Margaret Freeman Margaret Freeman
by Margaret Freeman
Margaret Freeman, of Tryon NC, is a USEF senior dressage judge and an FEI-level competitor with her Friesian-cross mare. She’s a freelance writer/editor for horse magazines and covered the equestrian events at seven Olympics for the Associate Press. She is the Executive Board secretary of the USDF and is active with youth dressage activities, including Dressage4Kids Inc. and Lendon Gray’s Youth Dressage Festival (NY). She’s an experienced show organizer and was on the founding committees of CDCTA (VA) and Dressage at Devon (PA).

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off to Run She Goes

By Margaret Freeman, January 11, 2017
Molly has run the Dopey Challenge for four years, and last year she ran into Lisa Belcastro there, which is pretty amazing to see someone horsey you know in a crowd of 28,000 runners. Read More

Margaret Freeman Margaret Freeman
by Margaret Freeman
Margaret Freeman, of Tryon NC, is a USEF senior dressage judge and an FEI-level competitor with her Friesian-cross mare. She’s a freelance writer/editor for horse magazines and covered the equestrian events at seven Olympics for the Associate Press. She is the Executive Board secretary of the USDF and is active with youth dressage activities, including Dressage4Kids Inc. and Lendon Gray’s Youth Dressage Festival (NY). She’s an experienced show organizer and was on the founding committees of CDCTA (VA) and Dressage at Devon (PA).

A Knotty Dilemma for Winter

By Margaret Freeman, January 02, 2017
I am really not a Florida person and, since the winters are so mild here in North Carolina compared to points north, I’m surprised more people from here make the trek. Yes, there are great shows and great training opportunities in Florida, but I am still in the train-winter-show-summer patterns from the past. Read More

Jennifer Mellace Work and Play at Dressage Today
by Jennifer Mellace
Go behind the scenes with the Editorial staff of Dressage Today. In the office, around the barn and at home.

Happy New Year!

By Jennifer Mellace, January 01, 2017
I find it hard to believe that I’m wishing you a Happy New Year. It seems like only a few short months ago I wrote about New Year’s resolutions. But time marches on and, whether we’re ready for it or not, we find ourselves at the beginning of another calendar year. In last January’s issue, we focused on cross-training. Read More

Margaret Freeman Margaret Freeman
by Margaret Freeman
Margaret Freeman, of Tryon NC, is a USEF senior dressage judge and an FEI-level competitor with her Friesian-cross mare. She’s a freelance writer/editor for horse magazines and covered the equestrian events at seven Olympics for the Associate Press. She is the Executive Board secretary of the USDF and is active with youth dressage activities, including Dressage4Kids Inc. and Lendon Gray’s Youth Dressage Festival (NY). She’s an experienced show organizer and was on the founding committees of CDCTA (VA) and Dressage at Devon (PA).

Willing Cooperation

By Margaret Freeman, December 26, 2016
In the last round of new dressage tests, a change was made under the heading of “submission” at the bottom to include the phrase “willing cooperation” as part of its definition. There has been some discussion that, when new tests are published again in a couple years, it will go even further, substituting “willing cooperation” for the heading of “submission” itself under the collective marks. Read More

Margaret Freeman Margaret Freeman
by Margaret Freeman
Margaret Freeman, of Tryon NC, is a USEF senior dressage judge and an FEI-level competitor with her Friesian-cross mare. She’s a freelance writer/editor for horse magazines and covered the equestrian events at seven Olympics for the Associate Press. She is the Executive Board secretary of the USDF and is active with youth dressage activities, including Dressage4Kids Inc. and Lendon Gray’s Youth Dressage Festival (NY). She’s an experienced show organizer and was on the founding committees of CDCTA (VA) and Dressage at Devon (PA).

Three-Rider Olympic Format Doesn’t Add Up

By Margaret Freeman, December 21, 2016
If you know someone hoping to make an Olympic equestrian team in 2020, their chances just got harder. On the other hand, if they make a team, their chances of winning a medal just got better – or worse, depending on how you look at it. Read More

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