We’ve Built It, Will You Come?
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...
2022 Great American/USDF Regional Dressage Championships Updates and Reminders
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...
Fall Down, Find Your Superpowers
This article won the 2021 GMO Newsletter Award for a first person article for GMOs with 175-499 members. It originally appeared in the Georgia...
A Trailblazer in the USDF Youth Dressage Rider Recognition Pin Program
This year, Tessa Holloran became the first USDF Youth Member to earn all seven pins in the USDF Youth Dressage Rider Recognition Pin Program....
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...
I had gone on an inn-to-inn weeklong trail riding trek. On the second day, the horse I was riding tripped violently, falling on top of me, at the beach on the water's edge. I fell in the water, and I could feel it up to my ears while lying immobile with my head held still by another rider, waiting for the helicopter to airlift me to Galway University Hospital. Another French doctor rider, a cardiologist, also tended to me, and they saved my life.
Originally, dressage wasn’t my main focus, but I quickly became enamored by the sport. Once I was “bitten” by the “dressage bug”, that was it, and I completely focused on training him up through the levels.
The Mythical Creature: The Para Horse
Let us celebrate the para horse. His kindness, his intuition, his spirit, his purpose; he is at schooling shows and the Paralympic theatre, he packs around the novice and dances with the greats.
From Pony Party to Wellington – My Para Equestrian Journey
For the first time in my life, aboard Star, I could run and walk and not fear that I was going to trip and fall. At the barn, I had a place where I could be normal- a place where I belonged. By Skyler Wroblewski
My Safe Horse
Silinde is a loudly colored horse, ridden by her plus-sized adult amateur rider – the judges remember us. Most of the time, fortunately, it is for accurately executed tests, solid training, harmony, obedience/submission, and the wonderful teamwork that we enjoy as a well matched pair.