The annual International Eventing Forum has become an essential date in the calendar of riders of all levels of skill and ambition, and 2019 looks set to be no different.
Taking place on Monday the 4th of February at Hartpury Equine, this year the ‘Theme’ of the day is ‘Better – Not More Education’ and aims to address the view that “more training” is the answer to the challenges faced by the sport of eventing. However, with more training there is a perception that “we are making things better and we’re doing our bit”.
Not so – not all training is bad…but a lot is.
The 5 Presenters at the 2019 International Eventing Forum are among some of the very best trainers and riders in the world, and attendees can look forward to a fantastic day of ‘education and inspiration’ that will set your training on the right path for success.
The morning will start with a Dressage session given by Adam Kemp FBHS and Matt Frost, a skilled Trainer and a Rider partnership, who together make up AM Dressage. Presenting a session titled ‘“Simple” still Works’, Adam and Matt will demonstrate and explain the core elements of successful dressage riding and training, where ‘simple’ for the horse and ‘simple’ for the rider can achieve the best results.
Next to inspire the attendees will be Major (Retd.) Richard Waygood MBE giving his session on “Direct” Riding! Richard has had a busy and varied career, with his CV presenting achievements ranging from being the first serving officer of the British Army to compete at Badminton for 23 years and eventing a number of horses for Her Majesty The Queen, to the huge successes achieved by Team GB’s Dressage and Eventing Teams, under his direction as Performance Manager.
After the lunch break, when you have the opportunity to chat with like-minded eventing ‘geeks’, the renowned Irish International Show Jumping Course Designer Tom Holden teams up with Former Show Jumping World Champion and Irish Team European Champion Dermott Lennon for their session – The “Jumping Test” and “The Solution”!
Whether your goal is to complete your first BE90 or you’re aiming for 5* success, the forum is always a fantastic day and is perfect for trainers, owners and riders of all grades and levels of ambition.
The date is the 4th of February 2019 and the venue is Hartpury Equine.
Tickets are just £50 if purchased in advance (or £45 if purchased before the end of December), so book today to avoid disappointment! It is not to be missed.