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December 2014 Newsletter

Exciting happenings at Western Dressage Association of America... Be sure to check it all out!
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WDAA 2014 Rules & Tests!

Our Rules incorporate elements of both Western and Dressage disciplines. Their revision was a collaborative effort on the part of member feedback, evaluation of respected horse people and equine organizations, and edited by a team of our Advisory Board members.
 

TTT Education Program

Train the Trainers™ clinics were established by the Western Dressage Association of America in early 2012.  Intense national and international demand led Frances Carbonnel and Cliff Swanson, members of the WDAA Advisory Board to begin the development of a training curriculum which addressed the needs of equine professionals who were interested in training their horses and clients about Western Dressage.
 

WDAA Professional Directory

The Western Dressage Association® of America has implemented a new Professional Directory for WDAA members. For a very small fee you can "Get Listed... Get Found... Find an Instructor or Clinician!"

Try it FREE for 30 days!!!
 

WDAA General Store

Where You can purchase WDAA Customized Apparel in our Apparel Boutique as well as Books, DVDs and other educational material all about Western Dressage in our Products General Store.

Clinics & Shows

Looking for a Schooling Show or Clinic to brush up on your skills. Stop by the Events Calendar on the WDAA website where you will find lots of events happening all over the USA!

It was the Year of the Horse!

In Chinese culture, the Horse is a symbol of nobility, class, speed and perseverance.  The Year of the Horse 2014 promised a lot of new things, not least of all adventure, excitement and romance for those who were looking. 

As we reflect on the past year, we do so with such pride as the WDAA and Western Dressage has flourished tremendously. Besides adding 3 new Board of Directors, who stepped up and took on the roles with reverence and enthusiasm, we celebrated with a year of learning and opportunities related to our favorite equine friends. 

Educational seminars for Judges and Trainers were held throughout 2014.  Our State Affiliates and Alliance Partners continued to host local and national events to share the benefits of Western Dressage. And we ended the year with a BANG at the 5th Annual Meeting and 2nd Annual WDAA Western Dressage World Championship Show that grew over 300%.

Read more about what transpired in 2014 in our news blog titled "President's Address by Guy E. Brown".

As we move forward into the new year... it promises to be filled with even more education, excitement and of course horses!  We can't wait to share the Journey with you!
 

2015 Executive Board of Directors:

Guy E. Brown - President
Darrell L. Bilke - Vice President
Ellen DiBella - Secretary
Karen Homer-Brown
Lisa Blackstone
Holly Clanahan
Tori Blankenship
Jennifer Keeler


WDAA Western Dressage Judges Education Seminar

On January 26-27, 2015 the WDAA will offer its second Western Dressage Judges Seminar in conjunction with the International Equine Judges Seminar hosted by the Color Breed Council.

This opportunity will offer a wonderful educational experience to judges!  We would love to offer this event to as many that wish to attend! To reserve your spot or get more details about this educational opportunity...

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LAST CHANCE to get your WDAA World Championship Show Apparel!

The WDAA General Store offered 2014 World Show Apparel and we will be taking the items off in a couple of weeks. There's still time to get something you may have wanted... or treat yourself to regular WDAA Merchandise as a present to yourself this Holiday Season!
 
The WDAA has an overage in inventory of Dressage Illustrated Test Books... From Intro all the way through Level 3 and even a few Instructors Books that contain the Freestyle Tests. We will be offering them at a discount to all who wish to purchase

Purchase Books Now
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We need your 2015 Western Dressage Events!!!

As an added benefit of being a WDAA State Affiliate, or a member of the Western Dressage Association® of America, we have an Events Calendar that is available for your use to promote your Western Dressage events and activities.

Please use the provided submission form (Click Here for Submission Form) to send us notice of any type of event that relates to Western Dressage. We have a huge following on all our social media pages, plus 700+ hits per day on our website! If your event or show is NOT listed, they cannot find you!

WDAA State Affiliates... this means you too! Let's get the calendar so filled up, that we have every single DAY of each MONTH filled!

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World Show Stories

"West to East… and Back Again by Jec Ballou. Read this great story about Jec Ballou's trip to the World Show as well as several others from members who shared their World Show jpourney!
 

