Oct 05, 2020

IDCTA Announces a Live Stream Interview with Marilyn Payne

Marilyn Payne instructing at the 2019 USEA ICP Symposium. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

Marilyn Payne was one of the youngest judges ever to earn a license and has gone on to hold the highest rankings for both the FEI and USEF. Payne has judged the Olympics twice — as a member of the ground jury in 2008 and the president of the ground jury in 2016. Payne led the process for writing the current USEF and FEI dressage tests, judges at events all around the world, and is an active competitor and coach, giving her a unique insight to share her tips for getting the most out of every move in your test.

On November 4, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. CST, come join a live stream interview to uncover new insights and perspectives from the judge’s box:

  • Hear tips on making the most of every movement and which movements to focus on for better scores.

  • Discover what makes the best possible impression. A better impression will enhance your score.

  • Uncover common myths that you may have while performing in front of a judge.

  • Hear how and why certain movements that can take your dressage test to a different level.

From perfecting test movements to corrections that can save a movement score, to the dos and don’ts and ins and outs of showing, come join us for a live stream interview with Marilyn Payne. She and IDCTA Eventing VP Eric Dierks have some entertaining stories to illustrate their points. Whether you are an eventer or a dressage enthusiast, this event should be quite entertaining and educational. Click here to request directions for joining the session.

If you have a question you’d like asked, please submit them to [email protected].

This live stream is provided by the Illinois Dressage and Combined Training Association.

Jul 25, 2021 Profile

Tokyo Talk with the Grooms of Team USA

We know a lot about the athletes representing the USA on our Tokyo team, but what about those essential people, the grooms? Catherine Austen finds out more about Courtney Carson, Emma Ford, and Steph Simpson in this edition of Tokyo Talk.

Jul 24, 2021

Jennifer Brannigan Takes the Lead in the CCI4*-L

Ian Stark’s cross-country course resulted in changes among the FEI divisions on Saturday

Cross-country day for the FEI competitors at Rebecca Farm resulted in big changes in the top three standings in the 4* divisions. The current top three riders in the CCI4*-Long all put in double-clear rounds to maintain their dressage scores from the first day of competition.

Jul 24, 2021 Profile

Tokyo Team Member: Phillip Dutton and Z

Phillip Dutton and Z are on the road to Tokyo! Dutton, the 6-time Olympian, is going into his 7th Olympic Games. Dutton’s first three Olympics he represented Australia and helped secure the team gold medal twice (1996 - team gold, 2000 - team gold, and 2004). The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games were the first Olympic Games that Dutton rode for the U.S., and he has been on the U.S. Olympic team ever since. Dutton’s most recent Olympic performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics, he earned the individual bronze medal with Mighty Nice.

Jul 24, 2021 Competitions

Woods Baughman leads CCI4*-L

Rebecca Farm FEI dressage scores are tightly packed

The FEI competition at Rebecca Farm continued today with the CCI3*-Long, CCI4*- Short, and CCI4*- Long dressage. With scores ranging from the mid-20s to the low 30s, the standings in all divisions are tightly packed.

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