Top Dressage Judges to Attend Forum Hosted by Bethany Peslar
Wellington, Florida February 27, 2003 If you havent
already registered for The Dressage Judges Forum being hosted
by Bethany Peslar at her Everglades Dressage farm complex in Wellington
next week, youll unfortunately be missing out on one of the
seasons premier dressage events.
over-subscribed Forum, held as part of USA Equestrians Continuing
Education Program, filled up early-on with the maximum 160 attendees.
The Forum will be closed to auditors and/or spectators. All USA
Equestrian-licensed dressage judges and eventing judges are required
to participate in continuing education programs, such as the Forum,
from time to time. Given the spectacular facilities of Bethanys
Everglades Dressage, it is no wonder that next weeks Forum
is a sell-out.
Forums two panelists will be internationally-renowned judges
Hilda Gurney and Mariette Withages from Belgium. Robin Brookman
will speak on dressage for disabled riders. Some of the attending
judges, top in the dressage community, will include Jane Ayers,
Carol Lavell, Suzanne Handler, Linda Zang and Mary Ann McPhail.
Forum will begin at The Palm Beach Hilton on Wednesday afternoon,
March 5th with classroom instruction involving the new dressage
tests and rule changes. On Thursday, March 6th the Forum will move
to Everglades Dressage for actual dressage demonstrations and follow-up
critiques, with the emphasis being on national tests. On Friday,
March 7th the group will return to Everglades Dressage for demonstrations
involving FEI-international tests.
Peslar will be one of the select riders demonstrating specific,
high-level dressage movements for the judges. Bethany, a 21-year-old
Wellington resident, competes with her several horses at the upper
Prix St. Georges and Grand Prix levels. Bethany recently won the
FEI Prix St. Georges Class aboard Flinstone at Dressage
at The National, outscoring many seasoned professionals. Her sights
are currently set on the upcoming Pan Am Games in Santo Domingo.
to the generosity of Bethany, the Forums social agenda includes
a private dinner at the Peslar home in The Polo Club on Wednesday
evening, catered by Christafaros of Palm Beach, and a dinner
party for all participants at The Players Club on Thursday evening.
Bethany Peslars Forum next week, USA Equestrian will head
to the west coast to conduct a Forum from March 9th through March
11th at the LA Equestrian Center in Burbank, California.
Zada Enterprises, LLC WEF Dressage Classic March 13-16