Hilda Gurney Clinic Set for Ohio Event
US Dressage Federation clinician, two-time Olympian, and USDF Hall of Fame inductee Hilda Gurney will conduct a 2-day clinic at Cincinnati, Ohio Oct. 31st - Nov. 1st, sponsored by the America Trakehner Association. Participants and auditors are welcome.
All horse activities will take place at Majestic Farm in Batavia, Ohio, just east of Cincinnati.
Gurney, a two-time Olympian inducted into the U.S. Dressage Federation Hall of in 2007, has recently been signed as the clinician for the 2013-2014 Nutrena/USDF Adult Clinic Series.
Can’t wait for next year? Riders in Region 2 who are not ATA members are nonetheless welcome to apply to participate.
Auditors are also welcome to attend the clinics on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 for $40 per day, or may audit both days plus attend Gurney’s educational session on Nov. 2 for $85, if registered before Oct. 1. Find complete details and registration forms at the “Annual Convention” link at www.americantrakehner.com. ATA members audit the Gurney clinic free with convention registration.
According to former USDF President Samuel J. Barish, Gurney has had “…an enormous positive impact on U.S. dressage over the past several decades. Her competition record is unsurpassed: an Olympic Team bronze medal in 1976; an individual gold and silver, and three team gold medals at the Pan Am Games; 6 USET National Grand Prix Championships… 15 USDF Horse of the Year titles; and a team gold medal at the North American Dressage Championships.”
ATA conventions are an occasion for members and the general public to attend mare, stallion and foal shows and inspections, a stallion parade, a Jumper Calcutta, and other events. Most are free and open to the public.
Observers at annual convention activities are able to see this oldest of the warmblood breeds in action and learn more about how they have been “Engineered for Performance” through the strict breeding guidelines established 280 years ago in East Prussia.
Learn more about the Trakehner breed or the ATA at www.americantrakehner.com.
Photo of approved stallion "Prelude by Mozart" competing is available