Welcome to MusiKur Freestyles
Ready-to-Ride & Custom Dressage Music
BUDGET FREESTYLE CATALOG
MUSIKUR PROVIDES DRESSAGE MUSIC AT LOW COST FOR EVERY LEVEL, EVERY RIDER.
ALL STYLES CATALOG MUSIC
The MusiKur catalog covers every style you can imagine for riders at all levels. Your dressage music theme is professionally engineered and ready for the show ring when purchased. You can add-on a number of services to make a catalog freestyle your own. Choreography can be designed to match.
LOW COST CUSTOM FREESTYLE
If you're looking for something more custom, choose pieces for each gait from the freestyles in the catalog or I'll research music for you. Music will then be edited to fit your choreography video. Send me video of your choreography or I'll design it for you.
TRUSTED BY DRESSAGE RIDERS
Riders around the world trust MusiKur to help them produce top results in their musical freestyle. MusiKur has been the choice of World Cup competitors, NAYC medalists, and USDF regional and national champions.
MUSIC EDITOR AND CHOREOGRAPHER
I bring a diverse background in music and dressage to the art of freestyle music editing and choreography design. I've designed freestyles for riders at all levels for twenty years. My advanced degree in music gives me the skill to edit music which is second to none. I'm trusted by the USDF Connection magazine and Dressage Today to provide informative articles.
I hold a BS in music from the University of Vermont and MM from UMass Amherst where I acted as Assistant Director of Bands on a full fellowship. I taught flute at the University of Mobile for a number of years. I've performed as soloist with many ensembles, including the Magnolia Chamber Orchestra and Baldwin Pops. I play flute with the Eastbay Quintet.
I studied dressage with Susan Blinks and Sarah Geikie during their tenures as Director of Riding at UMass. Other important trainers include "S" dressage judge, Arlene Rigdon, and Dutch trainer, Jos Sevriens. I'm a graduate of the USDF "L" judge education program. At my Woodwind Farm, I bred and trained Swedish Warmblood horses. I taught dressage lessons, took horses in training, and hosted competitions.
READY-TO-RIDE FREESTYLE CATALOG
Click the play button on individual audio players below to listen to complete freestyles. All lower level freestyles are 4:30-5:00 in length, not including entry; Grand Prix freestyles are 5:30-6:00. Fades you hear in samples will not be in the competition version you buy. Use a "Buy Now" button under each price to purchase music. Digital links will be delivered by email. Flash drive and CDs will be mailed first class within the U.S. International shipping is available at additional cost. Ask me for a customized PayPal invoice if you want to add services to your purchase such as gait tempo video analysis or made-to-order choreography; see "Add-Ons" for options and prices.
VOCAL ~ POPULAR ~ JAZZ
VINTAGE & MODERN FILM ~ WORLD & ETHNIC
SPANISH & LATIN ~ CELTIC ~ WESTERN ~ SMALL PONY ~ CHRISTMAS
ADD-ONS FOR CATALOG FREESTYLES
You can customize your catalog freestyle with any of the following services. Ask me for a PayPal invoice to cover music plus additional services. You'll find music only prices with every freestyle sample in "Music 1-4." For a more custom process with music edited to fit choreography video, see "Custom."
Gait Tempo Video Analysis
Send me a link to video of your horse and I'll determine gait tempos for you. I'll provide you with a list of catalog freestyles which can be successfully tempo-adjusted.
Training Level - Intermediare: $25
Grand Prix - $35
Adjust Music Tempos
You can provide me with your horse's gait tempos or I can determine tempos for you (see cost). I'll adjust music tempos to precisely fit your horse's gaits. The catalog freestyle you select must have tempos within adjustable range for the horse.
Training Level - Intermediare: $40
Grand Prix - $50
Individual gait segments can be lengthened or shortened to your specifications or you can mix and match segments from different freestyles. The order of gait segments can be changed. Training-First Level riders should consider having the canter segment shortened.
Lengthen or shorten: $35 per gait segment
Mix and match freestyles: $50
Change gait segment order: $50
Made-to-Order Choreography Plan
Choreography can be designed to match any catalog freestyle. I'll send you a questionnaire to tell me exactly how your horse needs to be presented in the program. I'll record a narration of your choreography with the music for you to use in practice and send you hand-drawn diagrams. Choreography will be designed once only! See cost below for revisions to the design.
