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Weekend Equestrian Program

Programs

January 26-27 2019 at Chase Collegiate School in Waterbury, CT

  • Dates and Location

    January 26-27, 2019

    Chase Collegiate School
    565 Chase Pkwy
    Waterbury, CT 06708

    The event spaces that we are using are ADA accessible. 

  • Sponsors

    Connecticut Dressage Association

  • Host Hotel

    The 2019 Host Hotel is the :

    Wyndham Southbury
    1284 Strongtown Rd
    Southbury, CT 06488
    (203) 598-7600

    Make your reservations by calling the hotel at 203-598-7600 or online at https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/wyndham/southbury-connecticut/wyndham-southbury/overview and use group Code 012519DRE.

    Reservations must be made by January 3, 2019.

  • Who should attend?

    The Weekend Equestrian Program is for everyone involved in the horse community.

    Riders of all ages, disciplines, and levels; parents; and trainers are welcome to attend.

  • What will be offered at the Weekend Equestrian Program?

    Horse-related seminars will be offered on many topics including, but not limited to: riding skills and theory, horse management, horse health, stable management, marketing your business, fitness, drawing, and photography.

  • Speakers

    Featuring Allison Brock

    Please check back for updates.

    USEF/USDF New Dressage Tests

    Trainers & Instructors Forum
    Judges Forum
    Horsemastership - Kick up your Knowledge
    Eventing Forum 

    Additional speakers:

    • Lyla Andrick
    • Carole Baker
    • Joy Black
    • Ali Brock
    • Liz Caron
    • Beth Clarke
    • Dr. Jenna Donaldson
    • Catherine Eagleston 
    • Margaret Freeman
    • Sarah Geikie
    • Lendon Gray
    • Rachel Greene-Lowell
    • Vicki Hammers-O'Neil
    • Kristine Holloran
    • Tessa Holloran
    • Ival Kovner
    • Sarah Jane Massone
    • Hollie McNeil
    • Gwyneth McPherson
    • Jon Nowinski
    • Erin O'Neil
    • Nicole Pascariello
    • Liz Piacentini
    • Jane Rodd
    • Theron Simons
    • Brian Stuart
    • Lori Vogel
    • Jamison Wallace
    • Liz Webb
  • Registration Fees

    Advance Registration prior to and including January 10, 2019:
    Adults - $65 for both days or $40 if registering for one day only

    Youth - $40 for both days or $25 if registering for one day only

    There is an additional $10/day fee to attend the Instructors Workshop and an additional $10/day the Judges Forum. 

    Registration as of January 11, 2019:

    Adults - $85 for both days or $60 if registering for one day only

    Youth - $65 for both days or $45 if registering for one day only

    There is an additional $10/day fee to attend the Instructors Workshop and an additional $10/day the Judges Forum. 

    To access the registration form, exit this lightbox and scroll down the page or go to https://dressage4kidsorg.presencehost.net/forms/wep-registration-form.html.

  • Water Bottles

    Please bring your own water bottle with you. There will be water available to re-fill your bottle as needed.

  • Food at WEP

    You are welcome to bring your own food to WEP.

    The registration fees include access to the following:

    Saturday morning - coffee and tea
    Saturday lunch - a light lunch including soups, salads, and sandwiches

    Sunday morning - coffee, tea, juice, bagels, muffins and bananas
    Sunday lunch - a light lunch including soups, salads, and sandwiches

    Please note menu options are subject to change.

  • Refund Policy

    There will be no refunds for cancellations made after January 11, 2019. Refunds will not be provided for registrants who do not attend the conference. In order to receive a full refund, notice of cancellation must be made via e-mail to Susan Sieber at ssieber@interstatelumber.com prior to January 11, 2019. A cancellation acknowledgement will be sent and fees will be refunded, subject to this Refund Policy.

    Dressage4Kids, Inc. reserves the right to alter or modify the advertised speakers and/or schedule as necessary.

  • How to register

    To access the registration form, exit this lightbox and scroll down the page or go to https://dressage4kidsorg.presencehost.net/forms/wep-registration-form.html

  • Photo Usage Policy

    Dressage4Kids often takes photographs and videos during its events and activities. Dressage4Kids may use these photographs and videos for general publicity and programming purposes, including to raise funds. Pictures may appear on the website, on the Dressage4Kids Facebook page, in newsletters, and in other print and digital marketing materials. In addition, participants’ names may be used to recognize individual achievement in marketing materials.

Dates and Location

January 26-27, 2019

Chase Collegiate School
565 Chase Pkwy
Waterbury, CT 06708

The event spaces that we are using are ADA accessible. 

 

  • Parking is available in lots A, B, and C.

    Check-in, Registration, and Lunch will be in building #1 - St. Margaret's Hall.

    Most of the presentations will be held in building #6 - Camp Hall.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Connecticut Dressage Association

 

Host Hotel

The 2019 Host Hotel is the :

Wyndham Southbury
1284 Strongtown Rd
Southbury, CT 06488
(203) 598-7600

Standard room: $104/night (rate does not include state and local tax)

Make your reservations by calling the hotel at 203-598-7600 or online at https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/wyndham/southbury-connecticut/wyndham-southbury/overview and use group Code 012519DRE.

