Elaine promotes "Western horses enhanced by Dressage"
as a Recommended Cowboy Dressage®
The ultimate goal of Cowboy Dressage®
is to develop western horses in self-carriage. It is all about the horse and
helping the horse be better. The scoring system, which places Soft Feel, Harmony
and Partnership as most important, directs riders toward understanding how they
can do to help their horse reach that ultimate goal.
Cowboy Dressage® has a
secondary goal to help each horse and rider have a successful show experience.
Depending on the facilities, Cowboy Dressage®
allows a quiet "buddy horse" to stand near the court to support a
nervous horse. Riders can pet their horses and kindly talk to them at any time
while riding a test.
Show management is encouraged to have a microphone set up so that each rider can
hear their own test caller standing on the sidelines.
The future lies in the quality, integrity and consistency of
The Cowboy Dressage® judge has
a responsibility to score tests accurately and ethically. They report what they
have observed, provide constructive criticism, explain what they like, and
nurture "the try" in each horse and rider partnership. They are also
responsible to keep the class environment safe, monitor the court for accuracy
and set up every horse and rider for success.
Cowboy Dressage® judge
candidates go through a strenuous educational program. Lyn Ringrose-Moe is the
driving force behind the judges' training requirements and instruction. She and
the other founding members of Cowboy Dressage®
World examine each candidate's capability to give kind, but concise feedback,
judge each horse on it's own individual merits, and provide a safe place for
horse and rider to learn, grow and improve.
As of April 10, 2016 Elaine earned her status as a Recommended Cowboy Dressage®
Judge and, as a member of the Cowboy Dressage World Professional Association, she is listed on the www.cdwpa.com website. She is available to judge both schooling shows and sanctioned shows.
To find her next Cowboy Dressage®
Show, or to look for possible available dates to book Elaine to judge for you, check into Elaine's current
Elaine appreciates your loyalty,
So, look for treats ahead...