WDAOK Futurity

On Nov. 8, WDAOK hosted its first Western Dressage Futurity, sponsored by Feed in a Drum and Permissive Will Ranch, for 3- and 4-year-old horses who have never been shown under saddle.
 

WDAA World Show

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About The Western Dressage Association® of America is a 501(c)3 educational non-profit organization focused on providing a model of horsemanship which optimizes the partnership of horse and rider for their mutual benefit.  The mission of the Western Dressage Association® is to honor the horse, to value the partnership between horse and rider and to celebrate the legacy of the American West which it focuses on through its offerings of educational opportunities and events to the equestrian community.

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October 2014 Newsletter

WDAA Western Dressage World Championship Show & Annual Convention! Check it Out!!!
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WDAA World Show Booth

Be sure to stop by the WDAA World Show Booth and say Hi to the WDAA Staff, State Affiliate Officers, WDAA Executive Board members. We will be set up in the Built Ford Tough Livestock Arena. We will have lots of educational materials & books available:
  • Dressage Illustrated
  • Jec Ballou
  • Lynn Palm
  • Elaine Ward
  • Promotional items
  • Rules & Tests

World Show Awards

Ribbons for 1st – 10th place, Embroidered World Show Jackets and a Dressage Illustrated Book to winners of each class.

Eleven (11) High Point Belt Buckles will be given for the Junior, Amateur and Open divisions in the Introductory classes, Junior, Amateur and Open divisions in the Basic classes, Junior, Amateur and Open divisions in the Level 1 classes, Open and Amateur divisions in the Level 2 classes and Open and Amateur division in the Level 3 classes to the highest combined scores for horse/rider combination within each division.

If scores are tied, the horse/rider combination with the fewest number of classes will win; second tiebreaker will be the highest score on an individual test.
We greatly appreciate the sponsors who are making the second annual WDAA Western Dressage World Championship Show possible. This event is a celebration of every ride, every horse and rider partnership and every generous sponsor who joins us in the journey.

Please download the sponsorship contract if you’d like to join the celebration!
“I’ve been showing horses for 42 years, but only because I’m having fun.”
– Ellen DiBella, WDAA secretary

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the spirit of the 2014 WDAA World Championship Show, to be Nov. 1-2 in Tulsa, Okla. Fun will be had, and lots of it!

Plan to join the WDAA in Tulsa, Oklahoma for our 5th Annual Convention and the 2nd Annual WDAA World Championship Horse Show which is open to all breeds. The Embassy Suites in Tulsa will be the site of two days of meetings and round table discussions.

The World Championship show will be at the world class Built Ford Tough Livestock Arena at Expo Square. WDAA is proud to host this event with the Pinto Horse Association in conjunction with the Color Breed Congress.

For more Convention information and World Show details, visit our NEW WDAA World Show Website!

 

www.WDAAWorldShow.org

Saddle Up Party completes the Weekend of FUN!

To be held at the Tulsa Expo Center on Nov. 2 after the show’s conclusion.We’d like to offer a western dressage salute and much appreciation to the American Morgan Horse Association for sponsoring the Saddle Up Party,.

Whether you’re in Tulsa or across the globe
, you’ll want to purchase an admission ticket to the party. Because there’s a very important reason that we’re calling it a Saddle Up Party. Thanks to a generous donation from Western Dressage Riding Gear, we will give away a custom Harmony Western Dressage Saddle as a door prize. Need not be present to win.

This line of saddles is designed by western dressage riders for western dressage riders, and they allow horse and rider to feel and move as one. So come check out this one-of-a-kind rig, which will have a custom 2014 WDAA logo tooled into the fenders and is valued at $2,485.


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WDAA 2014 Annual Convention

This convention will feature various events including nightly meet and greet social hours, informational discussions, strategic planning, rules and tests discussions, live demonstrations, guest speakers, an open town meeting for participant driven discussions, annual election of Officers and Directors.

Registrations need to be completed by Oct. 22nd at the latest for us to be able to plan printed materials for all attendees.
 

Get Registered NOW!!!


What is the Color of your Western Dressage Journey?

We want to encourage everyone at the show – and those cheering them on at home – to get in on the fun. Start by ordering items with the exclusive WDAA 2014 World Show logo, and show us the Colors of Your Journey!

