World Cup champion Debbie McDonald has been added to the list of dressage professionals offering U.S. Equestrian Federation developing horse/rider clinics.
McDonald, Hailey, Idaho, a multiple Olympic, World Equestrian Games and Pan American Games medalist, will be teaching a clinic on Dec. 12-13, at Linda and Michael Fowler’s Epona Farm in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
“I am honored to have been asked to conduct a USEF Developing Clinic,” McDonald said. “I’ve always wanted to give back to the sport that has been so great to me. I love to coach and feel that I can bring my skills in this regard to greatly benefit the future of high-performance dressage.”
In addition, three-time Olympian Guenter Seidel will conduct a USEF Dressage Developing Clinic at Mary
Anne and Walter McPhail’s High Meadow Farm in Loxahatchee, Fla., also on Dec. 12-13.
“I’m looking forward to helping develop our up-and-coming dressage talent and am especially excited to travel to the East Coast and see all the great horses and riders from the other side of our country,” said the California-based Seidel.
These clinics are in addition to the previously announced USEF Developing Clinic with reigning FEI World Cup Final and CDIO Aachen Champion Steffen Peters, which will be held Oct. 30-31 at the USET Foundation Headquarters in Gladstone, N.J.
East and West coast athletes currently on the 2009 USEF Dressage Long List for training and athletes on the USEF Developing Rider List will receive an invitation sent by the USEF Dressage Department.
Riders attending the clinic will be strongly encouraged to bring their personal trainer.