Dressage

  • 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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