USDF Sport Horse Seminar to be Held in Florida in August

For Immediate Release
Thursday, July 26, 2012

          Lexington, KY (July 26, 2012) – The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce that the annual USDF Sport Horse Seminar will be held August 31 - September 2, 2012 at Pennock Point Sport Horses in Reddick, FL.  Comprised of both classroom lecture portions and hands-on evaluations, the sessions will provide valuable insight into four major areas: ideal movement and conformation of a sport horse, considerations when selecting breeding stock, and show ring strategies, as well as competition rules and judging guidelines.  Noted USEF 'S' and DSHB 'R' Judge Kristi Wysocki will be the seminar instructor at this great educational event. She has a long list of judging credentials and will impart her vast knowledge in this personalized format.
          This educational weekend will be packed with expert, hands-on instruction and an opportunity for attendees to utilize their newly acquired skills in a real world setting. Pennock Point Sport Horses, as well as other area breeders, will provide demonstration horses representing a cross-section of today's modern sport horses. A USDF breed show, Sunshine Classic I, will be held Saturday morning, September 1, and seminar participants are encouraged to practice judging from the rail.
          Through education provided by this seminar, attendees will be able to spot the qualities desired in a sport horse and understand how to rate those qualities, which are essential tools for breeders, riders, trainers, and judges, as well as potential owners.  Other topics include the basics of preparing horses to be shown in-hand along with competition rules and procedures.  Additionally, this seminar will serve as a prerequisite for becoming a USEF-licensed dressage/sport horse breeding judge.
          For more information, or to register, please contact Sandi Lieb, at 352-466-3661.  Or to learn more about USDF Sport Horse Seminars visit the USDF website or contact the USDF office.

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