Diane Rodich Sales & Training

News

Congratulations to Robin Stamm

Congratulations to Robin Stamm on the purchase of Armani, a 6 year old Georgian Grande gelding! Robin had her first ride on Armani today, and they looked awesome! I am looking forward to working with this pair and helping them progress on their riding/dressage journey!
3/10/17

Congratulations

Congratulations to Dana Pearce of Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey on the purchase of Ezibar, a 7 year old dutch warmblood gelding, recently imported from the Netherlands. Diane is proud to have helped put this partnership together and is excited for their future together! September, 2016

L Program Graduate

Diane is now a USDF Judges L Program Graudate. She completed the USDF Judges L Program course and passed the L Program exam in September, 2012.

Article in Equine Journal- Choosing The Right Dressage Horse for You

Diane was interviewed for an article that was in the December, 2009 issue of the Equine Journal. The Article titled 'Choosing the Right Dressage Horse For You' gives valuable advice about buying a dressage horse in America and in Europe. There will soon be a link on the website and this article will be available for viewing.

Bella's debut at Third Level

Bella (registered name Ubora), a 10 year old KWPN mare Diane, was third level champion at her first dressage show on July 18, 2010 at Knoll Farm in Long Island, NY. Diane rode her in both Third Level Test 2 & 3 Open classes, and received scores of 65% & 68%..

Bella is a sales horse and is currently schooling fourth level.

Instructor Training Clinic

Diane Recently attended an instructor/training clinic with Mary Wanless in Caledon, Toronto, Canada in November 2009.

2008 Year End Awards with Casu Quo

Casu Quo and Diane received the 2008 USDF All Beed Holsteiner Third Place award at the Prix. St. George level. Their year end average score was 66.7%. Unfortunately, Casu Quo developed laminits due to cushings in the fall of 2008 and had to be euthanized. He is sadly missed.

2007 USDF Horse of the Year/KWPN All Breed Awards 2007 - Perry

Perry, owned by Top Class Dressage and ridden by Diane, finished 9th in the country at Third Level (Horse of the Year) in 2007. Perry's average score for the year was 68.7%.

Perry and Diane also received the Third Level Reserve Champion USDF All Breeds KWPN Award for 2007.

2007 Awards with Focus

Focus, the Arabian gelding owned by Sheree Afflerbach, and shown by Diane, received numerous year end awards with the USDF, USEF, and various other organizations. Diane and Sheree attended the USDF Banquet (picture shown here) on December 2, 2007, where they received their USDF awards. The following is a list of awards that Diane and Focus received: USEF Horse of the Year Regional Champion, USDF Certificate of Performance @ First Level, USDF All Breeds Champion, USEF Horse of the Year National Reserve Champion, Arabian Horse Association Regional Champion, East Coast Reserve Champion, East Coast Top Five, Arabian Horse Association Legion of Supreme Honor, Tri County Arabian Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dressage.

2007 Year End Awards with Casu Quo

Casu Quo and Diane were the 2007 USDF All Beed Holsteiner Reserve Champion at both Prix St. George and Intermediarre I. Their Prix St. George average year end score was 66.5%. They were also Reserve Chamption at the Bent Linguist Memorial Champtionship show held in October, 2007 at the New Jersey Horse Park.

Vendome

Karen Borden's Vendome and Diane scored 75.6% and 76.4% at Training Level, and won the Training Level Championship at the Bucks County Horse Park Dressage Shown on September 9, 2007! Karen purchased Vendome from Top Class Dressage in May of 2007.

Perry

Diane competed Perry at the Bucks County Horse Park on September 9, 2007 and won the Third Level Championship with an high score of 74.0% in Third Level Test 1!
Perry is a 10 year old 16.3 hh. gelding by Caruso that Top Class Dressage imported in the spring of 2007.

Great Show

Time Out and Diane recently won the First Level Championship at the LVDA Dressage Show on August 26, 2007 in Revere, New Jersey! Scores included 72.56% and 72.67%, and he received two scores of '9,' both on his walk and trot lengthening! Time out (Gribaldi X Ferro) was purchased earlier this month by Erika Frouman-Smith from Top Class Dressage. Erika was very pleased with his peformance at the show; not only did he do his job in the ring, but overall he was extremely well-behaved and level-headed . Erika is looking forward to getting to know Time Out and competing him in 2008. Congrats to Time Out, Erika and Diane.

Regional Winners!

Diane had a winning ride on Sheree Afflerbach's "A Focus" at the AHA Region 15 Championships held in Lexington, Virginia on July 5-8, 2007. Diane and Focus rode First Level Test Four and receieved a 69.6% to claim the First Level Open Regional Champion title.

Congratulations Viktor Z and Mary Kaye!

"Viktor Z" and owner Mary Kaye Ouvry competed at the Stoney Ridge Dressage Show in Chelsea, Michigan, on June 23rd, 2007 and won their First Level Test Four open class. Their score was a 65.78%, and Viktor received an 8 on gaits, 8 on impulsion and 7 on obedience! Way to go Viktor Z (and yes, we will give Mary Kaye some credit too!).
Mary Kaye purchased Viktor Z from Top Class Dressage in December, 2006.

Dressage Today

Diane has written an article that has been published in the December, 2006 issue of Dressage Today! The Article, which is called "Fix Late Flying Changes," is written from an educational and experience based perspective. It explains the systematic, step-by-step approach that Diane learned from Conrad Schumacher to successfully retrain late flying changes. A link for this Article will soon be available. 12/06

Training with Schumacher!

Diane recently returned from spending 5 months training in Germany with Conrad Schumacher at Stal Neuhof. She took 3 horses with her, and had daily coaching from him. She recently returned to Ringoes, NJ, and will be in Wellington, Florida for the winter season.

Congratulations

Wild Mexican, the 3 year old that Diane had in Germany has been sold! His new owners and trainer, who reside in New Jersey, are very excited to have him.