Levels

Levels

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

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Levels
  • Focus on Basics with Upper-Level Horse

    Episode 1

    International Grand Prix rider and trainer Chrissa Hoffmann helps a rider with an upper-level horse. The horse previously tended to get behind the vertical. He knew the upper-level movements but had nervous energy and was lacking some basics of balance and rhythm. They focus on getting him to rel...

  • Kimberly Herslow and Feymar OLD - Day 1

    Episode 2

    Henk van Bergen works with Kimberly Herslow, a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist. She represented the US on two Nations Cup Teams and was a member of the 2015 Pan American Games Gold Medal Team. She is riding her own Feymar OLD, a seven-year-old Oldenburg mare.

  • USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference Kimberly Herslow and Feymar OLD - Day 2

    Episode 3

    On the second day of the clinic, Henk van Bergen again works with Kimberly Herslow and Feymar OLD. They build on what they worked on the day before.

  • Kristin Stein and Elbrasco - L - Day 1

    Episode 4

    Henk van Bergen works with Kristin Stein, a USDF Bronze and Silver medalist. She is riding Elbrasco - L, a fourteen-year-old KWPN gelding owned by Sally Alksnis

  • 2023 USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference Kristin Stein and Elbrasco - L - Day 2

    Episode 5

    Henk van Bergen again coaches Kristin Stein, a USDF Bronze and Silver medalist riding Elbrasco - L, a fourteen-year-old KWPN gelding. They have a lovely ride continuing to fine tune the movements from the first day.

  • 2020 Adequan/USDF Trainers Conference - Working with an Olympian, Day 1

    Episode 6

    The experts observe U.S. Olympian Kasey Perry-Glass and Mistico, the 13-year-old Hanoverian gelding, through the warm-up and then the more advanced work, including piaffe and passage. One tip Ashley Holzer shares with the audience is to make an exercise easier for a horse in the hopes that he wil...

  • 2020 Adequan/USDF Trainers Conference - Working with an Olympian, Day 2

    Episode 7

    The experts are back with Olympian Kasey Perry-Glass and Mistico.

  • 2020 Adequan/USDF Trainers Conference - Intermediate/Grand Prix, Day 1

    Episode 8

    In this video, we see a lovely 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood who is working toward Grand Prix level. The experts help the pair work on consistency in contact and balance as well as straightness, engagement and timing of the aids and the corrections. Anne Gribbons discusses the importance of the sho...

  • 2020 Adequan/USDF Trainers Conference - Intermediate/Grand Prix, Day 2

    Episode 9

  • Symposium: Day 1, Intermediaire I/II

    Episode 10

    Steffen works with this rider to make her horse more responsive to her seat and leg so she needs to rely less on the spur and whip.

  • Symposium: Day 2, Intermediaire I/II

    Episode 11

  • Intermediate 1 - Part 1

    Episode 12

    Janet Foy now presents the Intermediate 1 test, first explaining how different judges at each letter can give such different scores. She points out some of the most common errors I1 riders tend to make, and has the rider demonstrate entering from both directions. He rides the rest of the test as ...

  • Intermediate 1 - Part 2

    Episode 13

    Janet reviews his ride after explaining what qualities she likes in the horse and then they talk about the geometry of riding the half pass zig zags. She explains how they have to score this movement, and helps him make a better turn into the movement to get the right alignment. They practice fir...

  • Intermediate B - Part 1

    Episode 14

    Janet now guides us through the Intermediate B test. As they warm up, Janet observes that the rider should work on helping the mare keep her neck down in movements she is not secure in. She rides the test while Janet offers commentary and scores. Janet has her position the mare in renvers in the ...

  • Intermediate B - Part 2

    Episode 15

    Janet talks through the geometry of the canter zig zag with special attention paid to getting a horse with this big of a stride to get the strides in. With greater response from the outside leg, the zig zag improves.

  • Intermediate B - Part 3

    Episode 16

    Janet helps her with the changes, pointing out that the mare over collects with the neck too high. They do several single changes with very quiet aids with the neck down. Janet helps the rider with her position, stabilizing her upper leg. They talk about the fit of her saddle.

  • Intermediate 1 Freestyle Performed

    Episode 17

    Emily Lasher I1 Freestyle, Axel Style Commentary with Music

  • Focus on the Contact, Part 1

    Episode 18

    Chrissa presents Scrabble in his third video on DTO.  We last saw him a year ago in the video Acceptance of the Bit, Advanced Trng, and before that in 2012 in a video called 3/24/12, Warming Up, Lateral Exercises& Canter Exercises for the Young Horse.  Chrissa is taking a year off of showing him ...

  • Lateral work to engage the hind leg with Rafael Soto Part 4

    Episode 19

  • Lateral work to engage the hind leg with Rafael Soto Part 3

    Episode 20

    Rafael Soto with M. Kohl on Jazmin - day 1

  • The Power of Visualization, Lesson

    Episode 21

    U.S. Olympian and former Technical Advisor for the U.S. Dressage Team Robert Dover works with Heather Mendiburu riding What Happen (œHappy), a 16-year-old Hanoverian Mare. Robert discusses the basic principles needed by the rider as well as the four major qualities a rider needs to own from half ...

  • The Power of Visualization, Interview

    Episode 22

    Robert and Heather talk about the basic principles needed by the rider and the importance of visualization. Brought to you from the historic Hamilton Farm, home of the U.S. Equestrian Team in Gladstone, New Jersey.

  • Keep the Power with Chrissa Hoffmann, Part 1

    Episode 23

    Chrissa Hoffmann brings us a lesson with her student, Courtney, and her thirteen year old Arab mare, Tess, who is currently beginning to show Grand Prix. This is a great opportunity to watch an amateur on a non-Warmblood that she has brought along herself. In the warm up they do transitions wit...

  • Keeping the Power with Chrissa Hoffmann, Part 3

    Episode 24

    In the ones, they look for fewer changes in a row while staying straight. Because she is falling side to side in the ones, they go back to the basics to make sure they are correct. Chrissa offers invaluable advice on how to work through this common problem. She also talks about the difference be...