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Introduction to Riding and General Horsemanship

Basics, horsemanship, Introduction to tack, the horse, gaits, proper use of seat and hands. Basics of the proper seat and position, how to get your horse on the bit, proper contact, getting the forward, getting your horse responsi..

Total Videos: 17

Training Level through Second Level, A Level, L Level

More videos at this level in videos by Trainer. Training Level, Elementary, Novice, First Level, 1st Level, Second Level. Proper circles, dimensions, purity of gaits, extended walk, stretchy trot, shoulder in, haunches in, turn on..

Total Videos: 154

Third Level, M Level through Fourth Level, S Level

More videos at this level in videos by Trainer. Third/Medium through 4th/S Level, here is where the flying changes begin in addition to half canter pirouettes, half pass and canter from reinback. Double bridle becomes optional at ..

Total Videos: 117

Prix St. Georg through Intermediare II, Intermediate A & Int..

More videos at this level in videos by Trainer. Here begins the FEI levels, where a higher degree of collection, uphill balance and pushing power is required. The half pass zig zag, full canter pirouettes and 3 tempi changes are ..

Total Videos: 106

Grand Prix, Grand Prix Speciale, Olympic Short GPS Finale

More videos at this level in videos by Trainer. One time tempi changes and the piaffe and passage tour, requiring the ultimate in collection, self carriage and uphill balance. Here you will find tutorials focusing on 1 tempis and ..

Total Videos: 67

Breeding, Conformation, Evaluation

In this section you will find information from various sources that cover topics regarding pedigree and evaluation and breed specific information. More of this type of information may be found under different titles within the Spe..

Total Videos: 11

Auctions for Sporthorse Sales

In this section you will find auction coverage from various venues across the globe. It is a terrific idea to watch these auctions before you ever attend one. Additionally, there is education sprinkled within, especially focused o..

Total Videos: 4

Flying Changes

The flying change is introduced competatively at 3rd/M level and started once a horse has sufficient balance. The videos in this section will cover preparatory exercises to master prior to teaching the changes through single tempi..

Total Videos: 82

Canter Pirouettes

Introduced at Fourth Level/S, canter pirouettes display a great amount of collection. A pirouette is a two-track lateral movement asked of a horse in dressage, in which the animal makes a circle with its front end around a smaller..

Total Videos: 12

Lateral Work

Shoulder In, Haunches In, Renvere, Half Pass, Leg Yield, Travere

Total Videos: 81

Seat and Posture

The very important subject of the rider and how to properly use your seat and leg, the way you sit on the horse and use your body.

Total Videos: 23

Health and Wellness

Lameness, Diet, Wellness, Physical Therapies

Total Videos: 14

Young Horse

These videos focus on backing, developing and training for young or inexperienced horses.

Total Videos: 110

In Hand Training for Developing Collection and Responsivness

In hand work is done from the ground using long lining techniques to develop collection as well as gain respect from the ground.

Total Videos: 12


How to create a freestyle or kur is covered as well as a plethora of beautifully performed freestyles to watch and learn from.

Total Videos: 11

Piaffe and Passage

A movement executed at the highest level of dressage, requiring the ultimate collection and hind end engagement. Videos within this section will cover how to teach the piaffe and passage no matter the age of your horse and how to ..

Total Videos: 65

Turn on the Haunches and Walk Pirouettes

Turn on the haunches is used at second level and is an exercise used to increase engagement of the hind leg and gain and show bend.

Total Videos: 34


Here you will find entertainment and interesting facts out about icons and interesting people within the equestrian sport. Enjoy!

Total Videos: 13

2014 Dressage Convention hosted by Carl Hester and Richard D..

Two days and one evening filled with practical demonstrations, teachings and panel session to help develop your skills and your horse's in hand and ridden work. Hosted by Carl Hester and Richard Davison, featuring Peter Storr, Jen..