We’d love to see a selfie of you in your shirt – maybe alongside the horse you’ll be riding – on WDAA’s Facebook pagewith the hashtag #WDAAWorldShowColors

Go Shopping!!!

 

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Corporate Sponsor



International Alliance Partners


   

 
 
About The Western Dressage Association® of America is a 501(c)3 educational non-profit organization focused on providing a model of horsemanship that optimizes the partnership of horse and rider for their mutual benefit.  The mission of the Western Dressage Association® is to honor the horse, to value the partnership between horse and rider and to celebrate the legacy of the American West which it focuses on through its offerings of educational opportunities and events to the equestrian community.

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August 2014 Newsletter

Exciting happenings at Western Dressage Association of America... Be sure to check it all out!
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WDAA 2014 Rules & Tests!

Our Rules incorporate elements of both Western and Dressage disciplines. Their revision was a collaborative effort on the part of member feedback, evaluation of respected horse people and equine organizations, and edited by a team of our Advisory Board members.

A NEW Level has been added with 4 brand new tests with a greater degree of difficulty... Check out the new Level 3 Western Dressage Tests.
 

New Webpage for the TTT Education Program

Train the Trainers™ clinics were established by the Western Dressage Association of America in early 2012.  Intense national and international demand led Frances Carbonnel and Cliff Swanson, members of the WDAA Advisory Board to begin the development of a training curriculum which addressed the needs of equine professionals who were interested in training their horses and clients about Western Dressage.
 

WDAA Professional Direcory

The Western Dressage Association® of America has implemented a new Professional Directory for WDAA members. For a very small fee you can "Get Listed... Get Found... Find an Instructor or Clinician!"

Try it FREE for 30 days!!!

WDAA General Store

Where You can purchase WDAA Customized Apparel in our Apparel Boutique as well as Books, DVDs and other educational material all about Western Dressage in our Products General Store.

Clinics & Shows

Looking for a Schooling Show or Clinic to brush up on your skills. Stop by the Events Calendar on the WDAA website where you will find lots of events happening all over the USA!

Visit our Hitching Post Blogs

We have some wonderful human-interest stories in our Hitching Post blog categories - Grass Roots Stories, Show Pen Experience, and more check out some of the more recent articles below.

- New Book Released by Jec A. Ballou

- Notes from Julie: To Shoe or Not To Shoe?

- It’s What She Was Born To Do!

- Our Western Dressage Journey


 

WDAA Western Dressage World Championship Show

Mark your calendars for Oct 30 - Nov 2, 2014! Plan to join the WDAA in Tulsa, Oklahoma for our 5th Annual Convention and the 2nd Annual WDAA World Championship Horse Show which is open to all breeds. The Embassy Suites in Tulsa will be the site of two days of meetings and round table discussions.

The World Championship show will be at the world class Built Ford Tough Livestock Arena at Expo Square. WDAA is proud to host this event with the Pinto Horse Association in conjunction with the Color Breed Congress.

For more information and show requirements/details, visit our NEW WDAA World Show Website!

 

www.WDAAWorldShow.org


Details for registering for the Annual Convention will be forthcoming in the next few days... as we solidify the details and agenda!

Train The Trainers comes to California

We’ve received a lot of requests for information for the WDAA Train the Trainers™ clinic coming to California on October 5 and 6.  Stay tuned -- our official Train The Trainers™ website where you can find more information and register will be online by July 15.  We will also be sending out a special e-mailing announcing the opening of this great event.
 
Train The Trainers™ program will be hosted by the CAWDA at the beautiful McCoy Equestrian Center in Chino Hills.
 
This two-day workshop is your opportunity to learn Western Dressage standards from WDAA advisors Cliff Swanson and Frances Carbonnel.  The morning sessions of the program are taught in a classroom with plenty of materials and handouts for participants, as well as videos and Powerpoint presentations.  The afternoons will be held in the main show ring with live demonstrations of the movements and WD tests
.
 

Spaces are filling up fast, so hurry and don't delay!

Get Registered NOW!!!


