Adequan/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference Moves to California


Lexington, KY (October 12, 2017) – The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) announced today that that 2018 Adequan?/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference will be moving to California, with featured presenter Johann Hinnemann. This conference will be held February 6-7, in the main arena of the Adequan/West Coast Dressage Festival in Del Mar.

Presenter Johann Hinnemann is recognized worldwide as a trainer and coach, having served as Canada’s team trainer and German National Coach, alongside Klaus Balkenhol. His student roster reads like a “Who’s Who” of Olympic medalists and various national champions, including Steffen Peters, Coby van Baalen, Marlies van Baalen, Ulla Salzgeber, Heiki Kemmer, and Alexandra Simmons de Ridder.

USDF President George Williams stated that “while we will miss having a Florida conference in 2018, we are excited to be able to offer one on the West Coast with Johann Hinnemann. Two years ago, when he previously served as presenter, his tremendous expertise and experience was evident as he shared his knowledge with the riders and trainers attending, from around the country. We are currently making plans for the return of the trainers conference to Florida in 2019.

Auditor registration for the conference will be available November 1. For those interested in participating as a demonstration rider, visit the USDF website at for the application and deadline. For more information on the Adequan/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference, including criteria for attendance, please contact the USDF office at, or by phone at (859) 971-2277.