Dressage Today

By Stephanie Ruff & Aviva Nebesky

About the Show

Description: The Dressage Today team mixes and mingles with the most inspiring members of the dressage community—from top riders to local legends. We talk all angles of our sport—sharing everything from training philosophies to stories of chasing dreams to horse-care tips.

Published: Once a Month


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Stephanie Ruff

Stephanie Ruff

Stephanie J. Ruff, a native of Pennsylvania, is the Content Director of Practical Horseman and Dressage Today. She has been around horses most of her life and has amassed a great deal of experience in disciplines from dressage to racing to jumpers to endurance. Being in the equine industry personally as a horse owner and professionally as a writer and editor has given her amazing opportunities to travel the United States. She is now based on the west coast of Florida where she enjoys time with her two horses (Half-Arabian and Arabian) and two German Shorthair Pointer dogs.

Aviva Nebesky

Aviva Nebesky

Aviva Nebesky started riding in her 30s, but horses rapidly took over her life and she went on to graduate with distinction from the USDF “L” Program. She actively trains and competes in dressage while maintaining a busy teaching and judging schedule throughout the mid-Atlantic.

She has her USDF Bronze Medal and the Fourth Level scores towards her Silver and has competed internationally representing the USA at the Maccabi Games in Israel in 2022. Aviva regularly works with eventers, working equitation riders, Western Dressage riders and traditional dressage riders. With a master’s degree in social services and Social Research and decades of work in the field of physical rehab, Aviva specializes in working with adult amateurs with fear issues.