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Do Upper-Level Dressage Mares Require Unique Management?

Gail Hoff-Caromona shares her thoughts on handling mares.

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How You Can Help Equestrian Sports Grow and Thrive

FEI gold medalist Ayden Uhlir shares her thoughts on seven ways we can all pitch in to promote equestrian sports.

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The Slow Death of Dressage: The Horse Show Entry

A longtime dressage competitor explains why she believes the multitude of required memberships and complicated show entries are a detriment to the sport.

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The Value and Cost of Electronic Scribing for Dressage Tests

Blogger and USEF dressage judge Margaret Freeman speaks from personal experience to discuss the perks and drawbacks of electronic scribing and scoring.

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Don't Settle for the "Safe" Dressage Scores

Blogger and judge Margaret Freeman explains why higher scores are often worth the risk.

Axel Steiner will be back on the air on the USEF Network sharing commentary and stories from this year’s National Dressage Pony Cup in Kentucky.

National Dressage Pony Cup Announces Return of Live Streaming on USEF Network with Axel Steiner

The Championship Show is held July 7-9, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky.

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No Do-Overs in Dressage

FEI changes to dressage scores eliminate deliberate errors

Credit: Terri Miller At home, your training goal should be to have a very good ride every day. Then, at a show, just ride as well as you do at home.

Jan Ebeling: How to Prepare for Show-Ring Success

Pan Am Games gold medalist Jan Ebeling shares tips on preparing the horse for competition.

Credit: SusanJStickle.com Kya Endreson and Pik L’s top Junior freestyle proved the importance of focusing on your horse’s strengths.

Advice for Riding and Judging an FEI Dressage Freestyle

Janet Foy explains points that need to be considered by judge and rider.

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Common Causes of Spur Marks and How to Address Them

Kari Garber provides advice to help remedy the issue of spur marks, explaining common causes and possible solutions.

This year: A horse can compete in the Small Tour at the Festival of Champions, the Medium Tour at Devon and the Grand Prix in Florida. | Photo copyright Susan J. Stickle

The Medium Tour in Dressage

A look at easing the transition to Grand Prix with adjustments to the Intermediate tests

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Go Back to Basics to Build a Solid Training Foundation

Instead of a quick fix or short cut, go back to basics to build a solid foundation of training.