USDF To Hold Clinic Series for Advanced Young Riders

Lincoln, Nebraska - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) and Sundowner Trailers will provide an opportunity for the nation's top young equestrians to study dressage with one of the most accomplished European trainers through a series of five clinics in October. Riders age 16 through 21, who are riding at Fourth Level or above, can apply to work with famed German trainer and coach Conrad Schumacher.

Conrad Schumacher has trained European young rider champions, European adult champions, world championship medalists, and Olympic medalists. He is the USDF official Advanced Young Rider clinician as well as the 2002 USDF Trainers Conference clinician, and will be a featured speaker at this December's USDF annual convention.

"The riders are really looking forward to these clinics. To accommodate the riders, we have extended the application deadline from September 4th to September 13th," explained Sheila Forbes, USDF Advanced Young Rider Council Liaison.

Clinic location and dates:
1) Highland, California, Shadow Ridge Equestrian Center, October 6-8, 2001
2) Sherwood, Oregon, Devonwood Equestrian Center, October 9-11, 2001
3) Wadsworth, Illinois, Tempel Farms, October 13-15, 2001
4) Blythewood, South Carolina, One Wood Farm, October 20-22, 2001
5) Bedford, New York, Gleneden Dressage, October 26-28, 2001

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