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Ride-A-Test Clinic with Alison Head 'S'

  • 5/4/2019
  • Open: 3/4/2019
  • Close: 4/24/2019
  • Waitlist Offered

The International Equestrian Organization is excited to host clinician and 'S' judge Alison Head on Saturday, May 4 for an educational day of test rides with special focus on the new 2019 USEF dressage tests. Each rider will ride through their test of choice followed by a mini-lesson with the option to then re-ride the test a second time. Riders may choose any USDF, USEF, or FEI dressage test (Introductory through Grand Prix levels). Tests will be scored and given to the rider. Sessions are approximately 30 minutes each. Discussions will cover the training scale, movements and accuracy, common problem areas, how to best benefit from collective marks and end comments, and more. Seating for auditors is plentiful and audience participation is encouraged.

Alison has earned her USDF bronze, silver, and gold medals and bronze and silver freestyle bars. She has trained multiple horses to the Grand Prix level, and trained multiple students to compete into the FEI levels. She has a 5-star rating on centerlinescores.com.

USDF University Accredited (103134) for up to 1.0 credit. Register in advance or at the clinic for $5. Available to riders or auditors who are also USDF members.

Lunch, including vegetarian options, and refreshments will be included for riders and pre-registered auditors. Stalls include 2 bags of shavings and are the same price for Saturday or Saturday through Sunday for those planning to enter the IEO dressage schooling show the following day. Please visit www.ieodressage.org for more information on the schooling show series or on how to become a member of the IEO.

Coggins dated within one year of May 4, 2019 and signed Liability Release Forms required.

** Please specify the dressage test you plan to ride under Administrative - Notes to Organizer.

This clinic is supported by a generous grant from The Dressage Foundation's Violet M. Hopkins Fund.

Organizer Notes

  • Heather Herster
  • hhikes@yahoo.com

Rider refunds allowed minus a $15 office fee only if the ride can be filled from a wait list. No auditor refunds.

Dressage Ride-A-Test


Day Audit


  • IEO Non-member Rider Fee$20.00
  • Stall (Saturday or Sat-Sun)$50.00
  • Additional shavings, per bag$7.00
  • USDF University Credit$5.00

Administrative Information

  • Ride Time: Ride times posted at ieodressage.org the week of the event.
  • Trailer Direction: Entry with a trailer is easiest from the back entrance on Faust Rd. The main entrance is on Deardorff Rd.
  • Change Policy: Changes are permitted before registration closes.
  • Refund Policy: No refunds.
  • Registration Method(s) Pay in full via Event Clinics