The USEA is delighted to announce the first of a series of IDHSNA USEA Future Event Horse Educational Seminars will be taking place at Hilltop Farm in Colora, Maryland on October 27-28. If you are interested in promoting U.S. bred event horses then you will want to attend this important seminar. Whether you are a breeder, an exhibitor, a judge, or just passionate about young horses this seminar is for you and the most exciting part is that the seminar is free to all USEA members.
Thanks to a very generous benefactor who wholeheartedly believes in promoting the breeding of event horses here in the U.S. the USEA is in the process of designing and implementing a top quality Future Event Horse judges training program for licensed officials to improve their skills and this seminar will be the first step in that program.
The October Seminar will feature lectures and presentations by experienced panelists as well as a free jumping and a three-year-old under saddle class demonstration. In the coming years the FEH committee hopes to add free jumping and three-year-old Materiale classes to the FEH Championships and these previews will help introduce both the judges and potential competitors to the additions.
The panelists for this Seminar include:
- Susan Graham-White, an FEI “I” eventing, a USEF “R” dressage and “r” sport horse judge, active competitor at the FEI and National levels, coach of eventing students through Advanced and dressage students through the FEI levels, and Chairperson of the USEA’s FEH Committee.
- Faith Fessenden, a sport horse breeder for 30 years in both Europe and the USA, founding member of the North American Department of the WPN (now KWPN – Royal Dutch Studbook), a Jury member of the KWPN-NA for their breeding inspections since 2005, USEF licensed Dressage Sport Horse Breeding judge, participant and learner-judged in the USEF Hunter Breeding judging program, and member of the USEA Future Event committee.
- Robin Walker, ICP Level IV Instructor, successful eventing competitor and active sport horse breeder.
- Judy Wardrope has spent nearly 30 years amassing research on the pedigrees of top performance horses in both sport and racing as well as analyzing the functional aspects of equine conformation. She applied the findings from her research to her own sport horse breeding program, producing champions in dressage and the hunter ring as well as winners in show jumping and eventing. For nearly two decades, Judy has been a respected equine journalist, satisfying a growing demand for informative articles on both sport horses and racehorses. Her work appears in more than twenty equine publications internationally. Judy has studied the pedigrees plus photographed and analyzed the conformation of top horses, in both sport and thoroughbred racing, to determine the impact on performance and is now sharing her knowledge through a series of informative and entertaining clinics, seminars and workshops.
In 2013 there will be three more FEH Educational Seminars held in locations across the country. All FEH judges will be expected to attend one of these seminars in order to remain on the approved judges list in 2014.
The two-day seminar is free for all USEA members and $50 for non-members.
Attendance is on a first come basis so send in your registration application as soon as possible. Questions about the seminar can be directed to Nancy@useventing.com