Lincoln, Nebraska - Plans are now confirmed for two Advanced Young Rider Clinics hosted by the United States Dressage Federation (USDF). Olympian Sue Blinks will conduct the clinic at Gleneden Dressage in Bedford, New York on October 16-18. Olympian Steffen Peters will be the clinician on October 20-22 at One Wood Farm in Blythewood, South Carolina. Sponsored by Sundowner Trailers, the clinics are designed for riders age 16 through 21 who are riding at Fourth Level and above.
The previously announced clinics in California, Illinois, and Oregon have been postponed. New information on these clinics will be provided on the USDF web site (www.usdf.org) as soon as they have been rescheduled.
The tragic events of September 11 prevented USDF's official advanced young rider clinician, Germany's Conrad Schumacher, from conducting the clinics due to uncertainty in airline schedules. "We appreciate the cooperation of both the young riders and the US Equestrian Team clinicians for altering their plans for these important clinics," said USDF president Sam Barish.
Auditors are strongly encouraged to attend the clinics. Both juniors and adults are welcome to audit for a fee of $30 per day or $70 for all three days. Auditors may sign up at the door or may register with USDF in advance. Auditor registration forms, rider application forms, and directions to the facilities are available on the USDF web site at www.usdf.org.