The United States Dressage Federation announces the return of Germany's Conrad Schumacher as the featured clinician for its Advanced Young Rider/Junior Rider Spring Clinic Series. Saddlebrook Equestrian Center in Calera (Birmingham), Alabama has been selected as one of the six national sites for this clinic series. The clinic is scheduled in Calera on October 18-20, 2003. Dressage enthusiasts of all ages and levels are welcome and encouraged to audit the clinics, which offer a rare opportunity to observe the teaching methods of one of the master trainers of today.
Conrad Schumacher is the clinician for the USDF Advanced Young Rider/Junior Rider Clinics and was the 2003 USDF FEI Level Trainers Conference instructor. From 1979 to 1989, Schumacher trained the European Young Rider Championship first-place teams and individual medal winners. At the 1996 Olympics, he coached Sven and Gonnelien Rothenberger to the Netherlands' silver team medal and Sven to his individual bronze medal. Schumacher trained young riders for the United States Equestrian Team from 1991-1995 and was the trainer of the British team at the 1998 World Equestrian Games. In all, Schumacher's students have won more than 40 international medals.