Schedule of Events for the 2015 Robert Dover/D4K HorseMastership Week 2015

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Robert Dover (Photo: Astrid Appels - Eurodressage.com)
Robert Dover (Photo: Astrid Appels - Eurodressage.com)

Silent auditors are welcome to attend the rapidly approaching 4th annual 2015 Robert Dover HorseMastership week sponsored in part by Dressage for Kids (D4K.) The clinic will be taking place in the VanKampen Arena at Wellington’s Global Dressage Facility on January 3-7, 2015. Auditors are asked to make a daily donation of $25 to D4K in exchange for the excellent educational opportunity that this clinic will provide! Auditors can register at the door each day and receive a wristband for auditing. This year’s clinic will feature 16 invited riders and 8 invited participating auditors from across the country. The riders are: Kerrigan Gluch, Rachel Chowanec, Bronwyn Cordiak, Allie Cyprus, Mallory Kent, Hannah MacCabe, Claire McNulty, Molly Paris, Cassie Schmidt, Rosie Simoes, Regan Walsh, Bebe Davis, Kallie Beckers, Mattie Zepernick, Ashleigh Conroy-Zugel, and Ayden Uhlir. The participating auditors are: Julia Barton, Hanna Benne, Jennifer Foulon, Eliza Gardner, Madison Lacy, Alexa Perkins and Emma Szegvari.

The basic schedule for this clinic is as follows:

Saturday, January 3, 2015:

  • Instructors: Robert Dover, George Williams, Charlotte Bredahl-Baker
  • Presenters: Robert Dover (Introductory Lecture) Dr. Shanna Chase, DVM
  • Additional: Mikerlange Barthelemy, Morning fitness; Barn tour

Sunday, January 4, 2015:

  • Instructors: Laura Graves, Robert Dover
  • Presenters: Don Later (farrier); Charlie Tota of the Dressage Connection (saddle fitting)
  • Additional: Jennifer Kotylo, Morning Pilates workout

Monday, January 5, 2015:

  • Instructors: Debbie McDonald, Adrienne Lyle
  • Presenters: Beth Heist of Horse of Course (bits); Lisa Slade of The Chronicle of the Horse (media); Dr. Laura King (sports psychology)
  • Additional: Mikerlange Barthelemy, Morning fitness

Tuesday, January 6, 2015:

  • Instructors: Robert Dover, George Williams, Adrienne Lyle
  • Presenters: Janet Foy, USEF/FEI “S” Judge (From the Judge’s Perspective)
  • Additional: Jennifer Kotylo, Morning Pilates workout

On Wednesday, January 7, 2015, each rider will choose a test to ride in our schooling show. Janet Foy will judge the tests and give the riders a short feedback session immediately following the test to help the riders determine where they could have ridden the test a bit better to increase their score. Meanwhile, Charlotte Bredahl, also a USEF/FEI “S” judge, will have the remainder of the group on the sidelines giving commentary about the test while it is happening to help educate the group about what judges are looking for in competition.

This clinic is generously sponsored by a long list of contributions. We are extremely grateful to Dressage 4 Kids (D4K) for sponsoring the essence of this clinic; Kim Boyer and Hampton Green Farm for sponsoring the arena space for the clinic and the Tuesday evening party for participants; Mark and Katherine Bellisimo for donations of the facility and facility maintenance teams.

Gift Bag sponsors include: Charlie Tota and The Dressage Connection (coolers and saddle pads;) Beth Heist and The Horse of Course (jackets and vests;) White Fences Equestrian Center/Adam Pollak (shirts;) Palm Beach Riding Academy/WEF (gift bags;) Michelle and Show Chic (shirts and hats;) and Tracy Trevorrow of Equine Design Photography (gift certificates.)

Horse Sponsors: Cheryl Holekamp, Liz Austin, and Devon Kane
Lunch Sponsors: Anne Sushko, Ayden Uhlir, Sonia Zugel
General Sponsors: Gold Coast Feed (bedding;) SPF Video Services (videos;) Kristin Cordiak (embroidery.)
Housing for participants: Janet Foy, Paula Runnells, and Ayden Uhlir

We would also like to thank all of the instructors and presenters who are donating all of their time and efforts to make this clinic happen. Without your generosity, this would not be possible. Thank you also to all of the volunteers who work behind the scenes to make this clinic a resounding success!

There are still sponsorship spots available! We are looking for individuals who would like to assist in sponsoring the clinic by helping to subsidize the videoing of the lessons for this clinic. It is invaluable for these riders to have access to being able to review these lessons after the actual rides, and we have a team available to video the rides, and we need your help to make this a realistic possibility for all the participants. Any amount will help, and all donations are tax deductible contributions to D4K (Dressage for Kids.)
For more detailed information about the sponsoring the videos, or the clinic schedule, watch Robert Dover’s Facebook page or email Annie Cizadlo, organizer directly at kodester1@yahoo.com. We look forward to seeing you at the clinic!