We are happy to announce that for the second year in a row Randy Byers will be a presenter/clinician at this event.. In 2017 Randy had the privilege of introducing Working Equitation as a guest speaker of Brendan Wise to this venue. The two clinicians teamed up and did such a great job of representing WE that Randy was asked to come back on his own ticket for 2018. One of Randy’s goals is to inspire name recognition of WE on the East coast. He gladly invites any East coast WE instructor to join him in this endeavor. This is why he has asked several representatives from The Confederation for Working Equitation to share his booth (424) so as to answer questions and hand out informational material. On a side note, Randy was also asked to be the head coordinator of “The Trail Challenge Championship Competition” held every year. This Competition will be held on Saturday morning just before one of his demos. Randy has been looking forward to this event for most of the year. Just like last year, Randy will be bringing Carbon, his loyal partner. He is never too busy! We invite you to come and say hi to both Randy and Carbon.
Be on the look out for these Demos and times:
– Thursday, 3:00-4:00PM, Seminar Hall A (Expo Hall)
What is Working Equitation? This will be a classroom setting with a PowerPoint type presentation. This presentation has many videos to help explain what Working Equitation is.. We will briefly cover the four phases of this sport and the expectations of each level in the USA.
– Friday, 2:00-3:00PM, Large Arena (2nd Floor)
Introduction to Working Equitation: This will be a live arena demonstration with riders on obstacles. We will explain the general fundamentals of the sport and the exceptions of each level.
– Saturday, 11:00AM-12:00PM, Equine Arena (2nd Floor)
Practical Application to Dressage Training: This will be a live working demonstration with obstacles. Working Equitation uses movements like pirouettes, side passes, leg yields, flying changes, transitions to accomplish its goals. We will show you how these Dressage movements are practically apply to a real world working horses.
– Sunday, 3:00-4:00PM, Round Pen Arena (Expo Hall)
Advanced Working Equitation: This will be a live demo in a round pen using a few of the major obstacles to show how advanced riders approach and train their horse with one hand. We will be explaining how to correctly use and coordinate our aids to cue the horse to move around these obstacles soft and supple.