May 2019 - In This Issue:
May 11-12, 2019
D4K TEAM Program Clinic
Rhythm and Blues Equestrian
Quakertown, PA

May 18-19, 2019
D4K TEAM Program Clinic
WillsWay Equestrian Center
Goshen, NY

June 1-2, 2019
D4K TEAM Program Clinic
Warwick, Bermuda

June 8-9, 2019 
Rouxtano Farm
Hillsborough, NC

June 15-16, 2019
D4K TEAM Program Clinic
Tex-Over Farms
Conroe, TX

June 20-21, 2019
D4K TEAM Program Clinic
with Ali Brock
Prince George's Equestrian Center
Upper Marlboro, MD

June 22-23, 2019
D4K TEAM Program Clinic
Chagrin Valley Farms
Chagrin Falls, OH

June 25-26, 2019 
Dream Acres
Arundel, ME

June 28-29, 2019 
Hampton Green Farm
Fruitport, MI

June 30, 2019
Youth Dressage Festival Midwest
Hampton Green Farm
Fruitport, MI

July 12-14, 2019
Lendon's Youth Dressage Festival
HITS on the Hudson
Saugerties, NY

July 23-25, 2019
D4K Horsemastership Clinic
Hilltop Farm
Colora, MD

July 27-28, 2019
D4K TEAM Program Clinic
Riding Right Farm
Buskirk, NY

July 30 - August 4, 2019
Old Salem Farm
North Salem, NY

August 6-7, 2019
D4K TEAM Program Clinic
Elevation Equestrian
Saskatoon, Canada

August 10-11, 2019
D4K TEAM Program Clinic
Canadiana Equestrian Centre
Airdrie, Alberta, Canada

August 13-14, 2019
D4K TEAM Program Clinic
Southlands Riding Club
Vancouver, British Columbia

August 17-18, 2019
D4K TEAM Program Clinic
Concord Ridge Equestrian Center
St. Joseph, MI

August 20-25, 2019
U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions
Lamplight Equestrian Center
Wayne, IL

September 7-8, 2019
D4K TEAM Program Clinic
Rein Dance Equestrian
Delano, MN

September 21-22, 2019
D4K TEAM Program Clinic
Avant-Garde Equestrian Farm
Luskville, Quebec

September 24-29, 2019
Dressage at Devon
Devon, PA

October 12-13, 2019
D4K TEAM Program Clinic
Tempel Farms
Wadsworth, IL

October 19-20, 2019
NEDA Fall Symposium
Mount Holyoke Equestrian Center
South Hadley, MA

October 25-26, 2019
D4K TEAM Program Clinic
Georgia Int'l Horse Park
Conyers, GA

October 27, 2019
Atlanta Youth Festival
Georgia Int'l Horse Park
Conyers, GA

November 2-3, 2019
D4K TEAM Program Clinic
Heritage Equestrian Center
East Greenwich, RI

Lendon's Youth Dressage Festival 2019 - Updated Reading

Lendon's Youth Dressage Festival 2019 - Updated Prix Caprilli Tests
There will be new Prix Caprilli tests for 2019!  They are posted on the Youth Dressage Festival website under "Show Info" and "Optional Classes".
D4K Horsemastership Clinic 
Dressage4Kids is hosting a Horsemastership Clinic July 23-25, 2019 at Hilltop Farm in Colora, Maryland.
This clinic is for: riders competing in FEI Pony classes (ages 16 and under, FEI age rules); aspiring FEI Pony riders; riders competing in FEI Children's classes; and dedicated Dressage4Kids' TEAM Program members, ages 14 and under who have participated in at least one TEAM Program clinic in 2017, 2018, or 2019.
Up to 12 riders will be selected to participate in this clinic.
Riders will be expected to arrive on Monday, July 22nd.  July 23rd- 25thwill be full days with riding instruction and educational seminars.  Riders will have the option of departing late on the 25thor on the 26th.  Lendon Gray will be one of the instructors.  There will also be an additional guest instructor.  Clinic fees are tbd but will likely be in the range of $400-$500. 
Interested riders MUST email Lendon Gray by May 12th to express interest in riding in this clinic. Selections will be made from the riders who have expressed interest.
Danielle Steiner's Interview with Conrad Schumacher 

Excerpt from Danielle Steiner's interview with Conrad Schumacher: 

The biggest thing that Conrad stressed was the need for trainers to take responsibility for their riders and ensure that the riders are trained properly and getting the horses to ride and learn on. This is the backbone of the Bereiter and Master program within Germany. There is the understanding in Germany that the masters must develop every rider under their care.  How well their riders do is a great reflection on the master's training and mentoring.
TDF - George Williams Young Professional Grant Fund
The purpose of the George Williams Young Professional Grant Fund is to support dressage professionals, ages 25-35, who are committed to the sport and have established businesses as instructors and trainers.  Applicants should have a strong desire to participate in continuing education opportunities, in order to provide higher-quality instruction to their students.

Application deadline: June 1

Click here for more info.
LVDA Dressage4Kids Benefit Show
The Lehigh Valley Dressage Association and the Bucks County Horse Park co-sponsored a schooling show on April 13th and were able to raise over $1,000 for Dressage4Kids. 

The weather cleared up just in time for the first rides and participants were treated to a warm and sunny day as nearly 80 tests were ridden from leadline to Grand Prix, including Prix Caprilli. Judges Lisa Schmidt and Lauren Annett provided great feedback for the riders who were able to try out the new tests in a fun environment. We also welcomed more than 25 volunteers who helped make the entire event run smoothly. 

Thank you to Jen Koch, LVDA, BCHP, the judges, riders, and all the volunteers for teaming up to support D4K! 
Emma Smith Scholarship Report

I got the chance to spend the winter in Wellington, FL working and training with some client horses as well as my own 2 personal horses. My education was greatly enhanced due to the generous scholarship I received from Dressage4Kids to work with my trainers Olivia Lagoy-Weltz, Betsy Steiner and Sarah Travis. I got to take lessons on 6 different horses over the course of the winter and I learned so much from my lessons. 

Click here to read more (The link will take you to the Scholarship Report page.  In the "2019" section click on "Emma Smith" to download the full report.)  
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