Dressage4Kids, with support from the Connecticut Dressage Association, will hold its 10th Annual Weekend Educational Program on January 21-22 at Nonnewaug Regional High School in Woodbury, Conn.
The annual event was created by Olympian Lendon Gray in order to provide winter educational opportunities to young riders in the Northeast. It has expanded to become a winter workshop not only for young riders but also for adults – both amateur riders and professionals who are riders, trainers, instructors and judges. There are even sessions for parents and very young children.
This year’s event will feature special sessions for dressage instructors and also one for judges on the use and understanding of half points. Sunday will also feature a special sessions geared toward young event riders. The Saturday of the educational weekend will also feature a lecture by Dr. Hilary Clayton on equine back pain. Other schedule lectures will cover a wide array of topics on veterinary care, stable management and riding theory. Sessions for riding instructors will include presentations by teachers, psychologists and riding instructors on the art of teaching.
Advance registration for adults is $50 for both days or $30 for one day and includes lunch. The cost for young riders is $25 for both days or $15 for one day. For more information and to register, visit www.dressage4kids.com.