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Upcoming Educational Opportunities – Don’t Miss Out!

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Registration links are on the RMDS Calendar Page! SHOW MANAGEMENT TRAINING Thursday February 24, 20222:00 – 5:30 Zoom Meeting The top 3 reasons to attend: Understand how shows operate Yes you can – put on your own show How to make your shows run efficiently and be profitable Interested in learning about Dressage competition rules [more]

Great Learners Make Great Riders

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By Sally O’Dwyer There is a process to becoming a skilled dressage rider. It is not the same for everyone, but there is a definite path.  We lose the sight of the path when we do not truly understand our “why.”  We are eager to jump on and ride so we can begin dancing.  Unfortunately [more]

The Nervous System Game: Part Two

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©Trudi Howley Exercises to engage your sensory awareness The following exercises are designed as introductory ways to connect with the senses. This type of skill building and practice can help you learn to regulate your nervous system very quickly. These small steps can help you learn to come into your body and be in the [more]

Get Your Mind Right

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By Sally O’Dwyer This show season I have had some great rides and some lousy ones, with the variable being my mindset. Mental and physical abilities are interconnected, and by focusing on the “right things”, I can stay calm, and even enjoy my ride! “Mental steps are not necessarily hard to implement; it is just [more]

JENNIFER ROTH, CLASSICAL TRAINING WITH A COMPETITIVE EDGE

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USDF/GVDS SPONSORED CLINIC, AUGUST 14-15, 2021 MONTROSE, CO By Cheri Isgreen With generous assistance from a USDF GMO Education Initiative grant and support from the Grand Valley Dressage Society, rural Colorado dressage members had the rare opportunity to train with USEF ’S’ Judge, Jennifer Roth.  With over 35 years experience as an ’S’ dressage judge [more]

The nervous system game: from the ground up

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© Trudi Howley. Society is now fueled by immediate gratification and quick fixes. Riders are not immune to this phenomenon and they typically do not generally fit well with the long path of dressage training. Many a trainer has attempted to focus and relax the student to facilitate the development of feel and connection with [more]

May 2021 USDF Region 5 Update

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Competitions are finally back in full swing for Region 5 and educational programs are a go!  Life is starting to become a bit more normal.  Auditors are still limited, as are spectators at competitions, but we moving forward. Our USDF Executive Board Spring meetings are coming up next week as I write this.  We are [more]