The Indiana Dressage Society is proud to present the 2015 Symposium: Strategies for Winning Partnerships with Janet Foy and Shelly Francis October 17-18, 2015 at Bit Whip Farm in Zionsville, ID. Janet Foy is an FEI “I” judge (4*), USEF “S” dressage judge, and an USEF Sporthorse “R” breeding judge. She has judged at all major shows in the United States as well as judging national championships in England, Columbia and Australia just to name a few. Janet is currently judging and teaching clinics throughout the United States.
Shelly Francis is an international dressage rider and dressage coach based out of Loxahatchee, FL. Shelly has had great success in the FEI arena having competed at such prestigious events as the World Equestrian Games, European CDI's and she was named as a second alternate for the 1996 Olympic Games. Both ladies bring an immense amount of knowledge and experience to the symposium and we look forward to a great weekend of education and learning. The symposium is supported in part by a grant from The Dressage Foundation.
Symposium Format -
Day 1: The first day of the Symposium will start with a 45 minute lecture by Janet Foy and Shelly Francis that focuses on the training pyramid and how it impacts the sequential training of the horse and how judges use it to help determine scores. After the lecture, each rider will ride the highest test of the level for which they have been selected. The test ride will be judged/scribed using the PA system so that auditors may hear Janet Foy’s scores and comments.
After the ride, Janet will provide additional oral comments regarding the ride and her assessment. Following her comments, Shelly Francis will work with the rider for the remainder of the session, focusing on improving specific elements to improve the pair’s performance. A brief question and answer session with the auditors will be held after the schooling session. (The next rider will warm up during this question and answer session to maximize riding time.) Readers are not permitted for the test rides. Riders will receive score sheets from their ride.
Day 2: Each rider will begin day 2 schooling with Ms. Francis, with continuing focus on elements to improve performance in the test being ridden. After the schooling session, the rider will once again ride the highest test of the level for which they have been selected. The format from the previous day will be used, with judging over the PA system for the benefit of auditors. After Ms. Foy’s final comments, there will be a brief question and answer session.
Cost: $500 plus $100 stabling for the weekend. $100 deposit due with application. Lunch included for both clinic days. The entry includes an auditor admission and lunch for one accompanying person.
Application Opening Date: June 15
Application Closing Date: July 15
Selection Process: Selection will be based on the information provided in the application regarding competition history for the horse and rider combination and on the competencies demonstrated in the application video. Application is open to all rider divisions (professional, adult amateur, junior/Young Rider). The goal is to have riders from each division represented in the Symposium.
Rider applications: Available online at www.indianadressage.org/files/102054067.pdf
Pre-registration (before 10/1/2015) fees include lunch. No lunch will be provided for walk-ins.
Auditor preregistration forms are available online at www.indianadressage.org/files/102054088.pdf
Juniors (18 and under) - $40 per day/$65 for the weekend
Early Bird (Prior to 9/1/2015) - $75 per day/$125 for the weekend
9/1-10/1/2015 - $100 per day/$150 for the weekend
Walk Ins (NO LUNCH INCLUDED) - $125 per day/$175 for the weekend
Juniors (18 and under) - $65 per day/$80 for the weekend
Early Bird (Prior to 9/1/2015) - $100 per day/$150 for the weekend
9/1-10/1/2015 - $125per day/$175 for the weekend
Walk Ins (NO LUNCH INCLUDED) - $150 per day/$200 for the weekend