The NEDA 2003 Weekend with 3-Time World Cup Champion Ulla Salzgeber
NEDA is honored to have, for the second year in a row, three time World Champion Cup Ulla Salzgeber as our featured clinician for the NEDA 2003 Weekend. All activities will be held November 8th and 9th, at the Johnson and Wales Equestrian Facility in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Along with the clinic/symposium given by Ms. Salzgeber, we will also be hosting the NEDA/USDF Annual Business Meeting and the NEDA Year End Awards Banquet.
Ulla Salzgeber discovered her passion for equestrian disciplines at an early age. Within a few years she decided to focus her passion in the Dressage world. Ms. Salzgeber competed as a junior in numerous gold medal-winning rides in throughout Europe, winning the European Championships for Juniors. After earning a law degree, she developed a dressage-training barn, in Bavaria, Germany. Prior to taking a break to teach and train, which is truly her favorite ambition, she had achieved over 150 victories at the highest levels of the sport. When the legendary Latvian-bred Rusty came into her life in 1994, she was lured back into the world of competitive dressage.
In 2001, Ms. Salzgeber won the European Dressage Championships and the World Cup Finals. During 2002, we saw her achieve an Individual Olympic Bronze Medal under dramatic circumstances, continuing as the leader in the FEI BCM World Dressage rankings. At the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain, she and Rusty, despite worries about riding in the extreme heat, were members of the Gold Medal winning German team. The pair also secured an individual bronze medal, with a Grand Prix Freestyle score of 83.775%. With Rusty, Wallstreet, Antschar, and other promising new horses, Ulla’s future as the leading rider in the world is quite promising.
More recently, Ulla claimed her third consecutive World Cup Title at the 2003 World Cup Finals in Goteburg, Sweden. According to German team coach, Holger Schezer, the German all ladies team showed extremely strong presence. “Ulla showed an incredible freestyle with Rusty, fit and elegant as ever. The two gave it their all, and deserved to win the World Cup.” Riding to her proven music of “Carmina Burana”, Ulla’s score in the Freestyle at the World Cup was incredible 82.19%. She credits trainer Gen. Albert Stecken, Harry Boldt and Willi Schultheis in helping her to reach such success.
Ms Salzgeber’s accomplishments however don’t stop with her competition and training experience, but she has also been coach for the Bavarian Juniors team in Germany, as well as the Philippine team. She also travels extensive to train riders, all over Europe, Australia, and the US. Ulla’s classical training combined with her internationally competitive and teaching experience lend her much to offer both rider and auditor in what promises to be another very exciting and educational weekend.
Opening date for auditor’s applications and banquet reservations is July 1st. In order to attend the NEDA 2003 Weekend with Ulla Salzgeber and/or the NEDA Annual Awards banquet, please fill out the application and return it with the full payment to the address that is found on the bottom of the form. Seating is STRICTLY limited, and this clinic is expected to sell out as quickly as it did last year. Applications will be accepted via ‘snail’ mail only… no phone or e-mail applications will be accepted. The application form can be found on www.NEDA.org.
The Awards banquet will be held at the Johnson and Wales Inn in Seekonk, Mass. The evening’s activities will include Christopher Hickey, a local trainer and rider and student of Ms. Salzgeber’s, as our evening’s speaker, as well as the NEDA Year End awards presentations and door prizes. Mr. Hickey’s presentation is entitled “Riding with Ulla, Trainer to Trainer”. It promises to be a wonderful fun filled evening.
The NEDA/USDF Region 8 Annual Business Meeting will be held during the noon hour on November 8th.
For further information about the any of the weekend’s activities, or to inquire about volunteering at the NEDA 2003 Weekend, please contact Tricia Cretecos at 603-887-3303, or email Chances1990@hotmail.com.