USDF To Host Clinics for Advanced Junior/Young Riders


Lincoln, Nebraska - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) announces the return of Germany's Conrad Schumacher as the featured clinician for a series of Advanced Young Rider/Junior Rider dressage clinics. The clinics will be presented at six locations, enabling USDF members from across the country to participate.

Each clinic will be run as a three-day intensive learning program, with individual lessons for each rider on all three days of the clinic. Auditors, both juniors and adults, are strongly encouraged, as the clinics are an unparalleled opportunity to learn from one of the master equestrian trainers of today.

The six spring clinics scheduled are:

  • NEW YORK; April 15-17, 2002; Gleneden Dressage Stables, Bedford, NY
  • VIRGINIA; April 18-20, 2002; Far A Field Acres, Charlottesville, VA
  • MINNESOTA; April 21-23, 2002; Pine Meadow Farm in Delano, MN
  • ILLINOIS; April 25-27, 2002; Tempel Farms in Wadsworth, IL
  • OREGON; April 29-May 1, 2002; Devonwood Equestrian Centre in Sherwood, OR
  • COLORADO; May 3-5, 2002; Autumn Ridge Farm in Boulder, CO

    Conrad Schumacher is a trainer of European Championship, World Championship, and Olympic Riders, including Ellen Bontje, and Sven and Gonnelien Rothenberger. He coached Sven and Gonnelien to their silver medal team finish and Sven to his individual bronze medal in the 1996 Olympics. From 1979 to 1989, he trained five European Young Rider Championship first place team and individual medal winners. He has been the official trainer to the British World Equestrian Games and Olympic teams. He has been the exclusive trainer to the USDF Advanced Young Riders. In 1999, he conducted the 1999 USDF National Dressage Symposium, and was the featured clinician at the USDF Trainers Conferences.

    Clinics run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on day three the clinic begins at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 1:45 p.m. The cost of auditing is $30 per day or $70 for the three-day package. Auditor registration will also be accepted at the door for the same price. For more information, contact Sheila Forbes at 402/434-8582 or e-mail sforbes@usdf.org for more information.

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