Ruth Hogan-Poulsen Dressage

Ruth Hogan Poulsen Dressage with training facilities in Plainfield, Vermont and Loxahatchee, Florida.

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  Coriander     (  Charmeur   x   Hochmut  ,    His Highness ).   Photo © Emilie Goddard.

Coriander (Charmeur x HochmutHis Highness). Photo © Emilie Goddard.

Summer Spiced Up With Coriander

July 16, 2016

Known for her culinary skills as well as her dressage prowess, Ruth Hogan-Poulsen is spicing it up with a little Coriander in her barn this summer. Coriander (Charmeur x HochmutHis Highnesswas born June 28 at 12:30 a.m. while a red half moon lit the night sky. ...

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  Photo   ©     Sue Weakley

Photo © Sue Weakley

Michael Schultz and Sammie Achieve Their Ride of a Century

May 12, 2016

A crowd gathered when Michael Schultz and his Dutch Warmblood gelding Nice Catch, aka Sammie, rode down the centerline at the White Fences Equestrian Center in Loxahatchee, Florida, April 9. It wasn’t because Schultz, handsome in his show coat and white breeches, was incompetent or because the gleaming Sammie misbehaved as the wind whipped his tail when his rider halted him at X and saluted the judge. It was because that ride was Schultz and Sammie’s induction into the Century Club, where the horse and rider’s combined age equals or exceeds 100. ...


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 Photo  ©     Sue Weakley

Photo © Sue Weakley

Charlotte Merle-Smith and Firewalker Showcase New Dressage Partnership

January  27, 2016

Any dressage rider would be nervous going down centerline with a new horse and Charlotte Merle-Smith is no exception. She’s owned her 10-year-old Westphalian gelding Firewalker (Fidermark-Weinbotin, Weinberg) since November 1, but each day during the Jan. 22-24 show held at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival showgrounds in Wellington, Florida, her scores improved as she learned how her new horse behaves in the show ring. He did his new owner proud, especially because he had never been a horse for a para-equestrian rider before Merle-Smith bought him and she is a Grade II para-equestrian athlete. ...

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 Photo courtesy of JRPR

Photo courtesy of JRPR

Excelsior Wins the TheraPlate Peak Performance Award Presented at White Fences Polar Express Dressage Show

Loxahatchee, FL (December 22, 2015) At the Polar Express Dressage Show held at the White Fences Equestrian Center in Loxahachtee, Florida, this past weekend TheraPlate Revolution Therapy Platforms awarded a top equine athlete with the Peak Performance Award, given to promote the company’s core values of developing fit, healthy horses that are prepared to excel in competition. Excelsior, a 7-year-old imported Lusitano gelding owned by Diane Hodges and ridden by Melissa MacLaren, was recognized with the TheraPlate Peak Performance Award for his incredible fitness and body conditioning. ...

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 Photo  ©   Sue Weakley

Photo © Sue Weakley

Hot Blondes Asti, Sven and Barroco Competitive U.S. Dressage Finals Eye Candy

November 13, 2015

It’s true blondes have more fun. Just ask the owners of the flaxen-haired Haflinger Asti FCH, the distinctively highlighted Norwegian Fjord Sven, and the golden palomino Lusitano Barroco who competed at the 2015 U.S. Dressage Finals in Lexington, Kentucky, Nov. 5-8.  ...


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 Photo  ©  Virginia Lindauer Simmon

Photo © Virginia Lindauer Simmon