USEF Youth Sportsmanship Award for Western Dressage Youth

The September 1, 2014 deadline for submissions for the USEF Youth Sportsmanship Award is rapidly approaching.  This award is designed to recognize the achievements of Youth riders who also demonstrate dedication to and leadership in equine organization(s).  Youth riders who are active members in good standing of both the USEF and Western Dressage Association® of America are welcome to apply.

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State Affiliates offer Awards Programs for 2014

Several of our Affiliates are offering a new benefit of High Point Programs and/or Awards for participation in Western Dressage.  We encourage you to visit their websites and Facebook pages of the following Affiliates for more details:

In addition, all of our Affiliates have other great programs for you to enjoy!  We encourage you to visit the WDAA Calendar of events as well as your local Affiliates website to find out what is happening near you!

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March 2014 Newsletter

Exciting happenings at Western Dressage Association of America... Be sure to check it all out!
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WDAA 2014 Rules & Tests!

Our Rules incorporate elements of both Western and Dressage disciplines. Their revision was a collaborative effort on the part of member feedback, evaluation of respected horse people and equine organizations, and edited by a team of our Advisory Board members.

A NEW Level has been added with 4 brand new tests with a greater degree of difficulty... Check out the new Level 3 Western Dressage Tests.
 

New Webpage for the TTT Education Program

Train the Trainers™ clinics were established by the Western Dressage Association of America in early 2012.  Intense national and international demand led Frances Carbonnel and Cliff Swanson, members of the WDAA Advisory Board to begin the development of a training curriculum which addressed the needs of equine professionals who were interested in training their horses and clients about Western Dressage.
 

WDAA Professional Direcory

The Western Dressage Association® of America has implemented a new Professional Directory for WDAA members. For a very small fee you can "Get Listed... Get Found... Find an Instructor or Clinician!"

Try it FREE for 30 days!!!

WDAA General Store

Where You can purchase WDAA Customized Apparel in our Apparel Boutique as well as Books, DVDs and other educational material all about Western Dressage in our Products General Store.

Clinics & Shows

Looking for a Schooling Show or Clinic to brush up on your skills. Stop by the Events Calendar on the WDAA website where you will find lots of events happening all over the USA!

Visit our Hitching Post Blogs

We have some wonderful human-interest stories in our Hitching Post blog categories - Grass Roots Stories, Show Pen Experience, and more check out some of the more recent articles below.

- Inaugural Dressage World Show — Western, That Is!

- Sharing Strides – Two Minds, One Journey Part 3

- How Do You Like Me Now?
 

Is minic a rinne bromach gioblach capall cumasach!

This old Irish proverb seems to be a fitting statement for those of us traveling the Journey of Western Dressage. 

It translates to “many a ragged colt made a noble horse”.

Whether bringing along a young horse or furthering our relationship with an older partner, the arrival of spring seems equate to shedding (hair as well as) the problems of the past year; refreshing our commitment to our horse; and marking the start of new goals for our partnership.

This month the WDAA shares a few more opportunities for developing and celebrating our horse and rider relationship.  From our training blogs for working with your horse at home, to events and opportunities with our Affiliates & Alliances, to educational sessions for Judges, or the grand celebration at the WDAA Annual Convention and World Championship Show, there is a little something for everyone to enjoy on their Western Dressage ride.

So as you saddle up for spring, remember the most important thing is to have a good Journey!

Go n-éiri an bóthár leat!

Michigan joins WDAA as new State Affiliate

Yes, things are happening in Michigan and I must say none of this would have been possible without the dedication and support of the WDAMI Board.  This Board is overflowing with talent and motivation.  Michigan is blessed to have such a dynamic team! Our team is talented and energetic.

The Board includes: Jill Robiadek from Cheboygan, Michigan;  Rachel Leigh Ory from Harbor Springs, Michigan;  Violet O’Dell from North Street , Michigan;  Dorothy Mueller from Leonard, Michigan;  Diane Kaser from Beulah , Michigan;  Sue Hughes from Plymouth, Michigan; Rachel Belcher from White Cloud, Michigan;  and me, Carol Baldwin from Wolverine, Michigan.

Plus, as of right now Michigan has 6 Western Dressage shows scheduled for the summer of 2014!!

