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Susanne von Dietze-Pollak Training Event

Event Info and Registration –  April 7-8, 2017 *

The internationally celebrated author, human physiotherapist, and FEI dressage rider and trainer Susanne von Dietze-Pollak will join us again at Riveredge April 7-9, 2017!  Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your own riding and learn from this energetic, generous, and knowledgeable teacher. Susanne von Dietze’s cousin, Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel with whom Susanne collaborates often in training and study, will present a demonstration ride on both Friday and Saturday.

Online auditor registration and for the Saturday Evening Reception/Lecture is now closed.
Walk-in Auditors for our day events are welcome to register the day of clinic though will need to make personal provisions for lunch. Please call the office for further information.


Felicitas von Neumann-CoselWhen: The Public Clinic Event will be held Friday/Saturday, April 7th & 8th, 2017.
* (Sunday, April 9th – limited private riding slots may be available.  These sessions are not open to the public.)
Where: Hassler Dressage Training facility at Riveredge
Book Signing: Immediately following the Friday and Saturday training sessions, Ms. von Dietze-Pollak will be available to sign books.
Reception/Lecture: A reception and lecture discussion by Ms. von Dietze-Pollak will be given Saturday, April 8th.
Demonstration Rider: Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel
Outside videography not permitted.

Susanne von Dietze** Online Auditor Registration CLOSES Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 and will include our catered lunch.

Walk-in Auditors welcome to register day of clinic though will need to make personal provisions for lunch.  Please call the office for further information.


Friday, April 7th  – Demo with Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel and 7 Training Sessions
Starting 9:00 AM – Eight 45 minute ride sessions, which includes a special Demo Ride at the end of the day with colleague and area trainer Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel.   Following lunch Susanne von Dietze will lead a theory session.  Pre-registered auditors will receive lunch.  Immediately following the clinic, Ms. von Dietze will be available for a book signing.

Saturday, April 8th  –  Demo with Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel and 7 Training Sessions
Starting 8:30 AM – Eight 45 minute ride sessions, starting with a special Demo Ride with colleague and area trainer Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel.   Following lunch, Susanne von Dietze will lead a theory session.  Pre-registered auditors will receive lunch.  At the conclusion of Day Two’s training, Ms. von Dietze-Pollak will be available for book signing.  The day’s events will conclude with a special evening reception and lecture by Ms. von Dietze-Pollak.

Sunday, April 9th – Private Lessons Only
A limited number of slots available for additional training with Susanne von Dietze.
These lessons are private only and not open for auditing by the general public.



Bio – Susanne von Dietze-Pollak

SusannSvD_booke is a world renowned seat, balance, and position expert and has written two excellent texts on the biomechanics of riding: “Balance in Movement: How to Achieve the Perfect Seat” and “Rider and Horse Back to Back: Establishing a Mobile, Stable Core in the Saddle.”

Susanne von Dietze-Pollak has an outstanding background to be considered an authority on strengthening and perfecting the rider’s position and effectiveness in the saddle. vonDietze3Susanne earned her Physiotherapy degree at University Goettingen in 1987 and for the next ten years worked actively in the field, focusing on back pain and spinal injuries. She is trained in manual therapy as well as PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation). During that time, Susanne also worked as a trainer at the German Academy of Riding, Warendorf and also Mannheimer Reitverein, developing horses, instructing and coaching riders, and working with a children and young riders project for the German Federation. In 1990, Susanne completed her Hippotherapy exam and in 1991 she became the trainer for disabled riders at Warendorf.

Since 2001, Susanne has traveled regularly to Scandinavia to give seminars and clinics for Physiotherapists with experience in Hippotherapy. She continuesRider & Horse: Back to Back by Susanne von Dietze to give seminars and clinics for the German Academy of Riding in Warendorf as well as travels extensively abroad to Japan, Finland, Hungary, Australia and the USA to give clinics. In 2011, Susanne presented at the USDF Convention in San Diego and most recently in 2014, she presented at the North American Global Dressage Forum. Susanne also has an active column in Dressage Today.

Susanne lives in Israel with her husband and three sons. She has several times earned the title Israel Champion in Dressage and has successfully represented Israel in team competition internationally, such as the FEI dressage Challenge Tour up to Advanced Level.


 

2017 Clinic Rider Application & Information
Clinic Dates Application Deadline
Training with Susanne von Dietze April 7-9 March 6th
Training with Charlotte Bredahl (Fees TBD) May 12-13 April 10th
Susanne von Dietze Rider Fees

$600 (includes 2 training sessions), plus $90 (2 overnight stabling—additional/single overnight $45).
* Fee includes one additional auditor registration—for groom or owner.

* The Saturday post clinic reception/lecture is at an additional cost of $30 per person.

* Video DVD of individual ride - $60

* If you are not currently a student of Scott or Susanne Hassler's, your application MUST be accompanied by a 3 - 6 minute video/DVD OR a YouTube link of you and the horse listed on the application.

Please let us know which clinic events you are applying for.

RIDER INFORMATION

Who is your current instructor?
What clinicians have you worked with?

HORSE INFORMATION

What is the age, height and color of your horse?

SELECTION CRITERIA

Please keep in mind that the number of spots available per clinic is very limited; riders will be chosen in order to provide the best educational formula for each clinic.

At what level are you schooling this horse?
At what level are you competing with this horse?
Please provide the name/year/level of the competition(s) that you have entered with this horse.
What are your short and long term goals for this horse?

Video Requirement

IF you are not currently a student of Scott or Susanne Hassler's, your application MUST be accompanied by a 3 - 6 minute video/DVD or YouTube link of you and the horse listed on this application. The work on the video should reflect the level at which you have stated you andyour horse are currently working and must include movements from that level. Please note - Video/DVDs will not be returned. We will attempt to view submissions in other formats, if convenient, but these formats may not be viewable and thus may not be considered.
In order to complete our evaluation process please submit a recent video of you riding your horse.
Please mail your Video/DVD to: 1455 Cayots Corner Road Chesapeake City, Maryland 21915 Attention: Jann Clark
What is the latest we may notify you in order for you to make your arrangements to participate?
Please limit your bio to 200 words or less.

Video Library

Hassler Dressage reserves the option to use your training ride sessions in our online Video Library. If we do riders will be able to access their rides online if they are chosen to be included in our Video Library. Riders will need to sign a video release form. Please check that you have read this.
Video delivered day of your ride on DVD. Footage captured with professional video and audio equipment.
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