Monday, September 15, 2014

Classical Dressage in the Modern Age-A Symposium with Gunter Seidel and Gary Rockwell

I am very honored and excited to announce that Frisco Bay and I have been selected as the Second Level demonstration pair at this very exciting Symposium to be held at Millbrook Farm October 18th and 19th. This is such a wonderful opportunity, for riders and for auditors. Gunter Seidel has ridden for the US Olympic Dressage Team three times, and Gary Rockwell has judged the Olympic Dressage event twice.  But you don't need Olympic aspirations to attend this Symposium. Both of these men are widely known and appreciated for their adherence to the classical training system, and this is an opportunity for rider and auditor alike to watch how they handle each horse and rider pair, as they work to improve their classical basis for an improved performance in the show ring. I've always believed that there does not have to be a separation between the ART of training a horse, and the SPORT of training a horse. Read my previous post on this topic here: http://scwdressage.blogspot.com/2013/04/dressage-art-and-sport-of-it.html
These men would agree with that statement, and have proven it in the highest realms of the sport. I strongly recommend attending this Symposium, it will be an experience you will not forget! Find out how at Millbrook's website: http://www.millbrookfarms.com/
I am indebted to the selection committee for choosing us, as well as to everyone who has been an integral part of our career.

Frisco just started under saddle, at Ironhill Farm, Priddis, AB. Thank you Irene Hill for having believed in me. I still miss you every day.