by George Williams In my columns, I try to touch on all things dressage. As in every sport, there are many different aspects, several of which I’ve discussed in previous columns. Once in a while I feel compelled to speak out about the principles of dressage training, and now is one of those times. The
By George Williams The summer that never was: Yes, it sounds like the title of a book you might have read while at the beach during a normal summer. In many respects, as youth coach, this past summer basically feels like it never was. Summer is when some of our most important events normally happen
By George Williams Our family recently retired a 10-year-old gelding. These are the moments that tend to make us pause to reflect on why we do what we do. As we get older, one of the many questions we grapple with is, when is the appropriate time to retire? For many of us, especially in
By George Williams One third of youth drop out of sports between the ages of 6 and 12. Of those, 25 percent drop out due to poor coaching. I heard this surprising and depressing statistic while attending a U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee/Athlete Development Model (USOPC/ADM) forum for youth coaches a little over a year
By Britney Grover. Portraits by Melissa Fuller - Sidelines is thrilled to introduce George Williams as our new monthly dressage columnist. George has dedicated his life to dressage as a rider, coach, clinician and volunteer. After beginning his dressage education with Egon von Neindorff in Germany, George followed his mentor, Karl Mikolka, to ride and train with the Tempel Lipizzans for 20 years, including being program director for 13. He then pursued his own competitive goals to ride on a U.S. team and succeeded with Rocher, earning many championships and culminating in fifth place at the 2003 World Cup in Sweden, team bronze at CHIO Aachen in 2005 and USDF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle Horse of the Year.
62 Ingate (Full Article) Subscribe for just $9.95 or Order Individual Issues Here! CONTENTS 22 Coursewalk With Heather Caristo 26 Ryan Pedigo: Part of the Family 36 Charity: Little Victories at Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center 42 Mona Snell: Through the Eyes of an Artist & Horsewoman 48 Dressage: Getting To Know
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Monday, January 07 2013 by Editor
They’re Back Trainers Converge on Florida for 2013 Dressage Season Wellington, FL (January 7, 2013) – Every year Wellington, Florida becomes a mecca for the who’s who in the world of dressage, the new year kicks off with the arrival of hundreds of riders and trainers, their horses and dreams for the season.