Maribeth Dunlap Dressage

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Dressage (n.) The art of riding and training a horse in a manner that develops obedience, flexibility, and balance. A way of thinking. A way of living. A journey.

Coddiwomple (v.) To travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination.

Welcome to my blog - my dressage coddiwomple - a meandering life journey which has and continues to take me down interesting roads where I have discovered extraordinary trouvailles and whimsical crooked paths.

Although I do not consider myself a writer of any grand quality, I am a bit of a spontaneous gallivanter who enjoys sharing and writing about my experiences and observations.

As a student of the horse, aviation, and life, I also view writing as another way to learn and cement the ideas further into my understanding. Writing allows me to dig deeper into the subject material and gives me more reason to research and explore. I love learning new things and I enjoy sharing what I learn with others.  Writing is also a part of healing for me and I've also shared some personal writings so please be sure to check out my "Personal Musings".  

If you continue to explore my dressage coddiwomple, I hope you will find my writings interesting and of some value. Most importantly, I hope this blog inspires you to explore new places and perhaps embark on your own journey - your very own extraordinary coddiwomple.

Feel free to contact me to leave a comment!  I'd love to hear from you.


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2023 Competitions

Posted on January 16, 2023 at 10:05 PM Comments comments ()


2023 Schooling Shows


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Dressage Clinic with Maribeth Dunlap

Posted on January 16, 2023 at 7:35 PM Comments comments ()

2023 New Year's Day Jump Pt.2 - The Dragonfly

Posted on January 2, 2023 at 12:25 PM Comments comments ()

2023 New Year's Day Jump Pt.2 - The Dragonfly

By Maribeth Dunlap

January 2nd, 2023

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2023 New Year's Day Jump Pt.1 - The Dragonfly

Posted on December 31, 2022 at 12:20 PM Comments comments ()

2023 New Year’s Day Jump Pt.1 - The Dragonfly

By Maribeth Dunlap

December 31, 2022

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Breaking Down Dressage - Article in The Gazette

Posted on August 20, 2021 at 10:25 PM Comments comments ()

MFS Workshop & Dressage Clinic

Posted on May 13, 2021 at 9:05 AM Comments comments ()

2020 Dressage Competition Calendar

Posted on January 23, 2020 at 3:40 AM Comments comments ()

Jan 11: SWFDA Schooling Show,,  Ft. Myers, FL


Feb 23: ADA Schooling Show at Triple J,, Sarasota, FL

Feb 29 - Mar 1:  SDCTA Spring Break I & II,  Tampa, FL

Mar 22:  ADA Schooling Show at Triple J,, Sarasota, FL

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Sabine Schut-Kery Clinic Nov 16 & 17, 2019

Posted on October 30, 2019 at 9:40 AM Comments comments ()

The Little Girl & The Horse

Posted on October 27, 2019 at 4:00 PM Comments comments ()

After making the little girl, God said:

“You’ll need something to lean on. Something with substance that will teach you the value of hard work, perseverance, and to never give up. A thing that won’t cast judgment when you mess up in life. Because you will often, it’s just part of growing up and becoming a decent human."

"You’ll need something whose impressive physical presence must be respected at all times. A being who could b...

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August 18th Educational Expo

Posted on June 1, 2018 at 10:15 AM Comments comments ()