Kim Cox

Calgary, Canada

I'm an Alberta Dressage competitor,coach and judge liviing in Calgary, Alberta Canada. This site was started to feature information on Dressage training, Alberta Dressage and Dressage showing tips in the Calgary region. CalgaryDressage.com is a local portal to all things Dressage.

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CalgaryDressage.com: How do I move up from Basic through Level 2 in Western Dressage?

Click on this to access my PowerPoint presentation: Western Dressage Stepping Up to Level 2     

CalgaryDressage.com: Hemp Meal for Dressage horses – London’s story

Hemp Meal Helps

I began looking for a palatable source of supplemental protein for London. London is: large horse(17.3) thoroughbred in his breeding (Laurie’s Crusader, Londonderry) stomach issues, hard keeper hot, forward, nervous heavy work and high protein requirement getting a high alfalfa, grass hay mix. I found a supplier of ground hemp meal, the fines after the …

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CalgaryDressage.com – Moving up to Second Level

Second Level frame

Kimberly Cox, Assignment re: application for promotion of dressage judge status (to Basic). Topic: Second Level is a significant step-up from First Level. What are the differences? The differences between competing at First and Second Level in dressage involves more than mastery of movements including: shoulder in, travers, simple change, counter canter, 10 meter circle, …

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What is Long Term Equestrian Development?

Black Saddle

LTED in Alberta Canada

Calgary Dressage.com – The Princess Principle

Dressage is a tough sport

Dressage, from the French verb, dressager, “to train” has a reputation for elitism.  After all, the sport is based on highly trained cavalry manouvers shown at court before kings and queens. The “princess principle” embodies the entilted few who have the means to compete a made horse, sometimes observed showing at a level above capacity. These riders as seen with …

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Great Teams and Systems Build Success

Rosettes

I provide Dressage lessons to clients at Black Whiskey Ranch, Priddis,  Alberta. The western lilt of the barn’s name and that our regular clinician is regarded as one of the most renown hunter/jumper equitation coaches in Canada should peak your interest in our program. We have a team and our team has a system, a program for developing skill …

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Calgary Dressage – Why choose an Equestrian Canada Coach?

Champion

As an Equestrian Canada Competition Coach Specialist in Dressage, I am aligned with program development through Sport Canada, the National Coaching Certification Program and the Coaching Association of Canada. The certifications achieved by accredited coaches exist to provide a level of confidence in the quality of lesson delivery, safety and ability to provide an optimal learning …

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Barn Best Practices

Facility planning

Here are some best practices for building a dressage barn. The list is based on years of boarding and training at different equestrian facilities.

Kim Cox – Competition Coach Specialist Dressage

I am the first candidate in the province of Alberta, Canada to achieve my Competition Coach Specialist Dressage accreditation. This certification is backed by Equine Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada and administered by the Alberta Equestrian Federation. The process involves reaching or exceeding all 7 certification outcomes to be mastered. Some of these outcomes …

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CalgaryDressage.com interview – Dressage in Australia, 2015

CalgaryDressage, Kim Cox interview with Nicole Tough

CalgaryDressage in Oz… Dressage Down Under, an interview with Nicole Tough Nicole Tough is one of Australia’s leading Dressage coaches, judge and competitor. Nicole is not only an elite rider, but also certified as a Level 2 Equestrian Australia NCAS Dressage specialist coach, National A Level Dressage Judge and a Judge Educator.   When I …

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