The cost to audit a USDF Adult clinic is $80 for both days and $45 for one day, if you pre-register by the indicated deadline AND you are a USDF Participating, Group or Education member. Registration for USDF non-members and is $90.00 for both days and $50.00 for one day. Walk-in registration is available and is $100 for both days and $55 for one day.
Yes, University Credits are available to auditors. To be eligible to receive credit, you must be a current USDF Participating, Group or Education member. University credits are automatic for pre-registrants. Auditors will receive one (1) credit for each day of full day of attendance, for a maximum of two (2) credits.
Volunteers may be needed. You will need to contact the organizer directly to inquire about volunteer opportunities.
USDF Membership is not required to audit a USDF Adult Clinic.
USDF Adult Clinics are open to auditors of all ages.
The rider fee, once chosen by the selection committee, is $275.00 and is payable to USDF. There may be additional onsite fees for stabling, bedding etc.
To be selected as a rider, you must be a USDF Participating or Group member
To be selected as a rider, you must be at least 22 years of age.
Applications MUST be accompanied by a short video/DVD (preferably only 5-8 minutes) of you and the horse listed on the application. The selection committee will attempt to view submissions in other formats, if convenient, but these formats may not be viewable and thus may not be considered.
You should refer the Rider Selection Guidelines to get an idea of what the Selection Committee prefers. The work on the video should reflect the level at which you have stated you and your horse are currently working and must include movements from the level.
The selection committee consists of the regional director, the regional adult education coordinator and a knowledgeable third party designated by the regional director (for example, an experienced instructor, the host GMO president or the clinic organizer if no GMO is involved). They evaluate all the riders in a process set forth in the Rider Selection Guidelines.
You should keep in mind that this is an auditor based clinic and the clinician is primarily focused on the training of the horse. Towards that end, it is important that riders be ready and able to make corrections and perform the exercises as directed by the clinician consistent with the level of riding designated on the application, as the correction of the rider, including corrections to the seat and position, are often essential to improving the horse. This is not to say that each rider must have a "solid seat" or able to make all corrections immediately upon request, but it is to suggest that each rider should have a good basic seat with reasonably independent seat and hands, and the ability to demonstrate positive changes over the course of the clinic.
Riders and horses do not need to have a competitive history, either together or separately, in order to be considered.
Riders should have a history of instruction with the horse they wish to ride in the clinic.
The committee looks for horses of various breeds, including traditional and non-traditional dressage horses. By presenting a broad selection of breeds, the auditors will see that classical training methods will have a positive effect on any type of horse.
If you have questions concerning the Adult Clinic Series, please contract the USDF website or the USDF Adult Clinic Liaison at 859-271-7877 or firstname.lastname@example.org