Change in Horsemastership Training Schedule, Participant List
RELEASE: January 6, 2009
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Mary Jo Madden Sloan
The dates on which McLain Ward and Beezie Madden will be presenting at the 2009 George Morris Horsemastership Training Session presented by Bates Saddles, January 5–9 at the South Grounds of the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center Grand Prix Ring in Wellington, FL, have changed. Ward and Madden will swap dates, with Madden now scheduled to present on Thursday, January 8, and Ward now scheduled for Friday, January 9.
Also, rider Shelby Wakeman has withdrawn from participation in the clinic and is replaced by the next rider on the 2008 Year-End Bates Equitation list, Carolyn Curcio of West Islip, NY.
A full revised schedule of sessions open to the public is below (changes noted in bold). There is no fee to audit, however a donation to the USET Foundation marked for show jumping high performance is appreciated.Monday, January 5, 2009
9:00 a.m. Robert Dover – lecture
10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mounted session with Robert Dover (two riders in each session)Tuesday, January 6, 2009
8:00 a.m. Mounted Session with Anne Kursinski - flat work and gymnastics, group I
10:00 Mounted Session with Anne Kursinski - flat work and gymnastics, group II
2:30 p.m. Veterinary Session – Dr. Tim Ober, USA Team Veterinarian
5:00 Drugs and Medication presentation by Dr. Stephen Schumacher, Chief Administrator of USEF's Equine Drugs & Medications ProgramWednesday, January 7, 2009
8:00 a.m. Mounted Session with Laura Kraut – Course Strategy, group II
10:00 Mounted Session with Laura Kraut – Course Strategy, group I
1:00 p.m. Dr. Emily Weiss, Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, ASPCA, Positive Reinforcement Conditioning for Horses (and dogs and cats)
How Animals Think and See the World and How to Offer Encouragement that Works -- instead of Punishment. Inter-Active Live Demonstration.
2:00 Dr. Pamela Corey, Equine Veterinarian , ASPCA and Dr. Nancy Buonpane, Equine Veterinarian for the ASPCA. Learn About Alternate Methods to Managing and Treating Equine Pain and Issues that Affect Equine Health in the Horse Show World. Live Equine Acupuncture and Chiropractic Demonstration.Thursday, January 8, 2009
8:00 a.m. Mounted Session with Beezie Madden - Gymnastics, courses and the Madden System – group II
10:00 Mounted Session with Beezie Madden – Gymnastics, courses and the Madden System – group I
1:00 p.m. Nutrition Session - Dr. Kathleen Young, Purina MillsFriday, January 9, 2009
8:00 a.m. Mounted Session with McLain Ward – Gymnastics and the Ward System, group I
10:00 Mounted Session with McLain Ward – Gymnastics and the Ward System, group II
12:00 Farrier Session – Ray Cable – How to choose, evaluate and work with a farrier
The schedule of events and locations is subject to change without notice. There is no fee for auditors, however a donation to the USET Foundation marked for show jumping high-performance is appreciated
For more information and updated schedule of events visit www.syracuseinvitational.com
Each fall, the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament welcomes the top-ranked equestrians from across the U.S. and the world to downtown Syracuse to compete at the War Memorial Arena in the Oncenter Complex. The event features a full slate of high-level competition, entertainment, shopping and exhibitions and runs October 28-November 1, 2009. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, the Syracuse Invitational benefits Cornell University Equine Hospital and Vera House.