Designed for riders of all ages, disciplines, and levels; parents; and trainers, the Weekend Educational Program seeks to include everyone from the horse community, and the two-day event provides great networking opportunities with fellow riders and trainers from multiple disciplines. To be held at the Nonnewaug High School, Woodbury, CT, This year Dressage4Kids welcomes international dressage competitor Laura Graves as a keynote speaker. At the recent World Equestrian Games, Laura finished 5th in the Grand Prix Musical Freestyle and was the highest placed member of the US Dressage Team. She has brought her outstanding horse, Verdades, from a youngster to competing at Grand Prix. Also appearing will be inspirational speaker and mountain climber, Donna Decker, who has climbed the highest mountains on all seven continents and completed a successful summit of the world's tallest mountain, Mount Everest, in 2012. "We can all learn so much from a successful person in any field," said Lendon Gray founder of Dressage4Kids, "and look forward to hearing from Donna."
Online registration for the Weekend Educational Program is now available:
Discounted rates are available until January 17th, 2015. Register now to take advantage of the discount!
Tentative Schedule for Saturday
Tentative Schedule for Sunday
Please note that Dressage4Kids, Inc. reserves the right to alter or modify the advertised speakers and/or schedule as necessary.
Dressage4Kids, Inc. is a non-profit organization incorporated for the express purpose of providing educational and competitive opportunities for youth riders and the adults who support them.
To see videos of last year's (2014) programs CLICK THIS LINK
The 2015 WEP speakers roster includes:
Carole Baker, BHSI Teacher, Dir. Emeritus Equine Program at Post University
Denise Branecky, Vet Student
Sarah Bronson, Executive Director of Riding to the Top Therapeutic Riding Center
Beth Clarke, JD and owner of the Equine Business Institute
Donna Cloutier, Photographer
Sydney Collier, Para Dressage rider and competitor at the 2014 World Equestrian Games
David Collins, Dressage trainer and author of Dressage Masters
Dr. Emily Dean, DVM
Donna Decker, Mountain climber who has summited Mt. Everest
Robyn Dolby, Artist
Dr. Matt Eliott, DVM and author of Stallside
Deb Fabiani, owner of Arbitrage Tack
Margaret Freeman, USEF "S" Judge
Laura Graves, competitor at the 2014 World Equestrian Games
Lendon Gray, Two-time Olympian
Rachel Greene-Lowell, Eventing Trainer
Ann Guptill, USDF Certified Instructor
Vicki Hammers-O'Neil, USDF Certified Instructor
Steve Kraus, BS, CJF, Head of Farrier Services at Cornell University
Robin Levine, Fitness Instructor
Brian Lomax, founder of PerformanceXtra™ and Mental Toughness coach
Sandra Mendelson, Certified Equine Photopuncture Therapist and Holistic Health Coach
Maureen Pach, BHSAI Certified Instructor and USPC National Examiner
Kristen Soto, Equestrian Vaulting Instructor
Bonnie Stetson, owner of Centaured Massage and massage therapist
Brian Stuart, Equine Dentist
Jamison Wallace, Centered Riding Instructor
Liz Webb, Horse Management Faculty
Kate Wilson, owner of Dutchess Bridle & Saddle
Dressage4Kids, Inc. reserves the right to alter or modify the advertised speakers and/or schedule as necessary.