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Truly the best seminar I have ever attended!!!!
Topics covered included: Sponsorships/Grants, High Performance training, Training in Europe/America, Heather Blitz and her Pan Am Games Experience, Insurance and legal issues, and many others.
I was truly inspired when one speaker, from Dressage Today magazine, did a Google search on every participant that weekend and gave us personal input to expand our exposure and media usage. I immediately began work on my new and improved website and set a goal for myself to blog to all my readers more often. I have many things to reflect back on over the next week because of this goal.
We learned what needs to be used for liability and insurance/lawsuit coverage and "how" to read and understand the contracts used in our business. She began to tell us some lawsuits that she won and some that were advised to settle and allow it to go away quietly.
Debbie McDonald came to speak and Michael Barisone. They were truly inspiring and had great advise for the new professional and the training opportunities right here in the US.
There was a lot of information covered in these two days and honestly I can't think of more stuff to post as of now. If I remember some more memorable quotes I will post them!!
Click here to read the report from USDF Connection -
USDF YR Graduate Report
Well it's official!!! I have been accepted into the L program and will be in Tulsa, Ok in July for the first session and Atlanta, Ga for sessions B and C. I truly can not wait to get started with the scribing and sitting sessions. I have already begun the recommended reading list and feel like my mind will explode with all the information its taking in. I'm on my way to furthering my dressage knowledge and hope to continue to pass on this knowledge to junior and young riders in the future.
Ride times for Saturday are 10:44 PSG Open and 11:59 4th Test 3 Open. Sunday are 8:54 PSG Classic Open and 3:46 4th Test 3 Classic Open. Come visit us at our trailer during the show!!! Will post scores as I receive them on here.
Update on the "party" for my cake and light lunch at the showgrounds on Saturday will be at 1pm. Hope to see you there and will let you know where in the stabling we will be located. Everyone is welcome to come join the fun!!!! Come and visit me and the family and maybe see Shadow and others in action.
RIDE TIMES on Friday will be 3:40 and 5:40 in Prix St. Georges and I will be in breed classes during Saturday and Sunday with halter beginning at 9 am and Best Movement later that morning.
Just an update as to the Show preparations for Al Sol Show Dressage and Breed Show.
Shadow will be in his first I-1 Test on March 5 and Shyof A Klassic Mantis will be showing Training 2 and 3. Will posts Pictures and Video as their training progresses. We will be planning a party Saturday night March 19 at Canterbury Showplace for my 25th birthday!!!!! Come Join the Fun or visit at the Show. We will be riding PSG and Open Breed classes including Costume Class.
Its starting to look like Spring and we are currently refurbishing the outdoor stalls and the farm with much needed maintenaince. I currently have a rider working with me exercising horses and cleaning the barn three days a week allowing me more time to take in a new in Training horse and more flexible lesson times.
The new Training horse in is Quest, an 11 yr old Dutch/Oldenburg X in training and first level. I will be taking pics soon to be posted.
Edited: Update on the scores for the March 5 Show: Shy ofa Klassic Mantis Training Level Test 2 - 60.714% Training Level Test 3 - 60.000% in his first official Dressage Show!!! Shadow his first Intermediare 1 - 59.875% not bad for a first time for Shadow and I!!!
It justs keeps getting better and better and hopefully will allow us to achieve our desired scores this Show Season.
Just uploaded pictures of the Lesson with Joey and working on Passage! Check out all the pics and look forward to a few videos and an updated website to be uploaded this week.
Shadow and I have finally achieved a true passage, its rough but has awesome suspension. We have now begun to ask for it without aid from the ground and no whips. Can't wait till the andalusian show in March, we're going to rock!!! Video up this weekend.
I have created this blog to keep everyone up to date on the activities of the farm. I have just begun training my best friends horse from Michigan. We will be participating in the Florida Pinto Horse Circuit till the end of March. Shadow will be in the Andalusian Show in March and will be a chance for my to qualify for the National Championships Show in Texas. Checked back often for updates and Pics about clinics and training results.