Carl Hester and Nicole Graf
2020 NEDA FAll Symposium with Olympic Gold Medalist Carl Hester
postponed until 2021 due to Covid
We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we have again secured five-time Olympian Carl Hester MBE, to headline the next NEDA Fall Symposium in 2021!
The Symposium will take place October 2021 at the Mount Holyoke College Equestrian Center in South Hadley, Massachusetts. It will be Carl’s second trip to New England, having headlined the sold-out 2017 Symposium, the biggest and most successful educational event in the history of the NEDA organization.
The event will undoubtedly sell-out again quickly, so be sure to get your ticket as soon as they go on sale! Click here for ticket information.
A dressage maestro, Carl is the most successful British dressage rider in history. Not only is he a world-class competitor and trainer, but he is an inspiration as an exceptional horseman and athlete. Carl is approachable and charming with a quick-witted sense of humor both in and out of the arena, and has a wonderful knack of putting riders at ease.
Rider Symmetry Assessment Clinic with Andy Thomas, High Performance Human Science and Sports Medicine Advisor to the United States Equetrian Team
Nicole Graf and North River Equestrian were delighted to welcome Andy Thomas, the High Performance Human Science and Sports Medicine Advisor to the United States Equestrian Team (USET) and Director of Eventphysio Ltd. for a specialized rider clinic on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Good Faith Farm in Carver, MA. It was a sold-out event, and thoroughly enjoyed by all who were there!
Prior his role with the USET, Andy was the Lead Practitioner for Human Science and Sports Medicine to the British Equestrian Federation for 10 years. He has attended 3 Olympic Games, 4 World Championships and 12 European Championships.
An experienced international lecturer in this specialist area, Andy provides a unique insight into the management of the human equestrian athlete, and has developed TESTT™ (Thomas Equestrian Symmetry Types and Tests), a system of assessing imbalances and weaknesses in equestrian riders. www.eventphysio.com
(photo Andy Thomas)
2018 NEDA Fall Symposium with Triple Olympic Gold Medalist Charlotte Dujardin
North River Equestrian was again instrumental in securing triple Olympic gold medalist Charlotte Dujardin CBE of Great Britain, as the featured headliner for the 2018 New England Dressage Association Fall Symposium. This time held at the Mount Holyoke College Equestrian Center in South Hadley, Massachusetts, the event also sold-out within days to a capacity crowd of 900 spectators each day who came to watch the world record holder teach a variety of horses and riders in her first visit to New England.
(photo courtesy Carole McDonald/NEDA)
2017 NEDA FAll Symposium with Olympic Gold Medalist Carl Hester
North River Equestrian was essential in securing Olympic gold and silver medalist Carl Hester MBE of Great Britain as the featured headliner for the 2017 New England Dressage Association Fall Symposium. Over 1,000 people came to the two-day sold-out educational event which was held at the beautiful Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, Maine. It was Hester's first visit to the East Coast and the event was the biggest and most successful educational event in the history of the NEDA organization.
(Nicole Graf photo)