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October 22-23, 2016
Pineland Farms,
New Gloucester, ME

This program provides a correct fundamental system for starting sport horse prospects. The forum is intended for trainers, owners and breeders, with the goal of developing a consistent training foundation for all sport horse prospects and will bridge the educational gap between the current USDF Sport Horse In-Hand Program and the USEF Young Horse Program in the training of sport horse prospects as they progress from in-hand to under-saddle and eventual competition. The correct training of young sport horses is universal; however, horses chosen to participant in the forum will be prioritized based upon their likelihood of a career as a dressage horse. Those interested in other sport horse disciplines are encouraged to apply as a participant or auditor, as attending this forum can be beneficial to anyone involved with young sport horses.

FACILITY INFORMATION: The 2016 forum will be held at Pineland Farms, 1545 Intervale Road (Route 231), New Gloucester, ME 04260. For GPS, it is recommended to use 3 Weather Lane, Gray, ME – occasionally GPS lists the farm at the wrong end of Intervale Rd). Directions can be found on their website.

AIRPORT INFORMATION:

  • Portland International Jetport is approximately 25 miles from the facility.
  • Boston Logan International Airport is approximately 125 miles from the facility.

SCHEDULE: Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

HOTEL INFORMATON:

Super 8, Freeport, ME: this hotel is holding a block of rooms. The are newly renovated and rates include complimentary breakfast and WIFI. Please call 207-865-1408 to reserve your room today! The rates for nonsmoking room with 2 double or queen beds is $95 plus tax, per night

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Freeport, ME: Rooms may also be available at this hotel. Call 207-865-9020 for more information.

For information contact sporthorse@usdf.org.

With funding provided through The Elysium Farm Fund for U.S. Breeder Excellence, The Dressage Foundation supports attendance at educational programs related to breeding. Click here for details.