Omaha International Riding Opportunity and Region 4 Youth Workshops

Please check out the newsletter from Region 4 here for more information on all of the below. 

Region 4 will be hosting clinics for riders from ages 10-21 to learn about the NAJYRC process and prepare them for the riding and administrative requirements of competing at such levels. The first workshop will be January 20-21 Schmitt Horse Training Center in Somerset, Wisconsin and Nancy Gorton will be the instructor. The deadline for registration is January 13!

The International Omaha 2018 horse show is offering the opportunity to ride with Olympic Gold Medalist Hubertus Schmidt in the Dressage Showcase on Friday, April 13. Riders at third level or above will ride in an hour and a half clinic-style format conducted by Schmidt before a live audience. Schmidt will work one-on-one with each rider for approximately 30 minutes. Applications are currently being accepted to ride in the Showcase from riders at third level or higher, who wish to participate at that level or on a young horse aged 5-6-7.

The International Omaha is also holding a Dressage Team Challenge. According to the website, in this new event, top-level riders (CDI riders) will partner with junior, young, and para riders to compete for Team Challenge Champion!  Each team will compete two nights at the International Omaha. Thursday April 12 will be technical tests and Saturday April 14 will be the Freestyle competition.