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Lilo Fore
  • FEI 5* Judge
  • USEF “S” Judge
  • International Coach and Clinician
  • Chair of the USDF Instructor/Trainer Committee and Certification Examiner
Hans-Christian Matthiesen
  • FEI 5* Judge
  • Member and Chair of the Danish Selection Committee
  • Captain of the Danish Junior and Young Rider Team

DATE: January 16-17, 2017

LOCATION: High Meadow Farm, Loxahatchee, FL

RIDERS: Rider applications are now available and will be accepted through December 2, 2016. To apply as a rider, click here.

AUDITOR REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is available through January 6. Registration will be available on site for an increased price for those who meet the attendance criteria. Attendance criteria for the Trainers Conference can be found here.

The 2017 USDF Trainers Conference will be held in conjunction with the USEF Judges Forum. For information about the USEF Judges Forum, please contact Chuck Walker in the USEF office at, or by phone at 859-225-6970.

Embassy Suites West Palm Beach – Central
1601 Belvedere Rd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Embassy Suites West Palm Beach – Central will serve as our host hotel. Reservations must be made by December 27, 2016 to receive our discounted rate of $199.00 per night, plus applicable taxes. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 1-855-429-6850 or booking directly on the Hilton Website (, using Group Code XUS.

DIRECTIONS: Click here for directions to High Meadow Farm.

SCHEDULE: The general schedule will be the same each day. A specific schedule of riders will be available on site.

8:00 a.m. – Registration Desk Open
9:00 a.m. – Conference begins
12:00 p.m. – Lunch
1:00 p.m. – Conference continues
4:00 p.m. – Question & Answer/Wrap – up

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If you have any questions, please contact the program liaison at or 859-971-2277.

USDF members can watch extended footage of the 2016 Trainers Conferences on eTRAK; just look for Virtual Events.

Read about our 2015 conference featuring Stephen Clarke here.

To see footage from the 2015 conference featuring Stephen Clarke, the 2014 and 2013 conferences featuring Steffen Peters and Scott Hassler and the 2012 conference featuring Christoph Hess, visit

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