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Ride-A-Test Clinic with Alison Head 'S'

  • 5/4/2019
  • Open: 3/4/2019
  • Close: 5/2/2019

The International Equestrian Organization is excited to host clinician and 'S' judge Alison Head on Saturday, May 4 for an educational day of test rides with special focus on the new 2019 USEF dressage tests. Each rider will ride through their test of choice followed by a mini-lesson with the option to then re-ride the test a second time. Riders may choose any USDF, USEF, or FEI dressage test (Introductory through Grand Prix levels). Tests will be scored and given to the rider. Sessions are approximately 45 minutes each. Discussions will cover the training scale, movements and accuracy, common problem areas, how to best benefit from collective marks and end comments, and more.

Bleacher seating for auditors is plentiful and audience participation is encouraged. First ride starts at 9:00 am. Clinic ends at 3:30 pm. Auditor pre-registration accepted through Thursday, May 2. Six riders will ride tests from Training, First, and Second levels. Rider registration is closed. Lunch, including vegetarian options, and refreshments will be included for riders and pre-registered auditors.

Alison has earned her USDF bronze, silver, and gold medals and bronze and silver freestyle bars. She has trained multiple horses to the Grand Prix level, and trained multiple students to compete into the FEI levels. She has a 5-star rating on centerlinescores.com.

USDF University Accredited (103134) for up to 1.0 credit. Register in advance or at the clinic for $5. Available to riders or auditors who are also USDF members.

Please visit www.ieodressage.org for more information on the schooling show series or on how to become a member of the IEO.

This clinic is supported by a generous grant from The Dressage Foundation's Violet M. Hopkins Fund.

9:00 am Training 1
10:00 am Training 3
11:00 am Second 1
12:30 pm First 1
1:30 pm First 2
2:30 pm Second 1
3:30 pm Conclusion of event

Organizer Notes

  • Heather Herster
  • hhikes@yahoo.com

Rider refunds allowed minus a $15 office fee only if the ride can be filled from a wait list. No auditor refunds.

Day Audit


  • USDF University Credit$5.00

Administrative Information

  • Ride Time: Ride times emailed to riders and schedule to be posted at ieodressage.org the week of the event.
  • Trailer Direction: Entry with a trailer is easiest from the back entrance on Faust Rd. The main entrance is on Deardorff Rd.
  • Change Policy: Changes are not permitted.
  • Refund Policy: No refunds.
  • Entry Option(s) Secure Spot: Pay in full via STRIDER