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Live Chat With Dressage Rider Heather Blitz

Are you a fan of US dressage rider Heather Blitz and her horse Paragon? How about great dressage riding and training in general? Then join us right here for a live chat session with Heather Blitz sponsored by SUCCEED®. The event takes place on Wednesday, October 27 from 7:00-8:30 pm . Bookmark this post, mark your calendar, and come back prepared with questions you’d like Heather to answer.

Heather will be taking questions on her training as well as training topics and other dressage related subjects. She encourages you to stop by and chat: “I look forward to welcoming a new audience and some old friends who have taken part in the past.  The last one we held was such fun and attracted terrific interest on a range of subjects so we have extended this one by 30 minutes to capture more questions.  I always get questions on Paragon too so he’s expecting to hear from you,” said Heather.

Live Chat: October 27, 7:00-8:30 pm

About Heather Blitz

PHOTO CREDIT: Courtesy of Heather Blitz

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Heather is currently based in Folsom, Louisiana where she operates her training and teaching center.  She spent three years in Esbjerg, Denmark training and teaching Grand Prix dressage horses.

Heather has owned the 7 year-old Danish Warmblood gelding Paragon since he was foaled.  She launched a successful start to his career when they arrived in Florida last winter from Europe and the pair won both the Intermediare I and Prix St. Georges at the 2010 Dressage at Devon Show.

Heather has refined her skills and learned a system of training involving biomechanics working with her mentor and coach, Mary Wanless.  Heather now regularly gives clinics, seminars and symposiums around the world.

One of her many dressage horses that has influenced her career was her first Grand Prix horse, Rambo, with whom she started competing when he was 12 until she retired him at age 18.  They competed in Florida, and Dressage at Devon where they finished in third place, which earned them an invitation to the U.S. Equestrian Federation team training sessions that proved to be a turning point in Heather’s career. Another significant partnership was with the chestnut mare, Arabella, (Rambo x April) which began when the mare was first broken in and took them all the way through Grand Prix, including being selected as reserve to the U.S. dressage team for the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany.  The partnership won regional championships at age four and five. At six years old, they won the FEI 6-year-old Young Horse Championship and almost qualified for the World Championships in Verden, Germany. At eight years old Arabella competed in the USEF Intermediaire Championships in San Juan Capistrano, CA, where they finished fifth.

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