Transitions with Christoph Hess

0 Christoph Hess explains how to ride a downward transition correctly. This video was filmed at the Austin Dressage Unlimited Continuing Education in Dressage Judging...

How Rider Position Affects the Young Horse

0 Christoph Hess emphasizes the importance of good rider position on young horses at the 2004 USDF National Symposium. This video is one module of the...

Looking back at the 2012 USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference

The 2020 Adequan®/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference will be held January 20-21 at High Meadow Farm in Loxahatchee, FL. The conference will...

Qualities of a Good Walk

0 Filmed at the 2004 USDF National Symposium, Christoph Hess explains what he looks for when assessing the walk. Excerpt from The Development of the Dressage...
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USDF’s Original Membership Cards

Anne Zahradnik recently shared this photo of her original USDF Membership Card - for the 1977-1978 membership year!

USEF Licensed Dressage Judge Licenses Explained

The United States Equestrian Federation licenses dressage judges at three levels. Here we give a brief explanation of licenses, as well as requirements for judging specific classes.