―Olivia Lagoy-Weltz For a long time, dressage required that we ride in a double bridle once we reached a certain level of competition. Now, nationally we can ride at all levels, including the FEI, in the snaffle if we choose ...

Laureen Johnson is the US Equestrian (USEF) Director of Para Dressage and Vaulting. EQ AM had the chance to talk with her about what qualifies someone for a para equestrian classification and the organization’s new Para Centers of Excellence (COEs). ...

—Olivia Lagoy-Weltz For many spectators, freestyles are the highlight of international dressage competition and the aspect of our sport that is most easily appreciated by a broader audience. A well-done freestyle draws in the audience, creates emotion, and is incredibly fun ...

The Wellington Equestrian Community Plays for P.I.N.K. —Caroline Cochran, Tempi Media March 6, 2020—One night every year during the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, the spotlights of Palm Beach International Equestrian Center illuminate a distinctive competition that varies significantly from the ...

—EQuine AMerica Winter 2020 Issue Hunter phenom, Kat Fuqua, the three-time USEF Pony Finals Champion and rising Junior Hunter 3.6 foot jumping star, just imported her new horse, “Dream Girl,” from Holland—but she’s not a hunter horse. Kat’s adding dressage ...

An interview with aspiring para rider, Bryanna Tanase, on what it’s like in the beginning. —With Para Coach Lisa Hellmer EQuine AMerica:              Welcome! Please introduce yourself to us. Bryanna Tanase:               My name is Bryanna Tanase. I am 21 years old. ...

MEET DAVID BOTANA Meet 16-year-old David Botana, a Grade I international Para Dressage rider. He competes on the US Para Dressage Team with his partner Locksley, the 17-year-old Trakehner stallion owned by Margaret Stevens and campaigned by Susanne Hamilton in ...

United States Dressage Centers of Excellence A conversation with USEF Director of Para Dressage, Laureen Johnson What are Centers of Excellence (COEs)? About three years ago, Will Connell, who is from Great Britain and is now our sport director, suggested ...

Top U.S. show jumper, Georgina Bloomberg, sponsors U.S. Paralympic rider, Sydney Collier. Georgina has been supporting her in her bid to represent the United States at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. One way she showed her support was by procuring ...

EQuine AMerica had a conversation with FEI dressage rider Olivia Lagoy-Weltz in the lead up to the World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018. Olivia was selected as the Traveling Alternate for the US Dressage Team. We asked her about herself, her ...