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Clinics/Education

UPCOMING and PAST CLINICS FOR RIDERS, JUDGES, & STEWARDS:

Encouraging continuing education in the para-equestrian discipline is essential.  Not only for the trainers but the riders, the horses and those who support the discipline.

2015 Symposiums/Clinics:

There will be multiple symposiums/ Clinics this year many will occur before or after the CPEDI3* events. Check back for dates on these.

2014 Symposiums/ Clinics:

With the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Approaching our riders, trainers, and  judges have been on the road at the numerous horse shows around the world.

2013 Symposiums/ Clinics:

2013 U.S. National Para-Dressage Symposium May 29-June 1, 2013 Lyman, Maine

From May 29-June 1, equestrians from Grade Ia – Grade IV received classroom training, lectures, video training, and live riding lessons. In addition to equestrian training there was the “Train the Trainer” program and “SmartPak Coaches Forum”. Subjects addressed at the symposium included training the coaches, teamwork, and building upon each athlete’s current skills. Expert leaders at the symposium were FEI “O” Judge and Olympic Technical Delegate Hanneke Gerritsen of Holland, Gold medal Great Britain Paralympic coach Clive Milkins, international Dressage rider Catherine Haddad Staller, and former USEF High Performance Dressage Director Gil Merrick. Carlisle has partnered with the United States Equestrian Federation, United States Para-Equestrian Association, and SmartPak for the first in a series of educational events across the United States.

2013 U.S. National Para-Dressage Symposium November 20-23, 2013 Winters, CA

On November 20, the Train the Trainer Workshop was conducted to educate current and future Para-Equestrian coaches on Para-Dressage subjects. Classroom topics included Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) rules, compensating aids, and the classification process defined. Trainers, auditors, and riders were given the opportunity to view demonstrations of Grades I-IV Para-Dressage tests from the judge’s perspective. Lectures included gold medal coach Clive Milkins (U.K.); FEI 4* Para-Dressage judge, David Schmutz; classifiers Tina Wentz and Joann Benjamin; FEI 5* Veterinarian Mike Tomlinson, DVM, MBA; and trainer Cherylin Von AldenBruck. Gil Merrick, former USEF High Performance Dressage Director, gave the keynote address detailing the importance of building a successful team in, “A Team Approach”. On November 21, symposium attendees
begin a full day of private lessons at Somerset Farm with Clive Milkins and Dennis Callan with accompanying classroom lectures. The 2013 U.S. National Para-Dressage Training Symposium, is organized by Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports and sponsored by the United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) and United States Equestrian Federation.

In 2011-2012 there were multiple opportunities for Riders, Trainers, Stewards, and Judges to increase their knowledge of the Para-Equestrian Discipline. Judges and Stewards headed to Del Mar, CA for the 2012 Dressage Affaire CPEDI3*. During the horse show judges and stewards earned their classification for the Para-Equestrian Dressage discipline.

The Carlisle Academy hosted a Boot Camp and Train the Trainer for riders and trainers who were current Para-Equestrians/ trainers or future Para-Equestrians/ trainers.

In 2011 Debbie McDonald conducted a Para-Equestrian clinic and it was free for all members of the USPEA.

In 2012, Mette Rosencrantz conducted a Para-Equestrian clinic which was once again free for all members of the USPEA

Check back for more information about the 2012-2013 clinics and education.

 

 

Carlisle Academy Para-Equestrian Boot Camp and Train the Trainer April 2012 (PDF)U.S. Para-Equestrian Training Camp 2012
April 16 ~ 20, 2012
Carlisle Academy at Spring Creek Farm
65 Drown Lane, Lyman, Maine, USA
Hanneke Gerritsen at 2011 Dressage Affaire CPEDI3* in Del Mar CA by Lindsay Yosay McCall

Hanneke Gerritsen at 2011 Dressage Affaire CPEDI3* in Del Mar CA by Lindsay Yosay McCall

