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When Is It Time to Stop Showing

After Bubba and I’s last schooling show, I cancelled the rest of our season. This was an immensely difficult decision for me because I’m inherently competitive. I love to win. I love to succeed and, to be frank, do better than other people. So why did I decide to stop showing…

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10,000 Hours of Riding

I had a mind bubble burst last week while enmeshed in a fit of frustration. I was failing spectacularly at leg yielding consistently because I couldn’t coordinate my aides. Plus, Bubba and I had just finished being spectacularly picked apart at our last show and I was being less than…

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George Williams Clinic Recap

On March 12-13th USDF President and former rider at Tempel Lipizzans, George Williams, returned to the home of one of the largest herds of the endangered Lipizzan breed in the US to present a two-day clinic for local riders and auditors.   Mr Williams brought his knowledge from international competition and training…

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Directive Dressage: Test Riding Tips

I was reading my issue of Dressage Today and came upon an article about test riding with three world class judges.  Of the ones that they spoke about in the article the idea of ‘riding the directive ideas’ struck me as particularly meaningful since these are the exact things that the judges…

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