USDF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Seminar at ISF

  • August 1, 2017

Conformation, Movement and the Fourth Gait

Iron Spring Farm is pleased to host this year's USDF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding seminar August 5th and 6th, 2017. Walk-in auditor registration is available.

SCHEDULE: Each day will begin with classroom sessions at 8:00am at New Bolton Center’s Woerner Auditorium. Lunch and afternoon hands-on sessions will take place at Iron Springs Farm, and will conclude around 4:00pm.

Kristi Wysocki will co-presents the seminar with fellow USDF “R” dressage sport horse breeding (DSHB) judge Susan Mandas. "The PowerPoint presentation Wysocki created for the initial seminar started at 100 slides and has grown to 200, and the seminar—now an annual event—fills two days of classroom work and live demonstrations.

There’s a big demand for this seminar, which is required for United States equestrian Federation DSHB “r” candidates, and the numbers tell why: in 2014, there were more than 60 shows in the Great American insurance Group/ USDF Breeders Championship Series—and only 13 USEF DSHB “r” and 20 DSHB “R” judges. Along with the need for more judges, American sport horse breeders are eager for continuing education so that they may improve their programs."

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