This weekend the West Coast dressage community will descend upon Epona Farms as it hosts the second USEF/USET Foundation Dressage Pipeline Clinic of 2014. This clinic, which is made possible through a gift from USET Foundation Trustee, Betsy Juliano and Havensafe Farm, will be held October 11-12, hosted by Michael Fowler's Epona Farm in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The clinic will showcase the U.S. dressage pipeline of athletes and horses with the USEF Dressage Coaches, including Robert Dover, USEF Chef d'Equipe/Technical Advisor, Debbie McDonald, USEF Developing Coach, and Scott Hassler, USEF Young Horse Coach. "We are very excited about the upcoming Pipeline Clinic on the West Coast and are certain it is going to be educational and fun for everyone involved," said Dover. "We have great momentum flowing in U.S. Dressage right now following our success at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and want to keep that progressing as we look forward to the 2015 Pan American Games and the 2016 Olympic Games."
"I am very much looking forward to the Pipeline Clinic. It's always inspiring to work together with the other USEF coaches at the same location and have all our programs represented," Hassler commented. "I hope many people will benefit from the enormous support given to us from Betsy Juliano and Havensafe Farm and our host facility Epona Farms."
Agreeing with her fellow coaches, McDonald noted, "This is a tremendous opportunity to showcase the talent U.S. Dressage has at all levels of the sport. As coaches we are committed to excellence in training and I am excited to once again demonstrate our continued efforts to the community. We are hugely appreciative of the generous backing of Betsy Juliano and Havensafe Farm and Michael Fowler and Epona Farms."
The coaches will work with 17 world-class athlete/horse combinations in an effort to demonstrate the harmonization of the various coaching programs.
Read about the combinations here.
Auditors are encouraged to attend the training sessions of the USEF/USET Foundation Dressage Pipeline Clinics; applications are available on USEF website and due Wednesday, October 8. Applications will also be accepted onsite, but will incur an additional $5 fee: https://www.usef.org/_IFrames/breedsDisciplines/discipline/allDressage.aspx.
For additional information or questions, please contact Jenny Van Wieren-Page, Managing Director of Dressage, by calling (859) 225-6949 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.