Dressage Symposium sponsored by the Santa Fe Dressage Association
At HIPICO Horse Barn in Santa Fe, NM
Covering the New 2019 USDF Dressage tests using demonstration rides from Intro through level 3.
Focus: How the tests relate to the training scale, why they change, and how they have changed for 2019
Featuring Bill Warren (USEF S Judge) and Bill McMullin (USEF R Judge, USDF Certified Instructor & Faculty Member)
April 19th – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Meet & Greet for clinicians, demo riders and auditors
April 20th – HIPICO Indoor Arena
Morning: Discussions by the Bills of Intro and Training Level using demonstration riders
Afternoon: Discussions with First Level & Second Level demo riders and discussion of what is required to move from First Level to Second Level
April 21st – HIPICO Indoor Arena
Morning: Discussion & demonstration rides illustration the change in the “frames” and gaits of horses as they move up the levels from Training level to Fourth Level.
Discussion of what is required at Third Level (flying lead changes, half-pass, etc) with demonstration riders
Afternoon: Discussion of what is in Fourth Level with demonstration riders
Auditors, it’s time to for a discounted price! See more information (including a list of hotels) below:
Thank you to The Dressage Foundation for a great start to the Santa Fe Dressage Association’s New Year: Our Riding Through the Levels Symposium, scheduled for April 19-21, just got a Big Boost! Pre-register Now!
The SFDA has just received a Violet Hopkins Grant from The Dressage Foundation for our first ever Symposium, scheduled for the evening of April 19 through April 21, 2019: “Riding Through the Levels,” featuring USEF S Dressage Judge Bill Warren and USEF R Judge and USDF Certified Faculty Member Bill McMullin, of Warren-McMullin Dressage, as they guide rider/horse pairs “up the levels” through the new 2019 Dressage Tests. Do not miss this fantastic dressage educational and social opportunity right here at Santa Fe’s very own beautiful HIPICO Horse Barn!
Auditors, it’s time to pre-register for a discounted price! Riders, we want you! It’s time to tell us why you and your horse should be one of the 14 horse/rider pairs that we need to demonstrate “up the levels” during the Symposium.
We need the following rider/horse pairs who have had success (not necessarily in a show) riding one level above the level they will demonstrate, with emphasis given to inclusion of a variety of horse types and breeds:
Introductory (One pair)
Training (One pair)
First Level (Three Pairs)
Second (Three Pairs)
Third Level (Three Pairs)
Fourth Level (Three Pairs)
BIll McMullin, in conjunction with the SFDA, will have responsibility for final selections of the rider/horse pairs that will ride during the Symposium. Remember, rider/horse pairs, under instruction from the Bills, must also be willing to demonstrate “the wrong way” of riding particular parts of the test.
Click here for auditor pre-registration/ rider application form:
Riding Through The Levels Symposium, hosted by the Santa Fe Dressage Association, featuring esteemed clinicians and judges Bill Warren, USEF S Judge, and Bill McMullin, USEF R Judge and USDF Certified Instructor and Faculty Member, both of Warren-McMullin Dressage, Mansfield, MA and Wellington, FL. This Symposium will guide and instruct participants “through the levels,” from Introductory through Fourth Level, using the USDF’s new 2019 Dressage Tests. “The Bills” will discuss general issues of appropriate frame and contact, as well specific movements integral to each level, all within the context of the importance of the Training Scale. The Symposium will kick off with a Meet and Greet hosted by the SFDA from 5:50-7:30 on Friday evening, April 19, location to be announced, for auditors, riders, and clinicians. The Saturday, April 20, session will begin at 8 am with a discussion by “the Bills” of the new dressage tests and a lecture on the meaning and importance of the Training Scale. Thereafter, Rider Participants will work under the instruction and guidance of the clinicians to demonstrate movements up the levels, beginning with Introductory Level. The day will end with a Question and Answer session, and a Dinner/Lecture (for those who wish to join, location and fees to be announced). On Sunday, April 21, Rider Demonstrations resume, culminating in the afternoon with demonstration of the Fourth Level Tests and Final Thoughts from “the Bills.”
WHEN: Beginning Friday evening, April 19, 5:30-7:30 PM Meet and Greet through Sunday April 21, ending late afternoon. A final detailed schedule with specific ride times for the different levels will be posted well before the Symposium.
WHERE: Friday Meet and Greet to be announced; all rides will take place at the beautiful HIPICO Horse Barn, 100 S Polo Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87507.
WHAT IT COSTS:
Preregistration Auditor Fees:
GMO member, one-day registration: $35
GMO member, two-day registration: $55
non-GMO member, one-day registration: $40
non-GMO member, two-day registration: $60
Registration at the door:
GMO member, one-day registration: $45
GMO member, two-day registration: $65
non-GMO member, one-day registration: $50
non-GMO member, two-day registration: $70
Rider Participant Fees:
$95, plus HIPICO fees for stall (day or overnight), or haul-in
Inn At Santa Fe Hotel - (505) 474-9500
Lodge at Santa Fe - (505) 992-5800
Double Tree by Hilton Santa Fe- (505) 473-4646
Hyatt Place Santa Fe- (505) 474-7777
Thank you once again to The Dressage Foundation for its generous grant to support this tremendous educational opportunity for dressage enthusiasts in and all around USDF Region 5!
Find Out More
Please email Francesca for more information:
It is compulsory for all persons at all PDNDS events when mounted anywhere on the competition/ clinic grounds, to wear properly fastened protective headgear which meets or exceeds ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)/SEI (Safety Equipment Institute) standards for equestrian use and carries the SEI tag. It must be properly fitted with harness secured.
March 30: clinic with Lisa Weis followed by a schooling show on March 31 with Lisa Weis as the judge. More information soon!