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 […]

CalgaryDressage.com interview – Dressage in Australia, 2015

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 […]

CalgaryDressage.com…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 […]

CalgaryDressage.com…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 […]

CalgaryDressage.com…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 […]