Members of my family survived the polio epidemic of the 1950’s. Some recovered and some have suffered tremendously. Now in their late 50’s and early 60’s, post polio syndrome is causing health issues for those who seemed to beat the virus when it first hit. There are many who after years of symptom free livng have been targeted again by this virus of the past.
Kim Cox on Roderick and Gil Hansen with O’Malley were invited to perform their dressage freestyle at the opening of the “Polo for Polio Event”, held at the Black Diamond Land & Cattle Polo Club, Saturday, Aug 27.
We were very pleased to be asked to patricipate and thoroughly enjoyed learning more about the sport of Polo. I believe all equestrians gain so much from being exposed to each other’s disciplines.
Thank you to the organizers of “Polo for Polio” it was an afternoon of polo demonstrations, and a brilliant game, played under perfect conditions.
Over 450 musical selections and growing. Kur music and choreography.
Freestyles are FUN:
Fantastic way to dance with your horse….Unanimously appealling…Now available from Calgary Dressage
Contact: Kim Cox through comments on the Calgary Dressage website.
Check the Freestyle page for a link to Free Calgary Dressage Music
Click on this link for Calgary Dressage Freestyle Music…..Freestyles are Fun.
(All music downloads are free, as a service to all Alberta Area Dressage riders. I hope to to encourage more Kurs at competitions. )
This is from Dressage Canada as of March 1, 2011 (Very important for Calgary Area Freestyle riders):
“Freestyle riders, please take note that in keeping with the new dressage tests, the third and fourth level freestyle tests have been revised.
In Third Level, counter canter is no longer a required movement.
In Fourth Level, changes of every third stride are not required and the canter pirouettes are now “working half pirouettes”.
Freestyles are fun!
Send me a request in “comments”, including your email address, and I’ll forward you choreography to go with the music.
You can turn this into a training level freestyle by adjusting the choreography to meet the rule requirements of EC.
Always check for rule updates before performing a freestyle for marks at a show.
There are moves at each level that are “clearly allowed” and that are “clearly disallowed”.
Try riding your own freestyle routine to this music…..
- 20 sec. of intro to halt and salute
- 113 sec. of trot work
- 60 sec. for walk and free walk work
- 114 sec. of canter
- 14 sec. of ending trot work to halt and salute
For more Free Freestyles, visit CalgaryDressage.com often….stay tuned