Welcome to the March edition of the Dressage Today podcast sponsored by ADM. In this episode, Aviva shares her exciting news about being selected to represent the United States in dressage at the 2022 Maccabi Games in Israel. She also answers a question about what the judge sees, or doesn’t see, prior to the rider entering the ring. The feature is a great interview with successful Grand Prix competitor and trainer Jessica Jo “JJ” Tate.
JJ Tate began to take her place among the country’s riding elite early, making her FEI debut at just 16 years old. Earning numerous national and regional titles, JJ has trained and competed over 29 horses at the FEI levels, including eight at Grand Prix. Known for her classical education and elegant riding, she is a top competitor whose devotion to the very highest standards of horsemanship and integrity make her a positive role model in the contemporary dressage world. JJ has been long listed for the World Equestrian Games and represented the United States in competitions abroad. In early 2022, she has had a successful season showing at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida.