June 1, 2013 — The Western Dressage Association of America (WDAA) and HorseShow.com have partnered in unveiling two new programs for the benefit of riders: Western Dressage online clinics and reference videos of the Western Dressage tests. The WDAA is excited to present these offerings, which give equestrians more opportunities to explore Western Dressage in an encouraging manner, consistent with the WDAA educational mission.
The Western Dressage online clinics are available via HorseShow.com. These clinics give riders a fantastic opportunity to upload and submit a video of any Western Dressage test ridden at home or at a live show. For the inaugural clinic, acclaimed Western Dressage clinician Jec Ballou will add her comments to videos, provide coaching feedback and suggest training exercises for improvement. Clinics are open to riders of all ages and ability as well as horses of all breeds and types. Submit your videos here.
Additionally to assist riders, trainers and judges, the WDAA and HorseShow.com have compiled video of various riders and horses working through each of the 16 Western Dressage Association Tests from Introductory Level through Level 2. These videos were filmed to show how the tests are ridden and the flow from one movement to the next. In mid-June, these videos will be available on the Western Dressage Association of America website and on the HorseShow.com Western Dressage page.
The WDAA celebrates the journey a horse and rider travel in their progressive physical and mental growth. Together the WDAA and HorseShow.com continue to develop offerings for the educational benefit of the Western Dressage horse and rider.
HorseShow.com offers affordable, on-line alternatives for education and competitive equestrian opportunities. Through HorseShow.com, riders can directly access expert trainers and judges representing a variety of breeds and disciplines attaining quality feedback, coaching and development exercises. Online shows create a safe, comfortable and affordable environment to explore showing while benefiting from scorecards and comments. Affiliate partnerships, an equestrian community and educational library support learning and spark enthusiasm. Visit HorseShow.com offerings and create your profile.
The Western Dressage Association®of America is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization focused on providing a model of horsemanship which optimizes the partnership of horse and rider for their mutual benefit. The mission of the Western Dressage Association is “to honor the horse, to value the partnership between horse and rider and to celebrate the legacy of the American West,” which it focuses on through its offerings of educational opportunities and events to the equestrian community. To discover more about the WDAA, please visit www.westerndressageassociation.org.