The inaugural Global Dressage Forum North America on Friday announced its lineup of clinicians, lecturers and panelists for the two-day symposium to be held at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach, Florida Jan. 28-29.
German eventing team gold medalist Ingrid Klimke, U.S. three-time Olympian Steffen Peters and German trainers Wolfram Wittig and Rudolf Zeilinger were listed as clinicians at GDFNA that has no affiliation with the Global Dressage Forum held annually in the Netherlands for the past decade.
The Florida event will follow the World Dressage Masters at the same venue.
Wellington Classic Dressage and DressageClinic.com, organizers of the event, anounced Arthur Kottas, former Chief Rider at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, will demonstrate work in hand, Sweden’s Bo Jena will demonstrate double long lines and Dr. Hilary Clayton will explore maintaining soundness in the dressage horse. Grant Moon, six-time world champion farrier, will explain the science of shoeing the competitive dressage horse, Dr. Ina Gosmeier will discuss natural medicine and acupuncture for the sport horse and Dr. Juan Samper will explore the art and science of breeding a dressage horse.
Panelists include judges and trainers Christoph Hess, Stephen Clark, Wim Ernes, Gary Rockwell, Lendon Gray, Sue Blinks, Anne Gribbons, Kathy Connelly, Betsy Steiner, Leslie Reid, Jan Ebeling and Felicitas von Neumann Cosel.
General admission is $350 and VIP tables are $4,800 covering both the Monday and Tuesday.
For schedule of events and to make reservations go to: http://www.globaldressageforumna.com