Total Videos: 11

E-Learning and USDF University Credits

To receive University Credits, YOU MUST CLICK ON YOUR CHOICES IN YOUR ADMIN PANEL under add educational credits. In this section you will find videos or sets of videos that have been accredited by various global organizations...

Total Videos: 29

Dressage Is For Every Horse Symposium, all levels

Dressage Is For Every Horse Symposium. Featuring Olympic rider, Debbie McDonald and FEI judge, Janet Foy, teaching, judging, training.

Total Videos: 2

2016 West Coast Dressage Convention Featuring Adelinde Corne..

features the acclaimed Adelinde Cornelissen. Adelinde is the individual silver medalist London 2012, team silver medalist London 2012, 10 x european champion medalist, 3 x world champion medalist. Watch Adelinde teach multiple rid..

Total Videos: 14

Psychology of the Horse and Human

Understanding equine behavior and understanding human behavior and emotion as it relates to daily and competitive riding.

Total Videos: 10

2017 World Cup Dressage Showcase

The 2017 World Cup Finals in Omaha Nebraska featured the first training session in the US by Isabell Werth, and also included demonstrations of freestyles, para dressage and Western Dressage.

Total Videos: 4

Ground Work

Ground work is useful for training manners, behavioral issues, habituation to stimuli, trailer loading, relationship building and sometimes simply a break from ridden work.

Total Videos: 4

How to Get Your Horse Lighter in the Bridle and Reduce Heavi..

An issue many riders deal with at all levels and stages of training non dependent on the age of the horse. If your horse leans on the bridle or is heavy in the hand, making you feel like your carrying a freight train, these videos..

Total Videos: 8

How to Deal with Contact Issues

Issues with the contact. Something many riders deal with. Hundreds of videos on DTO deal with this however the selected few in this section deal with contact as a main issue throughout the training session.

Total Videos: 3

Grand Prix Freestyle's, Leagure Finals for World Cup, 2007

League Finals for the World Cup, watch the top 6 Grand Prix Freestyle's and get a better perspective on how they made it happen and what to expect at the FEI Rolex World Cup held in Las Vegas, NV on April 18-22, 2007...

Total Videos: 3

Janet Brown Foy and Steffen Peters Host the ESDCTA Forum, Ho..

ESDCTA Competitors, Trainers and Judges Forum, led by Janet Brown Foy and Steffen Peters (special guest ). The forum focuses on horses at all levels and does a fabulous job of showing what the judge looks for in terms of gaits and..

Total Videos: 8

USDF FEI Level Trainers Conference, Featuring Jan Brink, 200..

USDF FEI Level Trainers Conference. Day one of two. Demonstration training rides led by international superstar, Jan Brink. Jan works with horses and riders from various levels thru Grand Prix. The focus is on giving trainers addi..

Total Videos: 8

USDF FEI Level Trainers Conference, 2007, Featuring Jan Brin..

USDF FEI Level Trainers Conference. Day two of two. Demonstration training rides led by international superstar, Jan Brink. Jan works with horses and riders from various levels thru Grand Prix. The focus is on giving trainers addi..

Total Videos: 4

Jan Brink, The Happy Athlete, Horse and Man

Jan Brink discussing what it means to be a "happy athlete" in conjunction to insights into how Jan's career began and how he got to where he is today. Jan Brink is not only the featured trainer for the Succeed/USDF FEI Level Train..

Total Videos: 1

Adequan/USDF 2007 Annual Convention

Adequan/USDF 2007 Convention footage. All 12 sessions available..."Alternative Therapies", "Conformation and its Influence on Lameness in the Horse", "Impact of Arena Footing on Soundness", "Management of Contagious Diseases: Vacc..

Total Videos: 12

USEF 2008 Dressage Festival of Champions, Freestyles

Collecting Gaits Farm / USEF 2008 Dressage Festival of Champions, watch the nations top 12 riders, as they compete over 4 days, vying for the 3 spots (plus 1 alternate) that will bring them to the Olympic Games in Hong Kong, Augus..

