Dressage, Para-Equestrian and Freestyle Clinic with Paulien Alberts and Hope Hand
Paulien Alberts, a Dutch FEI competitor, trainer, judge and musical freestyle specialist, will be the featured clinician at a dressage, Para-Equestrian and musical freestyle clinic at Spring Creek Farm, 73 Drown Lane, Lyman, Maine October 23 to October 25, 2009. Hope Hand of the USDF and the U.S. Para Equestrian Association will also lecture.
Alberts, a native of Emmen, Holland, is an active FEI trainer, competitor and judge in Holland and Germany, where she competes on horses she has trained herself up to the Grand Prix level. Over the years she has won numerous awards, including top placings at the Dutch National Championships. She currently competes on her horse “Lord Potter” at Prix St. Georges level and operates her training farm “Oude Meerdijk” in Emmen. Alberts has successfully crafted the musical freestyles of many European and American competitors in a variety of European championships.
Riding sessions will be complemented by evening lectures. On Friday night, Oct. 23, there will be a wine and cheese reception with a lecture from Hand on Para-Equestrian sport, including topics such as: what is Para-Equestrian sport; how to get started in this discipline; obtaining dispensation certificates; and an overview on adaptive equipment. On Saturday Alberts will lecture on developing musical freestyles. A Pennfield Equine Feed Technologies representative will also make a visit over the weekend to answer questions on equine nutrition, offering help on formulating a feed program for those that are interested. In addition, Pamela Blades Eckelbarger of Hoof Pix Sport Horse Photography will be in attendance.
For more information on the Paulien Alberts Clinic please visit www.springcreekmaine.com to download a flyer and application.