Clayton Fredericks will be teaching a two day clinic at Galway Downs in Temecula, CA on February 11 and 12, 2012. The first day will include stadium jumping and gymnastic work, while the second will focus on cross-country skills over the Ian Stark designed course. Clayton will also be offering private dressage lessons on Friday the 10th. This clinic is being organized and offered by the Area VI Adult Riders, with significant support from Robert Kellerhouse, Del Mar Eventing and the Southern California Equestrian Center.
According to Dawn Robbins, Area VI Adult Rider Coordinator, the adult rider membership in Area VI has increased rapidly in the last several years. This has enabled the program to start offering clinics with international level riders, as well as camps and clinics with California-based trainers. One of the main goals of the program is to provide educational opportunities to adult riders, and these clinics help to meet this objective. “We try to pick instructors who will work closely with the adult riders at all levels, giving them a little more time and explanation of concepts, if the riders prefer. Many adult riders are extremely interested in learning as a goal in itself…the ribbons and success that they achieve is great, but for many this isn’t as important as learning a new skill and putting it into practice,” said Robbins.
Clayton Fredericks was recently named as front-runner for the Australian Olympic team, on three different horses – Be My Guest, Dunge’s Laurent Rose and Bendigo III. His wife, Lucinda, is part of the Australian national ‘A’ squad. For more information about Clayton and Lucinda, go to www.teamfredericks.com.
There are still spaces available for this fabulous learning opportunity. Please contact Dawn Robbins at [email protected] to attend the clinic, to audit, or to find out more about the Adult Rider Program in Area VI.
The Holekamp/Turner Grant was founded in 2015 by Timothy and Cheryl Holekamp of New Spring Farm and Christine and T.J. Turner of Indian Creek Farm. This grant gives a USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Championship competitor the opportunity to represent the United States at the FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships in the 7-year-old Championship (a CCIYH3*-L) at Mondial du Lion in Le Lion d’Angers, France. The intention of the grant is to further develop an upward pathway for U.S. team horses in the sport of eventing. Grant recipients who are North American bred will be awarded the full cash grant of $17,500. If the winner is an imported horse, he will be awarded $8,000.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is thrilled to welcome back World Equestrian Brands as the Title Sponsor of the USEA Rider of the Year Leaderboard for 2021 and 2022. This year’s USEA Rider of the Year will be honored at the 2021 USEA Year-End Awards Ceremony held during the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention on Saturday, Dec. 11 at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque in Albuquerque, New Mexico. World Equestrian Brands will generously provide the winner with a prize of $500 in value. Next year, the USEA Rider of the Year will be recognized during the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention which will take place in Savannah, Georgia on Dec. 7-11, 2022.
What better way to draw the competition season to a close than with a win in a USEA Classic Series division? Three competitors did just that on the weekend of November 17-18 at the Fresno Horse Park in Fresno, California.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the renewed partnership with Rebecca Farm. Rebecca Farm will return as a Gold Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention and will be the exclusive sponsor for the Annual Meeting continental breakfast. This year’s Annual Meeting & Convention will take place at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque in Albuquerque, New Mexico on December 9-12, 2021.