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WDAA World Show & Annual Convention

The Western Dressage Association® of America is has a wonderful week of Western Dressage excitement planned for this fall!  Plan to join the Western Dressage Association® of America in Tulsa, Oklahoma on October 30 & 31, 2014 for our Fifth Annual Convention and stay and show at the second WDAA World Championship Horse Show which is open to all breeds on November 1 & 2, 2014.

For the latest news and updates on the WDAA World Show go to www.WDAAWorldShow.org currently under development!

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Western Dressage Judges Training well under way...

In January the WDAA introduced our Western Dressage Judges' Training Program.  We are quite excited about this opportunity for Judges to explore this discipline.

The Judges' Training Program is open to all licensed Dressage judges, Western judges, Breed judges and those starting out who want to learn about Western Dressage. The program consists of three parts: participation in the Judge’s Seminar, online judges testing through access to a WDAA Online Judges Platform and a Learner Judging at a Federation Competition.  Here is some additional detail about each part:

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State Affiliates offer Awards Programs for 2014

Several of our Affiliates are offering a new benefit of High Point Programs and/or Awards for participation in Western Dressage.  We encourage you to visit their websites and Facebook pages of the following Affiliates for more details:

In addition, all of our Affiliates have other great programs for you to enjoy!  We encourage you to visit the WDAA Calendar of events as well as your local Affiliates website to find out what is happening near you!

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January 2014 Newsletter

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Exciting happenings at Western Dressage Association of America... Be sure to check it all out!
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WDAA 2014 Rules & Tests!

Our Rules incorporate elements of both Western and Dressage disciplines. Their revision was a collaborative effort on the part of member feedback, evaluation of respected horse people and equine organizations, and edited by a team of our Advisory Board members.

A NEW Level has been added with 4 brand new tests with a greater degree of difficulty... Check out the new Level 3 Western Dressage Tests.
 

New Webpage for the TTT Education Program

Train the Trainers™ clinics were established by the Western Dressage Association of America in early 2012.  Intense national and international demand led Frances Carbonnel and Cliff Swanson, members of the WDAA Advisory Board to begin the development of a training curriculum which addressed the needs of equine professionals who were interested in training their horses and clients about Western Dressage.
 

WDAA Professional Direcory

The Western Dressage Association® of America has implemented a new Professional Directory for WDAA members. For a very small fee you can "Get Listed... Get Found... Find an Instructor or Clinician!"

Try it FREE for 30 days!!!

WDAA General Store

Where You can purchase WDAA Customized Apparel in our Apparel Boutique as well as Books, DVDs and other educational material all about Western Dressage in our Products General Store.

Clinics & Shows

Looking for a Schooling Show or Clinic to brush up on your skills. Stop by the Events Calendar on the WDAA website where you will find lots of events happening all over the USA!

It is 2014, the Year of the Horse!

In Chinese culture, the Horse is a symbol of nobility, class, speed and perseverance.  The Year of the Horse 2014 promises a lot of new things, not least of all adventure, excitement and romance for those who are looking.  One of the best ways to energize all the positive attributes of the Horse Year is to display beautiful horse images in the home.  Pick those which resonate with you most strongly and those which evoke positive energies and emotions in you, and  invite the excellent energies  into your home.

You can celebrate with the WDAA with a year of learning and opportunities related to our favorite equine friends. The WDAA started the competition year by adding Level 3 tests, Freestyles and Suitability, Hack and Equitation classes.  Educational seminars for Judges and Trainers are planned throughout 2014.  Our Affiliates and Alliance Partners continue to host local and national events to share the benefits of Western Dressage. And planning has begun for the 2nd WDAA Western Dressage World Show. The new year promises to be filled with education, excitement and of course horses!  We can't wait to share the Journey!
 

2014 Executive Board of Directors:

Guy E. Brown - President
Darrell L. Bilke - Vice President
Ellen DiBella - Secretary
Gil Merrick - Treasurer
Karen Homer-Brown - Rules & Test Chair
Lisa Blackstone - Members Relations Chair

Gil Merrick joins WDAA Executive Board

The WDAA is excited to welcome its newest Board member, Gil Merrick.  Gil brings over 30 years of management experience including extensive international business experience to the WDAA.  He has served in a variety of senior management roles for top companies and as the Managing Director for Dressage at the USEF from 2005-2009.  Gil is a highly recognized equestrian and respected clinician who focused on the correct gymnastic development of the horse.  He was among the first avid supporters for the Western Dressage Association of America.  We are so grateful that he is sharing his time and talents with our organization and discipline!

