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Thanks for stopping by to read about the 2019 edition! In progress now: consolidating all your feedback into our improved 2020 edition!
This all-in-one organizer for dressage riders can be your game changer
Maximize the value of lessons, clinics and your time
Ruth and I started our writing collaboration by creating simple dressage arena notebooks. These are great for general note-taking, memorization or for multi-day learning or clinics.
Then, we created freestyle choreography notebooks, wonderful for brainstorming and building musical freestyles.
We realized that other dressage riders might be dealing with some of the issues we’ve both seen or experienced in the past, for example:
- Have you ever forgotten your lesson a-ha moments before even leaving the barn?
- Do you ever spend hundreds of dollars on a clinic, with note scraps lost and forgotten before the next show season?
- Do you keep getting the same results (and judge’s comments!), show after show after show?
By creating a hybrid weekly planner and dressage training notebook, riders can create their own riding library.
If you ever get frustrated or feel like you aren’t making progress, just flip back through your notebooks from 6 months ago, a year ago or even 2 years ago. You’ll see just how far you’ve come with your own riding and with your horse’s training.
Features & Benefits for dressage riders
The 2019 Dressage Rider’s Journal starts with an introduction from FEI rider, coach and trainer Ruth Hogan-Poulsen so that dressage riders can use all the template pages without overwhelm and get your own best results for 2019 and beyond.
Important features include:
- 2019 Weekly Calendar – Plan your ride and barn time while still meeting all your other obligations.
- Arena Figures – Quickly review figure dimensions when memorizing a test, thinking about lesson feedback or reading judge’s notes!
- Blank Arena Diagrams – Make detailed diagrams in the 50+ 2-page layouts, then review the valuable feedback from lessons, clinics or tests.
And, so many more planning and tracking pages with the dressage rider and competitor in mind, including:
- Self-Assessment of Horse and Rider – Get a clear snapshot of your starting point, and you’ll see your small wins snowball into big accomplishments over the year!
- Mind Maps and Goal Setting – Dream big and set clear goals to achieve your dream dressage goals, this year, next year and beyond!
- Action Plans – You can only reach your goals if you make a plan to get there!
- Award Goal Tracking – You can only reach your competitive award goals if you first qualify for them… so, keep track of qualifying scores and requirements!
- Show Schedule Planning – Don’t let a show deadline sneak up on you. Plan ahead for early bird entries, travel and lodging.
- Test Score Recording – Keep this year’s performance information in one place! Great for seeing any patterns in your performance AND supporting documentation for insurance evaluations.
Shipping to International Dressage Riders
The 2019 Dressage Rider’s Journal is available for quick and easy purchase via Amazon.com. For international buyers, you can also purchase on your preferred Amazon platform (such as www.Amazon.co.uk or www.Amazon.de, etc.)
why I create books for dressage riders
Short story: I’ve been out of the riding loop for too many years, but still missed my years working with Ruth Hogan-Poulsen and her team.
I’d been looking for ways to continue our creative projects together, and we brainstormed our book projects and haven’t looked back!
She’s an amazing coach and trainer. And, also a great example of a female entrepreneur, blazing her own path!
Back story: I spent my young rider dressage years riding at Intro, Training and a little bit of First Level. As a working student and assistant to Ruth in my 20s, I had the opportunity to ride and show some amazing schoolmasters. It was a thrilling time, and a privilege!
Now, I’m blending my business, writing and equestrian experience together to create this series of books and projects. And, I’m having a blast!