Thursday, January 16, 2014

Premier Equestrian Sportsmanship Awards: Good Attitude Encourages Great Riding at 2014 Adequan Global Dressage Festival

Premier Equestrian Sportsmanship Awards: Good Attitude Encourages Great Riding at 2014 Adequan Global Dressage Festival

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Heidi Zorn, president of Premier Equestrian, understands that one of the secrets to success is encouragement. So when this leading American manufacturer and distributor of equestrian arenas, footing and equipment returns as official sponsor and partner of the 2014 Adequan Global Dressage Festival they will present the Sportsmanship Award to encourage and recognize generosity of athletic spirit.


Photo:  Kelly Parsons and her mount, Courvoisier, pose with trainer Tom Dvorak after being presented with the Premier Equestrian Sportsmanship Award during the 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. (Photo courtesy of JRPR—no photo credit necessary)

“We take pride in recognizing riders who not only are competitive, but kind and friendly to other competitors and show staff, put their horse first, and contribute to a positive overall atmosphere,” said Zorn. “Premier Equestrian is dedicated to dressage and our goal is to provide safe and functional products.  We want to promote the wellbeing of the horse and industry and are proud to sponsor this award.”

Each winner will receive a $50 Premier Equestrian gift certificate and their own copy of Ask Walter a comprehensive training guide by German Federation Gold Riding Medalist, Olympic Three-Day coach, and Canadian Dressage Association Hall of Famer, Walter A. Zettl.        

The 2014 Adequan Global Dressage Festival is among the world's largest international and national dressage circuits and will feature six CDIs, the only non-championship CDIO Nations Cup in the Western Hemisphere and five national title events.

Longstanding supporters of its dressage community, Premier Equestrian was also recently named the Official Dressage Arena of the USEF, North American Young Riders and U.S. Dressage Finals.

Since 2000, Premier Equestrian has offered serious equestrians affordable dressage arenas, built from PVC and other quality materials. Its dressage and driving arenas and flower boxes were featured at the 2010 World Equestrian Games and its Arena Footing is installed at The Del Mar National and World Dressage Masters. 

Learn more by calling (800) 611-6109 or at

Monday, January 13, 2014

Adrienne Lyle Controlling tempo and stride length at the walk- Dressage Training

Adrienne Lyle Controlling tempo and stride length at the walk- Dressage Training  Controlling tempo and stride length at the walk.

Transcript of Video:
 reigns just a little on the walk when exercise I do
just to know that you can really control the tempo
bring him back and make a walk in a short got on the long side or in a
circle whatever you want we can walk in the slowest
shortest walk to you like you could pause with any foot in the air
but in still keeping them straight on that right side not too much band
shorten the lock even a little bit more
we stopped a little bump good quality on take a little bit
study hall red
rain just a hair shorter now now
if you could make a march up a little bit quicker but short steps in the lock
we don't gotta go big inflow but he stayed a little short an active
a contest that right side again a little counter flexion
it gets busy with us now hold that counter action until he gets quiet
take that right rain in bed I'm just a little to the right
ok little quicker short walk again what you're looking for here the moment they
get quietness now can hold that contact steady
when you feel that then you can let go out to a big walk is his reward
just let 'em way here a little in the lock without much pressure
Kelly comes to short little steps good
contesting that right rain could look like the little right good
little shorter
it up again I got used to holding that what study in the corner
not on lower who became a little pickle with the webcam
when he comes up you think about that right renal
that would like to study contact and let him go when you hold that night
now let him go than the clock in a really big swing iraq
or anything why do on their
you yet let him have much
much rain is still take without completely dropping the contact
not less energy than that that's good uneven in the free what you feel like
you could test that
decided that right side with a little bit a counter flexion
that he doesn't soul in Upper slowdown many do that
a little more energy good
then again Ryan pick up the reins back to that collected what contact keep the
tempo the same but just like the strides toward that's our goal
little shorter con cop
well horrible go out with friends or
bringing back to the shortest walk you can make a deal
you could pause with any front foot in your
good good and bad and they're
not likely make him wait there don't let 'em
need of a brand-new burden on the diagonal free walk again
um stretch forward it swinging walking you can think when you're like in a free
Rocco I think
left leg right leg left like right leg left leg right leg rather than using
them both together not later never confused if you're asking a trotter 
you're asking to go to a bigger lock
when you read together a broad range one more time this way between you keep that
marching activity behind as you make those steps a little shorter
we waited out three feeling hold up it nice and steady
or when you feel about the family can go ahead and go to trial