Four elite dressage rider clinics are to be held this fall in the United States. Thanks to a generous gift from Betsy Juliano the funding for these USEF administered cllinics has enabled.
Two clinics will be held on the west coast and two on the east cost, both with U.S. Olympic athlete and World Equestrian Games medalist Steffen Peters and USEF Technical Advisor Anne Gribbons.
The clinics will be by invitation only for horse and rider combinations on the USEF Grand Prix Long List and are designed to provide guidance and instruction for the top U.S. Dressage horses and riders in preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games. The USEF Dressage High Performance Committee will develop specific invitation criteria for the clinics based on recommendations from Anne Gribbons.
"We are so pleased to be able to offer these clinics thanks to the generosity of Betsy Juliano," stated USET Foundation President, Jane Forbes Clark. "Betsy has made a gift commitment through 2014, which will ensure that these important clinics take place, helping to prepare our horses and riders for international championship competition. Betsy truly understands the value and importance of making sure our riders receive the high level of training and guidance that will continue to make the United States competitive among the top Dressage nations," Clark remarked. Juliano, the owner of Havensafe Farm, is a member of the USET Foundation National Advisory Committee, a competitor in the adult amateur division and the owner of international prospects.
U.S. A-Listed Grand Prix Riders are:
- Steffen Peters - Ravel
- Tina Konyot - Calecto V
- Katherine Bateson Chandler - Nartan
- Jan Ebeling - Rafalca
- Todd Flettrich - Otto
- Susan Blinks - Robin Hood
- Pierre St Jacques - Lucky Tiger
U.S. B-Listed Grand Prix riders are:
- Catherine Haddad - Winyamaro
- Shawna Harding - Come On III
- Leslie Morse - Tip Top
- Guenter Seidel - UII
- Elizabeth Austin - Olivier
- Lauren Sammis - Sagacious
- Shannon Peters - Odyssey
- Adrienne Lyle - Wizard
- James Koford - Rhett
- Arlene Page - Alina
- Susan Dutta - Currency DC
- Kenneth Dyrby - Rholex/Nanette
- Jan Ebeling - Sandrina
- Joseph Sandven - Rachmaninoff
- Kathleen Raine - Breanna