Traurig Clinic to Visit Carolina Horse Park
Show jumping grand prix legend Bernie Traurig will give a two-day clinic at the Carolina Horse Park March 27-28.
Traurig, who is currently based in California, is perhaps most associated with the sport of show jumping, having won more than 60 show jumping grand prix championships in his career.
He has represented the United States Show Jumping Equestrian Team several times, including the 1982 World Championships in Dublin, Ireland, and competed in eight World Cup finals.
During his career, Traurig has partnered with numerous horses, including Maybe Forever, Corsair, Jet Run, The Senator and Edenvale.
Presently, Traurig serves as George Morris' Associate Chef D'Equipe for the United States Equestrian Team on the West Coast.
Traurig began his career riding hunters. As a junior, he won both the AHSA Medal and ASPCA Maclay finals. In 2009, he was inducted into the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame.
Besides competing in show jumping, Traurig has also competed in the other two Olympic equestrian disciplines - dressage and eventing. Traurig was a member of the United States three-day event team and was second in the trials for the 1964 Olympic Games with a horse named Envoy.
In the sport of dressage, Traurig won 15 grand prix and grand prix special classes. He was short-listed for the 1986 World Championships trials and the 1988 Olympic Games.
The first day of the clinic will consist of gymnastic exercises and the second day will cover riding courses. There will be four sessions with a limit of six riders in each session. The cost is $165 for clinic participants. Spectators may audit the clinic for a fee of $35 per day or $50 for the two days.
Traurig is donating the clinic fees to benefit local equestrians of any discipline who are going to the World Equestrian Games to be held in Lexington, Ky., in October 2010.
For more information or to make a reservation, contact Tiffany Teeter at (910) 695-9978 or (215) 262-7677.
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