Total Videos: 4

World Equestrian Festival, CHIO Aachen 2008, Grand Prix Kur

If you couldn't be there...go there virtually! Watch the Grand Prix Kur, CDIO, 2008, as riders from 9 different nations compete in a final Olympic qualifier.

Total Videos: 3

2008 Markel/USEF Young Horse Dressage Championships presente..

Watch an array of horses compete in the 4, 5, 6 and Developing Horse classes. This is an educational experience to be enjoyed by all. A must see for those competing or working towards competing in these classes. Watch, listen and ..

Total Videos: 4

Succeed/USDF 2009 FEI Level Trainer's Conference with Henk V..

Coach of the Dutch dressage team, 1972 & 1992 Olympics. Coached private students at the 1984 Olympics. 1988 he was the coach for the Japanese team, Seoul Olympics. Currently he is the national coach for England's JR/YR team.

Total Videos: 12

Rolex/FEI World Cup 2009-Behind the scenes in the warmup, Pa..

Join us as you watch the Friday events, which include the Pas De Deux's, Young Horse tests and Brentina's retirement. Additionally you will get to go behind the scenes and watch the world's best riders warm up for their Grand Prix..

Total Videos: 7

Rolex/FEI 2007 World Cup, Behind the Scenes in The Warm Up

Watch this interesting piece featuring all riders in the warm up tent, directly pre-ceding their Grand Prix ride. It is commentated by FEI I Judge, USA, Janet Brown Foy.

Total Videos: 1 presents the USDF/Adequan 2006 Sy..

Performance Through Fitness featuring Ingrid Klimke of Germany. A to Z on how and why to integrate cavaletti work into your training.

Total Videos: 1

2009 Markel/USEF National Young Horse and Developing Horse C..

The Markel/USEF Young Horse Dressage Program (for 4-, 5-, and 6-year-old horses) promotes the importance of selective breeding and correct training of horses in the United States, and encourages participation of breeders, riders, ..

Total Videos: 1

KBIS British Equestrian, National Convention with Jean Bemel..

Jean, world famous German Reitmeister, an accolade given to riders who have successfully trained 50 or more horses up to Internationl Grand Prix, leads the convention, working with 6 riders and 6 horses from the basics to perfecti..

Total Videos: 12

121st Elite Hanoverian Auction, What it is, evaluation & bid..

Perhaps the most historic and well know of sporthorse auctions, we bring to you the 121st Hannoveraner Verband Elite Auction! This six section, full feature piece is fully hosted and commentated by one of DTO's featured trainers, ..

Total Videos: 1

2009 Adequan/USDF Symposium, Trainer, Jan Brink, All Levels

Jan Brink works with 6 horse and rider combinations at all levels with a weighted focus on the basics. These videos are wonderful for green horses or green riders, however, every rider is sure to learn. Communication – A Tw..

Total Videos: 8

2009 Adequan/USDF Convention, Educational Demo's & Lectures

Fabulous Freestyles; Hot Tips from Top Sources, Featuring Terry Ciotti Gallo, Ann Guptill, Sandy Howard and Tigger Montague, Finding Emotional Balance with Jane Savoie and Balanced Rider - Balanced Horse, Featuring Dr. Hilary Clay..

Total Videos: 5

The Endotapping Method, Relax, Reflex, Reward, Technique

Learn Endotapping TM , the Relax Reflex Reward Technique TM , a wonderfully simple and efficient method that can be used in virtually any equestrian application by absolutely any type of rider, regardless of experience or skill.

Total Videos: 2

2010 Markel/USEF National Young Horse and Developing Horse C..

The Markel/USEF Young Horse Dressage Program (for 4-, 5-, and 6-year-old horses) promotes the importance of selective breeding and correct training of horses in the United States, and encourages participation of breeders, riders, ..

Total Videos: 3

2010 Adequan/USDF National Symposium

Bridging the gap from training to showing, with Gary Rockwell and Lilo Fore. These two judges and trainers work together to provide excellent training based on what they see performed in the test ring. Once the test is performed t..

