Dressage Trainer Dave Thind Relocates to His Own ‘Aspire Farm’
Monday, September 9, 2013
“Dave Thind holds a ‘Trainer A’ license from the German Equestrian Federation. This high level degree is a Level III, the highest possible, and one step higher than the ‘Bereiter’ title. An International Level III means certification as a Master Instructor. This level of certification allows Dave to act as an ambassador for both the principles and correct application of the German classical system of training,” stated Christoph Hess, Director of Training and Education at the German Equestrian Federation. “The panel of judges from our Federation were thoroughly impressed by Dave's abilities as an Instructor and awarded him an almost perfect score. I personally wish him much success and commend his efforts to provide classical training opportunities in the US,” added Hess.
Dave received his solid foundation in German classical dressage through regular training with some of the best trainers Germany has to offer including former German Olympic Team Trainer, Martin Plewa, Brazilian Olympic Team Trainer Johan Zagers and three-time German Professional Riders’ Champion Hartwig Burfeind. In June 2013, Dave returned to Germany to train with current German Olympic Team Trainer, Monica Theodorescu.
Dave has trained horses up to the Grand Prix level of dressage and show-jumping. His students have been successful up to international levels in both dressage and jumping. Many are successful trainers in their own right. As a popular clinician, Dave works with riders of various disciplines who seek heightened communication and performance, based on the German training system and an advanced knowledge of biomechanics. Dave’s ability to convey complex theoretical concepts and help riders not only to feel, but also to reproduce improvement, sets this trainer apart.
Dave has taught theory-based courses in riding and riding-related biomechanics at educational institutions such as the Westphalishe Reit und Fahr Schule (GER), UMB Agricultural University (NOR), and Tveit Agricultural College (NOR). Watch for Dave as a featured presenter at this year’s Equine Affaire in West Springfield, MA.
To celebrate the official grand opening of Aspire Farm, the farm will be hosting a meet and greet and clinic with Dave the weekend of October 26-27. Both days will feature 8 lessons with Dave where he will answer questions and explain the lessons to auditors. In addition, Dave will teach interactive lectures during lunch on both days. Auditing is free for members of NEDA and CRDA.
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