Tag Archive: Dressage Shows

Aug 25

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 …

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Apr 02

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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Feb 22

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 …

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Feb 17

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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Feb 15

CalgaryDressage.com – Showing Dressage in the USA #1

  Training in San Diego The process of showing Dressage is a multi stage process. Riding in the equivalent of our recognized shows, riders must have all memberships to the USDF, USEF and the local state NGO.  Riders also need a horse license number for your horse, USDF and USEF membership numbers for your coach or …

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Jan 12

Calgary Dressage……California Blogging

Stay tuned for information and updates on how to “go large” on the southern California dressage circuit.  I will be shipping my third level horse to Thermal Ca. next week.  Watch for tips and informantion on “how to” for the adult amateur rider who may want to add this experience to their bucket list. You …

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Apr 27

Calgary Dressage…Basic Horse Turnout for Showing

Basic Horse Turnout for Showing -Mane neatly pulled, trimmed, and braided.* -Braid mane with elastics or yarn that matches your horse’s mane. White elastics are acceptable in dressage, but avoid them if you are not a skilled braider. -Horse is clean! -Tack is clean! -Clean white or black saddle pad for dressage events. -Hot towel …

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Mar 21

Calgary Dressage – Alberta Dressage Show Dates for 2012

Thank you to Beckie Snow for compiling the show dates for the Alberta Dressage Summer Season: 2012 Alberta Recognized & Schooling Show Dates as of March 21, 2012: May 11, 12 &13th Gold Show in Red Deer presented by AJ/YR May 12th Bronze Show in Red Deer presented by AJ/YR May 26th and 27th Gold …

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Apr 19

Calgary Dressage Tips…What to do if a test goes wrong….

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When considering why your test did not go as it should, be honest and objective about why. Your coach can be very helpful in this regard.  You need to look to the reason not the result. This past weekend, I was dissapointed in my first ride, my horse was not with me and seemed to …

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Mar 29

No more Top Hats Allowed in National Level Tests!

Equine Canada/Dressage Canada have issued a late rule change that as of May 1st, 2011, only competitors above 4th level will be allowed to wear Top Hats in Canadian Competitions.  All others must wear a safety approved helmet with harness when mounted on the show grounds. Failure to comply will cause the rider to be eliminated from …

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