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Steffen Peters featured clinician: Ride OR Audit

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  • Steffen Peters featured clinician: Ride OR Audit

    Steffen Peters and Janet Foy present “Dressage Through the Levels.” The two-day symposium, Nov. 19-20, features riders and their horses at every level. Steffen and Janet will provide the rider, trainer and judge's perspective. The symposium, sponsored by the Wisconsin Dressage & CTA (WDCTA), will be at Sunflower Farms (near Milwaukee, WI and north of Chicago). For the auditor and rider application forms, visit http://www.wdcta.org/ or call 608-835-8549.
    "Dreams are the touchstone of our characters." Henry David Thoreau
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  • #2
    Audit, because riders are really more guinea pigs for test riders and SP will not (unfortunately) have the degree of input you would like to have as a rider.
    I.D.E.A. yoda

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    • #3
      Although what ideayoda says was certainly true years ago, I don't believe it is still true, as evidenced by last year's NEDA fall symposium.
      The aids are the legs, the hands, the weight of the rider, the whip, the caress, the voice and the use of extraneous circumstances. ~ General Decarpentry
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      • #4
        I agree easyrider, I think the riders at the NEDA Symposium would tell you they got a lot out of it!
        Humans don’t mind duress, in fact they thrive on it. What they mind is not feeling necessary. –Sebastian Junger

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        • #5
          Um, I don't think the Op was asking a question. The post seems to be an announcement/advertisement for the event, and the thread title is simply announcing that you can ride OR audit. Perhaps it should be posted on the Events forum, so there's no misunderstanding.

          Apologies in advance if I'm mistaken.

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            #6
            No, I wasn't asking a question. Just posting the announcement. I'd like to post in the events section, but am not a premium member. (And being a 20-year subscriber to the mag, kind of annoyed that I have to pay more! Oh, well!)

            Anyway, while the riders will certainly be demonstrating movements, etc., they also will get a LOT out of it because Steffen will work with riders on some issues AND in some cases, has been known to get on an auditor's horse. I would LOVE to have Steffen on MY horse, no doubt about it.

            So easyrider is right; ideayoda is farther away from being right. :-)

            And we have some great gift bags for the riders, thanks to our fabulous sponsors. Most likely worth more than the $100 for WDCTA members and $150 for non-members (not including stabling) rider fee for BOTh days.

            Either way, join us at our (Wisconsin Dressage & CTA) symposium. We've got a trade fair and more. Sure to be an educational and FUN event! Any questions, send me a private message or check out the www.wdcta.org website for contact names.
            "Dreams are the touchstone of our characters." Henry David Thoreau
            Touchstone Farm
            www.bytouchstonefarm.com

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            • #7
              Oh wow....what I wouldnt give to be a rider at this!

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              • #8
                I attended this symposium last year in my area (It was Janet and Debbie McDonald) and found it very valuable. Great comments on the new tests from Janet and Debbie worked with each rider on an element from the new tests. For the FEI level riders, she worked with them on various elements (as these tests weren't new), typically piaffe or passage. Loved watching such a tiny lady running with huge horses with her bamboo poles!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Swing View Post
                  Oh wow....what I wouldnt give to be a rider at this!
                  Yes, me too, the harder the better, I am fine with being a guinea pig.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Bugs-n-Frodo View Post
                    Yes, me too, the harder the better, I am fine with being a guinea pig.
                    I agree! And if Steffen actually got ON my horse? Well, I'd pray that magic would stay in the saddle when I got back on. :-)
                    "Dreams are the touchstone of our characters." Henry David Thoreau
                    Touchstone Farm
                    www.bytouchstonefarm.com

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Touchstone Farm View Post
                      I agree! And if Steffen actually got ON my horse? Well, I'd pray that magic would stay in the saddle when I got back on. :-)

                      Magic! Yes! That is definitely what it is!
                      ~Amy~ TrakehNERD clique
                      *Bugs 5/86-3/10 OTTB Mare* RIP lovely Lady, I miss you
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                        #12
                        Just want to announce that The Chronicle of the Horse has signed on as one of our major sponsors for the symposium. THANK YOU to the Chronicle. Without the support of sponsors, many of these educational events put on by GMOs would be a lot riskier, if not impossible.

                        Riders are being selected this weekend by Janet Foy.

                        Go to wdcta.org for auditor forms. Hope to see you there! And thanks again to the Chronicle!!!!!!!!!
                        "Dreams are the touchstone of our characters." Henry David Thoreau
                        Touchstone Farm
                        www.bytouchstonefarm.com

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                        • #13
                          I encourage anyone who can attend this event either as an auditor or rider.

                          Steffen and Janet together create such a WONDERFUL learning environment for EVERYONE.

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                          • #14
                            Just sent in my rider application! But If they don't need me I'll audit anyway.

                            I think SP might look a touch silly on my GRP if he got on her... Not that I would mind!

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                              #15
                              amm2cd -- You never know. When we had Steffen here a few years ago, he DID get on a German Riding Pony....under one condition. That we take a picture of him on the little stallion. A fun moment!
                              "Dreams are the touchstone of our characters." Henry David Thoreau
                              Touchstone Farm
                              www.bytouchstonefarm.com

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                              • #16
                                My application is in, and I've got my fingers, toes, arms and everything else crossed.

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                                  #17
                                  I heard from the organizing chair that 60+ rider applications have been submitted. (Deadline is this Saturday.) Well, the good news is: That's great for the symposium because that means the riders should be really good to watch and learn from. But it's bad news for those of us who have submitted apps! :-)
                                  "Dreams are the touchstone of our characters." Henry David Thoreau
                                  Touchstone Farm
                                  www.bytouchstonefarm.com

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Touchstone Farm View Post
                                    Riders are being selected this weekend by Janet Foy.
                                    Are they going to post the selected riders somewhere?? Thanks!!

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                                      #19
                                      Yes, it will be on the WDCTA website and in its newsletter in the next week or so. They are in the process of contacting those who were selected, and those who weren't. More than 100 applications were sent in!

                                      From what I heard, there were some tough decisions to make with such good applications. But...what Janet also explained is that she tried to go through and pick a wide variety of breeds, a mix of amateurs and professionals, and -- which will be great for learning -- at each level, horses were selected to demonstrate just beginning that particular level, some that are proficient at that level, and others that are ready to move on to the next level. So it may be that some rider/horses were chosen because they are NOT necessarily the perfect example of a first, third or fourth level horse, etc., but rather examples in which there is something that with Janet and Steffen's help can be resolved or improved at the symposium.
                                      "Dreams are the touchstone of our characters." Henry David Thoreau
                                      Touchstone Farm
                                      www.bytouchstonefarm.com

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                                      • Original Poster

                                        #20
                                        Riders and the weekend schedule are posted on the WDCTA website:

                                        http://www.wdcta.org/index.php/calen...vels-symposium

                                        Hope you can join us!
                                        "Dreams are the touchstone of our characters." Henry David Thoreau
                                        Touchstone Farm
                                        www.bytouchstonefarm.com

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