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HGF January 2012 News

HGF January 2012 News


The Winter Season kicks off with a super-busy month of January. Some of our activities include:

January 16 Grand Opening and Dedication of New Arena at Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center

January 18--USDF Trainers Seminar, to be held at HGF

January 19-21 Gold Coast Opener, with new levels for HGF horses--Mica and Cuatrero at PSG/I-1, and Rachel and Embrujado at Young Riders

January 26-28 World Dressage Masters

January 27-28--USET Board Meeting and Olympic Gala

January 31--Sunshine Tour Opens (Vejer, Spain) for 3 HGF Horses--Grandioso, Encanto and Vaquero

Additionally, this month HGF is happy to be hosting the Canadian Para-Olympic Team for the interim week between the Gold Coast Opener and the Wellington Sunshine Challenge. 

In USPRE News, we are working on setting up the new office in Wellington and putting together the annual USPRE Wellington Event. This year's event will be held on Wednesday night, February 15 at the new Global Dressage Festival showgrounds, and features riders and clinicians Tina Konyot, Lendon Gray, Endel Ots, Mica Mabragana, Emily Copeland and others. A Spanish dinner and a night of dancing horses will be a highlight of the USPRE sponsored Florida Dressage Classic CDI-W. The USPRE Board of Directors will meet that week as well, the new office will have its "Grand Opening", and the new Regional Directors will be flying in for a training seminar. Stayed tuned for more information.

This week, USPRE will announce the names of the three recipients of the Dressage Scholarships for 2012, and our own Suzanne O'Brien of Battle Creek, Michigan, and Innato HGF (Idilio x Relimpia) are the 2012 Scholarship recipients for Amateur category. See  for comments by Scholarship advisor Robert Dover and for the names of the other winners. Congratulations, Suzanne!


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