Tag: Region 3
Get the Pony
The strong & hardy New Forest Pony! We are celebrating them as our December Breed of the Month on #YourDressage! Dressage riders who choose New...
Trending Topics and Takeaways from the 2022 Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention
By Chelsey Burris and Ross Creech As USDF Members Took the Reins, Our First In-Person Convention Since the Pandemic Certainly Proved One for the Record...
I met Maestoso at a riding clinic 12 years ago. I asked the owner if I could simply just sit on him. To me, that was the equivalent of shaking hands with a rock star! She said, “Why don't you ride him in a session?” I was so overcome with excitement that I was quickly reduced to a child that was barely able to ride! He was magnificent! I could only own a horse like that in my dreams.
Going On a Spree
Those of us who have been bitten by the horse bug know that our partnerships with these wonderful creatures are as essential as breathing. All of them have their own special qualities and lessons to teach us, and having any opportunity to ride is a tremendous privilege. That said, once in a very long while, if you are extremely lucky, you get a partnership with a horse that will change the trajectory of your life. Spree is one of those magic horses.
Seen at Regional Championships – Regions 1, 3, and 9
Fall means Regional Championship time! The 2022 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships have concluded, with action from Regions 1, 3, and 9...
Meet the Certified Instructor – Kim Gentry, Germantown, TN
Kim Gentry is a USDF Certified Instructor through Fourth Level. She has ridden her whole life, and grew up in Australia and Singapore, competing...
Sweet Seniors! In October on#YourDressage, we are celebrating the special horses in our lives that are ages 20 and up through photo galleries and...
There are certain memories from my childhood that stand out. From my earliest moments in life, I remember being totally obsessed with horses. By the time I came along, my parents had started to build a farm in South Carolina with some acreage, raised cows, and procured a couple of pasture puff horses that were mostly feral. I rode every chance I could. My mind was constantly daydreaming of a certain racing Arabian black stallion (thanks Walter Farley) and numerous dancing grey Lipizzaners in formation from Miracle of the White Stallions!
To Love Lipizzans
As we built our partnership, we accumulated a number of accomplishments, but I would have to say our greatest accomplishment was obtaining all six USDF Rider Medals and USDF Freestyle Bars together - all before I turned 21. We are one of only a small number of US riders to accomplish this feat in general, let alone an even smaller group to do so at such a young age and all on one horse.
Five GMOs Celebrate 50 Years
By Amanda Ciejko While many are pondering what’s coming in 2023, five GMOs are reflecting on the past in honor of their 50th anniversaries. As...