"Putting it All Together: From Breeding Shed to FEI Arena"
A multi-faceted seminar for buyers and breeders, September 28 th , 29 th and 30 th
Ekkehard Brysch, President of the International Sport Horse Registry and Oldenburg Registry, will be among the presenters at Putting it All Together: From Breeding Shed to FEI Arena.
The multipart seminar will take place from Tuesday, September 28 th , Wednesday, September 29 th and Thursday, September 30th at the 30 th annual Dressage at Devon Horse Show. The show runs from Tuesday, September 28 th through Sunday, October 3 rd at the Devon Horse Show Grounds in Devon , Pennsylvania . According to Breed Show Secretary Lori Kaminski the purpose of the seminar is “to introduce potential buyers to sport horse breed shows and sport horse breeders.” Dressage at Devon offers what is considered the largest breed show in the world.
The seminar features audio commentary, through individual headsets during selected in-hand and under saddle classes in the Breed division. Commentator Janine Malone will stress the components one should look for when evaluating young stock with an eye for performance potential. Malone has been an FEI competitor and is an US Equestrian Federation (USEF) "R" Dressage Judge, a Dressage Technical Delegate, and an FEI Steward for Dressage. Participants will have an opportunity to view the FEI Five and Six Year Old performance tests, qualifying classes for the Born in the USA Breeders Awards and other classes with the benefit of expert input. Born in the USA Breeders Awards are cash prizes awarded to weanling through three year old colts/geldings and fillies, mares, stallions and ponies who receive high scores in the open breeding classes held on September 28th and 29 th . A ceremony to award the winners will be held under the lights on Wednesday evening, September 29, 2004.
A highlight of the seminar will be a lecture by Ekkehard Brysch, President of the International Sport Horse Registry and Oldenburg Registry. Brysch will compare European and American breeding programs with regard to producing high quality horses, capable of high performance.
Participants will also enjoy a tour of the exhibitors' barns, and the opportunity to make contacts with breeders and view horses available for purchase. In addition, they will receive literature on the subject of choosing bloodlines for performance and for rideablility.
Dressage at Devon is one of the largest breed shows in the world, drawing entries from across the United States and Canada . For information, call 610-358-5785 or go to www.dressageatdevon.org.
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