Two Opportunities to Attend an Adequan®/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Lexington, KY (October 21, 2015) - The United States Dressage Federation announced today that there will be two to opportunities to attend an Adequan®/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference in 2016! The first conference, featuring Johann Hinnemann, will be held January 18-19, at Mary Anne McPhail's High Meadow Farm in Loxahatchee, FL. The second, featuring Stephan Clarke, will be held March 14-15, at El Sueno Equestrian Center in Somis, CA. Both of these presenters bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to these conferences.

Johann Hinnemann is recognized worldwide as a trainer and coach, and has served as Canada's Team trainer and German National Coach, alongside Klaus Balkenhol. His student roster reads like a "Who's Who" of Olympic medalists and various national champions, including Steffen Peters, Coby van Baalen, Marlies van Baalen, Ulla Salzgeber, Heiki Kemmer, and Alexandra Simmons de Ridder.

Elected as the FEI Dressage Judge General in 2013, Stephen Clarke is a well-spoken, well-respected clinician worldwide. As a rider, he has competed successfully and was the reserve rider for the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul. Stephen has earned a reputation for combining his ‘quick eye' for technical detail and his ability to form balanced and consistent assessments; solving issues with practical effective exercises.

Kathie Robertson, Education Department Manager, stated, “USDF is pleased to provide our members with two world class educational events.”

For more information on the Adequan®/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference, including criteria for attendance, please contact the USDF office at, or by phone at (859) 971-2277. 

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