Friday, September 29, 2023

Tag: Fitness

A Lifelong Journey

By Heidi Terezakis: I lost around 100lbs on my own, & then a little more, but I was never able to get down past 190lbs or a size 12, no matter how hard I tried.


By Patricia McVary: Adding balance exercises to workouts will improve core strength, stabilize joints, quicken reaction time, & help prevent falls & injuries.

Sue Martin Dressage: The Use of Independent Aids

By Sally O’Dwyer Dressage trainer Sue Martin has been training riders for many years to help them develop an independent seat. Sue says that the...

Fit to Ride – Balance & Your Core

By Julie Luther Webster’s Dictionary defines balance as- an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady.  Often when riding, we...

Fit to Ride – Abdominal Bracing

By Julie Luther In our core training series, we will now look at learning to control your core through abdominal bracing.  Bracing is used in all kinds of...

Fit to Ride: Core Strength

This month, we begin our journey to a stronger core.  The core muscles consist of the back and chest muscles along with all the abdominal muscles...

Building Fitness in the Young Horse

0 Scott Hassler shares his tips for conditioning young horses outside of the arena. Filmed at the 2011 Adequan®/USDF National Symposium, you can see more of...

Fit to Ride – Addressing Rider Stiffness

By Julie Luther Ever wake up with a stiff neck, tight hips, or low back pain?  Unfortunately, many equestrians believe this is an expected result...

Are You Fit to Ride?

By Julie Luther Have you ever wished you could ride longer with more confidence?  Do you ever experience aches and pains during or after your ride?  Chances are...

Baby, Get Back in the Saddle

Postpartum fitness tips for dressage-riding moms By Amber Heintzberger There are two days that a dressage-riding expectant mother eagerly awaits: the day she greets her new...
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George Williams Accepts 1991 All-Breeds Award

USDF President George Williams accepts the second place Prix St. Georges award for the 1991 All-Breeds Awards on behalf of The Temple Lipizzans' Conversano II Belvedera (Conversano II Andora x Belvedera).

Understanding the USDF Governance Structure and Elections in 2023

Learn about the USDF Governance structure and upcoming elections in 2023