Kim Cox

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Name: Kim Cox
Date registered: January 12, 2011


I'm an Alberta Dressage enthusiast. Our family lives in Calgary, Alberta Canada. This site was started to feature information on Dressage training, Alberta Dressage products and Dressage showing tips in the Calgary region. is a local portal to all things Dressage.

Latest posts

  1. – Moving up to Second Level — September 11, 2017
  2. What is Long Term Equestrian Development? — February 12, 2017
  3. Calgary – The Princess Principle — December 1, 2016
  4. Great Teams and Systems Build Success — August 23, 2016
  5. Calgary Dressage – Why choose an Equestrian Canada Coach? — April 25, 2016

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Mar 01…Why Dressage?

Unfortunately, there seems to be some misapprehension amongst English riders as to the nature of “School Riding”. More often than not it is confounded with “Haute Ecole”; some even go so far as to call it “trick riding”. It is nothing of the sort. Ordinary “School Riding” is the fundamental education of both rider and …

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Jan 13 – Show Dates Alberta 2014…

Alberta Recognized & Schooling Show Dates   2014 RECOGNIZED SHOWS: February 2nd  – Winter Dressage I – RMSJ – Anderson Ranch   February 23rd PAADA Dressage Daze I – EC Sanctioned Silver – At the Ponoka Ag Event Center Contact:   March 15 – 16th – Winter Dressage II – RMSJ – Anderson Ranch …

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Jan 13 – Goal Setting for Dressagers….

Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future

Jan 01…2014 resolutions for the New Year

Usually there are many things that come to mind when making New Years resolutions. I am choosing to keep it simple this year. Stay neutral, open and observant in each ride. That’s my mantra for 2014. I have gone through stages focusing  on technique, and micro-management. I must now let my horse do his job. I …

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Nov 27…The Positive Equestrian’s Pledge

The focus of attending the recent Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Conference held in Calgary November 7th through 9th was the power of maintaining a positive team focus. Dressage is an individdual sport, but the barn you train at fosters a team. The  group of experts you work wlith to better yourself and your horse is a …

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Nov 25….Ride to music amazing Pas de Trois

Aug 25…Roderick August 11, 2013

Roderick West Calgary Dressage Third Level Test 3 64% Ride more forward into a steady hand. Why does it take so long to get there? I have a compulsive need to fix things as they happen. My coach, Deanna Cullen, has steadfastly resolved to not allow my disfunctionality to “fiddle” with the reins. Roderick, my …

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Aug 15…on the Spanish Riding School Seat

 This is one of the best articles I’ve read on developing a classic dressage seat. Arthur Kottas-Heldenberg needs no introduction.  He is succinct in his descriptions and there are excellent illustraions accompanying the article.  Thanks to the editors at “Dressage Today” for posting the original article. The Spanish Riding School Seat and how to achieve …

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Aug 06…..Tools for success in the Dressage Court

The Digital Horse visual aid for learning dresage tests. I ‘ve found it is better to learn all my dressage tests by memory.  It goes beyond memory, I learn them “by heart”.  In this way I use my anticipation and sequencing skills to help prepare for the next movement. If there is soft music in the …

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May 12…Dressage Code of Conduct

Dressage Code: Understand the results you achieve in training are only a step in the process. Let your horse be the primary source of instant feedback for your purpose and progress. Focus on joy, celebration and an inner sense of calm purposeful determination. Know that each result achieved correctly will occur perfectly on purpose. Prepare to …

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