NEWDA supports riders who wish to further their riding education! In order to help these riders we have set-up scholarship programs to support them. Feel free to check out our Scholarship programs and contact us with any questions. More information can be found in the downloadable scholarship guides.
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This scholarship is designed to enhance the education of NEWDA members, who are Adult Amateur’s as defined by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), and who wish to pursue continued dressage education through clinics, symposiums, seminars and other educational programs sponsored by either USEF, USDF, and/or NEWDA.
Adult Amateur Scholarship Guidelines
This scholarship is designed to enhance the education of NEWDA members, who are Professional’s as defined by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), and who wish to pursue continued dressage education through clinics, symposiums, seminars and other educational programs sponsored by either USEF, USDF, and/or NEWDA.
Professional Scholarship Guidelines
I truly enjoyed my time working with Patrick King on Wednesday, August 15. This was an experience that took me way outside my comfort zone (which is a whole different story). My lesson started out working on my seat and moved into cues. As the lesson continued, the focus continued to be on cues and advancing those cues. It was truly an education experience for me to see how a simple change in my seat or a different cue could result in a closer connection and feel of my horse’s movement. Additionally, I have been riding in a bitless bridle for almost 3 years now. Patrick helped me to see that the bitless
bridle, decide being a style branded as an automatic release/rebound bridle, is in fact, not releasing. This is resulting in a constant application of pressure under her jaw. This constant pressure explains why I always see her throwing her head as she is attempting to relieve the pressure. I am very eager to continue to work on improving my seat and cues, especially with the responses I was seeing in Cinnamon in just an hour. I am also motivated to work again on finding the correct bit or bitless bridle to work with Cinnamon as well.
Intense...Educational...Serious FUN describes a once-in-a-lifetime dressage opportunity to learn and grow! A 5 day Working Equitation Boot Camp, hosted by Working Equitation United (WE United) with 130+ participants and numerous instructors and judges from Australia, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portu-gal, United Kingdom and United States of America was held in Eugene Oregon July 8-12, 2018. It provided 5 intense days of practical dressage training, negotiating obstacle courses using ease of handling skills, ramping up horsemanship skills thru speed and a separate day of a cow working learning session that tested horse/rider partnerships. Each learning session was de-signed to employ progressive classical dressage funda-mentals. Working Equitation takes your dressage training to a whole new level of horsemanship! Appreciation to Heidi Eijgel, Pincher Creek, Alberta Canada for loaning me her mare, a Canadian Horse.Click to read all the details
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