JUDGES CLINIC: USEF FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage Judge Course
When: March 9-11, 2012
Where: Del Mar, CA
Dates: March 9-11, 2012 which will run concurrently with the 2012 Rancho Valencia Dressage Affaire CPEDI3*

Course Directors:
Hanneke Gerritsen (NED) – Overall Course Director
Sue Curry Shaffer (USA) – Assistant Course Director

Schedule: Takes place at the Del Mar Horse Park and is still Tentative

Friday, March 9, 2012
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Registration at Hospitality Tent
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Live Judging and Instruction
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Instruction in Hospitality Tent

Saturday, March 10, 2012
7:45 AM – 8:00 AM Sign In at Hospitality Tent
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Instruction in Hospitality Tent
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Exam in Hospitality TentPara-Equestrian Judges Course by Lindsay Yosay McCall

Sunday, March 11, 2012
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Sign In and Evaluation at Hospitality Tent
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Practical Exam at Arena during CPEDI
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Final Discussions in Hospitality Tent

Contact Information: Charles E. (Chuck) Walker, Director of Education
United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.
4047 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511
Direct: 859-225-6970 Fax: 859-231-6662
cwalker@usef.org
-Open to ‘S’ Dressage Judges for promotion to FEI 3* Para-Equestrian Dressage Judge (with exams)
-Open to FEI 3* Para-Equestrian Dressage Judges for promotion to 4* (with exams)
-The Judges course will also be a refresher seminar for license maintenance as FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage Judge (without exams).
*Attendance is limited to 20 participants.
*Discount registration deadline is February 17, 2012.*Information About the Course:

Steward Course Para-Equestrian by Lindsay Yosay McCallJUDGES CLINIC: USEF FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage Steward Course
When: March 9-11, 2012
Where: Del Mar, CA
Dates: March 9-11, 2012 which will run concurrently with the 2012 Rancho Valencia Dressage Affaire CPEDI3*Course Directors:
Hanneke Gerritsen (NED) – Overall Course Director
Sue Curry Shaffer (USA) – Assistant Course DirectorSchedule: Takes place at the Del Mar Horse Park and is still TentativeFriday, March 9, 2012
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Registration at Hospitality Tent
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Live Judging and Instruction
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Instruction in Hospitality TentSaturday, March 10, 2012
7:45 AM – 8:00 AM Sign In at Hospitality Tent
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Instruction in Hospitality Tent
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Exam in Hospitality TentSunday, March 11, 2012
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Sign In and Evaluation at Hospitality Tent
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Practical Exam at Arena during CPEDI
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Final Discussions in Hospitality TentContact Information: Charles E. (Chuck) Walker, Director of Education
United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.
4047 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511
Direct: 859-225-6970 Fax: 859-231-6662
cwalker@usef.org
-Open to ‘S’ Dressage Judges for promotion to FEI 3* Para-Equestrian Dressage Judge (with exams)
-Open to FEI 3* Para-Equestrian Dressage Judges for promotion to 4* (with exams)
-The Judges course will also be a refresher seminar for license maintenance as FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage Judge (without exams).
*Attendance is limited to 20 participants.
*Discount registration deadline is February 17, 2012.*Information About the Course:
Mette Rosencrantz and Taison by Anna Dahlberg Para-Equestrian Riding CLINIC: March 12-13, 2012Mette Rosencrantz clinic for Para-Equestrians March 2012 (PDF)Press release from the eventWhat: Clinic with Mette Rosencrantz
Where: Del Mar, CA at the Del Mar Horsepark
When: March 12-13, 2012 after the 2012 Rancho Valencia Dressage Affaire CPEDI3*
About Mette: http://www.metterosencrantz.com/VIEW ARTICLE IN PRACTICAL HORSEMAN ABOUT METTE (PDF)
Auditors may come to the clinic which will be Mette speaking to Para-Equestrians.  Each Grade Ia, Ib, II, III, IV will be represented at the Clinic.  Please contact Hope Hand at wheeler966@aol.com for any questions concerning the clinic.



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