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Dressage With the Experts!

The DWE schedule will be posted as class and expert schedules are finalized. See our expert list below.

An exciting enhancement for your visit to Dressage at Devon is being offered by Dressage at Devon and FLR Sports Radio. An over-ear style personal receiver will allow you to follow all the commentary of some of the foremost experts in the world of dressage. Listen as they comment and give personal opinion and insight into the horse and rider during their performances. For only $35 (pre-ordered) or $40 on the day of the show, you get a behind the scenes perspective exclusive only to those with a radio. More info or pre-purchase can be found at

Now Available!

PLEASE NOTE: Dressage with the Experts radio purchase does not include grandstand reserved seating. Reserved seat tickets must be purchased separately.

Digital FM radio receivers that can be used anywhere on the show grounds (Friday, Saturday and Sunday only) to listen to the experts describe the riders movements and learn exactly why the judges give the scores they do.

Pick up your radio at the information booth on the right as you enter the main gate and drop it off at the gate on the way out. Pay $40 by cash, check or credit card at the show grounds, or order ahead of time online for only $35!

1.  You can order and pay with the safe and secure payment processor PayPal (you can use your credit card - no PayPal account is needed) by clicking the PayPal button!



2.  You can send a $35 check made out to: DAD Dressage with the Experts

Send checks to:
      Velvet Sponaugle
      2992 West Denneys Rd.
      Dover, DE 19904
      302-632-3537 (c)

Learn from Some of the Best

Rebecca Langwost-Barlow

Rebecca Langwost-Barlow is a USDF Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medalist and one of the earliest USDF certified trainers to the Fourth Level. She has started hundreds of youngsters and trained many to FEI level including Grand Prix. She was a world-ranked Grand Prix rider on her self-trained Dutch gelding Gomerant. Rebecca is a frequent contributor to equestrian publications such as Dressage Today and Practical Horseman. She was the first person to receive The Dressage Foundation scholarship where she trained with Dr. R. Klimke. She was chosen to ride in various USDF national symposiums with both Conrad Schmacher and Dr. Klimke, and was the lead Grand Prix rider in the USDF Freestyle Symposium. She is now competing the Hanoverian mare Libertina in the Intermediare 2 and looking forward to moving her up to Grand Prix soon.

Carter Bass

Carter Bass has been involved with horses since childhood, competing in Hunters, Eventing and Dressage. She has been a dressage instructor for 35 years, and has coached several horse/rider combinations that have received Horse of the Year awards, regional championships and competed at Grand Prix. Bass has been a licensed official with the USEF since 1989, receiving “R” Dressage and “R” Dressage Sporthorse Breeding licenses. She was accepted into the USEF Senior Judges training program in 2012. She is a Bronze, Silver and Gold medalist.

Johanna Gwinn

Johanna Gwinn, originally from Princeton, West Virginia, was introduced to horses at an early age through lessons at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, where her family was living. She holds an advanced degree in biology, and worked for many years in academic and industrial research, while successfully training and competing her Thoroughbred, Pan, through Grand Prix. Johanna has held many equestrian teaching positions, including two years in Cali, Colombia, where she was the dressage instructor at the Club Campestre de Cali. She now teaches, trains, and judges from her base in West Chester, PA.

A USEF Senior dressage judge, she is committed to extending her knowledge of judging as well as of training and riding by attending the annual seminars and other educational opportunities such as the recent FEI courses on Young Horses and on the Musical Freestyle, both of which took place in Germany. Johanna is also an International Paralympic Equestrian Committee (IPEC) International Candidate judge and an American Driving Society (ADS) registered judge for driven dressage in combined driving competitions.

Suzanne King

Suzanne King is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist who has trained and competed in England, Germany and the United States and currently resides in Columbia, South Carolina. She has spent the past twenty years training dressage and eventing in the Atlanta area, specializing in competitive young riders. This is her third time participating in Dressage with the Experts at Dressage at Devon. Suzanne currently authors the popular Tango Dressage Blog and has just launched a new blog LightHorse DarkHorse Compendium.

Cindy Sydnor

Cindy grew up in Milton, Massachusetts, started to ride at age twelve, and claims to have ridden almost every day since. She started eventing and dressage with Mr. H.L.M.van Schaik from The Netherlands when he and his family moved to Cavendish, Vermont. He was quite a mentor and introduced Cindy to Mr. Egon von Neindorff and paid for Cindy to go to Germany to ride at Reitinstitut von Neindorff for several months.

Shortly after her time in Germany, Cindy moved to Vienna, Austria, worked for Time-Life and rode with a rider from the Spanish Riding School. Two years later she and her husband moved to Brazil for four years, where they worked to develop an international dressage team for Brazil. After four years in Brazil, Cindy moved back to the U.S., bringing her Brazilian Thoroughbred gelding "Lover" with her and competed at the Grand Prix. She tried out for the USET Dressage Team and was long-listed for the 1976 Olympics. She stayed on the "long list" for several years, riding with Colonel Bengt Ljungquist, Coach of the USET Dressage Team. Cindy began working as a professional shortly after this period.

Cindy competed Onno, her DWB gelding by Ferro, at Intermediaire 1, her younger gelding “Windsor” at Prix St Georges, and others at 2 nd and 4 th level.  She was an examiner for the USDF Instructor Certification program for over 20 years, and retired from over 35 years of judging dressage as an “R” judge. Cindy speaks German and Portuguese and helped Walter Zettl translate his book Dressage in Harmony into English from the German.