Dressage

  • Dressage,  Pony Club Love

    My Experience with the North American Youth Dressage Championships

    by Hannah Irons My name is Hannah Irons (C-1, dual member Tidewater and Seneca Valley Pony Clubs, Delmarva Region) and I am going to share a little bit about my experience competing at the North American Youth Championships hosted by Old Salem Farm in New York. This was Bella and I’s first year at this level and it is my goal to come back to this show next year with more show experience and confidence in the arena. I have been an active Pony Club member in the Delmarva Region for over 10 years and I am now a USDF Bronze and Silver medalist. I stay quite busy training horses…

  • Dressage,  I Ride! - Pony Club Discipline News,  Special Events

    Festival is Coming! Eyes Up Dressage.

    We heard a rumor that the best Dressage riders will be at Pony Club Festival this year. If you’re planning to bring your family for a fun-filled Kentucky Horse Park family vacation this summer while you compete in the USPC Championships 2017, here’s the scoop. Basic Info: Qualify at your Regional Rally and meet the following criteria: Fine Print: • Age as of January 1, 2017, certification as of closing date of qualifying rally. Entrant must have competed in the qualifying rally at the certification required for that division/discipline. • All Championships Competitors must be in compliance with USPC Policy #1002, Member in Good Standing. • B/H-A/A competitors are invited…

  • Dressage,  In The Spotlight,  Pony Club Love

    What’s Up Doc, The Ideal Pony Club Mount

    Molly Ryan, a C+ Dressage member of the Sinking Creek Pony Club in the Old Dominion Region submitted the following story as her entry for the Flash Teamwork Award for 2015. One of a few finalists, Pony Club wanted to share the story of this fabulous Pony Club horse who has taught many members the ropes of Pony Club. Enjoy! What’s Up Doc didn’t begin his life as the ideal Pony Club mount; he was, in fact, quite the opposite. Barely 14.2 hands, with a surprising wild streak and intense fear of thunder, Doc arrived at Harmony Hills Equestrian Center, the home of Sinking Creek Pony Club, with little training…

  • Dressage,  In The Spotlight,  Pony Club Love

    What’s Up Doc, The Ideal Pony Club Mount

    Molly Ryan, a C+ Dressage member of the Sinking Creek Pony Club in the Old Dominion Region submitted the following story as her entry for the Flash Teamwork Award for 2015. One of a few finalists, Pony Club wanted to share the story of this fabulous Pony Club horse who has taught many members the ropes of Pony Club. Enjoy! What’s Up Doc didn’t begin his life as the ideal Pony Club mount; he was, in fact, quite the opposite. Barely 14.2 hands, with a surprising wild streak and intense fear of thunder, Doc arrived at Harmony Hills Equestrian Center, the home of Sinking Creek Pony Club, with little training…

  • Dressage,  Pony Club Love

    Young Riders Learn From An Olympian

    Courtesy of Community News Editor, Elaine Allen-Emrich and the Englewood Sun, Pony Club has an interesting article about members from Sea Fox Pony Club in the Sunshine Region getting to ride with Olympic Dressage riders. Enjoy! At 13, Tatumn Edge (C-1 HM, D-3 Trad, C-1 Dr) has a goal to train with an Olympic coach in Germany. Last week, she inched closer to her dream while working with Olympian competitor Kathleen Wightman-Raine and her husband David, both accomplished dressage riders. Dressage riding is the systematic development of horse and rider, resulting in a balanced, harmonious team. Dressage helps the horse and rider communicate with each other and develop balance, strength,…

  • "Say What?" Quiz,  Dressage,  Eventing,  Play Games,  Polocrosse,  Show Jumping,  Special Events,  Tetrathlon,  Western

    Texting at Championships East 2015

    With all the technology available in this day and age it’s easy to get a little overwhelmed with information but this is one service you’ll want to subscribe to during Championships East 2015. Hear all of the late breaking news for Championships East! Everything from last minute changes to competition schedules, find out when and where scores are posted, change of venues, and emergency weather notifications. Make sure to sign-up to for the topics that YOU want to keep up with! Have mom and dad sign up too so they’re in the loop as well. Simply text the appropriate discipline keywords (listed below) to 81010! Shortly after you will receive…

  • "Say What?" Quiz,  Dressage,  Eventing,  I Ride! - Pony Club Discipline News,  In The Spotlight,  Play Games,  Polocrosse,  Show Jumping,  Special Events,  Tetrathlon,  Western

    Championships East is Almost Here!

    Look out! From July 22nd to the 26th The Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA will be invaded by USPC Championships East. Disciplines include: Eventing, Tetrathlon, Show Jumping, Quiz, Games, Polocrosse, and Dressage (including Western Dressage). The entries are already opened, but don’t miss out, the closing date is MONDAY July 6th at NOON EST. Get your entries in today! Awesome CHMJ, Board Member, and Crazy Sock aficionado, Yvette Seger, did a fabulous webinar regarding Championships East. It can be viewed at this link! There is lots to see and do in Lexington, Virginia including; Natural Bridge, a ghost tour of Lexington, golf, many historic attrations, and the Zoo. For…

  • Dressage,  Eventing,  Lesson Plans,  Show Jumping,  Tetrathlon,  Western

    Airs Above Ground- The Flying Change

    It is a movement every rider who jumps or does top level dressage wants to achieve. It is also one of the toughest things to train a horse. It is… The Flying Change! The dictionary defines a flying change as a movement where the leading leg is changed in the air without breaking gait. This movement is used across the board from racing, to dressage, eventing, hunters, jumpers, reining, polo, and so on. Horses who perform this movement in competition use it to show collection, precision, balance, and obedience. It is important to note, a flying change should not be trained too early in your training. Your horse must have…

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