Dr. Cesar Parra, founder and head trainer of Performance Farms, brought another winning team to Dressage at Devon this year. Performance Farms, based in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey and in Jupiter, Florida, has dominated classes at the famed International horse show for nearly two decades. Read More
The FEI has released a horsemanship competence research paper, which is based on a study by Stefanie Krysiak after an in-depth literature review along with qualitative, semi-structured interviews with 105 individuals from six continents, 30 different countries, in eight equestrian disciplines and... Read More
US Equestrian (USEF) is pleased to announce the dates for the eighth annual Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic Week (RDHMW) from January 2-5, in Wellington, Fla. Designed to identify and develop the next generation of U.S. equestrian team talent, participants will receive instruction from... Read More
I get this question all of the time… “ I just purchased a horse and got a really good deal. Can I insure him for more than I paid for him? He is worth a lot more.” The price agreed to by a willing seller and a willing buyer establishes the horse’s market value at the time of purchase. Read More
The WDAA World Championship Show will feature four days of competition, with one day of rail classes and three days of Western dressage tests. Several classes for physically challenged riders and “Heroes on Horses” are offered. The focus of the show will not only be on top competition but on a... Read More
After watching dressage rider and trainer Endel Ots and his students in the show ring so far this year, it’s hard to deny that Ots has found a real system for success. With their 2017 victories fresh in mind, Ots, his students, and horses will be a group to watch in the 2018 international show... Read More
When an FEI dressage trainer recently dominated not one but all dressage National Championship classes at the 2017 Canadian National Arabian and Half Arabian Championship Horse Show, it was apparent that she deserved to be in the Custom Saddlery MVR ranks. Read More
When Lauren Woodruff finally took her turn in the spotlight at The Colorado Horse Park, the results were even better than she had expected. She was honored to receive not only the blue ribbon for her Third Level test, but also the Premier Equestrian Award in recognition of her horsemanship,... Read More
After claiming multiple Reserve Champion honors over the weekend, David Wightman of Murrieta, Cal. finally had a chance to celebrate victory with his five-year-old Oldenburg gelding Hotshot AF in the Great American/USDF Region 7 First Level Open Championship on an impressive score of 74.044%. Read More
For the last three years, Melissa Rogers and Kristine Hegglin have been on the same dressage trajectory with their respective mounts, each taking turns earning championship titles as they successfully rose through the levels. And on the final day of the 50th Anniversary California Dressage... Read More

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