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The Evolution of Equitation
Edna Lytle of Otasage Farm agrees with Morris' analysis of the ever improving rider: "Riding today is much more sophisticated.
Another topic on which Morris and Lytle
would agree is the use of outside courses, either over grass or in large arenas with no fencing, to test a rider's overall horsemanship.
These courses, which "required a more forward pace," according to Lytle
, have pretty much disappeared from the modern equitation world.
According to Lytle
, at the "good shows where they have pride ... course design is more sophisticated and they ask more questions then they used to.
finds that the biggest change in the equitation horse is the influence of the warmblood.
"The warmblood has found its way into all aspects [of equestrian sports]," she
Moore also says that he
is seeing "more and more warmbloods" making their mark in the equitation classes.
United States Equestrian Federation, Inc : News
Four horsemen and women were awarded the Pegasus Medal of Honor: Kathy Kusner, of California; Edna Griswald Lytle of Maryland; Margaret Price of Pennsylvania; and Alvin Topping of Virginia.
Hunter/Jumper legend Edna Griswald Lytle
is a force to be reckoned with.Her
career has been a perfect example of sharing in ones passion and giving of ones time to make things better for those that follow her
.From the Federation Board to the Zone 3 Committee to the Hunter/Jumper Pony Task Force
efforts and tireless energy have benefited many.As an owner/breeder at her Otasage Farm
has had a string of successful horses.Her work as a judge in the Hunter Breeding, Jumper, Hunt Seat Equitation and Hunter divisions adds to her already long list of talents.She has been a member of the Board of Trustees for the National Hunter/Jumper Association, in addition to her role as past President of the Maryland Horse Shows Association, in which she was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 1984.
Most recently in 2004, Lytle
was honored with an award in her
name, and became its inaugural recipient of the Edna Griswald Lytle Service Award at the USEF Pony Finals.
Maryland Pony Breeders - 2007 Annual Show
Edna Lytle, Dickerson, MD: MPB Futurity
The Chronicle Of The Horse
Kathy Kusner, Margaret "Maggie" Price, Alvin Topping and Edna G. Lytle are the 2004 recipients of the USEF Pegasus Medals of Honor, given to individuals "who have exhibited outstanding service to horses and the sport and, who, through their dedication, have attracted people to the sport and contributed to horse sport by advancing its popularity."
...Lytle, of Dickerson, Md., is a past president of the Maryland Horse Shows Association and owns Otasage Farm, where she has bred successful show hunters.
In 1984, Lytle
was inducted into the Maryland Horse Shows Association
Hall of Fame and in 2004 was the first recipient of the USEF Pony Finals Service Award.
These awards will be presented during the USEF convention in Louisville, Ky., on Jan. 14, during the Pegasus Awards dinner.