Looking back at the 2012 USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference

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Hess demonstrates the correct way to hold the whip and the reins: such that the little fingers are closer together than the thumbs. The whip should rest against the rider’s thigh, shaft angle approximating that of the rider’s lower leg.

The 2020 Adequan®/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference will be held January 20-21 at High Meadow Farm in Loxahatchee, FL. The conference will feature Anne Gribbons, FEI 5* Judge, Ashley Holzer, Olympian, Lars Petersen, Olympian, and Gary Rockwell, FEI 5* Judge. We take this opportunity to look back on a conference from 8 years ago.

The German master, Christoph Hess conducted the 2012 USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference. Approximately 200 trainers, instructors, judges, riders, and other eligible attendees traveled to Mary Anne and Walter McPhail’s High Meadow Farm in Loxahatchee, FL, for the January 16-17 event.

Photos by Jennifer O. Bryant

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