United States Dressage Federation Convention/Symposium Has an All Star Line Up!

Sunday, November 20, 2011


USDF has announced a Ravel Freestyle Exhibition added to Sunday’s Symposium Line-up! USDF is pleased to announce a Freestyle Exhibition featuring three time Adequan®/USDF Grand Prix Horse of the Year Ravel, owned by Akiko Yamazaki, and ridden by Steffen Peters. The exhibition will be presented on Sunday, December 4, during the final day of the 2011 Adequan®/USDF National Symposium, supported by Trilogy. Steffen Peters, aboard Ravel, was the 2011 Collecting Gaits/USEF National Grand Prix Dressage Championship champion, the 2010 Alltech/FEI World Equestrian Games Individual Bronze Medalist and winner of the 2009 FEI World Cup. Peters will also be riding Weltino’s Magic, owned by Jen and Bruce Hlavacek, during the symposium presentation. Peters, riding Weltino’s Magic, was the 2011 Pan American Games individual Gold Medalist and the 2011 Collection Gaits Farm/USEF National Intermediare I Dressage Championship champion. Peters and Weltino's Magic will be joined by their Pan American Games teammate and individual Bronze Medalist Marisa Festerling aboard Big Tyme, owned by Festerling and Anne – Marie Walter. Together, Peters and Festerling were a part of the 2011 Pan American Game Gold Medal team.

Watch Ravel in his Grand Prix Freestyle at Aachen 2011 below!!

For the First Time in One Arena!

Don’t miss your chance to pre-register for the 2011 Adequan/USDF National Symposium, supported by Trilogy, on December 3-4 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA. The USEF National Coaches Present the American Program features Anne Gribbons, Technical Advisor and Coach; Debbie McDonald, Developing Coach; Scott Hassler, Young Horse Coach; and Jeremy Steinberg, Youth Coach. Visit the website for details. Visit e-TRAK to get a sneak peek of our symposium presenters’ style or meet them individually here.

Demo Riders for Symposium

Joining our coaches is an all-star lineup of horses and riders and we will have a very special equine guest joining us on Sunday for a freestyle demonstration – don’t miss it! Visit our website to find out who is coming.

Help us recognize these milestones!

California Dressage Society’s 45th Anniversary at the Wednesday night Welcome Party and Lowell Boomer’s 100th Birthday at the Salute Gala and Annual Awards Banquet.

Check out the Education being offered this year!

Many educational opportunities will be offered throughout the week. Speakers include Dr. Hilary Clayton, Susanne von Dietze, Allyn Mann, Allison Brunelli, Dr. Jenny Susser, Carol Gordon and Yorick Wijting. Topics include biomechanics of the horse and rider, joint care, overcoming fear, journaling and some professional business education.

The 2011 Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame Inductee: Lendon Gray

Join us as we celebrate Lendon’s induction into the Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame at the Salute Gala and Annual Awards Banquet, on December 2, 2011. To learn more about this event go here.

2011 USDF Volunteer of the Year: Miki Christophersen

Join us as we recognize the outstanding volunteer efforts of this year’s USDF Volunteer of the Year, Miki Christophersen at the Salute Gala and Annual Awards Banquet on December 2, 2011. To learn more about this event go here.