Christoph Hess & Michael Poulin Unite for International FEI Young Horse Forum April 9-10 in Rhode Island U.S.A.
Christoph Hess and Michael Poulin headline the first annual Young Horse Forum, April 9th and 10th, in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Organized by Jennifer Dillon of Collaborative Connections and sponsored by the world renowned educational website DressageClinic.com, this forum is a must-attend event for anyone interested in the proper development and training of young dressage horses.
Hess and Poulin, both FEI I Judges with their Young Horse Certification, are two of the world’s most renowned Young Horse experts. Both have judged at the World Young Horse Championships in Verden, and both believe in the importance of training dressage horses in the classical way. And while the FEI Young Horse Tests are designed for horses with extreme raw talent, both acknowledge that talent is not enough to make it to the FEI levels.
The idea to hold a Young Horse Forum grew out of multiple requests for better understanding about how the Young Horse tests differ from regular dressage tests as they are not ridden or judged the same as Training Level through Grand Prix tests.
The 2-day forum will include video presentation, lectures, lunging and riding demonstrations, and test riding. With 14 different demonstration horses ranging from 3- to 8-years old, there will be plenty of variety and talent for discussion. Attendees will learn how to use the Training Scale as a roadmap for training horses. Discussion of the basic paces, suppleness, and contact will take center stage. The weekend will close with demonstrations of how the USEF 4-Year Test and the FEI 5- and 6-Year Old Tests should be prepared for, ridden, and judged. Auditors will be encouraged to actively participate in all discussions, including the mock-judging on Sunday afternoon, and pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
For complete details about the forum, including clinician bio’s and a schedule, visit wbstallions.net/cc or call Jennifer Dillon at 508-641-3121. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn from two of the world’s most knowledgeable dressage experts.
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