Freestyle Symposium next Monday

Saturday, March 28, 2009

The French association Top Dressage Team which is based in the Rhone Alpes area and is composed of breeders, riders, judges and dressage  lovers will be organizing on Monday March 30th an evening on the theme of the  Dressage Musical Freestyle. Monique Sattler, president of Top Dressage Team along  with Luc Childeric, the French saddle maker and sponsor of the event have invited Catherine Haddad, who is the official trainer of TDT (present for a 2 day clinic) and the great concert pianist Mikhail Yurkov a patron of the  association, along with several officials of the French Federation, such as: Nadine Cochenet (president of the French Dressage Committee), Bernard Maurel  (International Judge), Hubert Perring (International dressage rider), Grand  Prix level riders from the  Rhone Alpes area, national dressage judges, musicians and fans of dressage.

This meeting will be held in the lovely medieval village of Pérouge and has for aim to share the various experiences on the making of freestyles and the importance of the synchronization of the horses' gaits the music.

We hope that all of the different ideas, opinions and enlightened guidance of Catherine Haddad and Mikhail Yurkov will help improve this aspect of French dressage in future competitions.