The Trainer's Symposium is an incredible opportunity to focus on real world challenges facing trainers at all levels of the Hunter, Jumper and related disciplines, including:
- * Developing your own effective and enjoyable program for teaching and coaching students and clients
- * Locating and maintaining suitable mounts for students and clients at every stage of their riding journey, while assisting them to set their own long and short term riding goals
- * Dealing with the business aspects of doing this sport professionally and and doing it successfully
- * Working in synergy with other professionals in your area as you discover and develop your own unique abilities to find and grow your niche within the sport.
- * Discussing the important issues of Professional Protocol, Business Ethics, the current state of our sport, and the vital new topic of Social License to Operate.
Working in synergy with other professionals in your area as you discover and develop your own unique abilities to find and grow your niche within the sport. To make the most of the 4 days of the Symposium, participation will be limited!
A small number of participants are invited to bring their horse or lease an Oldfields School horse to ride in demo groups as we discuss varying teaching styles for different students and training ideas for all types of horses you will encounter. Classroom work will be a mix of lecture topics followed by discussion.
Guest speakers include Joe Fargis (two-time Olympic Gold Medalist), Candice King (US Show Jumping Nations Cup rider and Super League Team member), Jenny Schwartz (Equestrian Financial Advisor) and Scott Hofstetter (top industry Hunter Judge). Our Guest Speakers, well-known and respected Horsemen and Horsewomen, will share their individual journeys starting as horse-obsessed youngsters! They will explain how they navigated challenges and found their specialties and niche within our horse world. You will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions and visit with them during their time with participants!
The unique location of the Symposium at Oldfields School allows us to socialize as a group during mealtimes everyday in order to learn from one another's experiences and develop networking throughout varied parts of the greater horse community.
Breakfast served for all at 8:30 AM. Symposium begins at 9:00 AM and concludes after dinner at 5:30 PM