Kathy Connelly and Betsy Steiner Team Up for Nutrena/USDF Adult Clinic Series

For Immediate Release
Monday, June 30, 2014

          Lexington, KY (June 30, 2014) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce the return of Kathy Connelly and Betsy Steiner as co-clinicians for the next Nutrena/USDF Adult Clinic Series.  The series will be begin in the spring of 2015 and run through March of 2017, with a clinic in each of USDF's nine regions.
          Kathy Connelly is a USEF “S” Judge, USDF Honorary Instructor, and a well respected international dressage rider, trainer, coach, and judge.  She is known for her amicable personality and non-intimidating teaching style.  She also served as the commentator for the 2010 World Equestrian Games, as well as the 2013 US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan. 
As a coach, Kathy has excelled with students having competed on Olympic teams, at the World Cup, the World Equestrian Games, the Pan American Games, the Canadian World Cup, and the North American Junior Young Rider Championships.

            Betsy Steiner is also a USDF Honorary Instructor, as well as an international dressage rider, trainer, and coach. Betsy has represented the United States at the World Equestrian Games in Stockholm, Sweden in 1990, as well as providing commentary for videos of the 1995 World Cup, the 1996 Olympic Games, and Dressage at Devon in 2001.  Through her numerous books and ventures, Betsy focuses on training not only the horse but also the rider, physically and mentally.  She is also the creator of EQUILATES™ -- a sport-specific Pilates-based exercise and body awareness program for the equestrian.

            “We are very excited to have Kathy and Betsy team up as co-clinicians for our next adult clinic series.  USDF is confident that these two presenters will enhance the educational content, as well as provide a more interactive experience for both riders and auditors,” states USDF President George Williams.

            For more information about the Nutrena/USDF Adult Clinic Series, or to find specific dates and locations for the series (available January 2015), visit the USDF website or contact the USDF office.

Founded in 1973, the United States Dressage Federation is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage. For more information about USDF membership or programs, visit www.usdf.org, email usdressage@usdf.org, or call (859) 971-2277.