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

Johann Hinnemann

Recognized worldwide as a trainer and coach, having served as Canada's team trainer and German National Coach, alongside Klaus Balkenhol, his student roster reads like a "Who's Who" of Olympic medalists and various national champions, including Steffen Peters, Coby van Baalen, Marlies van Baalen, Ulla Salzgeber, Heiki Kemmer, and Alexandra Simmons de Ridder.

Best Western Premier Hotel Del Mar
720 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014

Best Western Premier Hotel Del Mar will serve as our host hotel. Reservations must be made by January 12, 2018 to receive our discounted rate of $149.99/King or $159.99/Double Double (plus applicable taxes). Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly.

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

USDF members can watch extended footage of the 2016 and 2017 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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