(Burr Ridge, IL) – Legacy USA Equestrian of Burr Ridge, IL presents Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) international dressage trainer, coach and former US World Cup Dressage Team member Kathy Connelly in an unprecedented high performance-training workshop this October 23-24. This intense two-day interactive FEI and FEI Young Horse Workshop with Kathy Connelly is designed to be highly educational for auditors and a great opportunity to gain valuable insight to proven training techniques at the highest levels. Auditors need to pre-register for attendance. Connelly will also demonstrate her specialty - training Piaffe and Passage on long lines.
Kathy Connelly is an international rider, trainer, coach and dressage icon in the equestrian world. She has won numerous national titles including the U.S. Grand Prix Championship, the U.S. World Cup Championship and represented the United States at the World Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden. Connelly trained extensively in Europe with the late Herbert Rehbein and Ernst Bachinger of the Spanish riding School in Vienna, Austria. Training the Piaffe and Passage on long lines, one of Connelly’s specialties is a planned demonstration during the workshop.
In the United States and internationally, Connelly has trained dressage riders to prestigious national and FEI titles. Her students include the 1995 U.S. Young Rider Champion, the Individual Silver Medalist at the 1999 Pan American Games, and the 2003 Canadian World Cup Champion. She coached the 2003 silver medal-winning U.S. Young Rider Team in Australia, where she also served as the Chef d’equipe.
Connelly was the featured clinician at the 2004 United States Dressage Federation (USDF) National Level Trainers conference. Other notable highlights of Kathy Connelly’s career include co-author of the book, “Dressage Insights and Excerpts from the Experts”, and special dressage commentator for World Equestrian Radio at this year’s prestigious World Equestrian Games in Kentucky.
Many international dressage riders have trained with Connelly, including Betsy Steiner, and Olympic hopefuls Todd Flettrich and George Williams. She is the current dressage trainer, mentor and coach for Grand Prix rider Ryan R. Yap who is the 2010 Wellington Dressage Classic Highlife Cup winner, and the FEI trainer at the Legacy USA training facility in Burr Ridge, Illinois.
Riders interested in participating in the October workshop should contact Mary Lou Moskal at the Legacy USA Equestrian, 630-325-4230.
Auditor Registration deadline October 15th.
Clinic Audit Information and Specifics:
Start Time: 8:00 AM (Both Days) Cost: $30/$50 for Both Days
Date: October 23-24, 2010
Location: Legacy USA Equestrian, Burr Ridge, IL
Contact: Mary Lou Moskal