Bedford, NY – Lendon Gray will headline as keynote speaker to celebrate the 15 th annual Dressage4Kids’ Weekend Equestrian Program. The event will take place January 28 and 29, 2017 at Nonnewaug High School, 5 Minortown Road, Woodbury, CT. The 2017 Program will include talks from leading experts as well as three special forums – an Eventing Forum, a Judges’ Forum and a two-day Business Management Seminar for Professionals.
Two-time Olympian Lendon Gray lives and breathes Dressage. She started Dressage4Kids with the goal of providing further educational opportunities for young riders, and the parents and trainers who support them.
Her vision was to enable them to continue to progress and follow their dreams of riding at the top levels. To this end, she teaches lessons both on and off the horse, because she strongly believes in the importance of both good horsemanship and good sportsmanship. It’s not just about getting a high score in the competition ring – it’s about understanding the process of getting there!
Through the many programs and clinics she teaches and orchestrates all year and throughout the USA, Lendon has been outstandingly successful in ‘playing it forward’ to help many aspiring young equestrians from just starting out to riding at FEI levels. For example, 31 of the 43 riders who were invited to the USEF National Youth Championships (FEI Pony, Junior, Young Rider, and Under 25) and the USEF Young Horse Dressage National Championships in 2016 have been active in the Dressage4Kids Emerging Dressage Athlete Program. Anyone wanting to learn more about the details of EDAP, please visit the website at www.dressage4kids.org.