Calling All Floridians! Demo Horses & Riders Needed for USEA Educational Symposium

Jenni Autry working on her dressage skillz in the 2019 USEA Educational Symposium. Photo by Leslie Mintz/USEA.

If you’ve ever dreamed of riding with German eventing great Andreas Dibowski, then this is your lucky day. The USEA is looking for demo horses and riders for their Educational Symposium, held February 17-20 at Barnstaple South in Ocala, Florida.

The USEA Educational Symposium is a mega event hosting experts for the Young Event Horse, Future Event Horse and Instructors’ Certification Program portions. Read on to see the demo positions they are looking for.

ICP Symposium

Who: Riders with experience at Beginner Novice – Advanced.

When: Feb 17-18

What: Andreas Dibowski will teach dressage on Monday followed by show jumping and cross country on Tuesday.

How: All interested riders should fill out an ICP Demo Rider Registration Form and send to Lauren Gash at [email protected]. The ICP demo rider fee is $125 per ride/lesson.

YEH Symposium

Who: Horses at any skill level and at any age, though they prefer five years or older AND proven Advanced/five-star horses to demonstrate a successful gallop.

When: Feb 19

What: The YEH symposium will be split into three portions: dressage, jumping and gallop. All horses — from amateur friendly to upper level — are welcome to sign up. Yours might even be selected by Dibowski to ride himself.

How: Interested owners please fill out this form and send to Claire Kelley at [email protected]. There is no fee for YEH demo horses, but riders must register themselves for the Symposium here.

FEH Symposium

Who: Younger horses, preferred age 1-4.

When: Feb 20

What: Susan Graham White and Robin Walker will be the lead clinicians for Thursday, February 20 with the main focus being on judge testing and the assessment of a future event horse.

How: For anyone interested in signing up their young horse (ages 1-4) as a demo horse for the FEH Symposium, please fill out this form and send to Claire Kelley at [email protected]. There is no fee for FEH demo horses, but owners must register themselves for the symposium here.

[Demo Horses and Riders Needed for the 2020 USEA Educational Symposium with Andreas Dibowski]