Erin Miles Photo by CJ Carpenter Photography The Dressage Foundation’s Maryal and Charlie Barnett Continuing Education for Dressage Instructors Fund has awarded grants to two individuals to attend the USDF’s Instructor/Trainer Program. Kelsey Dunlap, from North Carolina, and Erin Miles (pictured), from Michigan, each received a $1,500 grant to further their education as instructors. Kelsey
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November 13, 2013 – Whit Watkins of Moody, Texas, received the fifth annual “USDF Region 9 Teaching Excellence Award” at the Great American/USDF Region 9 Championships held in Bryan, TX, October 17-20, 2013. She received a $5,000 award for demonstrating adherence to sound dressage principles and the ability to communicate these principles so that students develop themselves and their horses in a logical, progressive and humane way up through the levels.
Wednesday, May 29 2013 by Editor
Loxahatchee, FL (May 28, 2013) – “I love when horses want to overachieve,” says USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze medalist, Heidi Degele, of Mesa Farms in Loxahatchee, about qualifying Young Horse division candidates, Lakota and Don Fredo HD. Both are now also both qualified for the USDF Region 3 championships in Georgia after strong finishes at Gold Coast Dressage May show. “Lakota got 67% in Prix St. Georges to finish second and won his first Intermediaire I with a 67%
Epic Educational Sessions Announced in 2013 Dressage Summit Schedule: World’s Elite Dressage Masters & Natural Horsemanship Experts Convene
Tuesday, January 08 2013 by Editor
Wellington ,FL (January 3, 2013) – The 2013 Dressage Summit will bring together some of the most accomplished, respected and effective teachers the horsemanship world has to offer.
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.
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Susan Hancock December 10, 2012 – Susan Hancock of La Vernia, Texas, received the fourth annual “USDF Region 9 Teaching Excellence Award” at the Great American/USDF Region 9 Championships held in Katy, TX, November 1-4, 2012. She received a $5,000 award for demonstrating adherence to sound dressage principles and the ability to communicate these principles so that students develop themselves and their horses in a logical, progressive and humane way up through the levels. “The methods that Susan used to weave dressage theory into her lessons, along with guidance on the rider’s position, was one of the main reasons that Susan’s application was selected [by the National Selection Committee],” said Meg Flemming (TX), originator of the award. The Region 9 Teaching Excellence Award was established at The Dressage Foundation in 2009. The purpose of the award is to showcase and honor excellence in dressage teachers. Dressage instructors are nominated by students or peers, and then submit an application that is reviewed by a prominent Selection Committee. In addition to being a USDF Region 9 member in good standing and a Region 9 resident, the recipient must also demonstrate adherence to sound dressage principles and have the ability to communicate these principles of training so that students develop themselves and their horses in a logical, progressive, and humane way up through the levels. The recipient should also have a reputation for honesty, integrity, and community service.