Levels

Levels

9 Seasons

Find training geared toward a specific level, from Intro to Grand Prix.

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  • Steffen Peters—Grand Prix with a Forward-Thinking Mare

    Episode 1

    Steffen Peters works with a rider and her accomplished and forward-thinking mare who have been competing Grand Prix level for a few years. The rider works on lengthening the horse's neck at the trot, which results in the mare getting a little ahead of the rider. Steffen advises the rider to maint...

  • Grand Prix Movements - Part 2

    Episode 2

    Joyce guides the rider through asking the gelding to walk slower using her weight aids while keeping the walk four beat. The trick is to get an active hind leg without piaffe or passage! When they go to the trot she does ask for steps of passage, showing both a collected passage and more forward ...

  • Grand Prix Training with Laurens van Lieren - Part 1

    Episode 3

    Laurens rides his Grand Prix partner, Ulysees la Haya in a normal daily training session.  He talks about how he works a lot on his own aids and making them as minimal as possible. Laurens makes sure that Ulysees is responding to his half halt, but doesn't want him to slow down and offers a resi...

  • 2023 Developing Horse Grand Prix

    Episode 4

    The 2023 Developing Horse Grand Prix test is demonstrated. Kari McClain scores and comments on the test.

  • Anna Merritt and Fox Creek Censational - Day 1

    Episode 5

    David Hunt works with Anna Merritt, a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist. She is riding Fox Creek's Censational, a nine-year-old German Riding Pony stallion owned by Orona.

  • Cindi Wylie and Amado XXXV - Day 1

    Episode 6

    Henk van Bergen works with Cindi Wylie, a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist, a USEF 'S' Judge and a USDF Certified Instructor. She is riding her own Amado XXXV, a fourteen-year-old PRE stallion.

  • USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference Cindi Wylie and Amado XXXV - Day 2

    Episode 7

    On the second day of the clinic, Henk van Bergen again works with Cindi Wylie and Amado XXXV. They build on what they worked on the day before.

  • Lehua Custer and F. J. Ramzes - Day 1

    Episode 8

    Henk van Bergen works with Lehua Custer, a USDF Bronze Silver and Gold medalist, a graduate of the L Program and a USDF Certified Instructor. She is riding F. J. Ramzes, a twelve-year-old KWPN gelding owned by Wendy Sasser. Custer has brought him from Training Level through Grand Prix.

  • 2023 USDF FEI Trainers Conference Lehua Custer and F J Ramzes - Day 2

    Episode 9

    Henk van Bergen again works with Lehua Custer, a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medalist, a graduate of the L Program and a USDF Certified Instructor riding F. J. Ramzes, a twelve-year-old KWPN gelding. They have a lovely ride fine-tuning what they started working on during Day 1.

  • Chris Hickey and Valentin - Day 1

    Episode 10

    David Hunt works with Chris Hickey, a USDF Bronze,Silver and Gold medalist and a USDF Certified Instructor. He was a member of the 2007 Pan American Team winning both team and individual gold medals. He is riding Valentin, an eleven-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding owned by Cecelia Stewart.

  • 2023 USDF FEI-Level Trainer Conference Chris Hickey and Valentin - Day 2

    Episode 11

    David Hunt again coaches Chris Hickey, a USDF Bronze,Silver and Gold medalist and a USDF Certified Instructor riding Valentin, an eleven-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding. They build on the work that they started on day 1.

  • Grand Prix Movements Warm-up

    Episode 12

    Laura helps a Grand Prix horse and rider combination. The goal is to touch on many of the test movements, but while the horse is warming up, Laura talks about some of the high value test movements like piaffe, passage and pirouettes.

  • Grand Prix Movements Canter Pirouette

    Episode 13

    They start with some walk canter transitions, and Laura explains that the horse needs to be hot on the hind legs, not hot running off and getting long. The horse struggles a bit in the very collected canter, which is the canter needed for the pirouette. Laura has the rider do leg yield and haunch...

  • Grand Prix Movements Canter Zig Zag

    Episode 14

    In the canter zig zag, Laura reminds the rider that in order not to feel rushed, the horse must start moving sideways immediately. She has the rider work on getting the horse sharp off the sideways leg. The horse has to get hot and sharp without charging forward.

  • Grand Prix Canter Pirouettes

    Episode 15

    In the canter pirouette, Laura wants the rider to get the horse sharper in the movement. That will help him carry himself within the pirouette. When he gets a little stuck, she can go out a little bit and then come back to staying on the spot. By changing the size of the pirouette, it helps him s...

  • Grand Prix Canter Zig Zag

    Episode 16

    Laura suggests they start with canter half pass to test the bending and sideways movement. Then they move on to the zig zag. She wants the rider to make sure she understands the difference between moving sideways and going straight to help make sure they cover the same amount of ground and keep t...

  • Grand Prix Tempi Changes

    Episode 17

    Laura wants the horse softer before doing tempi changes. They try to recreate a show atmosphere when the horse gets too strong in the changes. She says it important for the rider to understand when things don't feel exactly right and know how to make the movement work for you and get the horse ba...

  • Grand Prix Piaffe and Passage Part 1

    Episode 18

    They start working in passage. Laura suggests moving him slightly laterally in the passage so the horse loosens up throughout his entire body. When transitioning from passage to piaffe, the horse tends to get tight and lose the tempo behind. She feels the tempo is most important and, with this pa...

  • Grand Prix Piaffe and Passage Part 2

    Episode 19

    At the end of the ride, they return to the piaffe and passage. Laura continues to stress suppling the horse while in passage but trying to make him sharper with the whip. When the horse loses his right hind leg, Laura suggests moving him slightly off the rider right leg to move that right hind un...

  • 2020 Adequan/USDF Trainers Conference - Grand Prix - Emma Asher - Day 1

    Episode 20

    In this video, we bring you a rider working at Grand Prix with an 11-year-old Dutch gelding. Lars Petersen works with the pair and asks the rider to be mindful of not allowing the horse to collect too much. The horse tends to become quite tense and experts help the rider work through this. Ashley...

  • 2020 Adequan/USDF Trainers Conference - Grand Prix - Michelle Gibson - Day 2

    Episode 21

    In this video, U.S. Olympian Michelle Gibson rides a 9-year-old Swedish gelding. Ashley Holzer bounces training ideas back and forth with Michelle and discusses how a great warm-up is an art, talent and continual learning experience. Ashley challenges riders to warm-up both sides of the horse equ...

  • Symposium: Day 1, Grand Prix

    Episode 22

    Steffen works with this rider and her Grand Prix horse on the half pass.

  • Symposium: Day 2, Grand Prix

    Episode 23

  • Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel—Training Scale, Collection, Part 11

    Episode 24

    In Part 11 of the Training Scale series, Felicitas looks at Collection from the horse's point of view. The horse in ultimate collection is like an amazing dancer. Felicitas stresses the importance of maintaining all the previous elements of the Training Scale, so that you can then shift the horse...