January 4, 2007 -- The U.S. Dressage Federation (USDF) Adult Clinic Series in 2007 and 2008 will feature Jane Savoie, a popular dressage clinician and author.
The USDF will host one clinic in each of the nine regions over the next two years, with Education Partner Dressage Today magazine. The clinic dates for 2007 are March 3-4 in Region 9, March 24-25 in Region 4, April 14-15 in Region 8, and October 13-14 in Region 5. The theme for the clinics is "Believe You Can; Ride the Possibilities," focusing on Savoie's sports psychology first expounded in her bestselling book That Winning Feeling!.
Clinics will be open to eight riding participants (ages 22 and older) and auditors of all ages. Each rider will receive a 30-45 minute private lesson in a symposium style format. The clinics are aimed at adults riding primarily at Training through Fourth Levels, however, FEI level riders are also welcome to attend.
"We are so excited to be working with Jane the next two years," said Katherine Robertson, senior coordinator for the program. "Jane brings a wealth of knowledge on how to eliminate mental barriers in your riding, and that is the type of thing that many of our adult amateurs struggle with every day."
Riders and horses participating in these clinics should have a history together in order to maximize the auditor educational experience, but a competitive history is not necessary.
"Jane has also graciously offered to supply auditors with a few handouts and help them maximize their learning experience," said Robertson. "Jane and the USDF really want everyone to benefit from her many years of experience at the highest levels."
In addition to her skills as a coach, competitor, instructor and clinician, Jane has written many other books including It's Not Just About the Ribbons, Cross-Train Your Horse and More Cross-Training. Savoie served as coach to the Canadian Olympic three-day event team in 1996 and 2000. In addition, she was the reserve rider for the bronze-medal winning U.S. Olympic dressage team at the Barcelona Olympics.
For clinic locations, registration and more information, visit the USDF Adult Clinic Series webpage.