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…Dressage Code of Conduct

Dressage Coach, Judge, Competitor

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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CalgaryDressage.com….Barn Affirmations

Facility planning

Here are personal affirmations I use as I go to train at the barn: I accept myself and my horse for who we are today. I have a warm regard for others at the barn. I am ready, present physically, emotionaly, mentally and spiritually. I will assist others whenever I can, without taking away from their self detrmination.I believe …

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CalgaryDressage.com….Core Principles…

Roderick, Kim Cox up

  Dressage Business Management… My core principles:  1.     Engage in lawfulness, honesty, personal, integrity and fairness in all transactions. You will always be caught in a lie. 2.     Commit to safety. Stop, think and ask. There are no dumb questions. 3.     Seek out roles and responsibilities…Help.  Be part of the solution. 4.     Set high expectations for …

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CalgaryDressage.com…AEF Hosts Canadian Interprovincials

The Alberta Equestrian Federation will be hosting the Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships this year September 13 – 15. The event will be held at Anderson Ranch, just south of Calgary. The CIEC is a sanctioned Equine Canada competition & a collaborative event between the national and provincial sports organizations.  It aims to develop the next …

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CalgaryDressage.com….Spring has sprung, Clinics are here

Clinic Reminder  Gina Smith at Trakehner Glen April 26 – 28, 2013.  Auditing is free.  May and June dates will be announced soon.  Please contact Gill at Trakehner Glen if you need more info  gill@trakehnerglen.com Pia Fortmuller at Twin Valley Equestrian May 9th and 10th.  Auditing is free.  More information about Pia can be found …

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CalgaryDressage.com….Clinic updates from the C/A/A/D/A

NEW CLINIC INFORMATION   April 6 & 7 –       Half Steps is hosting  a clinic with Verina Mahin of California at Chupik Farms.  There are a few rider spots available and auditing is free.  Verina’s bio can be found on the Half Steps website www.halfsteps.ca For more information please contact Joely Mann at halfsteps@telus.blackberry.net …

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Calgary Dressage…10 last things you should hear from a coach…

If you have a coach/trainer that says anything from this list, then perhaps you need to re-evaluate your relationship: “I won’t get on your horse, it’s dangerous.” “Don’t screw up.” (before you go into the ring to ride your test.) “You can’t hold your reins like that!” (before you go into the ring to ride …

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Calgary Dressage prepares for the Mane Event in Red Deer April 26 – 28, 2013

Tom Dvorak at Mane Event 2013 in Red Deer

  The Mane Event, Equine Education & Trade Fair at Westerner Park in Red Deer, April 26 – 28, 2013 is pleased to announce our jumping/equitation clinician and dressage clinicians for this year are: George Morris  and Tom Dvorak If you would like to participate in their sessions or simply audit please visit http://www.maneeventexpo.com for …

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CalgaryDressage.com…..Showing in the USA #3

Rosettes

  In a perfect world, I would like to show every 2 to 3 weeks during the season.  In this part of the world you can do that.  Showing this often adds to a rider’s mental toughness and psychological edge. There is a long off season at home and shows are far apart in the regular schedule at …

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CalgaryDressage.com…Showing in the USA #2

You have established a training base in southern California, your horse has arrived at the destination all is well. Your horse will need a few days to  adjust to the climate and change in hay. Bathe and clip your horse and find the appropriate sheet/blanket/fly mask combination for the weather in the desert. We feed “Safe Choice”, …

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