8 episodes

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.

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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.

    Episode 8: Get to Know German Dressage Olympian Dorothee Schneider

    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!

    • 20 min
    Episode 7: Exploring Dressage in Bermuda with National Coach Angela Halloran-Smith

    Episode 7: Exploring Dressage in Bermuda with National Coach Angela Halloran-Smith

    What's it like to pursue dressage on a tiny island in the Atlantic ocean? It has its distinct challenges and some surprising advantages! In this episode of the Dressage Today Podcast, we sat down with Bermuda's National Dressage Coach, Angela Halloran-Smith to hear about the ways this small-but-mighty community is moving forward in the sport. Geographic limitations don't stop these dedicated riders from aiming for big goals, like the North American Youth Championships and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

    • 52 min
    Episode 6: A Chat with George and Roberta Williams

    Episode 6: A Chat with George and Roberta Williams

    We sat down with George and Roberta Williams, one of America's most influential and beloved dressage couples. During our discussion with this dynamic duo, we learn about some forward strides in American dressage and take a look back on some of George and Roberta's favorite memories—most notably with the mare Rocher. Be prepared to get a little misty-eyed during this episode because we sure did! We'll also hear about an exciting opportunity for our followers waiting at the FEI Dressage World Cup™ Final in Las Vegas!

    • 41 min
    Episode 5: Hosting the World's Top Dressage Clinicians with the New England Dressage Association

    Episode 5: Hosting the World's Top Dressage Clinicians with the New England Dressage Association

    In this episode of the Dressage Today Podcast, Phyllis LeBlanc and Angela Prenosil of the New England Dressage Association joined us for a chat. During this conversation that took place at NEDA’s 2019 Symposium with Dorothee Schneider, we learned more about what it's like to host large-scale symposia with the world's best dressage riders and trainers. Hear tales from these longtime NEDA members about welcoming the likes of Ingrid Klimke, Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin right into their own backyard! You’ll learn a lot and laugh a little, too.

    • 19 min
    Episode 4: Lindsay Kellock on Pan American Games Team Gold

    Episode 4: Lindsay Kellock on Pan American Games Team Gold

    What's it like to bring home a gold medal from the Pan American Games? Find out in this episode of the Dressage Today Podcast! We caught up with top Canadian dressage rider Lindsay Kellock to learn about her Pan American Games experience and some of her standout memories. Our conversation took place at Dressage at Devon, where she also happened to be the leading lady of the weekend! Tune in to hear about her family tree of equestrians, a personal best at the Pan Ams, her special relationship with godmother Ashley Holzer, how to jump the line at the airport and more!

    • 21 min
    Episode 3: Your Guide to Blanket Shopping with Jennifer Hetzler

    Episode 3: Your Guide to Blanket Shopping with Jennifer Hetzler

    Maybe you pulled your old blanket out from storage and discovered it's time for a replacement. Or you purchased a new horse and need to find the right fit for him. Perhaps you need a new blanket and you don't even know it! In this episode of the Dressage Today podcast, we tackle the topic of blanket shopping to help you make the best choice for your horse—and your wallet! Tune in for expert advice from Jennifer Hetzler of Ohio-based Equus Now! Tack Shop.

    • 27 min

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