Trail to the Western Dressage World Show with Stacy Westfall

Do you like seeing behind the scenes?

I do.

The end result is often enjoyable; the fully decorated cake, the perfect wedding…an amazing horse in the show pen.

But the story of how it all came about is often far more interesting.

This year I’ve decided to invite you in for a behind-the-scenes look at preparing and taking two horses to the Western Dressage World Show in October 2019.

In this video first video, I will introduce you to Willow and Gabby, tell you a bit about them and then tell you the plan. It is April right now and although I’m welcoming you behind the scenes…I can’t tell you exactly how the story will go. That’s the fun part. All the twists and turns that happen along the way to a big goal.

If you would like to hear more about S.M.A.R.T. goals, check out my podcast episode on the subject, Setting S.M.A.R.T. goals with your horse in 2019.



  1. Helen Lou Parnell on April 16, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    Though I am somewhat behind in reading your posts, I love reading and watching the videos, and I have saved them all. Thank you so much for taking the time to post and educate.

  2. LaFray Gads on April 16, 2019 at 11:07 am

    I loved the Jack series and can’t wait to view this one, as well! Thank you for allowing us the privilege to watch your journey, I’m really beyond excited.

  3. Denise on April 15, 2019 at 5:58 am

    You are very inspiring and thank you for sharing you journey. Can’t wait.

  4. Pamela on April 13, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU!!!
    I am looking forward to following your journey!

  5. Nat D on April 13, 2019 at 9:35 am

    This is wonderful, and great timing. I was just reflecting on the reactive nature of my horse and if it could be trained away. Its great to see the contrast between Willow and Gaby. I think my horse might be more of a Gaby.

    Ill stay tuned !

  6. jeanie f mcjunkin on April 13, 2019 at 8:33 am

    thank you so much for doing these videos! you and jesse are special people. grateful that you are taking us with you on this journey

  7. Kami Clark on April 13, 2019 at 7:55 am

    Your pure love of the horse inspires me. Thank you.

  8. Nikki on April 13, 2019 at 4:00 am

    How do I watch the rest of this please

    • Stacy Westfall on April 13, 2019 at 8:37 am

      I’m so happy you want to watch! Subscribe to my YouTube so you can see them as they release. They will come out from now through October 2019:)

  9. Terry Collins on April 12, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    This is exciting! I always enjoy learning from you and love watching your progress.

  10. Martina Brown on April 12, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Well you know I will be following. Can’t wait to see the progress.

  11. Cathy Sweany on April 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    Boy I can relate to the “I’m tired” comment! I wish I was closer and could take lessons with you and Jesse. I need confidence on the trail and that confidence will relate to everything else. I also hope to go to a few shows this summer and a few trail rides.

  12. Wendy Russ on April 12, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    I’ve never seen a video from you that didn’t inspire. ThankYou for inviting me into your home and journeys with your mares. I will definitely be on the sidelines in this series! Best to You

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