The Legend of Shawn Makepeace

by Cindy Butler Everyone has wishes and dreams. A few people actually make their dreams come true. I admire anyone who sets a goal and works toward it with true determination, setting benchmarks, doing the hard stuff in little steps, for a LONG time until the goal is met. It’s hard enough to climb a […]

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Western Dressage Youth and Collegiate Invitational and Educational Seminar hosted by Ohio University Southern

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By: Bradie Chapman Another milestone for the western dressage community happened on November 12, 2016 in the form of a Collegiate and Youth Invitational and Educational seminar. Ohio University Southern (OUS) hosted four colleges and one 4-h club with seven teams total for this event. Schools and clubs that were in attendance: Meredith Manor, Ohio […]

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Why Western Dressage in Australia

Why Western Dressage? – by Linda Shore, Australia I get asked many times why a rider and coach who has always competed and trained in conventional English Dressage, including competing successfully up to Grand Prix, would begin enthusiastically promoting, coaching and competing in western dressage. Now don’t get me wrong I thoroughly enjoy training english/classical […]

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2015 USEF Horse of the Year – Playboys Boon with Misty Nichols

A lovely story from one of our adult amateur members. Meet Misty and her handsome paint gelding Opie. In just three short years, this determined duo went from their very first horse show to a 2015 USEF Horse of the Year Award! Three short years ago, I rode in my very first horse show. Yes, […]

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Reflections on the World Show

Challenging. Fun. Inspiring. Educational. This year’s WDAA Western Dressage World Championship was a whirlwind of emotion and experience. I left Tulsa with a profound respect for those that make this discipline a reality. From the friendly competitors to the hard-working Board, the air of enthusiasm, hard work, commitment and passion for our sport was overwhelming. […]

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