USDFD and Celtic Charms – August 10,11

by USDFD on June 7, 2013

SallyUSDFD and Celtic Charms Therapuetic Horsemanship center in Howell, NJ, and Ann Miles of the Carriage Barn in New Hampshire are hosting a developing drivers clinic. This clinic will be modeled after the successful March clinic held in Moorpark , CA . Sara Schmitt will be the clinician. Sara is a USEF ‘S’ dressage judge and ADS ‘r’ judge based in Beminster , NJ . Sara is a Bronze, Silver and Gold medalist and has won numerous regional and national awards. She has represented the United States at three World Pony Driving Championships and is a two-time National Singles Pony Champion; she has trained horses, riders and drivers from the lower levels through FEI levels. Ann Miles is Executive Director of The Carriage Barn Equine Assisted Therapy Programs. The Carriage Barn seeks to promote the health and well-being of disabled individuals through equine activities. Diane Kastama Vice President of USDFD has represented the United States in 5 Para-Equestrian World Championships coming home with Individual Gold, Silver and Bronze and Team Silver and Bronze. Celtic Charms Therapeutic Horsemanship currently offers riding opportunities for those with disabilities and is developing a carriage driving program. They are very excited about hosting the USDFD clinic, thereby furthering their own knowledge of carriage driving for those with challenges. A USEF classifier will be available to classify those para-equestrians who wish to compete on Saturday Aug. 10. These clinics are free to USDFD members and we want to thank everyone who is donating their time and services to make these clinics happen. NJUSDFD Clinic

For more information on the clinics or to make a donation to support the clinics call or email Diane Kastama, dkastama@verizon.net – 805-343-6026

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