The United States Dressage Federation announces the return of Germany's Conrad Schumacher as the featured clinician for its Advanced Young Rider/Junior Rider Spring Clinic Series. The clinics will be conducted in six different geographical areas.
Each clinic will run as a three-day, intensive learning program which includes private lessons and theory sessions. Dressage enthusiasts of all ages and levels are welcome and encouraged to audit the clinics, which offer a rare opportunity to observe the teaching methods of one of the master trainers of today. The members of the 2002 FEI North American Young Riders' Championships gold medal and silver medal teams, as well as each of the ten highest-placing individuals at the 2002 NAYRC have participated in these clinics. Auditors may register for $30 per day or $70 for all three days. Junior and young riders may audit the clinics for $20 per day. Auditors need not be USDF members and may pre-register up to 48 hours prior to the start of a clinic, or register on-site. Each clinic will be limited to eight riders, selection based on riding level and awards earned. Rider applications are due in the USDF office by September 22, 2003.
The dates and locations for the Advanced Young Rider/Junior Rider Fall Clinic Series are:
October 10-12, 2003 Gleneden Dressage - Bedford, NY
October 13-15, 2003 Tempel Farms - Wadsworth, IL
October 18-20, 2003 Saddlebrook Eq. Center - Calera, AL
October 22-24, 2003 Bear Creek Farm - Woodinville, WA
October 25-27, 2003 Santa Fe Horse Park - Santa Fe, NM
October 31 - November 2, 2003 Hidden River Ranch - Corona, CA
Conrad Schumacher is the clinician for the USDF Advanced Young Rider/Junior Rider Clinics and was the 2003 USDF FEI Level Trainers Conference instructor. From 1979 to 1989, Schumacher trained the European Young Rider Championship first-place teams and individual medal winners. At the 1996 Olympics, he coached Sven and Gonnelien Rothenberger to the Netherlands' silver team medal and Sven to his individual bronze medal. Schumacher trained young riders for the United States Equestrian Team from 1991-1995 and was the trainer of the British team at the 1998 World Equestrian Games. In all, Schumacher's students have won more than 40 international medals.
For more information about the Fall 2003 USDF Advanced Young Rider/Junior Rider Clinic Series or to receive an auditor or participant application, contact Sheila Forbes, USDF Director of Programs, at 859-271-7879 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.usdf.org for downloadable applications and clinic site maps.