5-Star Symposium (Wednesday Only)
In 2012 The Equestrian Center at Pineland Farms embarked on its mission to create a regional training center for dressage athletes. As described by DressageDaily, Pineland Farms’ “high level of commitment to providing ongoing educational opportunities is complimented by a program designed to give participants access to the level of support and guidance critical to developing riders and their equine partners to their full potential.” In pursuit of that goal, The Equestrian Center has hosted events of its own while also partnering with Region 8 GMOs, New England Dressage Association & Maine Dressage Society. Over the last 2 years, The Equestrian Center has been host to Stephen Clarke, Ashley Holzer, Michael Klimke, Christoph Hess, Angelika Frömming, and sport psychologist to the 2012 London Olympic Team, Dr. Jenny Susser.
RIDER applications are being accepted through October 15th. We are looking for horse-and-rider combinations to join a few of our own in demonstrating how to ride and train for competition. A variety of levels will be represented, and accepted riders will spend 2 days exploring how to develop a better “lesson plan” for their horses.
AUDITORS will share in the learning by educating their eyes to precision and quality as riders are guided by Clarke & Rockwell. Day 1 (Tuesday) will showcase riders going through their warm-up and riding some movements from their appropriate level. Clarke & Rockwell will highlight the movements done with quality, and they will work with riders to improve the precision of the move difficult parts. Day 2 (Wednesday) will continue this theme with riders performing their whole test, followed by commentary from the judges.
USEF JUDGES in attendance will be invited to share their biggest “pet peeves” about test riding, and Clarke & Rockwell will use demo riders to sort those movements out, providing a more concrete road map as to how to break the movement down, what is being tested, and how to present your horse to the best of its ability.
AUDITORS, this is your opportunity to learn what the pros know! What’s the difference in their approach to test riding, regardless of their horse’s talent, that sets them apart? What ARE the judges looking for? Come see. Come ask questions.
Come spend two days in southern Maine with fellow dressage enthusiasts and two of our sport’s most influential figures.
Improving Performance Through Knowledge
Join us for a Five Star Symposium with Stephen Clarke & Gary Rockwell, two FEI 5* Judges!
December 9 & 10, 2014 - Wednesday Only (1 Day) Package
Applications are being accepted for riders. Deadline for submissions is October 15.
The Equestrian Center at Pineland Farms will welcome back FEI 5* Judge Stephen Clarke for a 2nd symposium, this time with fellow FEI 5* Judge Gary Rockwell, on December 9th & 10th, following the 2014 USDF Annual Convention being held in Cambridge, Massachusetts.