May 1-3, 2009 - Courtney King-Dye/Anne Gribbons JR/YR Symposium For the Benefit of “The Dressage Foundation” and the “Renee Isler Dressage Support Fund”

Tuesday, February 24, 2009
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Courtney King-Dye
Courtney King-Dye

WESTFORD, MA (2/21/09): Olympian Courtney King-Dye and (O) Judge Anne Gribbons will be the featured clinicians for a fundraising event to be held at Settlement Farm in Townsend, MA. This educational forum will take place on May 1 - 3, 2009. Eight Junior and Young Riders will have the opportunity to work with King-Dye, and the symposium will be opened to auditors on Saturday May 2 and Sunday May 3. Sunday will feature open warm-ups with King-Dye and a judged test by (O) Judge, Anne Gribbons. Auditors will be provided with immediate test results and an explanation of the scoring. The riders will be chosen by a selection committee.

A dinner and dancing, open to the public, will be held on Saturday evening at The Stagecoach Inn in Groton, MA. King-Dye, Lendon Gray, Gil Merrick and Renee Islerwill be featured speakers. Raffle and Silent Auction items will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the symposium and dinner will support the Renee Isler Dressage Support Fund administered by the Dressage Foundation (www.dressagefoundation.org).Guidelines and applications for the riders will be available www.islerdressage.com. For more information please contact Renee Isler at reneisler@aol.com, 978-257-2754 (cell). This interactive opportunity is sure to be instructive and educational for all who

Renee Isler and The Dressage Foundation
Renee Isler and The Dressage Foundation

Renee heard from riders who were so disappointed to be below the minimum age for participation. After discussing with the clinic committee her disappointment in not being able to include these talented younger riders, Courtney King's longtime instructor Lendon Gray stepped forward and offered to work with these riders. Stabling space and
scheduling space has been created and Renee is thrilled to announce that there will be two slots available for riders under the minimum age who are working successfully at first level or above. They will participate in all the same activities with the older riders and will be able to watch the lessons. Lendon will give a lesson to each of the two younger riders on each day. Lendon has always been an advocate for creating opportunities for the youngest riders and stated, "How lucky I am to be able to work with these riders. It is so much easier to create correct riding from the beginning that to have to spend time fixing bad habits later on. I can't wait to meet the two riders who will be chosen."

Sponsored by:
Renee Isler and The Dressage Foundation
• Ten Broeck Farm
• Settlement Farm
• Centerline Events
• Withers and Withers Healthy Horse Products
• Horseman's Yankee Pedlar
• New England Dressage Association
• Elise Genest Artwork
• Euro American Saddlery
• Dover Saddlery
• Brigitte Voelk Photography
• Essex Equine
• Cunningham and Cunningham Equine Insurance
• Advanced Saddle Fit
• Equus Unlimited Tack Shop
• Status Grow, LLC. Mary Sue McCarthy, CPF, CTM

Special Thanks to:
Molly Lane, Lendon Gray, Roberta Williams, USDF, Gil Merrick, Kathy Connelly, Cathy Zemaitis, LucyVoelk, Ginette Brockway, Kate O’Connor, Paul Caron, Karen Davis