One of the most successful competitors (Lendon) and one of our top judges (Lilo) will work together for this outstanding opportunity for Adult Amateurs, Juniors, Young Riders, and Instructors to broaden their experiences. This rider's perspective and judge's perspective will demonstrate and teach how the training scale can develop the horse and rider toward improved training and more successful showing.
With handouts, lecture sessions, and demonstration horses and riders, Lilo and Lendon will demonstrate and teach how the training scale and the AHSA and FEI levels relate. As a true "training conference", there will be discussion sessions on theory and teaching problems.
Have you always wondered how to make your "5" a "7" or your "8" a "10"? Are you sure of the difference between schooling to progress and schooling to show? Do you know how to finesse (cover-up!) a movement in the show ring without negatively affecting your horse's training? And, learn to love the movement you hate the most!
In an effort to offer a reality-based experience, Lilo and Lendon will use all possible combinations of horses and riders from the super-talented to the just plain average but affordable models that we all have to work with. The situations will be realistic: the tank of a horse; the frantic horse; the horse without the lengthening; or the horse that is always crooked; probably even the ex-jumper or hunter you need to make into a dressage horse. You never have every answer, but let these two experts share their years of experience and expertise.
Lilo Fore has her FEI "I" judges license and has judged many CDI-W shows, qualifying international shows and USET Selection Trials. She was involved with the USDF Instructor Certification program from the outset, is an Examiner for the program (as is Lendon) and is Chair of the Instructor/Trainer Council for USDF. Lilo is also an examiner for the USDF Sporthorse breeding program, as well as a sporthorse breeder herself. She has trained both horses and riders nationally and internationally.
Lendon Gray is a two-time Olympian who started her professional career at 15 years old. A Graduate A Pony Clubber, Lendon is actively involved with various committees with both AHSA and USDF. She is the winner of more national championships than any other rider in the United States, all on self-trained horses, and has coached many national and regional champion riders as well. Lendon has written numerous articles, and has authored an extremely popular series with Practical Horseman for a number of years.
For reservations and information, please contact Fern Feldman, 203-272-0711, FernF@home.com; or Ruth Toporoff, 914-666-2191 (leave message during day; calls will be returned between 7-9 p.m.) Ruthtop@aol.com.
Directions to Gleneden Dressage: from I-684 north or south, take exit 4 East towards Bedford, Route 172. Go approx. 1 mile, Sunnyfield Farm/Gleneden Dressage is on your left (yellow sign on fence).
Lodging recommendations: Heidi's Inn, Rte. 22, Brewster, 845-279-8011; Holiday Inn, Mt. Kisco, 914-241-2600; Ramada Inn, Armonk, NY 914-273-9090. (Heidi's will be the least expensive.)
Please bring your own chair!
May 12-13, 2001- Gleneden Dressage, Bedford, NY 10605
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; food available for purchase
Pre-registration for both days: $100.00; juniors: $50.00
Pre-registration for one day: $65.00; juniors: $30.00
Pre-registration for a group of four people for both days: 4 for the price of 3 ($300 for 4 adults; $150 for 4 juniors). Names must be specified on registration form and must be sent in as a group with a check or checks.
PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE: envelopes must be postmarked by May 1, 2001.
On-site registration: 2 days: $125.00; one day: $75.00; juniors: $65.00/$35.00
Checks should be made payable to USDF REGION 8.