Developing Driver Clinic to be Held in February at Grand Oaks Resort

Thursday, December 10, 2015
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There will be a developing driver clinic February 5-7, 2016 at The Grand Oaks Resort in Wiersdale, Florida. Thorsten Zarembowicz will be the clinician for this clinic. If you are interested in participating in this clinic please refer to the link below for more details. The deadline is December 20th.

The Developing Driver Program has been established to provide supplemental training opportunities for American CDE drivers that have demonstrated a commitment to the goal of competing at the USEF/FEI level. This program seeks to assist CDE drivers that are in the pursuit of competitive excellence. The objective of this program is to increase the number of drivers and their horses/ponies competing at high performance levels therefore developing the drivers that may be future International competitors.

Eligible drivers must be USEF members and have competed at or above the Preliminary level with preference given to those drivers competing at the Intermediate level. Junior drivers that have demonstrated talent and dedication may be given special consideration.

Drivers are encouraged to express their interest in participating by contacting the Director of Driving, Lizzy Staller, with a history of their competitive driving, goals for the future in the sport and a letter of recommendation sent to estaller@usef.org. Applying for the Developing driver Program does not guarantee acceptance into it, the final decision for the invitations will come from the coaches.

Once an application has been reviewed, athletes that qualify will receive and invitation to participate. This program requires an annual one-time $35.00 application fee payable to the United States Equestrian Federation. Once accepted to participate in a clinic the clinician, in consultation with the team coaches, will evaluate the driver to see if they show the potential to be kept in the program

The Developing Program in 2015 was a great success and we are excited to offer this clinic at this wonderful facility to start our 2016 schedule.

If anyone has any questions about the Developing Driver Program they may go to the USEF web site using this link or contact Lizzy Staller directly at 908-326-1159 or estaller@usef.org