Free Para-Equestrian Developing Driver Clinic


Developing Driver Clinic Fast Facts:  United States Driving for the Disabled
 
When: October 9-13, 2013

Where: Shady Oaks CDE in Lodi, CA
 
Cost: Free to United States Driving for the Disabled Members
 
Clinicians:  
 
Fritz Grupe, Represented USA in the FEI World Pairs, host and builder of California's premier Combined Driving event Shady Oaks.
 
Drew Callahan, Advanced Driver- Driving and Dressage trainer and coach, based in Scottsdale, AZ

Diane Kastama, World Champion in Para-Equestrian Driving Grade 1. Competes at Advanced Combined Driving Single and Pair. 
 
*Clinic is open to Para-Equestrians competing at Shady Oaks CDE limited spots for auditors - contact Diane Kastama*

Format of Clinic:
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 & Thursday, October 10, 2013:
 
Individual dressage session with Drew Callahan on day prior to
competitors scheduled dressage time. Drive your test with Drew and get instant feedback on what you can do to improve your test the next day.
  
Friday, October 11, 2013:
 
Group walk with Fritz Grupe out in the hazards. Discuss your routes ask questions of Shady Oaks expert on these hazards.

Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning - Group walk of cones course with Drew Callahan, discuss options to cones, places to make up speed how to approach the tricky sets. Time will be decided based on when cones course is open for inspection.

Contact: Diane Kastama dkastama@verizon.net , 805-458-2428 to sign up for clinic. Clinic is free for USDFD members.

Don't forget to visit www.usdfd.org

2012 FEI Para-Equestrian Driving World Championships in Breda, the Netherlands. Driver is Diane Kastama, Horse is Ruby KWPN , Groom is Jody Cutler Picture taken by Marie de Ronde.

2012 FEI Para-Equestrian Driving World Championships in Breda, the Netherlands. Driver is Diane Kastama, Horse is Ruby KWPN , Groom is Jody Cutler Picture taken by Marie de Ronde.

Friday, October 12 & 13, 2013:

Schedule will be given to participants

For more information: Please visit www.usdfd.org.



About the United States Driving for the Disabled, Inc


United States Driving for the Disabled, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, seeks to improve the lives of physically challenged individuals throughout the United States and Canada by providing the experience of driving horses in a safe and challenging environment. Our mission is to provide the extraordinary benefit of therapeutic driving to as many people as possible through sharing knowledge, experience, and serving as a resource for innovations in adaptive equipment for drivers, trainers, and programs offering carriage driving. The Sybil Dukehart Memorial Fund seeks to provide financial assistance to equip and train disabled drivers through providing scholarship funds to applicants. USDFD fosters opportunities for drivers to compete in national and international amateur competitions by training and providing financial support for Team USA.




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