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Passage & Piaffe at Liberty – www.HorseTraining.org

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Piaffe and Passage at Liberty. www.HorseTraining.org presents:
Rumba the Wonder Horse performing the Grand Prix Dressage movements Piaffe and Passage at Liberty. (No ropes or reins attatched).
Georgia Bruce trained Rumba using a combination of Clicker Training, Natural Horsemanship and Classical Dressage Training Techniques. Georgia has studied the science of how horses learn and this has culminated in teaching this horse to perform Grand Prix Dressage completely at Liberty.

Georgia does not use force or fear in training, only encouragement, rewards and repetition.

Rumba also performs these Grand Prix Dressage movements under saddle.

For more information about Clicker Training, Horse Training, Natural Horsemanship or Liberty Horse Training see: www.HorseTraining.org

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BRENTINA & DEBBIE McDONALD, GP SPL, U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS 2008

Brentina and Debbie McDonald scored 74.12 and took 2nd place in the Grand Prix Special at the 2008 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Dressage Festival of Champions held at the Oaks Blenheim in San Juan Capistrano, California on Sunday June 22nd, 2008.

Debbie McDonald
Born: August 27,1954
Hometown: Hailey, ID

Horse: Brentina (17-year-old Hanoverian mare; Owned by Peggy Thomas)

A true Olympic success story at a mere 50 years young, Debbie McDonald set out to bring home a Team medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics – a goal she saw to fruition as an integral part of the Team USA Olympic Bronze-medal effort. She again proved her mettle with legendary partner Brentina with a Team Bronze medal at the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany.

She focused on an up-and-coming star in 2007, and her diligence with Felix paid off that summer – they won three consecutive Grand Prix. McDonald had had an impressive season thus far in 2008 with both horses. Felix earned a first in the Grand Prix at Los Angeles Winter Dressage and a second at the CDI-W Burbank. Brentina brought home a first and a second in the Grand Prix at the CDI3 Burbank.

McDonald’s prowess has earned her a first among American Dressage Riders-the title of World Cup Champion in 2003-an honor she shares with Brentina. McDonald’s score of 78.890% in the Grand Prix Freestyle earned the combination the coveted title. In June of that year, McDonald was an integral part of the U.S. team finishing second in the team competition at CDIO Aachen, where she also placed third individually. At the 2005 World Cup Final in Las Vegas, McDonald and Brentina had one of their most memorable moments, placing third overall on home turf, receiving a standing ovation from a packed house. In 2005, Brentina was named the inaugural 2005 Farnam/Platform – USEF Horse of the Year.

Mcdonald’s accomplishments are many, including wins at both the 2005 and 2004 U.S. Grand Prix Freestyle/Championship/U.S. League Finals, 2003 Bayer Festival of Champions, U.S. Equestrian Team Grand Prix Championship, a Team Silver medal at the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Spain, and both Individual and Team Gold medals at the 1999 Pan American Games. She was named Equestrian of the Year by the American Horse Shows Association (now the USEF) in 1999, as well as the 1999 United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Female Equestrian Athlete of the Year.

McDonald and her husband make their home in Idaho, where she trains for competition and coaches young riders. She and husband, Bob, have one son, Ryan.

Websites:

Brentina & Debbie McDonald:

http://brentina.com/

USEF:

http://www.usef.org/

USDF:

http://www.usdf.org/

USET:
http://www.uset.com/

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BRENTINA & DEBBIE McDONALD, GP KUR, U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS 2008

Brentina and Debbie McDonald scored 78.75 and took 2nd place in the Grand Prix Freestyle at the 2008 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Dressage Festival of Champions held at the Oaks Blenheim in San Juan Capistrano, California on Sunday June 29th, 2008.

Debbie McDonald
Born: August 27,1954
Hometown: Hailey, ID

Horse: Brentina (17-year-old Hanoverian mare; Owned by Peggy Thomas)

A true Olympic success story at a mere 50 years young, Debbie McDonald set out to bring home a Team medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics – a goal she saw to fruition as an integral part of the Team USA Olympic Bronze-medal effort. She again proved her mettle with legendary partner Brentina with a Team Bronze medal at the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany.

She focused on an up-and-coming star in 2007, and her diligence with Felix paid off that summer – they won three consecutive Grand Prix. McDonald had had an impressive season thus far in 2008 with both horses. Felix earned a first in the Grand Prix at Los Angeles Winter Dressage and a second at the CDI-W Burbank. Brentina brought home a first and a second in the Grand Prix at the CDI3 Burbank.

