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TWO-DAY USET CLINIC WITH SUE BLINKS

Wednesday and Thursday, April 14-15, 2004

(includes admission to all Kentucky Horse Park attractions)

All tuition and auditor fees will directly benefit the USEF Dressage Team.

Schedule is subject to change.

Biography

Susan Blinks qualified for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia by winning the State Line Tack/USET Dressage Championship, presented by Rio Suite Hotel and Casino in Loxahatchee, Fla. She and Flim Flam combined for one of their best rides at the Olympic Games in Sydney to help the U.S. earn its third consecutive Olympic team Bronze Medal. She was a member of the fourth place USET squad at the 1998 World Equestrian Games in Rome, Italy. She also rode Flim Flam to an individual 12th place finish. Later in the year she was named 1998 USOC Female Equestrian Athlete of the Year.

A 1997 USET Training and Competition grant recipient, Sue earned a Team Gold Medal at the 1997 CDIO Hickstead in England and rode Flim Flam to a first place finish in the Grand Prix Special. She also finished second and third (aboard Flim Flam and Delano respectively) in the Miller's/USET Grand Prix Championship presented by Rio Suite Hotel & Casino. She earned the high honors with second and third place finishes in the Grand Prix, Special and Freestyle at the 1997 Bayer/USET Festival of Champions.

Sue also rode to numerous victories on the 1997 Florida dressage circuit. She won the Grand Prix and Special at Wellington, and the Grand Prix qualifier and Freestyle at the Winter Equestrian Festival Dressage Classic in Florida. She also won the Grand Prix and Intermediaire II at the Gold Coast Opener and the Special at the Florida Dressage Classic.

Sue won the 1996 Grand Prix Special at the CDI-W New England Dressage Association aboard Flim Flam. At the Royal Dressage Festival in New York, she was victorious in the USET Grand Prix Special qualifier and the Intermediaire II. In 1989, she was long-listed for the North American Championships.

As a teen, Sue trained with Marianne Ludwig. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts, she trained with Walter Christenson in Germany. She then moved to New York and worked briefly with Robert Dover. She also trained with Mr. Schulten-Baumer for two years in Germany. Sue is a USA Equestrian dressage judge. She teaches and trains out of the Kundrun Farm in Mount Kisco, N.Y.

Career Highlights

2002

Team Silver Medal, World Equestrian Games, Jerez, Spain

10th-Individually, World Equestrian Games, Jerez, Spain

2000

Team Bronze-Olympic Games, Sydney, Australia

8th-Olympic Games, Sydney, Australia

1999

Member, USET Senior Dressage Tour

1st-Grand Prix, Palm Beach Dressage Derby, Loxahatchee, FL

1st-Grand Prix Freestyle, Palm Beach Dressage Derby, Loxahatchee, FL

1st-Grand Prix, Southern Comfort Dressage, Clarcone, FL

1st-Grand Prix Special, Southern Comfort Dressage, Clarcona, FL

3rd-Grand Prix, WEF Dressage Classic CDI, Wellington, FL

1998

1st-Grand Prix qualifier, Norfields Florida Dressage Classic, Wellington, FL (Flim Flam)

1st-Grand Prix Special, Norfields Florida Dressage Classic, Wellington, FL (Flim Flam)

1st-- Grand Prix Freestyle, Norfields Florida Dressage Classic, Wellington, FL (Delano)

2nd-Grand Prix Freestyle, Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI-W, Loxahatchee, FL (Delano)

3rd-Miller's/USET Grand Prix Championship, Gladstone, NJ (Delano)

5th-Miller's/USET Grand Prix Championship, Gladstone, NJ (Flim Flam)

12th-World Equestrian Games, Rome, Italy (Flim Flam)

Member USET Fourth Place Team, World Equestrian Games, Rome, Italy (Flim Flam)

1997

Team Gold Medal, CDIO Hickstead, England

1st-Grand Prix Special, CDIO Hickstead, England

1st-Grand Prix, Wellington Dressage, Wellington, FL (Flim Flam)

1st-Grand Prix Special, Wellington Dressage, FL (Film Flam)

1st-Grand Prix qualifier, WEF Dressage Classic, Wellington, FL (Flim Flam)

1st-Grand Prix Freestyle, WEF Dressage Classic, Wellington, FL (Flim Flam)

1st-Grand Prix, Gold Coast Opener, Loxahatchee, FL

1st-Intermediaire II, Gold Coast Opener, Loxahatchee, FL

1st-Grand Prix Special, Florida Dressage Classic, Wellington, FL

2nd-Miller's/USET Grand Prix Championship presented by Rio Suite Hotel & Casino,

Bayer/USET Festival of Champions, Gladstone, NJ (Flim Flam)

2nd-Grand Prix, Wellington Dressage, Wellington, FL (Delano)

3rd-USDF Grand Prix Horse of the Year Award (Flim Flam)

3rd-Miller's/USET Grand Prix Championship presented by Rio Suite Hotel & Casino,

Bayer/USET Festival of Champions, Gladstone, NJ (Delano)

4th-Grand Prix Special, CDI Donaueschingen, Germany (Flim Flam)

1996

1st-Grand Prix Special, CDI-W New England Dressage Association, Halifax, MA (Flim Flam)

1st-USET Grand Prix Special qualifier, Royal Dressage Festival, Port Jervis, NY

1st-Intermediaire II, Royal Dressage Festival, Port Jervis, NY

1st-Grand Prix, CDI-W Raleigh, NC

2nd-Grand Prix Special, Royal Dressage Festival, Port Jervis, NY (Delano)

2nd-Grand Prix, Royal Dressage Festival, Port Jervis, NY (Delano)