The USDF Handler Clinic is a two-day educational event focusing on the handling of sport horses for competition or inspection. Hilltop Farm, Inc. was the host site of the 2022 USDF Handler Clinic, where participants worked with Michael Bragdell, King Santacruz, and Susan Graham White, covering topics of handling techniques, business strategies for promoting yourself as a professional handler, and addressing safety and consistency with handling and competing young horses. Take a look at some shots from the event.
Photos by Natalie DiBerardinis.
For information on upcoming Handler Clinics, or to find a professional handler near you, visit the USDF website.
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