McDonald’s prowess has earned her a first among American Dressage Riders-the title of World Cup Champion in 2003-an honor she shares with Brentina. McDonald’s score of 78.890% in the Grand Prix Freestyle earned the combination the coveted title. In June of that year, McDonald was an integral part of the U.S. team finishing second in the team competition at CDIO Aachen, where she also placed third individually. At the 2005 World Cup Final in Las Vegas, McDonald and Brentina had one of their most memorable moments, placing third overall on home turf, receiving a standing ovation from a packed house. In 2005, Brentina was named the inaugural 2005 Farnam/Platform – USEF Horse of the Year.

Mcdonald’s accomplishments are many, including wins at both the 2005 and 2004 U.S. Grand Prix Freestyle/Championship/U.S. League Finals, 2003 Bayer Festival of Champions, U.S. Equestrian Team Grand Prix Championship, a Team Silver medal at the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Spain, and both Individual and Team Gold medals at the 1999 Pan American Games. She was named Equestrian of the Year by the American Horse Shows Association (now the USEF) in 1999, as well as the 1999 United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Female Equestrian Athlete of the Year.

McDonald and her husband make their home in Idaho, where she trains for competition and coaches young riders. She and husband, Bob, have one son, Ryan.

Websites:

Brentina & Debbie McDonald:

http://brentina.com/

USEF:

http://www.usef.org/

USDF:

http://www.usdf.org/

USET:
http://www.uset.com/

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“Don Schufro” Stallion (Donnerhall X Pik Bube)

Don Schufro Stallion (Donnerhal X Pik Bube)
Don Schufro in 2006 for the 6th time in the lead of the German annual dressage list for top dressage stallions.
Oldenburger, Dark chestnut,1993,171 cm
Don Schufro in 2006 won the Grand Prix in Bremen and the World Cup qualifier at Vilhelmsborg. In 2005 he won the Grand Prix Special in Wiesbaden the World Cup qualifier in Vilhelmsborg, had several placings at the shows in Neumünster, Bremen, Lingen, CHIO in Aachen and at the German Marsters in Stuttgart. Don Schufro was dressage winner in the material test in Adelheidsdorf (Germany) with 154.93 points. The sire Donnerhall is a top dressage stallion. He had several Grand Prix wins including a team gold at the World Championships in Rome in 1998. He has more than 50 approved sons and in 1997 he was selected as the stallion of the year in Germany. Don Schufro’s dam’s sire, Pik Bube I was also an international dressage stallion with 11 victories in S-dressage within one season. The combination of Donnerhall and Pik Bube has produced true top quality horses. Don Schufro’s dam, Fiesta is sister to Fantasia who is the dam of famous stallion Don Primero. Fabina, another sister to Don Schufro was selected as best mare in Oldenburg 2003. From the dam’s linage (Vornholzer Hauptlinie der Finländerin) are several breeding stallions and international sport horses. Don Schufro has ten approved sons, Don Romantic and Diamond Hit as the best known.

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Dressage Training FEI Half Pass Work

Gina Benson Cook, USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist schooling halfpass trot and canter work. www.centaurfarms.com

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MYTHILUS & COURTNEY KING, GP KUR, U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS 2008

Harmony’s Mythilus and Courtney King scored 78.05 and took 3rd place in the Grand Prix Freestyle at the 2008 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Dressage Festival of Champions held at the Oaks Blenheim in San Juan Capistrano, California on Sunday June 29th, 2008.

Courtney King-Dye
Born: November 20,1977
Hometown: New Milford, CT

Horse: Harmony’s Mythilus (14-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding; Owned by Harmony Amateur Sports Foundation and Leslie Malone)

Courtney King-Dye has spent the last year walking a defined line toward qualifying for the 2008 Olympic Games. After gaining the necessary European exposure in Germany for two months, King-Dye came to Flordia to compete for a spot at the selection trials, she was also chosen to represent the U.S. in the 2008 FEI World Cup Final held in Holland.

King-Dye had a banner year in 2007. In April, King-Dye and Idocus represented the U.S. for the first time at the World Cup Final in Las Vegas finishing sixth against 30 of the best riders in the world. Later in June, the pair was second overall at the USEF/Collecting Gaits Farm Festival of Champions. They went to Germany over the summer and tested their skills against the world’s best.

Also in 2007 at Dressage at Devon, King-Dye entered 11 classes on five horses ranging from 4th level to Grand Prix, finishing first five times, second four times and third two times, and also earned the FEI High Score of the show with a 71.250%.

Based at the two-time Olympian Lendon Gray’s Sunnyfield Farm in Bedford, NY, King-Dye was named to the USET Olympic Long List in 2000, and in 2004 she was named to the USEF High-Performance Developing Riders List. King-Dye is a United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Gold medalist and a USDF Certified Instructor through Fourth level. King-Dye is a 2004 graduate of Columbia University in New York and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in literature.

