United States Dressage Federation Signs Jane Savoie for Adult Clinic Series in 2007-2008 -- Dates Confirmed for Four Regions in 2007

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce that Jane Savoie, who has been a member of the United States Equestrian Team and a popular clinician and author, is clinician for the nine adult clinics beginning in 2007. The clinic dates for 2007 are March 3-4 in Region 9, March 24-25 in Region 4, April 14-15 in Region 8, and October 13-14 in Region 5.  The theme for the clinics is "Believe You Can; Ride the Possibilities," focusing on Ms. Savoie's sports psychology first expounded in her bestselling book, "That Winning Feeling".

The clinics will feature a lecture each day as well as riding for USDF members interested in benefiting from Jane's wealth of knowledge and expertise.

The series of clinics is aimed at adults riding primarily at Training through Fourth Levels, however, FEI level riders are also welcome to attend. 

"We are so excited to be working with Jane the next two years," stated Katherine Robertson, Senior Coordinator for the program. "Jane brings a wealth of knowledge on how to eliminate mental barriers in your riding and that is the type of thing that many of our adult amateurs struggle with every day.

Riders and horses participating in these clinics should have a history together in order to maximize the auditor educational experience, but a competitive history is not necessary.

 "Jane has also graciously offered to supply auditors with a few handouts and help them maximize their learning experience," adds Katherin. "Jane and the USDF really want everyone to benefit from her many years of experience at the highest levels."

In addition to her skills as a coach, competitor, instructor, and clinician, Jane has penned many articles and books such as That Winning Feeling, It's Not Just About the Ribbons, and Cross-Train Your Horse Books One and Two.   Jane served as coach to the Canadian Olympic three-day event team in both Atlanta and Athens in 1996 and 2000, respectively.  In addition, she was the reserve rider for the bronze-medal winning US Olympic dressage team at the Barcelona Olympic Games.  In a continued effort to pass on her knowledge, Jane has also put together a series of instructional video tapes entitled The Half-Halt Demystified, Putting Your Horse on the Bit, and Riding in Your Mind's Eye.

 For more information on the USDF Adult Clinic Series featuring Jane Savoie, please visit the USDF web site at www.usdf.org/Programs or contact Kathie Robertson at 859-271-7877 or via email at adultclinics@usdf.org or krobertson@usdf.org.

Founded in 1973, the United States Dressage Federation is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage. For more information about USDF membership or programs, visit www.usdf.org, email usdressage@usdf.org, or call (859) 971-2277.