In a positive move recognizing the importance of schooling shows and the base of support for the sport of dressage among schooling show riders, the USDF recently announced a new Regional Schooling Show Awards Program.
“The speed at which others are traveling shouldn’t dictate my pace.” Whether she’s on the long-distance running trail or in the dressage arena, Biz Stamm has learned that “slow and steady” can truly win the race.
Performing a dressage test in an enclosed arena. Performing aerial twists and flips off a ski ramp. The sports of dressage and aerial skiing couldn’t be more different… or do they actually have more in common than we think?
In the wake of a controversial dressage video and the subsequent internet fallout that blew up social media last week, Morgane Schmidt Gabriel delivers some real talk: how do we move forward productively to improve the sport?
The mastermind behind the first annual Adequan West Coast Dressage Festival, ongoing right now, Scott Hayes is powered by the strength of his vision for west coast equestrian events. Claire Trafton speaks with Hayes to learn more!
“Upon careful examination, I have determined that I’m fulfilling all of the requirements listed in the training pyramid, and Santa, because you might not be familiar with this whole dressage thing, let me explain.” A letter to Santa, straight from the horse’s mouth.
There’s nothing we love here at Horse Nation more than a good parody song — and “Dressage Girls,” sung to the tune of “Mama Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” might be our new favorite anthem.
Clips from this full 2015 video from Will Rogers Performance Horses are circulating the horsey internet, evoking all of the feels from goosebumps to full-on tears. We’ve got the full scoop and the full video here!
“We will embrace our scrappiness, our quirkiness, our cute but flat-movingness, because that’s what got us here in the first place.” Biz and her Kiger mustang Helix are headed for the Oregon state dressage championships!
Dressage riders know that incorporating dressage into the other disciplines will improve any horse and rider — but the opposite is also true! Biz shares her latest jumping adventures with her dressage horse.
News broke this month that Samsung was contributing funding to the tune of millions of euros to a Korean dressage rider based in Denmark. Why the financing? The rider’s mother is an advisor to recently impeached Korean president Park Geun-hye.