Horse Welfare and What it Means to YOU — 2022 IDTC/IDRC Members Meeting at Hof Kasselmann

Mon, 08/01/2022 - 12:00
The VIP Loge Süd by the jumping arena was first opened for the FEI Dressage European Championships 2021 © Stefan Lafrentz

Following the two year separation forced by Covid the International Dressage Trainers Club (IDTC) and the International Dressage Riders Club (IDRC) have decided to organise a joint event for their members this year.

The annual meeting will take place on 17 and 18 October 2022 at Hof Kasselmann in Hagen a.T.W. and will provide an opportunity for both clubs to discuss, learn and exchange ideas about their common passion.

The title and focus of the members' meeting is: Horse Welfare and what it means for the sport and all relevant groups. This meeting promises to be both stimulating and informative, topics include:

  • Horse Welfare and the Future of Dressage / Klaus Roeser
  • Horse Sport and the IOC - A View from the Inside / IOC Member Octavian Morariu 
  • Welfare in the Warm-up - Practicalities and Perceptions
  • Therapy Equipment - Promises and Porkies / Dr. Marc Koene
  • Judge Education and Governance and the role of the JAG / David Hunt
  • Technologically Assisted Judging - The Future for Transparency & Accuracy / 
    Daniel Göhlen

In addition there will be practical demonstrations: 

  • Training for longevity lead by Klaus Balkenhol
  • Reflections on 50 years of Breeding - Ulli Kasselmann
  • Riders and trainers in the Hot Seat with Live Spectator Judging

Attendance at the meeting is open to all members of the International Dressage Trainers Club or the International Dressage Riders Club. For further information regarding joining either club please contact the Secretaries General: IDRC Klaus Roeser, and IDTC Linda Keenan,

The IDRC was founded in 1986 and represents the interests and views of active dressage riders, also towards the World Equestrian Federation FEI. Host Ulli Kasselmann is pleased to make the spacious premises of the VIP-Loge Süd at the show jumping stadium available: "It is important to give the riders a platform to get involved and engage in issues that affect their sport. When it comes to the growth and future of equestrian sport, I am there with my team."

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