This article was shared from Farm and Dairy Magazine but should be an eye opener for all horse owners.COLUMBUS — It might seem there’s an upside to the rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Plants are growing faster. However, in many species of plants,...read more
Classical Dressage vs. Competitive Dressage Featuring Rianne Ruizendaal to be Focus of October Meeting
Have you ever been told that your horse is just not dressage material? Perhaps you have, but I can guarantee you didn’t hear it from Rianne Ruizendaal. That’s because Rianne, who is scheduled to speak at the next STRIDE meeting, adheres to the principles of classical...read more
This year, the USDF created a new program to “recognize the achievements of USDF Group Members.” It’s purpose? “To give competitors confirmation of how they stack up against their peers, within their USDF region. This will, in turn, strengthen USDF's Group Member...read more
Time to mount those horses, hitch up those carriages, polish those boots and prepare for the final two shows of the STRIDE 2019 show season. The shows will be held back to back on October 26th and 27th at the Florida Horse Park, Ocala, FL.Pink is the theme for...read more
The regular September meeting of STRIDE was anything but ordinary. Members were the guests of Barb and Rene Gasser at their Gala of the Royal Horses Farm north of Ocala, Florida, and the extraordinary couple conducted a spectacular dressage demonstration for STRIDE...read more
People often ask, “What have you got to lose?” When it comes to scenic Marion County, it could be a lot. Last year, Marion County had a growth rate of about 1.71% for the year for a total population of 353,717. That amounts to about 25 people moving to Marion County...read more
Musings from our MembersIf you own a horse, then you know the inexplicable connection you have with him, the way you know his heart, know his peculiarities, his likes and dislikes, and the way that you know that he, too, knows these things about you.Member Carolyn...read more
STRIDE Members, now is the time to consider stepping up your volunteerism, if you would like to be part of planning committees for shows, clinics, end of year banquet, and club socials. Please consider running for an office on the board. Description of each office...read more
Thinking of creating a musical freestyle? You’ll want to be aware of this rule change. Thanks to Loretta Lucas, STRIDE member and Region 3 representative to USDF, for submitting this to the newsletter. During the July USEF Board of Directors (BOD) Meeting the...read more
Too cooked to canter? Why not perfect the walk? Check out these excerpts from Dressage in Harmony by Walter Zettl:“The walk is…the most difficult gait and is given the least attention. Of the three gaits, it is the one with the least natural swing, which is why it...read more
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