USPRE Week is just around the corner and this will be, by all accounts, the biggest one yet. In 2015 over 750 people joined us to celebrate the PRE horse, along with members who came in from all over the country to join us. This year we anticipate twice as many members to join us and we look forward to welcoming new friends for a very busy week.
Our very special guest is Juan Manuel Munoz, the star on Fuego at the World Equestrian games and 2012 Spanish Olympian. Juan will hold Dressage Seminars at Hampton Green Farm on Wednesday at 1-2.30 pm and on Thursday morning at 9 -10.30 am. Join him for “Selecting and Preparing the PRE Horse for International Competition.” Juan will focus each day on Young Horse and Developing Horse training. On Wednesday Maria Lithander and Beatrice Boucher will be the demonstration riders. On Thursday riders J.J. Tate and Andrea Woodard will be the demonstration riders. $10/each day. Free to USPRE Members.
What else is going on during USPRE Week?
Tuesday evening, 6-7.30PM, January 26 at the White Horse Tavern: Our Welcome Members Reception. Join us for cocktails and appetizers, greet fellow members and new and old friends. (We’ll excuse you in time to join in the “American Equestrians Got Talent” which starts a new season this very evening, also set at the White Horse.) Any new details and the weekly itinerary will be available for members.
TRC Clinic on Wednesday 9 – 11 am: Betsy Ketcham, Members of the BEC, and special guest and USPRE VIP, Tom Reed will give a demonstration on how to prepare and what to expect when presenting your horse at the TRC. USPRE is planning on coordinating a TRC later this year so this will be valuable information. We learned a lot of important lessons in 2014 and we want to share them with you.
Dressage Seminar at Hampton Green Farm at 1-2.30 pm with Juan Manuel Munoz. $10/pp, free to USPRE members. “Selecting and Preparing the PRE Horse for International Competition.” Demonstration riders Maria Lithander and Beatrice Boucher.
BEC Round Table Discussion with American breeders of PRE Horses. Wed., 3pm White Horse Tavern featuring representatives from American stud farms.
Wednesday Evening, January 27,starting at 6:00 pm: At the Global Showgrounds join us for the biggest celebration of the PRE in this country. Our theme is “Legends.” Over 750 people will join us for a festive evening of great food, beautiful horses and amazing music. We expect more members to join us then ever before. The Show will start with a several of our local riders on their PREs starting at 6:00 while dinner is served. Then, around 6:45 the Show begins with Robert Dover, the US Olympic Equestrian Coach, and many other stars. Kerrigan Gluch, the 2015 Young Rider Reserve Champion, will perform a Freestyle. Debra Cooper will exhibit a Western Dressage ride accompanied by “American Equestrians Got Talent” finalist soloist Jenna Wyatt. Nicholas Fyffe will ride Fiero HGF, along with several of his students on their PREs. Jacqueline Cuddy will ride Grand Prix Freestyle on Malcarat, the horse she won USPRE COPA Reserve Champion on in 2015. The highlight of the evening will be the tribute to the famous champion horses including and most specially Gaucho III, owned and ridden by the incomparable Janne Rumbough. There is so much more to see and enjoy. Don’t miss this amazing evening of fun, horses, food and friends.
We will also have SILENT AUCTION from Wednesday evening to Saturday afternoon so be sure to check it out in the main entrance to the Global Pavilion where USPRE staff will be posted all week. To donate to this Silent Auction, please email Joan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday morning 9 – 10.30 am, Dressage Seminar with Juan Manuel Munoz at Hampton Green Farm. “Selecting and Preparing the PRE Horse for International Competition.” $10/pp, free to USPRE members. Demonstration riders J.J. Tate and Andrea Woodard.
Thursday, January 28 at 6:30 pm at the International Polo Club: Member Dinner, our annual time together to talk about our 2015 achievements and successes. Cocktails at 6:30 pm, a Special Presentation by the Board, and then dinner. After a lovely dinner, we will present the Year End Awards. Find out who is the Member of the Year, Breeder of the Year, Equestrian of the Year, Horse and Rider of the Year, Mare of the Year, Stallion of the Year, and Functionality Award for 2015. A memorable ending to another terrific year.
Friday during the day, competition continues at Global Dressage Showgrounds. Friday Night Freestyles start around 6:30 pm and USPRE will have a Special Hospitality VIP tent for members to enjoy this event together. Bring a bottle of wine, some cheese and sit back and enjoy an evening of Freestyles under the lights on what we hope will be a lovely south Florida evening.
We look forward to this Celebration every year and its growth is astounding. Thank you in advance for all the volunteers to generously give their time to help us make this week a fun and successful time for our members. Thank you to all the riders who bring their horses. Thank you to the Wellington community who come out in droves to celebrate with us. And thank you to all the USPRE MEMBERS who travel in and spend their valuable time with us as well.
Don’t miss it!
Travel and Accommodations:
Fly in to Palm Beach International (PBI) or Fort Lauderdale (FLL)