Reservations must be made by January 3, 2019.

Who should attend the Weekend Equestrian Program?

The Weekend Equestrian Program is for everyone involved in the horse community.

Riders of all ages, disciplines, and levels; parents; and trainers are welcome to attend.

 

Olympians Laura Graves and Sydney Collier

Olympians Laura Graves and Sydney Collier

What will be offered at the Weekend Equestrian Program?

Horse-related seminars will be offered on many topics including, but not limited to: riding skills and theory, horse management, horse health, stable management, marketing your business, fitness, drawing, and photography.

Speakers

** PLEASE NOTE THAT SPEAKERS AND SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE**

Featuring Allison Brock

Please check back for updates.

  • USEF/USDF New Dressage Tests
  • Trainers & Instructors Forum
  • USDF Instructor Certification Workshop
  • Judges Forum
  • Horsemastership - Kick up your Knowledge
  • Eventing Forum 

Additional speakers:

  • Lyla Andrick
  • Carole Baker
  • Joy Black
  • Ali Brock
  • Liz Caron
  • Beth Clarke
  • Dr. Jenna Donaldson
  • Catherine Eagleston
  • Margaret Freeman
  • Sarah Geikie
  • Lendon Gray
  • Rachel Greene-Lowell
  • Vicki Hammers-O'Neil
  • Kristine Holloran
  • Tessa Holloran
  • Ival Kovner
  • Sarah Jane Massone
  • Hollie McNeil
  • Gwyneth McPherson
  • Jon Nowinski
  • Erin O'Neil
  • Nicole Pascariello
  • Liz Piacentini
  • Jane Rodd
  • Theron Simons
  • Brian Stuart
  • Lori Vogel
  • Jamison Wallace
  • Liz Webb

Speakers Bios

Schedule

Please click on the following links to view the TENTATIVE schedules.  Dressage4Kids, Inc. reserves the right to alter or modify the advertised speakers and/or schedule as necessary.

USDF Instructors Workshop

To all those interested in teaching or who are perhaps already teaching but want to improve their skills - we invite you to attend the USDF Instructors Workshop to be held at the Dressage4Kids Weekend Equestrian Program January 26, 2018 at Chase Collegiate School in Waterbury, CT.  

The USDF Instructor/Trainer Program workshops are designed to educate dressage riders of all levels.  USDF workshops provide an opportunity for all riders of dressage to learn about classical theories of riding, training, teaching, lungeing of the horse, and lungeing of the rider.  At the Dressage4Kids Weekend Equestrian Program Instructors Workshop, workshop leaders Sarah Geikie, Ann Guptill, and Vicki Hammers-O'Neil will present various topics that are covered in USDF Workshops.  Attendees at this workshop will be eligible to attend a follow-up workshop that will focus on the practical aspect of each workshop type.

The tentative schedule for the WEP Instructors workshop is as follows:

Saturday, January 26th

Water Bottles

Please bring your own water bottle with you. There will be water available to re-fill your bottle as needed.

Registration Fees

To access the registration form, continue scrolling down the page or go to: https://dressage4kidsorg.presencehost.net/forms/wep-registration-form.html

Advance Registration prior to and including January 10, 2019:

Adults - $65 for both days or $40 if registering for one day only

Youth - $40 for both days or $25 if registering for one day only

There is an additional $10/day fee to attend the Instructors Workshop and an additional $10/day the Judges Forum. 

Registration as of January 11, 2019:

Adults - $85 for both days or $60 if registering for one day only

Youth - $65 for both days or $45 if registering for one day only

There is an additional $10/day fee to attend the Instructors Workshop and an additional $10/day the Judges Forum. 

To access the registration form, continue scrolling down the page or go to: https://dressage4kidsorg.presencehost.net/forms/wep-registration-form.html

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

There will be no refunds for cancellations made after January 11, 2019.  Refunds will not be provided for registrants who do not attend the conference.  In order to receive a full refund, notice of cancellation must be made via e-mail to Susan Sieber at ssieber@interstatelumber.com prior to January 11, 2019.  A cancellation acknowledgement will be sent and fees will be refunded, subject to this Refund Policy.

Dressage4Kids, Inc. reserves the right to alter or modify the advertised speakers and/or schedule as necessary.

Registration Form

Fill in the registration form below.  If you do not receive an email confirmation with a message tracking number within a few minutes after hitting the "send" button, it is likely that the transaction did not go through.

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Do you plan on attending the Judges' Session on Sunday? (All-day session open to Judges, "L" Grads, and "L" Candidates only, $10 additional fee to be paid as soon as you register.)
Have you attended WEP in the past?
Are you planning on attending Lendon's Youth Dressage Festival (2019)?
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Photo Usage Policy

Dressage4Kids often takes photographs and videos during its events and activities.  Dressage4Kids may use these photographs and videos for general publicity and programming purposes, including to raise funds.  Pictures may appear on the website, on the Dressage4Kids Facebook page, in newsletters, and in other print and digital marketing materials.  In addition, participants’ names may be used to recognize individual achievement in marketing materials.

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