If you are interested in obtaining your “r” Eventing Judge license, or wish to learn more about what the judges will be looking for in the new 2018 dressage tests, then you won't want to miss the Dressage Session I Training Program, taking place at Longwood Farm South in Ocala, Florida, January 29-February 1. The deadline for registration has been extended to Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Click here to register.
The first two days of the session will introduce prospective judges to the biomechanics of the horse and how it is reflected in the training scale of judging. The second two days offer practical application in the field with live and interactive demonstration.
There is still space available for auditors and full participants. If you are interested in attending or would like additional information on obtaining a judge's license, please contact Nancy Knight at [email protected] or (703) 669-9997.
How competitive have your Training results been? What’s a good dressage score? What scores could earn you a top finish? We’ve been taking a look at each USEA level and as we continue this series, EquiRatings offers some stats and graphs to help evaluate your Training game.
The CCI4*-S had an exciting shake-up of the top placings to finish out the International divisions at the Twin Rivers Fall International. It was Tamie Smith and Passepartout, an 11-year-old German Sport Horse gelding (Pasco x Preschel) owned by Tamie's daughter Kaylawna Smith-Cook, who came out on top with the fastest cross-country time of the group. Ruth Bley’s 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding Danito (Dancier x Wie Musik) took second. Erin Kellerhouse and her own Woodford Reserve rounded out the top three.
Knowing what sort of support your horse needs can be tough, but it can also make a big difference. There’s a lot of confusion between your horse’s foregut health and hindgut health. After all, the process of breaking down food and absorbing nutrients is all technically “digestion,” so isn’t it all the same? Not quite. The organs in the foregut and hindgut have different functions, and each area has unique health concerns.
This year, the Area VI Championships took place on a sweltering weekend in Ramona, California at the Copper Meadows Horse Trials. In order to qualify to compete in the Area VI Championships in 2020, riders had to earn two MERs at the level at an event in Area VI during the qualifying period from August 1, 2019 to August 18, 2020.