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Dressage Today Podcast: Interview with Todd Flettrich

Listen to co-hosts Stephanie Ruff and Aviva Nebesky share stories of their horse history, and Aviva answers a listener’s question in her segment "Ask the L."Then Stephanie interviews international Grand Prix competitor Todd Flettrich.

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Dressage Today Podcast: Interview with Adrienne Lyle

In this special Olympic podcast, sponsored by Vita Flex, co-hosts Stephanie and Aviva share recent personal news, and Aviva answers another great question in "Ask the L." Then listen in on their interview with leading Olympic contender Adrienne Lyle as she talks about her background, her horses and her Olympic experience. Enjoy!

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US Equestrian Announces U.S. Dressage Team Short List for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Check out the 15 horse and rider combinations vying for a spot in the Olympics

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Dressage Today Podcast: Interview with Shannon Dueck

Listen in to co-hosts Stephanie Ruff and Aviva Nebesky sharing stories of their current horses and Aviva answering a listener’s question in her segment "Ask the L."Then Stephanie interviews international Grand Prix competitor Shannon Dueck.

Dressage Today Podcast: Meet the Hosts

Meet Dressage Today! In our debut episode, we–Jennifer Mellace and Lindsay Paulsen—introduce ourselves as your hosts. We’re two adult amateurs who are passionate about horses and the sport of dressage. In this episode, we’re talking about our equestrian backgrounds and some of the greatest challenges we have faced in our own time with horses.

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Beth Baumert - Balance Your Horse Longitudinally

Beth Baumert explains why your horse loses his balance longitudinally and how to maintain it by riding half-halts and transitions.

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...But Look How Far You've Come

A reflection on the journey from the rider I used to be to the one I dream to become.

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Beth Baumert—Balance Your Horse Laterally

Beth Baumert explains why your horse may lose lateral balance and shares exercises to maintain it by riding shoulder-fore.

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Dreamy Equestrian Vacations with Stacey Adams

In this episode of the Dressage Today Podcast, we look forward to a time when we are able to vacation again. We have a great conversation with Stacey Adams of Active Riding Trips. We chat about dreamy equestrian vacations, some of her most memorable travel experiences, advice on scoring the best deals and tips for packing and gear. Enjoy!

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Enhance Collection with Positive Tension

Equestrian biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques a horse and rider and offers suggestions and exercises for improvements.

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Why Barn Culture Matters

Grand prix dressage rider and trainer Kim McGrath learned early on that barn culture can make or break a person’s or horse’s ambitions.

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Dressage Today Podcast Transcript: New Hosts Introduced, Interview with Janet Foy

New hosts Stephanie Ruff and Aviva Nebesky introduce themselves and premier a new segment called "Ask the L." Then Stephanie interviews FEI 5* Judge Janet Foy about her lifelong devotion to horses and dressage.

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From the Racetrack to the Dressage Arena

FEI “I” dressage and eventing Judge Christoph Hess answers questions from the owner of an ex-racehorse.

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Barbara Minneci: My Equestrian Life During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This two-time Paralympian and 2019 European Championships double bronze medalist explains some of the ways her life and riding has been impacted by the worldwide spread of the virus.

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Col. Christian Carde: My Equestrian Life During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This former chief rider at the Cadre Noir of Saumur, French national dressage coach and "I" judge reflects on how his life at the barn and in the saddle have changed during the pandemic.

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Canada’s Jill Irving Records Personal Best in First Freestyle of 2020 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival

Canadian riders fill the podium in this FEI Dressage World Cup™ Grand Prix Freestyle.

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How to Correct a Lateral Walk

Learn how to diagnose and treat a lateral walk by establishing a correct connection.

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Pan American Games Lima 2019: Canada Takes Dressage Team Gold and Ticket to Tokyo

USA secures silver while Brazil earns bronze and the second Olympic team qualifying spot

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U.S. Dressage Team Takes Early Lead at Lima 2019 Pan American Games

Sarah Lockman and First Apple Top Prix St. Georges With a Personal Best

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I am a Mare Person

A tribute to the good mares who own me

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Six Phases of a Second Level Ride with Hilda Gurney

FEI 'I' judge Hilda Gurney explains how to pull together the more advanced Second Level dressage movements and approach Second Level schooling sessions with planning and purpose.

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Is Eventing Dressage Different from "Regular" Dressage?

Marilyn Payne discusses dressage within the context of eventing.

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How to Ride a Spiral Circle

Katherine Bateson-Chandler explains this useful exercise to help develop collection while maintaining forwardness.

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Four Common Dressage Training Problems Solved with Jennifer Baumert

Learn how to solve dressage training problems by addressing your dressage horse's true underlying issues.