USDF FEI-Level Trainers' Conference to Feature Hubertus Schmidt

For Immediate Release
Friday, November 11, 2005

The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) 2006 FEI-Level Trainers' Conference, January 15-16, will feature internationally recognized dressage trainer, coach, and competitor Hubertus Schmidt. The conference will consist of two full days of live demonstration at High Meadow Farm in Loxahatchee, FL.
Schmidt has produced outstanding results in the competition arena as a trainer and high performance competitor. He has won multiple national and international titles, including the silver medal at the 2005 FEI European Dressage Championship and the gold medal at the 2005 German Championships. In team competition, he received the gold medal at the 2004 Olympic Games and the silver medal the 2005 FEI World Equestrian Festival. Schmidt, who is regarded in Germany as a pferdewirtschaftsmeister or state recognized equestrian expert, is a five-time German Professional Riders' Champion.

The 2006 FEI-Level Trainers' Conference is offered through USDF as a continuing educational opportunity for FEI-level dressage instructors, trainers, judges, and equestrians. New criteria allows instructors, trainers, and riders at the FEI level to take advantage of this unmatched opportunity. With the revised criteria, trainers and other eligible attendees may bring up to three additional USDF Participating Members who are actively riding, training, or competing at the FEI level. In addition, "L" Program graduates and all USEF and FEI-level judges are welcome to participate.

Walter and Mary Anne McPhail have generously donated the use of High Meadow Farm for the conference. Complete criteria, registration forms, and travel information are available on the USDF Web site at For more information, contact Kathie Robertson at (859) 271-7877 or

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