The twenty sixthth annual combined USDF & USEA Adult Education Seminar is scheduled for Monday, June 2 through Saturday, June 8, 2014 at Green Mountain Horse Association, South Woodstock, Vermont. Our clinicians for this year will again include Michael Page, Jane Hamlin, Jim Koford, John Zopatti, Holger Bechtloff, Diane Ritz, Robert Stevenson, and Robert Costello. This team has proved to be so successful and work together so well that I am hard put to see how they can be improved upon! This format of combining the two disciplines during the same week has proved to be quite successful. New friends are made, and a greater appreciation of the different skills required is evident.
Michael has helped students sharpen their Stadium Jumping skills, and Jane and Bobby will give you courage to gallop and jump your Cross Country course better than you ever dreamed possible! Jane Hamlin is an FEI CT Judge and active competitor at the Intermediate level, with skills in every area of Combined Training. Michael Page has been involved with a total of six Olympic games, either as a competitor and medal winner or Chef D'Equipe. Jim has competed Advanced level in Eventing and Grand Prix level in Dressage and was a great addition to our hard-working roster last year. Our Dressage staff is well experienced and fun to work with. Robert Stevenson is an official at popular events throughout the country.
Once again, we will offer lectures and demonstrations on many different subjects, all designed to further your equestrian knowledge. Some subjects we have addressed in the past include: Nutrition, Horse Massage, People Massage, Grooming Techniques, Safe Trailering, Bits and Bitting, Correct Saddle Fitting, Selecting an Event Horse, etc. We will be interested in hearing which topics you would like to address this year.
Green Mountain Horse Association is the perfect site for camp. Its safe permanent stabling is beautifully situated beside a stream, and has convenient access to water and bedding. There is ample room for a trunk outside your stall. Parking is readily available for your trailer in designated areas, although we must keep the fire lanes free at all times. The footing has been meticulously cared for, and the safe, inviting Cross Country fences vary in level from Pre-Novice to Intermediate.
Once again, all our delicious meals will be prepared by Rachel and served in the comfortable Youth Center, which features a fireplace and wrap-around verandah for those rare opportunities to sit still for a moment or to relive the day's excitement with a soothing beverage and some munchies. Every meal features a freshly prepared hot dish, a vegetarian choice, lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, and offers ample portions. Our caterer can provide special foods as desired, and knows what is required to please a hard-working rider.
Housing options are many and varied, as the area around GMHA caters to horse people. If you prefer a Bed and Breakfast type accommodation, there are several to choose from in close proximity to GMHA.
Come join the fun in 2014! The reasonable $2000.00 fee includes Stabling, Riding twice a day, Delicious meals 3 times a day, and all the fun you care to have You will make new friends, forge a closer relationship with your horse, and learn a great deal. Camp was so popular last year that I fear we will have to limit our numbers, so please respond as early as possible to avoid being left out.