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2016 Fall Educational Event ~ Old Masters Series
Featuring: Jean Bemelmans

October 15 - 16, 2016
10 am - 5pm

Presented by: Avalon Farm &
New England Dressage Association

955 Peach Lake Rd, North Salem, NY 10560


Elizabeth Preston



Extended article about this EVENT


This year’s two-day educational event will be with Belgian-born, German-based dressage trainer, Jean Bemelmans. An accomplished rider, winning 50 international Grand Prix competitions himself, Jean earned German bronze Olympic medals in 1987, 1988, and 1990, and then continued to manage the German team earning Olympic bronze in 2003, and Silver in 2004. After 15 years as the coach of the Spanish dressage team; Jean is currently coach to the French national dressage team. It is a special privilege to learn from this dressage master. His visit to the US is in conjunction with Frank R. Henning and The Old Masters Series.

The theme for the weekend event will be developing solutions to daily training problems with empathy for the horse and good horsemanship. Watching the variety of horse and rider combinations will help the auditors find suggestions and ideas for their own everyday training. Jean believes in acknowledging the horse as a real partner and learning to understand and accept the horse in order to avoid possible problems.

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This event is totally free of charge to auditors and demo riders. Donations are being accepted, and with your help we hope to serve a dual purpose of raising money to support dressage education and breast cancer patients.

All proceeds from this event will be donated toward Dressage Education and Breast Cancer.


On-line Pre-Registration is preferred but mail-in applications can be found below.

Applications are now CLOSED
Rider applications are being accepted on-line ONLY.  If you cannot complete the on-line application for any reason, please contact Elizabeth at

** Events listed below were held earlier this year **

2016 NEDA Symposium I ~ Riding into Connection
Featured: Rien van der Schaft

Was held: April 30th & May 1st, 2016

Was presented by: New England Dressage Association
& Bear Spot Farm

276 Pope Road, Concord, MA  01742

Riders & horses featured were young riders, adult amateurs and professional riders, on horses from 4-year-olds through Grand Prix.
Video of the symposium was done by

below are sample video snippets of some of the horse & rider combinations

Elizabeth Preston

Amy Borner & Richmans Manta_1
Amy Borner & Richmans Manta_2
Kathleen Fuller & Danny Diamond_1
Kathleen Fuller & Danny Diamond_2
Anna Jaffe & Moonshine Break_1
Anna Jaffe & Moonshine Break_2
Jane Karol & Sunshine Tour
Kristen Schwaegerle & Fhlorenzia_1
Kristen Schwaegerle & Fhlorenzia_2
Judy Wright & Tome

Click here for more information about Rien and his training.

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Please Note:
The Tristan Tucker clinic will still be held October 15-16th at Ashby Stock Farm.  Please contact Nancy Later,, for more information.


Item Name Posted By Date Posted
AVALON FARM/NEDA ~ FALL EVENT SCHEDULE PDF (7.88 KB) Administration 10/8/2016
2016 Fall Event ~ ON-LINE AUDITOR Registration Link Administration 7/23/2016
2016 Fall Event ~ ON-LINE DEMO RIDER Application Link Administration 7/23/2016
2016 Fall Event ~ MAIL IN - Auditor Registration PDF (36.6 KB) Administration 7/23/2016
2016 Fall Event ~ MAIL IN - Auditor Registration DOC (94 KB) Administration 7/23/2016
2016 Fall Event - HOTELS PDF (27.31 KB) Administration 7/23/2016
2016 Fall Event - HOTELS DOC (55 KB) Administration 7/23/2016
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