Come along with us, the Dressage Today team, as we mix and mingle with the most inspiring members of our dressage community—from top riders to local legends. We talk all angles of our sport—sharing everything from training philosophies to stories of chasing dreams to horse-care tips.
Season 2, Episode 2: Saddle-Fit Basics with Jochen Schleese
In this episode of the Dressage Today Podcast, we tackle the complex topic of saddle fit with expert Jochen Schleese of Saddlefit 4 Life. We're discussing the most common saddle-fit issues, common misconceptions, the importance of anatomy and physiology, how to find a qualified saddle expert and tips for saddle care and maintenance. Tune in for more!
Season 2, Episode 1: What's New with Dressage Today
The Dressage Today Podcast is back for Season 2! In this episode, hosts Lindsay Paulsen and Jennifer Mellace get together for a chat about what's been going on in the world of Dressage Today since Season 1 concluded. We're discussing updates from our own lives with horses, as well as a review of some of our favorite episodes from Season 1. We're also chatting about our virtual dressage competitions and what's coming up for DT! Get the scoop on some upcoming podcasts, digital issues and new videos.
Episode 11: Maximize Your Ride with Planning and Organization with Ruth Hogan-Poulsen
Dressage professional Ruth Hogan-Poulsen is back with us again in this episode of the Dressage Today Podcast! She joins us to discuss the importance of planning, organization and strategy as it relates to equestrian life. She shares how journaling and keeping careful records can help you work toward your goals, monitor your horse's health and reduce stress. She also shares some tools and strategies to help you better organize your time with your horse!
Episode 10: A Chat with Dressage Freestyle Expert Ruth Hogan-Poulsen
Magic happens when you combine dressage with music in the form of a freestyle. Freestyles are entertaining for the audience and can be educational for riders. But their creation and execution, according to Ruth Hogan-Poulsen, is somewhat of a mental rubix cube. Ruth talks us through the process of creating freestyles and discusses the efforts that went into producing the winning performance at this year's Challenge of the Americas competition in Wellington, Florida.
Episode 9: A Chat with Top FEI Junior Rider Annie Klepper
What's it like to be one of America's top FEI Junior riders? In this episode of the Dressage Today Podcast, 14-year-old Annie Klepper gives us a peek into her life. We're talking about her pathway to success, which includes cool opportunities for youth riders, like Lendon Gray's Winter Intensive Training Program and the Emerging Athlete Program. We're also learning about the lifestyle of a young, highly competitive athlete, and, of course, Annie's giant 18-hand equine partner, Louie.
Episode 8: Get to Know German Dressage Olympian Dorothee Schneider
It's not every day that we get to have a chat with an international dressage star, but it sure is fun when we do! Especially when they are as lovely as Germany's Dorothee Schneider. We snagged Dorothee for a quick chat during her U.S. symposium to hear about her background and life outside the spotlights of the international arena. We learn about the best piece of riding advice she's ever received, her "ideal" horse and how she prepares the night before a big competition. We hope you enjoy listening to this humble and motivated rider as much as we did!