Sunday, October 2, 2022

Tag: Region-1

A Tribute to Tradition

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By George Williams, USDF President This story is sponsored by Sidelines Magazine.  It originally appeared here. There is little doubt that dressage is steeped in deep...

A Story of Gratitude

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My introduction to the equestrian world began in the hunter and jumper rings. I started by competing with my first pony, a Welsh X Thoroughbred mare named Valencia, aka Lacey. After a tough year of troubleshooting lameness issues, and discovering her navicular syndrome, I began rehabbing her with dressage. Although Lacey’s medical issues have been a challenge to manage, I wouldn’t change a thing, as it led me to dressage. Lacey has taught me an incredible amount for which I will be forever grateful.

“A Total Dream Come True” – The 2022 FEI North American...

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By Chelsey Burris Each summer, young equestrians between the ages of 14 and 21 gather to compete for top team and individual honors in the...

A Young Rider’s Journey through NAYC

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As soon as I pull into the show site in Traverse City, Michigan, I can feel the buzz of energy humming in the air. The competitors are days away from the start of the North American Youth Championships (NAYC). 

Bitten by the Horse Bug

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August is Youth Month on YourDressage! From stories about remarkable young dressage enthusiasts across the country, to articles about some of the opportunities USDF...

We’ve Built It, Will You Come?

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By Ross Creech Support for GMOs is of the utmost importance to USDF and its leadership. To that end, USDF has continually strived to provide...

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.

The Non-Traditional Dressage Horse

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August is Youth Month on YourDressage! From stories about remarkable young dressage enthusiasts across the country, to articles about some of the opportunities USDF...

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 Lot of Work and a Little Budweiser

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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”.
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