Del Mar, CA - U.S. Dressage judges have the opportunity to expand their horizons and marketability by adding para judging to their resume under the expert guidance of FEI 5* judge Hanneke Gerritsen (NED). The three day course will be held during the 2012 Rancho Valencia Dressage Affaire CPEDI3* at the Del Mar Horse Park. The rapid growth and development of the U.S. Para Equestrian Association, the addition of the USEF Para Equestrian affiliate, plus the rising success of the U.S. Para Dressage team qualifying for the 2012 Paralympics in London and looking forward to the WEG 2014, Normandy, this is a vibrant aspect of dressage in America. What better place to be than Del Mar in March!
“Para Dressage is just beginning to catch the public's eye in he U..S. and gaining interest faster than anyone could have imagined,” notes “S” judge Kristi Wysocki who received her FEI3* license after completing the FEI course and exams in Mexico City last November. “It’s very rewarding to judge these riders who are all motivated, positive and excited to represent their respective countries. I’m impressed with the level of international caliber demonstrated. The Para program is exciting to become a part of and I look forward to helping the sport expand in the U.S.”
In Europe, para equestrian dressage competitions are an established part of the show spectrum and so offer qualified judges the chance to travel and take part in FEI level events. The discount for registration is February 17, 2012.
- Open to 'S' Dressage Judges for promotion to FEI 3* Para-Equestrian Dressage Judge (with exams)
- Open to FEI 3* Para-Equestrian Dressage Judges for promotion to 4* (with exams)
- The Judges course will also be a refresher seminar for license maintenance as FEI Para- Equestrian Dressage Judge (without exams).
*Attendance limited to 20 participants.
COST: $300 = Application received in the Federation office on or before February 17, 2012. $350 = Application received in the Federation office after February 17, 2012.
Where to Apply: http://www.usef.org/newsletterLicensedOfficials/2012schedule.html *Current FEI Rule Books can be downloaded from the FEI website. Please check your email/fax number provided for any updates or information you might need prior to the course.
Charles E. (Chuck) Walker
Director of Education United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.
4047 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511
Direct: 859-225-6970 Fax: 859-231-6662
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (request the Dressage Affaire horse show rate)
3 miles from Horse Park: 621 South Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075.
Phone: (858) 350-0111
Hilton San Diego/Del Mar - 2.5 miles from Horse Park:
15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, CA 92014. Phone: (858) 792-5200
San Diego International Airport (SAN) - 22 miles from Del Mar Horse Park John Wayne Orange County Airport (SNA) - 67 miles from Del Mar Horse Park