March 2016 Issue - page 10

Page 10
March 2016
As a horseman, Bernie is renowned for not only his
riding talents but for his teaching and coaching gifts. As a
competitor, Bernie has represented the United States Eques-
trian Team both at home and abroad on many occasions
and reached the top of the sport in all 3 of the International
Equestrian Olympic disciplines: Show Jumping, Dressage,
and Eventing. In 2009 he was inducted into the National
Show Hunter Hall of Fame. In 2010 the California Pro-
fessional Horsemen's Association honored him with their
Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2012 he was awarded the
USHJA President’s Distinguished Service Award. He is rec-
ognized as a legend in the sport.
As a teacher and trainer, Bernie is one of the most sought after clinicians in the
country today. His talent for teaching goes back to his roots where he was fortunate
enough to have been educated by some of the very best Master Instructors this country
and the world have to offer. He served as the West Coast's associate Chef d’ Equip to
George H. Morris, the former Chef d’ Equip of the United States Olympic Equestrian
Team. After amassing over 50 years’ worth of training and riding techniques and experi-
ences with thousands of horses, Bernie is driven to give back to the sport that has given
him so much fulfillment and success.
Flatwork Over Fences
(Fri., 11 am, Equine Arena)
A Tribute to the Thoroughbred Sport Horse
(Fri., 1 pm, Seminar Hall A)
History & Evolution of the American H/J Forward Riding System
(Sat., 11 am,
Seminar Hall A)
Gymnastics & Course Work
(Sat., 1 pm, Equine Arena)
Our US Equestrian Team "Back in the Day"; DVD With Q & A
(Sun., 10 am,
Seminar Hall A)
Mini Prix Including Jump Off
(Sun., noon, Equine Arena)
In the Challenge, riders and their horses (age 3
or older) compete for cash and/or prizes by nego-
tiating a course of obstacles while being timed and
scored by a panel of judges. This event will be held
over two days with Novice, Youth and Non-Pro di-
visions competing on Saturday and the Open Championship, open to any rider or trainer,
competing on a more challenging course on Sunday. The professionally designed courses
will challenge the communication and trust riders have with their horse.
Trail Champions Challenge
(Sat., 9 am, Sun., 9 am, Equine Arena
At 26, Australian eventing rider Dominic Schramm
already has international riding experience that sets him
apart from many of his peers. A dedicated and deter-
mined athlete, Schramm has demonstrated that he is
prepared to do what it takes to improve his skills and
fulfill his desire to reach the top of his sport.
Hailing from the small outback town of Charleville,
Australia, Dom developed an affinity with horses from
a very early age. This 'country' influence is evident in
his training approach and horsemanship today. Building
on this background, Dom's passion for eventing has
taken him all over Australia as well as to equestrian
hubs around the globe, including the United States, England and Germany. He has been
recognized by national selectors and was a member of the 2006 Australian Young Rider
Eventing Squad as well as having experience at the three-star level. Dom developed as
a rider under the guidance of recent WEG competitor Christopher Burton for whom he
worked as a working student for 2 years. A brave and hungry competitor, Schramm also
possesses the patience, experience and knowledge to very competently start horses from
the ground up.
Seeking a more internationally competitive atmosphere, Dom made the decision
to relocate to the US in late 2010. Since then, he has been making an impression in
US eventing circles for his riding ability as well as his enthusiastic and fresh teach-
ing style. Aboard his new ride, experienced eventer, Cold Harbor, Dom successfully
campaigned him through 2013 and achieved a noteworthy result at the Fair Hill
CCI** in the fall. 2014 has seen Dom return to the 3-star level and his main priority
is to navigate Cold Harbor to Rolex 2015 and strengthen his string of competition
Common Challenges of Introducing the Young Horse to Eventing
(Sat., 2 pm,
Equine Arena)
So You Want to Be an Equine Professional?
(Sat., 4 pm, Seminar Hall A)
English & Western; What We Can Learn From Each Other
(Sun., 11 am,
Seminar Hall A)
Dressage; A No-Nonsense Guide for Regular People
(Sun., 1 pm, Equine Arena)
Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 8:30 pm
Buy your tickets early for
Theatre Equus
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