Training Level - Intermediare: $250
Grand Prix: $350
Revisions to design: $30 per hour, credit card required
Stock Choreography Plans
I can email several choreography plans to you at no charge. First-Intermediare levels are available. Plan does not fit any particular freestyle, but gives you ideas for patterns. Diagrams are hand-drawn. You are responsible to know current requirements and make sure your final design is legal.
CUSTOM FREESTYLE DESIGN
Use my catalog music as a basis for custom designed freestyle and you'll save money. Make your selections from a list of catalog freestyles I provide after determining your horse's gait tempos.
If you prefer, I'll research music for your freestyle. You'll receive 3 pieces for each gait in the style of your choice which are synced with video for ease of selection. Additional music choices you purchase will not be synced with video, but sent by email.
After you choose music, I edit each piece to perfectly match your choreography video. You'll never struggle lining up choreography with phrasing because it's an exact fit when you receive it.
You can design and film your own choreography or I'll design it for you. If you want to minimize the cost, you can use one of my First-Intermediare stock choreography plans at no additional charge.
If you want me to design choreography, I'll send you a questionnaire to tell me how your horse needs to be presented. Patterns will be designed to fit your specifications. Hand-drawn diagrams are sent to you for approval. I make any requested changes, finalize the diagrams, and you film the choreography.
At no extra charge, you'll be provided music video of your freestyle. Use this video to learn the freestyle. You'll receive 2 CDs plus thumb drive with digital music files, video file, and choreography PDF if applicable.
See prices below. 50% deposit is required at time of booking. Ask me for a customized PayPal invoice. After you approve music and final payment is made, changes are charged at a rate of $50 per hour. Additional tempo adjustment is always free (small charge for new CDs).
If you want additional custom services, go to my freestyle website at Woodwind Studios.
- Music edited to fit your choreography video: $650
- Music editing & choreography design: $850
- Music edited to fit your choreography video: $700
- Music editing & choreography design: $900
- Music edited to fit your choreography video: $750
- Music editing & choreography design: $950
- Music edited to fit your choreography video: $800
- Music editing & choreography design: $1000
- Music edited to fit your choreography video: $850
- Music editing & choreography design: $1,050
- Music edited to fit your choreography video: $1,100
- Music editing & choreography design: $1,400
- 3 pieces per gait synced with video: $200
- Each additional set of pieces (1 per gait): $50
- 3 pieces per gait synced with video: $300
- Each additional set of pieces (1 per gait): $75
Custom Freestyle Video Sample
Watch a sample below of one of my MusiKur custom freestyles. Watch more custom freestyles at "Video."
“Thank you for your wonderful music that fits Checkmate perfectly and helped to earn a Silver Medal with a 71.7% in this year's NAYC.”
- Helen Claire McNulty
“Super Cash hit it out of the park today in our first ever Grand Prix musical freestyle with a score of 78+%! Just WOW!!!!”
- Pamela Aide
“Your work and website are such a treasure to find!”
- Olinda Blackburn
“I got the highest score I've ever received...a 79.9%!! I couldn't be more thrilled!!”
- Susannah Howells Hamlin
“I love the music and have really appreciated your prompt reply emails and expertise.”
- Madi Phuah
“Thank you so much for all the communication. You run a terrific business!”
- Beth Barritt
“I rode my first ever Second Level freestyle and scored 79.3%!!! The music scored a "9." The judge said she probably scored it conservatively!”
- Camilla van Liew
"NUEVO FLAMENCO" FREESTYLE
Heidi Basler scored 71.475% at the Heidelburg Cup in Orlando, Florida. This music is one of many Spanish and Latin choices in the MusiKur catalog.
"ONE REPUBLIC" FREESTYLE
Valerie Pervo asked me to custom edit one of my popular music freestyles to fit her First Level choreography video. She scores over 70% with the freestyle.
"CLASSICAL GAS" FREESTYLE
I designed choreography and custom edited a popular music freestyle to fit this video. Event rider, Alston Kerr, received a score of 72.5% in her first performance in Florida with two scores of "8" and a "9" on choreography, music, and interpretation.
Use the form below to contact me with inquiries. If you prefer, call Beth Hall at 251-550-1952.
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