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APRIL 16-18, 2004

with German master trainer


Five fabulous days for dressage riders, trainers and enthusiasts:

The third annual Kentucky Horse Park Dressage Symposium will offer a unique and creative program featuring training of the horse and rider with dressage masters Conrad Schumacher, Kathy Connelly and Juan Matute of Madrid, Spain. Olympian Sue Blinks will conduct a clinic for the benefit of the U.S. Dressage Team, and the Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital will sponsor a mini-symposium, "Care of the Dressage Horse for Maximum Performance," featuring the latest research by Dr. Hillary Clayton on bitting and its effect on performance.

Presented by Dressage Today and EquiSearch.com; Markel Insurance Co., The Paddock Saddlery, A'dashi, Eurofit, Collecting Gaits Farm, Premier Dressage Arena, The Horse Village, ShoClothes & Kentucky Center for Vision. Special thanks to Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital for conducting the mini-symposium "Care of the Dressage Horse for Maximum Performance."

Friday-Sunday, April 16-18

Internationally renowned dressage trainer and coach Conrad Schumacher will teach "An Overview of Classical Dressage Education of the Horse and Rider" (April 17-18). Don't miss this opportunity to learn the finer points of dressage riding and training from one of the most experienced and successful dressage masters in the world. Plus, accomplished trainer Kathy Connelly will use "long lines" to demonstrate the development of the horse, and Spanish Olympian Juan Matute will focus on piaffe, passage and pirouettes. On Friday, enjoy a horse farm tour and learn the latest on dressage horse care with veterinarians from the famous Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital.

Wednesday-Thursday, April 14-15

Two-day clinic with United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Olympic medalist Sue Blinks. All tuition and auditor fees will benefit the United States Equestrian Team's participation in 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Events will be held at the 1,200-acre Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.