Lexington, KY – April 12, 2016 – Scott Hassler and Willy Arts will return as instructors for the 2016 USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum. This year’s event will again feature a live forum approach and provide a correct, fundamental system for starting sport horse prospects. The program is intended for trainers, owners, and breeders nationwide, with the goal of developing a consistent training foundation for all sport horse prospects as they progress from in-hand to under-saddle and eventual competition.
This year’s forum will be held Oct. 22-23 at Pineland Farm in New Gloucester, Maine. Trainers and horses will be identified to participate through a selection process and will work with the instructors throughout the forum. The forum environment will also engage auditors, consisting of breeders, trainers, and owners throughout the sessions, in an interactive setting Participants and auditors will also learn the necessary tools to be able to select and evaluate sport horse prospects before purchase, as well as the key elements needed in a trainer.
“This program, launched in 2013, is designed to provide a consistent educational program for starting young dressage prospects. We greatly appreciate Pineland Farm for offering to host this year’s forum, and we look forward to another great weekend with Scott Hassler and Willy Arts,” said Kristi Wysocki, Chair of the USDF Sport Horse Committee.