Saturday, August 13, 2022

Tag: Great American Insurance Group

A Lot of Work and a Little Budweiser

If someone told the Lucy of 2021, as she was stewing in frustration and tears at the end of a long show day, that a year from then she would be competitive in First Level Test 3 and schooling Second Level with Budweiser, she would have said something to the effect of “in my dreams”.

Sponsor Spotlight: Great American Insurance Group

What programs do you sponsor with USDF? Great American Insurance Group is the title sponsor of the Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships,...

Take a Tour of the 2022 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional...

By Chelsey Burris Every fall, each of the nine USDF Regions hosts a Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championship, presented by SmartPak.  These championships...

Past American Warmblood All-Breed Winners

The powerful American Warmblood! We are celebrating them as our July Breed of the Month on YourDressage! For our USDF Flashback this week we...

Amazing Gracie

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.

Simi OVS, a Story of Tragedy to Triumph

At the time, I must have been crazy as I contacted her owner to get more information and x-rays. She had fractured her left hock, and although it was not a well-placed break, it was a clean break.

The Best $1 Purchase Ever

I get questions all the time of people asking me “What IS he??” when we’re in the warmup at shows and I proudly smile and say, “He’s a mutt, but he’s a registered mutt, and got some of that hybrid vigor!”

Dressage Horse of a Different Color

At the end of 2020, I did something I only dreamed of. I donned my first ever shadbelly and rode down centerline for my first ever FEI test. *Cue more happy tears.*

Big Things Come in Small Packages

For about 15 years, we showed all over New York with our Morgans. Then, in 2014, we attended a small dressage clinic. This clinic sparked our interest in dressage and we never looked back! 

He’s the Ticket: A Tribute

He lives on in our hearts, but my sorrow runs deep for the loss of this great Morgan, He’s the Ticket. By Sharon Ortepio
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