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New WDAA Western Dressage Judges Education Seminar

On January 28, 2014 the WDAA will offer the first Western Dressage Judges Seminar in conjunction with the International Equine Judges Seminar hosted by the Color Breed Council.

For a few months we have been reaching out to various mailing lists of judges and have had a wonderful response!  This inaugural opportunity will offer a wonderful educational experience to judges!  We would love to offer this event to as many that wish to attend! To reserve your spot or get more details about this new educational opportunity...

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WDA of North Carolina to host next Trainers Clinic

Feb. 18-19, 2014 - WDA of North Carolina

There are still a few spots left for the first TTT Educational Clinic in North Carolina! Don't miss out on your opportunity to join the rest of the ranks of professionals who have completed the program.

Check out the gorgeous facility where the next clinic will be held Southeastern Agricultural Center in Lumberton NC. The clinic location is 1½ hours from Raleigh, NC where the American Morgan Horse Association will be holding their Annual Convention the following weekend, February 20-22. If you are interested in attending this clinic click the link below.

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Mental Preparation for Western Dressage Competition

This brief outline will give you some insights and suggestions on how to better prepare yourself mentally for a western dressage competition. I am going to assume that you and your horse are ready to compete at the level entered and that you already know what is involved in attending a recognized western dressage show.

  1. Discuss well in advance with your instructor long-term and short-term goals for the upcoming show season. Write down your goals and refer to them often. They may need to be modified from time to time.
  2. Read the WDAA Western Dressage Rules. All gaits, paces, and movements are described in detail and are judged accordingly. The purpose of each of the levels is described and all legal equipment, saddlery, and clothing is listed.
  3. You can never be too organized. Have all equipment, tack, clothing, feed, etc. organized before arriving at show. This will save time and especially, energy, so that you can relax and focus on the job at hand: competing.
  4. If possible, have a groom and a ground person/coach. You are the RIDER, you don't want to use up all of your energy cleaning stalls, bathing your horse, etc. Your ground person will keep you on track and focused as well as being able to hand you your coat, etc. A well-rested and focused competitor will always do better than a tired competitor.
  5. Nutrition plays a big part in being able to sustain high energy and clear mental focus. Eat protein at breakfast, eat protein and complex carbohydrates throughout the day. Eat many small, healthy meals often. Avoid refined sugar and alcohol (wait until you are finished!). If you are showing over several days, too much alcohol consumption will impair your energy level and performance- try to take it easy.
  6. Develop a warm up strategy for each horse. Some horses do well with being worked then put away, then taken out right before a class. Others do better with a warm-up right before the test. Bottom line: Every horse is different-find what works.
  7. It is often helpful to find a quiet place before your class where you can focus on your ride. This needs to be a place where you are not distracted and can positively focus on your ride.
  8. THE TEST: It is your responsibility to know your test. Try to select tests that complement your strengths, if possible. Know which movements contain coefficients and where they start and finish (they are worth twice as many points). When riding your test, take some risks. To get a really high score, you need to show some brilliance, GO FOR IT! Try to read your previously ridden and scored test before your next ride, if possible. Some things are easily fixed, such as incorrect geometry or early/late transitions.
  9. If you have a disastrous test-LET IT GO (It's not the end of the world)! It is simply a moment in time that didn't go so well. Do not let it define who you are and how you ride. Pick up and move on. Guess what? It happens to everyone sooner or later, even the judge!
  10. After the competition, assess your performance and compare score sheets from other judges/tests. Look for strengths and weaknesses. Compare and look for an underlying theme in your training. Maybe your down transitions are not scoring well from all judges. This gives you something to work on and improve before the next show. Discuss this with your instructor and be willing to modify your training goals and program accordingly.

HOW YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND CAN HELP YOU

I am going to spend a little time to discuss your most powerful training tool: YOUR MIND, especially your sub-conscious mind.

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