The role of Fitness for Western Dressage Horses

Sat, Jun 13th 2020 at 7:00 PM PST · By California Western Dressage Association
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Sat, Jun 13th 2020 at 7:00 PM PST
Sat, Jun 13th 2020 at 8:00 PM PST
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Join us online to learn fitness-related exercises and tips to help make your horse more capable of fluid, graceful movement. CAWDA presents Jec Ballou, Best-Selling Author of 101 Western Dressage Exercises for Horse and Rider, Equine Fitness, 55 Corrective Exercises for Horses, and other books, magazine articles and podcasts, for a live webinar presentation:

The role of Fitness for Western Dressage Horses:  exercises for a better ride

By improving your horse's body mechanics, you will make him more comfortable, agreeable, and fun to ride. Jec draws on exercise physiology studies and delivers information that is straightforward and simple to implement right away!

When:  June 13, 2020

Where:  7PM Online!

Cost:  Just $20!

Participation is limited so sign up soon!  This is a can’t miss presentation whether you ride Western Dressage or another discipline!   Open to both CAWDA members and non-members.  Bring your questions!

SPECIAL NOTE:  CAWDA High Point participants – This webinar qualifies for the CAWDA Perpetual Education awards for Open, Amateur and Youth Riders!

About Jec Ballou   (


Raised in a horse training family, Jec has developed a thorough, correct, and straightforward approach to improving performance for horses and riders alike. She is a nationally recognized educator on equine conditioning and gymnastic development, and is a dedicated rider,  competitor, author, clinician and athlete.

Jec has trained and competed through FEI levels in Dressage, Western Dressage, long distance trail riding, Ride & Tie, breed shows and many other disciplines. She won three consecutive East Coast championships in distance riding, becoming the youngest rider in history to win the prestigious Vermont 100–Mile Competition. 

Jec studied classical training in Portugal, Holland, Germany, Australia, Spain, with world-renown trainers Egon von Neindorff and Manolo Mendez. She believes that proper biomechanical movement and athleticism can never happen as a result of shortcuts, force, or hurried training methods. Through her clinics, articles, and bestselling books, Jec aims to meet what she sees as a need within the equine industry for simple, clear, and practical information.

Books by Jec Ballou:

101 Western Dressage Exercises for Horse & Rider

101 Dressage Exercises for Horse & Rider*

Equine Fitness

55 Corrective Exercises for Horses

10 Week Conditioning Manual

The Unscheduled Dismount


Online Course:  30 Day Core Fitness for Horses

*101 Dressage Exercises for Horse & Rider is one of the top sellers of all equine instruction books and has been translated into three languages. It has been endorsed by the United States Dressage Federation as being one of the most essential books for dressage enthusiasts to own.

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