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Wed, 2012-10-03 10:05

IDHSNA USEA Future Event Horse Educational Seminar is Coming Up

Authored By: USEA
The first of the series of IDHSNA USEA Future Event Horse Seminars is only three weeks away. The seminar which will be taking place at Hilltop Farm in Colora, Maryland on October 27-28 is free for all USEA members thanks to a generous benefactor. 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.
Seminar Schedule: 

Saturday, October 27, 2012
8:30-9:30 AM - Registration
9:00 AM - Seminar begins
- Judy Wardrope panelist and powerpoint presentation 
- Judy Wardrope discusses conformation with live horse(s) 
- Free jump demonstration 
- Three-year-old horses under saddle 
- Hilltop Farm stallion presentation 

Sunday, October 28, 2012
7:30-8:00 AM - Registration
8:00 AM - Seminar begins
- Principles of FEH judging  
- Comparison of stages of development (yearling, two-year-old, three-year-old 
- Handling young horses on triangle, preparing for showing 
- Judging of yearlings 
- Judging of two-year-olds 
- Judging of three-year-olds 
3:00-3:30 PM - Wrap up 


Seminar Panelists Include:

Judy Wardrope has spent over 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 and has advised clients. The results have been champions in racing, dressage and the hunter ring as well as winners in show jumping and eventing. For over two decades, Judy has been a respected equine journalist, satisfying a growing demand for informative articles on both sport horses and racehorses. Her work has appeared 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 as well as several e-books. 

Susan Graham White, an FEI "I" Eventing judge, a USEF "R" Dressage judge and a "r" DSHB sport horse judge. Susan is an active competitor at the FEI and National levels in dressage, and also shows her young horses in hand. She has coached Eventing students through Advanced and dressage students through the FEI levels. Susan in currently the Chairperson of 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 can best be described as rider, trainer, teacher, clinician, competitor, breeder, and ICP Level 4 instructor, member of the FEH committee, and is one of the founding forces of the ICP movement. Robin is based at his Maute House Farm (pronounced "Maud-ie") in Grass Lakes Michigan. Maute House Farm has been the home of Robin and Connie Walker since 1998 when they purchased it from the estate of the original Maute family. Originally settled over 100 years ago by German immigrants, Robin stated that he and his wife feel honored to be a part of the Maute Farm history and continue to display the original family plaque on the door of one of the outbuildings. Robin's deep appreciation of the land and of quality horses is obvious when speaking with him; he grew up in England riding and training horses. He eventually moved to the United States and recently became a US citizen!

Contact Nancy Knight, USEA Director of Education ([email protected] 703-669-9997) for a registration application or more information on this educational seminar.



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