Saturday, August 13, 2022

Tag: Region 8

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”.

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....

Sights from the USEF/USDF Judges’ Mini Clinic

Throughout this year, USDF offered a number of USEF/USDF Judges’ Mini Clinics.  Held over two days, these clinics are required as maintenance for all Licensed Dressage Judges. The instructors...

A Journey of Gains and Losses

By Dawn Bruneau My adventures with horses began 40 years ago as a working student at Ironstone Farm in Andover, MA.  I mucked stalls, groomed,...

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...

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.*

Discovering Her Roots

Having recently graduated from law school and with limited funds for a purchase, I found myself browsing PetFinder, hoping to maybe find an Off the Track Thoroughbred. The first profile I clicked on was of a 5-year-old, 13 hand pony mare, named Dixie.

Jenny Susser on Prepare to Perform

This article won the 2021 GMO Newsletter Award for a general interest article for GMOs with 500 or more members. It originally appeared in...

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! 

Always A Ladyhawke

Growing up, I always wanted a Kennebec Morgan. My mom had worked out at the Kennebec Morgan Farm in the 70s, and told me stories of her happy memories with all the different horses. I was obsessed.
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