Florida Dressage Experience Program

Dressage program developed by Ida Norris for riders who want more than just a riding lesson. Offering traditional Dressage, Western Dressage and Working Equtation

Operating as usual

Better Dressage Scores

Scores for the May show have been posted and we’re ready to gear up for June! Our judges for this month’s show will be Ida Norris and Karyn Rainey 🐴

ALSO, 10% of every Canadian entry in June and July will go towards @fortheherd.ca - an emergency fundraiser to aid Ontario School Horses!

Let’s ride!! #onlinehorseshow #onlinedressage #betterdressagescores

[05/26/20]   [email protected].
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WATCH: Geir Gulliksen takes first World Cup win aged 60, then gets thrown at prize-giving

Never unstrap your helmet. No matter how well you ride ..always assume something Might go wrong!!! No horse is ever bomb proof... ride for safety and be prepared!

indianexpress.com Geir Gulliksen removed his safety helmet but was then thrown against a wall when his horse was startled. When he initially failed to get up the crowd at the Scandinavium Arena went silent and screens were erected around the Norwegian.

Dana with a big grin... first time in the tail coat, first time at Global!!!

Dana Johnson this week riding Diego getting ready for her Intermediate I .. what a smile!

Josephina, riding Lilith.. our newest FDEP member! Lessons in German and English... 😊.. it has been a while for me since teaching in German!

Talented YR trainer - Jessica Roberson Wright of Roberson Equestrian Center Tennesee has been here this month for FDEP with one of her well schooled Junior riders Emerson “Emmie” Blandford.

A windy day at FDEP so lots of long lining! Ruby warming up.

Erika Wolff massage therapist, equine health and body worker instructing FDEP Participant Emmie yesterday on maintenance and care of FEI horses. Our horses felt great today after her visit yesterday!

The holidays are over and the FDEP is kicking into gear... Dana Johnson from Minnesota riding Terry Johnson’s GP horse Diego !!! What a beautiful creamy color.. 18 hand PRE/Belgian cross!!

[12/05/19]   “Harmony is the absence of confrontation.” Apropos...Horses And Riders

[11/28/19]   “A supple well trained horse,no matter how humble his origins,is a pleasure to watch and ride” . Apropos..Horses and Riders

[11/26/19]   “Practice once perfectly! “My fav quote from Kathy Connelly

“True practice requires focused attention to identify what aspects you want to improve and to override bad habits.” Apropos....Horses and Riders

“Technique is teachable, Experience is not.” Quote from one of my favorite books- Apropos....Horses and Riders

Some long lining this week at FDEP with Terry Johnson’s cool horse Diego (GP Horse.. Pre/Belgian 18 H) and his elderly companion hanging out , looking on .....🐎😊

[11/19/19]   The season has begun... had a great day on Lilith T. L. Today —7 threes , piaffe , started passage under saddle and finished with WE!

We are headed to Florida shortly with arrival scheduled for Approx. Nov. 15! I will be offering Classical Dressage through Grand Prix as always ,and will be teaching/riding and coaching and judging Western Dressage, and Working Equitation ! Come by to visit and join in!!! It’s fun!!!! Please share!

Spiritual AF

OMGOsh… laugh out loud.....

Headed home this morning..driving through the Blue Ridge mountains.. gorgeous purple bushes line the road!


Why Do Gifted Dressage Horses Progress at a Faster Rate?

Shared from Janet Foy... this is a good article and clearly points out that careful good riders with exceptional balance bring young horses along well ... many horses fail to reach their potential because green riders have them in the beginning.

dressagetoday.com Two reasons why the guideline for the training of young, gifted dressage horses differs slightly from average horses.

We have been having such a fantastic winter with Janet Foy and BoJena to coach us!All the visitors and students who came into the new facility have really enjoyed the opportunities here! I have so enjoyed teaching everyone (so much enthusiasm and talent) as well as riding all these neat horses!

Had a great visit with Bo!!

Waiting for a cool visit from Bo!!!🐎😊

All ready for Bo Jena😊

Valiant brave driver. ....Mark getting us to Florida....,Call or text and come by to see us soon at The Florida Dressage Experience. Program ! Wonderful new opportunity in a beautiful facility...lessons,training,coaching and teaching. Stalls available.


Join us at ENYDCTA Dressage Days on Friday for "The View From C", a Judges Continuing education program. This open to both Judge participants and silent auditors! If you wont be showing its a great opportunity to get your education hours in or learn about a what a Judge sees!

Erika Wolff my assistant for a number of years and FDEP Trainer paid an educational visit to FDEP this week teaching and sharing her massage and body work Techniques. Erika is developing her new Farm Westerwald Equestrian, in her home town Marshfield Hills, Ma.

The Jury is in!!!!!! Janet Foy's, Dressage for the Not So Perfect Horse was the number one checked out book at the FDEP library this winter. The library copy has become thumbed and worn... quite a compliment! Comments from our FDEP Participant Trainers: " I loved it start to finish! " ( N.M.), "I'm a visual learner.. this helped me a lot! " (K.S.) , " I can quickly look up a problem and find answers and cross references--- wonderfully organized for ease! " ( S. H.) @ Janet Foy We liked it... great job Janet!

FDEP alumnus Erika Wolff joined us this week in Florida.. for a great visit ! Erika is developing her own dressage training farm Westerwald Equestrian in Massachusetts and is putting her wonderful equine massage and body skills to good work for her clients. Erika shared this summer photo of her schooling her youngster EL T. L. purchased from us.

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Took Lilith T. L. showing by herself this weekend and she rocked the third level test one open with a blue... what a diva she turned into without her pesky sibling to distract her. She begged cookies at the gas station stops from passerby's and was so ride-able in warm-up and the test! Mark and I were very proud of her!

What an incredible month at FDEP.... Special Thanks to all our wonderful instructors, participants and friends!

Wow!!!! it just keeps getting better and better!
Thanks Janet Foy for great "SUPER-VISION" and teaching yesterday!

Are they starting to look like the Bobsie Twins??? We took them out showing to Global again last weekend....Lilith and L'Caruso.

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