A native of Michigan, King-Dye has been riding since she was nine years old. At age 15, she became a working student for Gray. She competed in the 1998 North American Young Riders Championships and by 1999, with a string of horses to show for clients, King-Dye became a force to be reckoned with in the competition ring.

King-Dye’s dressage education includes six years as Assistant trainer to Gray, and in 2007 she supplemented that with a month in California training with U.S. Olympian Steffen Peters and two months in Germany training with U.S. dressage team coach Klaus Balkenhol.

Along with Idocus, who at 18 is closer to the end of his career than the beginning, King-Dye has another star in Harmony’s Mythilus who has proved very promising and is confirming himself as a worthy sidekick to the classy veteran. In the 2007 season, they performed spectacularly at the Intermediate I and Prix St. George levels, and upon moving up to the Grand Prix level in the summer they returned home with the blue in all their outings except one.

Websites:

Courtney King-Dye:

http://www.courtneykingdressage.com/

USEF:

http://www.usef.org/

USDF:

http://www.usdf.org/

USET:
http://www.uset.com/

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Totilas Edward Gal World Cup 2010.

FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final Grand Prix 2010. Edward Gal Totilas. KWPN

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Klaus Balkenhol – from foal to Grand Prix horse. Part 1: From the foal to the novice horse (TRAILER)

This is a trailer for a DVD which is available here http://www.horseheroshop.com/prods/showprod.asp?pid=16593
A healthy upbringing and responsible handling which fosters positive experiences – these are the basic requirements when it comes to producing a calm and reliable riding horse which is able to achieve it’s full potential. In this DVD the classical training programme is followed consistently and to the letter. Even when the horse is being trained for competitive dressage, Klaus Balkenhols Remonte horses are also ridden cross-country and over jumps. It takes about two years to create a Remonte and Klaus shows what is expected of his horses from the ages of 3-5. The basic rule is ‘make demands on the horse, but never demand too much’. The result is a physically mature horse who is able to do what is asked and who has full trust in human beings and its rider. Klaus offers a fascinating insight is into stallion grading in Germany. It’s quite an eye-opener to see what’s expected of 3 years old in the 90 day test -stallions are put their paces by their usual trainers as well as test riders, under the constant scrutiny of assessors. Klaus also explains his views as to where modern approaches to dressage training and judging are going wrong.

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LUZIFER & KELLY CASEY, YR GP TEST, BRENTINA CUP ’08

Luzifer and Kelly Casey scored 63.805 and took 2nd place in the Brentina Cup – Young Rider Grand Prix Test at the 2008 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Dressage Festival of Champions held at the Oaks Blenheim in San Juan Capistrano, California on Saturday June 28th, 2008.

Kelly Casey
Hometown: Livermore, CA

Horse: Luzifer (14-year-old Austrian Warmblood gelding; Owned by Carla Hayes)

Kelly started riding at the age of 3 and was immediately hooked, and by 7 was competing with her first pony “Joey”, at Training level dressage. She had the opportunity to train her first horse at 16, when her family imported a green-broke 6-year old Swedish gelding named “Eliete”. Kelly and “Elite” went on to win many CDS and ISDF championships from 1st level to FEI. In 2002, they were members of the Silver Medal Team at the Cosequin Junior Team Championships. Kelly started training Dressage Riders and showing clients’ horses while earning a Bachelors degree in Human Development/Business Administration from California State University, East Bay. After graduating in 2006, Kelly focused exclusively on her training business, KC Dressage. Kelly then won the 2007 USDF Region 7 Championship and CDS Freestyle Championship at the Intermediaire I level with an 8-year old Dutch Warmblood named “Scenario”. In the late summer of 2007, Kelly’s long-time client, Carla Hayes, imported “Luzifer”. By early fall, “Luzifer” and Kelly were the 2007 CDS Intermediaire II champions and are currently showing Grand Prix. Kelly says, “Luzifer, contrary to his name. is as sweet as he is large, and the most willing and hard-working horse I have ever ridden.” She has had the opportunity to work with many fabulous international and local trainers and clinicians including Guenter Zach, David Blake, Rachel Saavedra, and Liz Hendrix. Kelly notes, “I have learned as much from my human and clients as they have from me.”

Websites:

KC Dressage:

http://www.kellycasey.com/

USEF:

http://www.usef.org/

USDF:

http://www.usdf.org/

USET:
http://www.uset.com/

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Dressage Training FEI Canter Work

Gina Benson Cook, USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist schooling FEI canter work. Canter pirrouttes, starting piaffe/passage work, Tempis 4′s, 3′s, 2′s and starting to train one tempis.

Information on training horses and lesssons at www.centaurfarms.com

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