Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic Week Set for Wellington Jan. 2-5

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Steffen Peters among the lineup of trainers at a Robert Dover HoseMastership Week. File photo. © Ken Braddick/

LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Sept. 29, 2017–The Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic Week has been set for Jan. 2-5, in Wellington, Florida, the eighth year of the program designed to identify and develop the next generation of United States equestrian team talent, the U.S. Equestrian Federation announced Friday.

Training sessions will feature intense, mounted sessions led by top American riders and trainers and daily instruction on all facets of horsemanship from veterinarians, saddle and tack specialists, farriers, dressage professionals, media staff, life coaches and accredited judges.

The week, sponsored and supported by Kim Van Kampen of Hampton Green Farm, Equestrian Sport Productions in conjunction with Mark and Katherine Bellisimo and Terri Kane and Diamante Farms, will conclude with participants riding tests in front of judges and obtaining feedback from coaches.

Participants will total 18 riders and include:

• Individual gold and silver medalists from Junior and Young Rider divisions of the 2017 North American Junior/Young Rider Championships;

• Champion and reserve of The Dutta Corp./USEF Brentina Cup Dressage National Championship in 2017;

• Champion and reserve from both the 2017 Medal Seat Finals 14-18 and 13-and under divisions;

• Champion and reserve from both the 2017 USEF Dressage National Championships Junior and Young Rider divisions, and

• Four Wild Cards

Athletes interested in a wild card application should contact Hallye Griffin, US Equestrian Managing Director, Dressage, at by the deadline of Nov. 15.

Auditors can attend all mounted sessions at a charge of $25 a day.