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The Dressage Foundation September Update

Oct 12, 2015
TDF's 2015 Two-Tempi Challenge Update
September 2015
Thank you to the riders and donors who have already made TDF's 2015 Two-Tempi Challenge a success!  We look forward to more Challenge rides before the end of the year.

Dressage At Lexington 2015 Hosts First Challenge
DAL 2015 hosted the very first Two-Tempi Challenge in July. Twelve riders participated, and ultimately, Lauren Sprieser and Stratocaster (pictured above, credit to Pics of You) won the Challenge with 58 consecutive Two-Tempis!

The pair is currently the Region One Two-Tempi Challenge Leader. DAL raised a total of $841 for TDF.
Hassler Dressage Hosts Two-Tempi Challenge
Hassler Dressage recently hosted a Two-Tempi Challenge, and three riders participated.

Susanne Hassler won the Challenge with a total of38 consecutive two-tempis, followed by Emily Smith with 12 changes and Matthew Baillargeon with 7 changes. The riders are currently collecting their pledges for TDF.

Individual Efforts

Do you think you can beat Julie Julian's (IL) whopping total of 130 consecutive two-tempi changes? She is the current national leader for the number of two-tempi changes! See the video here. Thanks to her efforts, she raised over $1,000 for TDF!

Clara Etzel (MI) and More Coffee Please completed their Two-Tempi Challenge with 21 changes and raised $800! Watch Clara's video.

In memory of Evie Tumlin, Donna Meyer (TX) completed her Two-Tempi Challenge with 28 changes and is collecting pledges for TDF in Evie's honor. See Donna's video here.

So far, participants have raised over $2,600 for TDF. Thank you to the generous donors who are supporting the dressage community! To see the full list of participants and results from the 2015 Two-Tempi Challenge, visit our web page and download the Leader Board.

The Two-Tempi Challenge is open to everyone!
Riders who have horses capable of doing two-tempi changes are invited to participate in a regional and national competition to raise funds for TDF.

Each rider works with an individual, club, stable, or any group of dressage friends willing to make a pledge to TDF for each completed consecutive two-tempi change performed.

All donations are used to support TDF's programs, grants, and scholarships.

It is a fun way to bring your equestrian friends together to support the dressage community!
Get startedTODAY!
All the information you need is online. Click on the link below for downloadable flyers and pledge forms, as well as video upload instructions. We'd love to help you out, so give us a ring if you'd like assistance!

Or give us a call at (402) 434-8585

Where can you host your Two-Tempi Challenge? Anywhere!
Rebecca Langwost-Barlow completed 
26 changes at Dressage At Lexington's  Two-Tempi Challenge 
(Photo by Pics of You)

  • Clinics over lunch break
  • Shows during each break
  • Your own barn, just for a fun event


You could win!


At the end of each calendar year, TDF will announce National and Regional Two-Tempi Challenge Champions and Reserve Champions, based on the number of completed consecutive two-tempis.

There will also be awards for the top two groups that raise the most donations for TDF.

For More Information
If you have questions or would like more information about The Dressage Foundation or the Two-Tempi Challenge, please visit our website,, or contact Jenny Johnson at (402) 434-8585 or

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