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2017 Dressage Clinic Series with Anne Gribbons and Lilo Fore

Equestrian's Institute is excited to announce that Anne Gribbons will be teaching two dressage clinics this year at Bear Creek Farm in Woodinville 
April 8th & 9th, 2017
October 21st & 22nd, 2017

Anne Gribbons is a native of Sweden who has trained and shown sixteen of her own horses to Grand Prix, nine of which were US Equestrian Team long listed. A number of her current and former students have competed at the FEI levels, among them Laura Graves.

From 2010 to 2012, Anne was the USEF Technical Advisor and coach for dressage. During her tenure the USA earned medals at the 2010 World Equestrian Games and qualified for the 2012 Olympics. In 2011, the US won team gold at the Pan American Games and at the 2012 London Olympics the US finished sixth place with all the ride scoring over 70% for the first time.

Anne is also a licensed USEF Senior judge and a FEI 5* judge. She has officiated at numerous CDI’s, Olympic and Pan Am trials in the US, as well as at prestigious events in Europe. She is also licensed by USEF as a Sport Horse Breeding Judge. In 2006 she was named “Horseman of the Year” by the Chronicle of the Horse and in 2013 she was inducted to the USDF Hall of Fame.

Equestrian's Institute is excited to announce that Lilo Fore will be teaching two dressage clinics this year. The location is still TBD but the dates are:          June 19th & 20th, 2017
December 9th & 10th, 2017

LILO FORE is a native of Germany who has been a member of the ground jury for numerous U.S. Equestrian Team Selection trials, the Pan American Games, the World Equestrian Games and the Olympic Games. 
She is also a FEI 5* judge, a USEF S Dressage judge and R Sport Horse judge. She was a founding member of the USDF Instructor Certification Program and is currently an examiner and chair of the program. Like Anne, she is also a successful rider, trainer and coach.

The members of Equestrians Institute’s Dressage Committee are very excited about introducing this new dressage clinic series for riders in the Northwest. The concept behind this clinic series is to allow a coach/mentor relationship to develop between these two extraordinary women and the many talented riders and horses we have here in the Northwest. Anne and Lilo have agreed to come once a quarter to lecture and teach as well as conduct a weekend clinic. They both feel very passionately about passing on this very important knowledge to riders who are willing to become serious students of the art of dressage. As an added bonus of participating in this clinic series Anne and Lilo are also willing to help you attain the dressage Trainers Certification if you so choose.

The focus of the clinic will be on the rider and there are only two requirements you have to meet to be part of this initial group of eight riders. The first one is to be an EI member and the second that you are open to learning and soaking up the wisdom that these two women are going to impart. In addition to the ridden part, Saturday afternoon will feature a "discussion" of the days rides and any other dressage topic that is raised. It will take place at Bear Creek Farm right after the last ride and include food and drinks. All riders and auditors are welcome, it is included in your rider/audit fee. 

If you are interested in being part of this clinic series, send an email to dressage@einw.org with a short statement of why you should be chosen and an estimate of how many of your students you are willing to bring along on this journey. There will be seven slots reserved for Open riders and one slot for an Adult Amateur or JR/YR who will need to bring their trainer to the clinic. The clinicians feel that it would not be time well spent on their part unless the trainer observes what their student is learning. We feel that it is important that you commit to all four segments of this clinic series but will make allowances for missing one of them. As an incentive for trainers to bring as many students as possible, we will give 50% of their students audit fee as a credit against the rider fee. In addition we will award a $300 grant per clinic to an AA or Jr/YR. 

To secure a rider spot in the clinic after you have been notified of your selection, fill out the clinic application and send it in with a $200 deposit. Payment for each clinic weekend will then be due two weeks before each clinic, deduct the deposit against your first clinic payment. The rider fee is $300/day or $600/weekend.

To secure an audit spot send an email to dressage@einw.org with the date of the clinic you wish to attend and send in your registration two weeks before the clinic. The audit fee for members is $40/day and for non-members is $60/day.

The Equestrians Institute Dressage Committee is very excited to announce the following selection of riders for the up coming dressage clinic series with Anne Gribbons and Lilo Fore:

AA and Jr/Yr:
Molly Eastridge
Petra Hilleberg - April Segment 1
Teresa Stewart
Janet Grunbok
Emily Sorensen
Molly Martin- Segment 1 & 2
Katie Grossman- Segment 3 & 4
Sandra Tillmann
Sheila Buchanan
Anne Appleby
If you are a student of any of these riders please put the clinic dates on your calendar and come and support them and be part of this amazing educational journey with two of our nations top dressage trainers. 50% of your audit fee will be credited to your trainers riding fee.

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