The U.S. Equestrian Federation announced Sept. 12 the High Performance Dressage Committee's plan for a series of high performance dressage observation and strategic planning sessions in preparation for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy. A total of six two-day sessions will be held on the East and West Coasts; two in November and then four between January and April 2014.
At these sessions U.S. Dressage Technical Advisor/Chef d'Equipe Robert Dover will work with athletes and their personal trainers/coaches to provide training and strategic guidance for athletes. Each day would include riding sessions and one of the two days may include test riding to work on achieving more points in competition. One day would include a strategic session with the athlete, trainer/coach, horse owner and Dover.
"I'm very excited about the upcoming training sessions on both coasts," said Dover. "I am hopeful that I will be able to work alongside athletes and their personal trainers to produce the world-class results America is counting on as we head toward the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games."
The sessions are by invitation only, based on criteria set forth by the USEF High Performance Dressage Committee and concentrating on athlete/horse combinations with international competition experience and the prospect of contributing to a team or individual medal at the 2014 WEG.
Questions should be addressed to Jenny Van Wieren-Page, managing director of dressage, by phoning (859) 225-6949 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org