We are very pleased to introduce Jane Savoie as our newest contributor to ridemagazine.com. Ms. Savoie will be focusing her articles on different aspects of dressage training. She will also offer tips and advice to people on how to prepare mentally for training, riding, showing, and life! -Editor
Jane Savoie is one of the most recognized names in dressage, and for a good reason. Her accomplishments and the breadth of her influence are impressive. She has been a member of the United States Equestrian Team and has competed for the US in Canada, Holland, Belgium, France and Germany. She was the reserve rider for the Bronze medal winning Olympic dressage team in Barcelona, Spain. She has been long-listed by the USET with several horses and has won nine Horse of the Year awards and three National Freestyle Championships.
Ms. Savoie is as well known as a coach, writer and speaker as she is for her competitive accomplishments. She was the 1996 and 2004 Olympic dressage coach for the Canadian 3-Day Event Team in Atlanta and Athens. She also coached several top dressage and 3- Day Event riders in their preparations for the 2000 Olympics and while in Sydney she helped rider Susan Blinks secure a bronze medal for the US dressage team.
Ms. Savoie has written five books that have been published both in the US and abroad. Her best-selling sports psychology book, “That Winning Feeling!” is in its ninth printing and has been translated into several languages.
Her dressage training books, “Cross-Train Your Horse: Simple Dressage for Every Horse, Every Sport” and “More Cross-Training: Build a Better Performance Horse with Dressage,” are popular reference books for riders and trainers in all disciplines.
Her fourth book, “It’s Not Just About The Ribbons,” is a sequel to “That Winning Feeling!” This book offers help with negative emotions, like overcoming rider fear, impatience, or lack of self-confidence.
Ms. Savoie’s latest book is titled, “A Winning Attitude.” Says Jane, “A winning attitude is more important to your success than any other single factor.” This book helps readers give their attitude a big boost during tough times.
Apart from her own titles, she has collaborated on several books, and she is a frequent contributor to many of the leading horse magazines, including “Equus” and “Dressage Today.”
Jane has also produced several dressage training DVDs including “The Half-Halt Demystified,” “Riding In Your Mind’s Eye,” and “Train With Jane.”
Her new motivational audio CD program called “The Riders’ Inside Edge” will help people bust through limiting beliefs, set goals, stay motivated, overcome rider fear, and anchor positive emotions.
Ms. Savoie is a highly motivational and visible speaker for people who want help demolishing mental monsters, such as overcoming rider fear and anxiety. She often gathers audiences of up to 7,000 people and has been featured in over 40 states as well as Mexico, Canada and Bermuda.