The 2017 New England Dressage Association (NEDA) Fall Symposium featured Olympic Gold and Silver medalist Carl Hester  October 14-15 at Pineland Farms Equestrian Center in New Gloucester, Maine. Carl's only U.S. East Coast appearance in 2017, was sold out to over 2000 participants in less than 2 weeks. With over 100 videos submitted for consideration 14 lucky riders/horses were selected. HorseDaily's Mary Phelps, with Markel Insurance was a Gold Sponsor. In addition as an ambassador for the Equestrian Aid Foundation, and thanks to Carl's generosity, we raised over $7,000, with Valego's Shoe as the top selling item.

Carl's rock star status is unprecedented in the equestrian world, and for 2 days he worled with a group of horses and riders sharing his wealth of knowledge. We managed to capture some of it here. 

Asked how many many steps his horse took on the 20 meter circle and short sides, Carl admitted he was “gobsmacked” that Adam had the answers and demonstrated after a few passes how eight strides made the canter more expressive on short side. Read More
Jane called the event a highlight in her career.“It was incredible to get Carl’s eye and even this small glimpse of his genius. I hopeit’s not the last time.” Read More
Carl Hester has fun with this one. "Put some of your rhythm into his sofa canter, you could be drinking wine up there with the rhythm he offers." Read More
The horselearns the upward transition without hands, he finds the balance needed. Leg yield every now and again, it’s hundreds of transitions. Read More
DressageDaily's feature writer Holly Jacobson attended the New England Dressage Association 2017 Symposium with Carl Hester provided us with in depth coverage of each participant capturing the impact of Hester's humor, insight, observations as he generously shared his Gold Medal expertise. Read More
Advance tickets for the 2017 New England Dressage Association (NEDA) Fall Symposium featuring Olympic Gold and Silver medalist Carl Hester MBE are going on sale to NEDA members on May 31, 2017. Tickets for non-NEDA members will go on sale July 1 if seats are still available. Read More
Interested in being a demo rider for the NEDA Fall Symposium with Carl Hester? Applications will be accepted online from June 14th to July 7th. Read More
The New England Dressage Association (NEDA) is thrilled to announce that Olympic Gold medalist Carl Hester MBE, is coming to New England for the first time to headline the 2017 NEDA Fall Symposium. Read More


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