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FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage Steward Course and Judges Course at 2012 Rancho Valencia Dressage Affaire Still Open to Applicants

RELEASE: February 25, 2012
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Lindsay McCall for the USPEA

Del Mar, CA - The 2012 Rancho Valencia Dressage Affaire CPEDI3* will be the site of the FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage Judges Course and FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage Steward Course. Both courses are still open for registration. Applications can be found for the Judges Course at http://www.usef.org/newsletterLicensedOfficials/2012schedule.html. The application for the Stewards course is available here. The 2012 Rancho Valencia Dressage Affaire CPEDI3* takes place at the Del Mar Horse Park in Del Mar, CA March 8-11, 2012.

FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage Steward Course March 9-11, 2012

What: FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage Steward Course in accordance with USEF/F.E.I

Where: Del Mar Horse Park, 14550 El Camino Real, Del Mar, CA 92024

Dates: March 9-11, 2012 which will run concurrently with the 2012 Rancho Valencia Dressage Affaire CPEDI3*

Course Directors:
Chris Porterfield (GBR) - Overall Course Director
Sandy Rafferty (USA) - Assistant Course Director

Schedule: Takes place at the Del Mar Horse Park and is still Tentative

Friday, March 9, 2012
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Registration
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Instruction/Discussion
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Instruction/Practical Training at Showgrounds

Saturday, March 10, 2012
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM Sign In
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Instruction/Discussion
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Instruction/Discussion/Exam using FEI Para Rule Book

Sunday, March 11, 2012
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sign In/Oral Interviews and Feedback
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Individual Interviews/Training Area Observation


Contact Information: Charles E. (Chuck) Walker, Director of Education
United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.
4047 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511
Direct: 859-225-6970 Fax: 859-231-6662
cwalker@usef.org

APPLICATION: Please click this link and download the application for the Steward Course
*Please forward all applications to Chuck Walker at cwalker@usef.org, Pam Lane at plane@usef.org, and Vicki-Eileen Baumann at vicky-eileen.baumann@fei.org*

Information About the Course:
Open to 'R' Dressage Technical Delegates, national level PE Stewards, and FEI Dressage Stewards for promotion to FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage Level 1 Steward. Attendance is limited to 20 participants.
You will need your current FEI Rule Books which can be downloaded from the FEI website. Please check your email/fax number provided for any updates or information you might need prior to the course.

COST: $300 = Application received in the Federation office on or before February 24, 2012.
             $350 = Application received in the Federation office after February 24, 2012.


FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage Judge Course March 9-11, 2012

What: FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage Judge Course in accordance with USEF/F.E.I

Where: Del Mar Horse Park, 14550 El Camino Real, Del Mar, CA 92024

Dates: March 9-11, 2012 which will run concurrently with the 2012 Rancho Valencia Dressage Affaire CPEDI3*

Course Directors:
Hanneke Gerritsen (NED) - Overall Course Director
Sue Curry Shaffer (USA) - Assistant Course Director

Schedule: Takes place at the Del Mar Horse Park and is still tentative

Friday, March 9, 2012
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Registration at Hospitality Tent
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Live Judging and Instruction
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Instruction in Hospitality Tent

Saturday, March 10, 2012
7:45 AM - 8:00 AM Sign In at Hospitality Tent
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Instruction in Hospitality Tent
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Exam in Hospitality Tent

Sunday, March 11, 2012
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Sign In and Evaluation at Hospitality Tent
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Practical Exam at Arena during CPEDI
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Final Discussions in Hospitality Tent

Contact Information: Charles E. (Chuck) Walker, Director of Education
United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.
4047 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511
Direct: 859-225-6970 Fax: 859-231-6662
cwalker@usef.org

Information About the Course:
-Open to 'S' Dressage Judges for promotion to FEI 3* Para-Equestrian Dressage Judge (with exams)
-Open to FEI 3* Para-Equestrian Dressage Judges for promotion to 4* (with exams)
-The Judges course will also be a refresher seminar for license maintenance as FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage Judge (without exams).
*Attendance is limited to 20 participants.
*Discount registration deadline is February 17, 2012.*

You will need your current FEI Rule Books which can be downloaded from the FEI website. Please check your email/fax number provided for any updates or information you might need prior to the course.

COST: $300 = Application received in the Federation office on or before February 17, 2012.
             $350 = Application received in the Federation office after February 17, 2012.

Where to Apply for the Judges Course: http://www.usef.org/newsletterLicensedOfficials/2012schedule.html


INFORMATION ABOUT BOTH COURSES:

ATTIRE: Please dress professionally and appropriately.

HOTEL INFORMATION
This course is being held entirely at the Del Mar Horse Park, therefore USEF has not reserved a room block at any hotel.
Some nearby hotel choices are:
• Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (request the Dressage Affaire horse show rate) - 3 miles from Horse Park: 621 South Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075. Phone: (858) 350-0111
• Hilton San Diego/Del Mar - 2.5 miles from Horse Park: 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, CA 92014. Phone: (858) 792-5200

AIRPORTS
San Diego International Airport (SAN) - 22 miles from Del Mar Horse Park
John Wayne Orange County Airport (SNA) - 67 miles from Del Mar Horse Park

DIRECTIONS
-From San Diego Airport to Del Mar Horse Park: take I-5 North for 18 miles, take exit 36 for Via De La Valle and turn right, go 1.3 miles and turn right on El Camino Real, show grounds are on the right.
-From Holiday Inn to Del Mar Horse Park: exit hotel to the right on Highway 101, take the first left onto Via De La Valle and go 2.3 miles, turn right on El Camino Real, show grounds are on the right

To apply for the Stewards Course please download the application here.
To apply for the Judges Course or for more information please visit: http://www.usef.org/newsletterLicensedOfficials/2012schedule.html

For information about the 2012 Rancho Valencia Dressage Affaire CPEDI3* download the 2012 Rancho Valencia Dressage Affaire CPEDI3* Prize list please visit http://www.dressageevents.com/.

For questions or comments about the Dressage Affaire please contactPresident Kim Keenan Stordahl kkeenan@dressageevents.com or Show Secretary Bettina Longaker at blongaker@dressageevents.com or (866) 933-SHOW.
 
 

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