Thinking Horseman Winter 2020

… But Look How Far You’ve Come

A reflection on the journey from the rider I used to be to the one I dream to become

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FEI Dressage World Cup™ WEL: Werth Gives a Masterclass with Emilio at Lyon

Defending series champion and equestrian sports legend, Germany’s Isabell Werth, kicked off her FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2018/2019 campaign today with a convincing win with Emilio at the second leg of the Western European League series at Equita Longines in Lyon, France.

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Masterclass: 8 Tips with WEG Gold Medalist Isabell Werth

Dressage fans in southern California were treated to a recent clinic with renowned German dressage rider Isabell Werth. Here were the key training takeaways from the weekend.


U.S. Olympians Laura Graves and Verdades first Americans to top FEI Dressage World Rankings

Olympic bronze medallist duo and American sweethearts, Laura Graves and Verdades (aka Diddy), have topped the FEI World Dressage rankings thanks to their double silver medal placings last month at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon.

Over 100 “Generation Z” athletes – from a total entry of around 800 – are bidding to shine at next month’s FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 in North Carolina (USA).

Generation Z” athletes aiming to shine at FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

Over 100 “Generation Z” athletes - born between the mid-1990s and early 2000s - have been named on the nominated entry list for next month’s FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, the pinnacle of equestrian sport, in North Carolina (USA).

Look at the lightness and connection in the performance by Michael Jung and fischerRocana FST as he seeks his fourth straight victory at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.

Report: Dressage, Day One at the 2018 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event

As expected, three-time Kentucky winner Michael Jung is at the top of the heap with one more day of dressage to go.


Weighty Matters

Grand prix dressage rider David Marcus shares how your weight aids can improve your horse’s training at every level.


The Biomechanics Of Passage

Using the latest motion-analysis technology, researchers looked at how horses perform passage, and discovered how the movement can challenge their balance.

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Sporthorse Star: Rassing’s Lonoir's Health Care Routine

Get the inside scoop on Olivia Lagoy-Weltz's dressage superstar Rassing's Lonoir.


Nicholas Fyffe: Grounded Expectations

This Australian Grand Prix rider shares how a better relationship with your horse on the ground translates into success in the saddle.

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14 Training Tips from Olympian Carl Hester

Dressage fundamentals were the foundation of this British gold medalist’s first U.S. clinic.


How Can I Practice Dressage on Trail Rides?

Top dressage rider and trainer JJ Tate shares ways to keep your dressage horse fresh and build a better partnership with him--outside of the ring.


Creating Harmony and Expression

Chief Rider at the Spanish Riding School Andreas Hausberger demonstrates his attention to detail while teaching classical dressage methods.

The stands were packed for the second day of the dressage phase at Rolex Kentucky, which attracted a crowd of 13,402.

Postcard: 2017 Rolex Kentucky - Dressage Day Two

North American riders dominate the standings at the Kentucky Horse Park going into the cross-country test.


Postcard: 2017 Rolex Kentucky Dressage, Day One

A beloved fixture at the Kentucky Horse Park marks its 20th anniversary as a 4-star, but the big time eventing action actually predates it to 1978, when the venue hosted the World Eventing Championships.

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Postcard: Ring Familiarization and Warm-ups at Omaha's Century Link Center

The arena familiarization and warm-ups for the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping and FEI World Cup™ Dressage Finals are over—now it’s time for the competition to begin.

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Laura Graves: How to Create a Self-Going Horse

Unlock your horse’s dressage potential with this rising international star’s key to success.

The week before a competition, solidify the test in your mind with visualization, thinking of how you’ll prepare for, ride and finish each movement. | © Amy K. Dragoo/AIMMEDIA

Help Me Stay on Course!

Advice for a rider who struggles to stay focused and on course in dressage and jumping tests at events.

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A German Olympian Makes Dressage Fun and Easy for Your Horse

German Olympian Helen Langehanenberg shares stories of her equine partners to illustrate how the same basic training techniques help horses with different temperaments and body types excel.

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How Do I Create More “Jump” in My Horse’s Canter?

Through careful timing of your aids, you can help improve your horse's canter.

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A Dressage Scribe Shares her Learning Experience

Scribing for a dressage judge at a show can be both fun and informative.

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What's New in the 2015 Dressage Tests

Kristi Wysocki, a member of the USEF test-writing subcommittee, explains the reasoning behind the changes in the 2015 dressage tests.

Before becoming licensed, prospective FEI judges go through a combination of training, apprenticeship and testing. | © Charles Mann/arnd.nl

What Do the Different Dressage Judge Ratings Mean?

Marilyn Odgen Heath explains the dressage judge rating system for shows at all levels and the different USDF, USEF and FEI ratings.