Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Dressage: USEF Runs High Performance Observation Session in Florida

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) ran a High Performance dressage observation session at Mary Anne and Walter McPhail's High Meadow Farm in Loxahatchee, FL over the weekend of January 8-9.  Eleven horse/rider combinations participated in the observation session with U.S. Dressage Technical Advisor, Anne Gribbons. Arlene 'Tuny' Page rode two horses and found the insight from Gribbons invaluable.

"It was a nice opportunity for Anne to become familiar with my horses," said Page. "She has an excellent eye... which is just the feedback that I needed before our first qualifier of the season.  Her suggestions for technique and exercises were helpful and improved both of my horses."

Many of these horse/rider combinations are preparing for the upcoming Florida CDI-Ws which will run at the Gold Coast Opener (January 20-23), the Wellington Classic Spring Challenge (February 11-13) and the Palm Beach Dressage Derby (March 3-6).

The following horse/rider combinations participated in the observation session with Gribbons:

Lynda Alicki/Donates and Ikaros
Sue Jaccoma/Wadamur
Jen Marchand/Roby W II
Arlene Page/Alina and Ice Cup
Cesar Parra/Grandioso
Sharon McCusker/Juli Sherif
Lauren Sprieser/Ellegra
Katherine Batesone-Chandler/Dea II
Heather Blitz/Paragon