Beth Haist Talks a “Bit” on Dressage Radio with Co-Host Reese Koffler-Standfield
Claremore, OK (October 26, 2012) – The Horse of Course owner and founder Beth Haist is excited to be on the air to talk a “bit” with Dressage Radio Host, Reese Koffler-Standfield with an interesting two-part program about bits. And Haist knows a bit about bits. In addition to her experience as the CEO of The Horse of Course, Inc.(HOC), a full-service tack shop that is a fixture at many of the nation’s top dressage competitions and events, she trained with Alix Etherington, a well-respected bit engineer from England. In addition, she and her husband, expert saddle fitter Marty Haist, have been serving the dressage community for almost two decades, and their combined interactions with some of the world’s top dressage riders gives them tremendous insight into the finer nuances of the sport.
The first segment of the show focuses on snaffle bits, and the second segment, entitled “Short Shank Redemption”, airing on Friday, Nov 2nd , will explore curb bits. Dressage Radio co-host, Reese Koffler-Standfield, who is also an HOC rider, leads a lively conversation, along with co-host, Philip Parkes, about the proper use of bits in all levels of equestrian sport. Koffler-Standfield is a USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medalist, and a lifelong professional horseman who has successfully competed in the sport of Dressage since early childhood. She enjoyed a stellar Advanced Young Rider career, and is now a nationally and internationally ranked professional High Performance competitor, as well as a USDF Certified Instructor/Trainer through Fourth Level. The Dressage Radio show is a part of the Horse Radio Network, and dressage enthusiasts can listen to Haist by going to www.dressageradio.horseradionetwork.com.
In addition to her time on the air, Haist is excited about the upcoming schedule for The Horse of Course and its continued dedication to the equestrian sports communities. As a Gold Sponsor of the Great American Insurance Group/USDF 2012 Region 1 Dressage Championships and North Carolina Dressage and Cross Training Association (NCDCTA) Harvest Moon Dressage shows, The Horse of Course, Inc., will provide coupons for all of the competitors, and participate in the ‘Put Your Best Hoof Forward’ Fashion Walk and Vendor Wine & Cheese Walk. The four-day long equestrian celebration offers some of the most coveted opportunities in dressage, including official qualifying competitions for the FEI North American Junior and Young Riders’ Championships and Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF National Pony Rider, Junior, Young Rider and Brentina Cup Championships, 2013 Region 1 Great American Insurance Group Championships, and 2013 BLM Championships.
“We are very excited to continue our support of dressage riders across the country by participating in the Region 1 Championships and NCDCTA Harvest Moon show,” said Haist, “We have everything the dressage rider could need, from tack and accessories to the most recent fashions.” Haist is also looking forward to the exciting winter season, and being there for everyone in Florida starting in December.
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