Great Teams and Systems Build Success

I have a team and I believe that teamwork is fundamental to success in any sport. We have a team and our team has a system, a program for developing skill sets for horse and rider. We practice correct aids and communication with our horses. Without a basic system of understanding between horse and human, […]

Calgary Dressage – Why choose an Equestrian Canada Coach?

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 […]

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…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 […]

CalgaryDressage.com…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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

  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 […]

CA/ADA Fall 2012 Newsletter…..Local Dressage News from the Calgary Area

Calgary Area of the Alberta Dressage Association                                                                          This newsletter is an important resource for local dressage riders and those new to our sport. There is information on shows and clinics past and future. It would be wise to join this organization and support local Dressage if you haven’t done so.  There is contact information in the […]