Friday, June 30, 2017

The 2017 Dressage Instructors Seminar will be hosted by the Tryon International Equestrian Center, home of the 2018 World Equestrian Games.  It will feature internationally known instructor trainers, Barbro Ask-Upmark, Education Manager for Tryon International Equestrian Center, Jodi Lees, USEF “S” Dressage Judge and Randi Thompson, CEO of the Horse and Rider Awareness Educational Programs.

The Dressage Instructors Seminar Is Limited to Only 14 Instructors. It is all inclusive and includes lodging at the Tryon International Equestrian Center for 3 nights, 3 breakfasts and 3 Dinners. Those who would like to stay longer to watch the Tryon Fall Dressage CDI 3* can make arrangements to stay longer.
Sign up early to save your spot. Only $1,400. Those who live in the area and do not need lodging. $1,000.

The 2017 Dressage Instructors Seminar will focus on:

Innovative Teaching Techniques: Hands-on practice with demo riders of all levels.

From the Judges Box at a CDI3*:  Improve Your Students Scores! What the judge is looking for in the different movements and gaits

Horse Business:  Expand, promote and protect your horse business

Ride and Teach with The Equine Simulator, Tryon Maximus

Barbro Ask-Upmark is the Education Manager at Tryon International Equestrian Center. She is a native of Sweden and relocated to the US in 1999.   Barbro has earned her USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and is a 5 star rider rating on  She has trained and ridden horses through Grand Prix.  Barbro has had a hand in developing the  Equine Simulator and teaches instructors from all over the world on it at both the Tryon and Wellington Equestrian Centers

Jodi Lees is a USEF "S" Dressage Judge She has been competing for over 35 years and instructing for over 25 years. Jodi has earned her USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medals and her students have received many of the USDF recognition medals.  She owns and operates Rivers Edge Farms the in the Tryon, NC area.

Randi Thompson is the founder of Horse and Rider Awareness Educational Programs which include the Dressage Instructors. Randi has been coaching and certifying riding instructors in the horse world for over 25 years in horse and rider training, business and marketing.  She has trained National and Regional USDF winners through Intermediate 1 and a USDF Silver Rider Award Medalist