The sixth annual Robert Dover/Dressage4Kids HorseMastership Clinic will be held from Dec. 26-30 at the Global Dressage Festival’s Van Kampen arena in Wellington, Fla. This clinic is again offering a star-studded line-up of instructors and presenters, from all aspects of the horse industry, to show young riders and auditors what it takes to get to the top of the sport.
It is an all-inclusive educational week with intense riding instruction as well as lectures from top professionals in the industry on a variety of topics that young professionals will encounter along their journey.
Instructors for this year’s event will include: Robert Dover, six-time Olympian and 2016 U.S. Equestrian Team bronze medal Olympic Games coach; Debbie McDonald, Olympic and World Cup rider; Michael Barisone, Olympic rider; Allison Brock, 2016 Olympic bronze medalist; and George Williams, current USEF Youth Coach.
Presenters for this year’s clinic will include: Dr. Rick Mitchell, USET veterinarian; Jane Savoie, accomplished rider, trainer, coach and author of the book That Winning Feeling!; Laura King, life coach to Olympic riders and trainers; Janet Foy, FEI four-star judge and author of the book Dressage For The Not-So-Perfect Horse; Charlie Tota, owner of The Dressage Connection; Beth Haist, owner of The Horse Of Course; Richard Woody, owner of Woody’s Boot Repair; Kate Billing, Master Saddler from Illinois; Betsy LaBelle, owner of Dressage Headlines web news site.
In addition, participants and auditors will get tours of local barns and fitness coaching from fitness experts to help with the cross-training needed to be a top rider.
This clinic offers USDF University Credit for interested auditors. Auditors of all ages are invited to attend this clinic for a fee of $25/day for adults and $10/day for children under 18. Auditors can register at the door. All proceeds go to benefit the Dressage4Kids foundation and are tax deductible. Donations are accepted.
The clinic is still in need of housing for some of the participants and horses for a few of the young riders to borrow for this week. If you have a sales horse or a spare room and would like to be a part of this event, please contact Annie at 218.349.3452 or email email@example.com to participate.