Total Videos: 6

The Lusitano Collection, 2011, Auction

Now in its fourth consecutive year in the United States, The 2011 Lusitano Collection® International Horse Auction is pleased to present a truly exquisite collection of imported Lusitano Horses. Selected from two of the most pr..

Total Videos: 1

KWPN North America, 2011, Identifying Superstars, Conformati..

Steffen Peters shares secrets for identifying superstars, plus - How Totilas impacts modern breeding, See, The Road to Grand Prix, with Idocus and other hot topics. Discussions on conformation and movement, analysis and scoring.

Total Videos: 8

2011 PVDA Ride for Life, Freestyles

Watch the fabulous freestyles from Martin Audet (reining), Michael Barisone, The Barteau Family, Dutch Chapman (reining), Bent Jensen, Shannon Dueck, Jane Hannigan, Silva Martin, Julio Mendoza and The Sons of the Wind. Ride for Li..

Total Videos: 2

Trainers' and Judges' Forum with Dr. Dieter Schule

2011 Judges and Trainers Forum, hosted by Red Hawk Ranch and sponsored by the Southern German Breed Registry. Dr. Dieter Schuele goes through the principles of the FEI young horse tests and talk about the proper training for the y..

Total Videos: 10

Trainers' and Judges' Forum with Dr. Deiter Schule, All leve..

The 2011 Trainers’ and Judges Forum: Sponsored by the Southern German Breeders Association. Young Horse to Developing Horse with visiting Olympic Judge, Dr. Schüle sported beautiful Fall weather, exceptional horses and a..

Total Videos: 11

Training Through The Levels with Debbie McDonald and Janet F..

Janet, FEI I Judge and Debbie, Olympian, work with horse and rider pairs from training level through Grand Prix. They evaluate the current state of the pair, work on the developmental areas and then focus on test movements at each..

Total Videos: 1

Tack and Equipment

In this section you will find information on saddle fit, bridles, wraps, boots and more.

Total Videos: 10


Para-Dressage became an FEI regulated discipline in 2006 and the sport is the only equestrian discipline included in the Paralympics. For para-dressage, riders are classified based upon their functional abilities. Doctors and phys..

Total Videos: 7

2012 PVDA Ride For Life, Freestyles

Don’t miss this exciting event! The PVDA Ride for Life Dancing Horse Challenge returns in 2012, better than ever. The Dancing Horse Challenge is a blend of dance, music, lights and equestrian art woven into an exciting thea..

Total Videos: 2

How to do a Half Halt

Essential in the sport....a half halt is invisible and tells your horse whoa, something is about to happen. It should take place in corners, before any change of gait, to set your tempo, to gain impulsion and re-balance. It happen..

Total Videos: 5

2013 PVDA, Ride4Life, Freestyles

The PVDA Ride for Life Dancing Horse Challenge has become one of the largest equestrian freestyle performances in the Mid-Atlantic region. The proceeds of which benefit the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center.

Total Videos: 4

The Language of the Horse; MasterClass featuring Catherine H..

"The Language of the Horse...becoming fluent", with Catherine Haddad-Staller

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The Dressage Convention 2013

The main hosts of The Dressage Convention 2013 are British Olympic Team Gold medallist Carl Hester and 4 time Olympian and British Team Manager Richard Davison. Double Olympic gold medallist, Charlotte Dujardin, will be the guest ..

Total Videos: 1

USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum

Featuring Scott Hassler of the USA and Ingo Pape of Germany, available October, 2014. Learn the fundamentals for starting sport horse prospects. Bridge the gap from in-hand to under-saddle and eventual competition.

Total Videos: 16

FarmVet/USDF Adult Clinic, featuring Lilo Fore

This clinic sponsored by FarmVet and the USDF, features a wide array of learnings, from the green beginner rider to riders moving up to Grand Prix, this 2 day clinic is in-depth and each session will provide the viewer with tools ..

Total Videos: 11