and the Western Dressage
Association® of America Join Forces
The innovative online horse show site HorseShow.com
announces its partnership with the Western Dressage Association® of
America (WDAA), marking the first official
joint venture between HorseShow.com and an existing
HorseShow.com is an online horse show site designed for
equestrians to compete and network with a global audience. Offering a revolutionary way to assess a horse and
rider’s readiness for competition, HorseShow.com gives members the ability to upload their riding videos, enter
shows, and receive expert feedback from renowned officials – all from the convenience of one’s own facility.
In this unique online video format, judges provide each entrant
with a detailed scorecard, including a complete analysis with feedback, personalized comments and suggestions.
HorseShow.com welcomes all breeds, disciplines and experience levels to take part in both judged competitions and
fun popularity shows, and in addition to valuable learning experiences and gaining a competitive advantage, members
of HorseShow.com can collect ribbons, trophies, and cash prizes all from the comfort of their home.
Western Dressage is the brainchild of trainers Eitan Beth-Halachmy
and Jack Brainard, who both had visions to combine their love of the western discipline with the training techniques
of classic dressage, all while developing good horsemanship for the benefit of both horse and rider. The two
accomplished equestrians met and joined forces to teach Western Dressage across the country as well as being the
inspiration to the creation of the Western Dressage Association®
The mission of the WDAA is to build a community that combines the
Western traditions of horse and rider with classical dressage: honor the horse, value the partnership between the
horse and rider, and celebrate the legacy of the American West. The WDAA invites all breeds and experience
levels of horses and riders to participate, and inaugural events are proving popular with competitors.
With this new partnership between WDAA and HorseShow.com, Western
Dressage enthusiasts from all over the world will have the ability to form an on-line community that will enable
them to learn from voice-over clinics, share best practices, and communicate with fellow Western Dressage
riders. For its inaugural online clinic, WDAA is offering its members a unique opportunity to be coached by
renowned Western Dressage trainer and clinician, Barbara Long. Riders can submit a video of themselves riding test
movements and exercises at their home training facility, and Long will provide feedback via an audio commentary
about their performance.
“It is a pleasure to work with HorseShow.com on this unique
educational project," explains Ellen DiBella, WDAA President. "The online clinic concept provides
Western Dressage enthusiasts with an opportunity to learn from expert teachers without regard to physical distance,
and will expand and strengthen our community of equestrians. We are tremendously excited about this
partnership with HorseShow.com and the opportunities it presents for our members."
“Western Dressage is poised to be the fastest growing discipline
in the equestrian world: its systematic approach to the gymnastic development of the horse and its applicability to
all breeds of horses makes it attractive to western riders throughout the word," notes Gil Merrick, Chief
Operating Officer of HorseShow.com. "Our online platform and video technology provide the ideal
environment for the global community to get together and enjoy this exciting new discipline of riding."
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