Seminar for Professionals directed by Christoph Hess, FEI 4* Judge & Director of Education and Training at the DOKR - presented by NEDA and The Equestrian Center at Pineland Farms
Friday, September 27, 2013 ~ 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m ~ BY INVITATION ONLY!
The Equestrian Center at Pineland Farms is proud to partner with the New England Dressage Association in hosting its first Seminar for Professional Riders, Trainers & Judges. In keeping with their current mission and non-profit status, both organizations seek to provide excellence in dressage education for riders, trainers, and judges.
This Friday seminar is open to current NEDA members (2013 membership year) who are Professionals only (riders, trainers, judges, breeders). The reason for limiting this one-day event to professionals is to keep the level of discussion and conversation at an above-basic topic level and to foster a supportive, non-judgemental learning environment among our region's peers.
Invitations for the Professionals' Seminar w/ Christoph Hess are going in the mail on Aug 27th.
NEDA does not have an accurate list of professionals and we've picked names off the membership list based upon basic knowledge and professional lists from the last 3 fall symposia. If you are a NEDA Member, are also a professional, want an invitation and don't get one in the mail, please contact Jennifer Dillon ~ email@example.com ~ 207-657-6419.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED do NOT show up at the door with invitation in-hand.
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER TO ATTEND FRIDAY'S SEMINAR. Contact Jennifer Dillon, Pineland's Program Coordinator and NEDA Board Member, at 207-657-6419 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request an invitation. Cost to attend is $56.00 (checks payable to NEDA) and includes lunch and all course materials. Payment should be mailed to Jennifer's attention at Pineland Farms - Equestrian Center, 1545 Intervale Road, New Gloucester, ME, 04260. Please include your name, email address and phone number(s). Watch the NEDA website & bulletin board for details. The Pineland Farms' website, www.pinelandfarms.org, will also have updates. Registration is limited so reserve your seat early.
Seminar Objective: To open communication between riders, trainers and officials on how day-to-day training techniques can be translated into a correctly produced test and to trouble shoot common issues and ethical questions that influence the training and welfare of the horse both at home and at competitions.
9:15 Registration opens
10:00 Opening Remarks, including comments on the professional-only policy of the seminar and initial Questions & Answers
10:30 Common Language - discussion of common terms and definitions encountered in and out of the competitive arena
11:30 Test & Training Objectives, beginning with Grand Prix and working back to Training Level - live demonstrations and/or video examples
2:00 Continue with Test & Training Objectives
3:45 Open ethics discussion with panel and group participants, including final Questions & Answers