The RMDS Board of Governors (BOG) Meeting is being held November 20, 2021 at the Renaissance Hotel in Stapleton, Colorado. Below are the By-Law Changes and Standing Rule Changes up for consideration. Red text is text that is proposed to be deleted and Green text is text that is being proposed to be added. 2021 [more]
© 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]
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]
Understanding “Throughness” An Elusive ‘Balance’ of the Aides by Janet “Dolly” Hannon While traveling to different parts of the country to clinic, the most common misunderstanding that I encounter is the participants not understanding “throughness” and the effect correct bending has on this progression. “Throughness” is a popular dressage buzzword. The German word for “throughness [more]
Put Your Best Foot Forward By Natalie DeFee Mendik The clinician you’ve always admired is coming to teach at an RMDS-sponsored event. Before you get too excited about riding, you may first need to put together a video for a selection committee to review with your application. As with anything in life, you want to [more]
March 20, 20211:00 pm – 4:30 pm Technical Delegate Training with Heather Petersen via a Zoom session. Excellent opportunity to learn current and new requirements for 2021! You don’t need to be a technical delegate to participate, there are so many things to learn for all interested in competing. For More Information, click here.
By now everyone has likely seen and or used the new Rocky Mountain Dressage Society (RMDS) website. Here are a few tips to ensure that your membership is accurate, that you are accumulating the scores that you need to compete for championships and year-end awards, and that you are connected to your desired local chapter.. [more]
By Sally O’Dwyer, Dressage Amateur “Winning and losing isn’t everything; sometimes, the journey is just as important as the outcome.” – Alex Morgan Winning means success, offering fulfillment and validation of our riding. Winning motivates us to improve and helps us to move beyond ourselves, which is thrilling. Competition is a great way to measure [more]