Cross Country International Offers Week-Long Training
Sessions in New Zealand With Eventing Legend Mark Todd
Millbrook, NYCross Country International is offering a new
series of intensive training vacations in New Zealand. The weeklong
vacations begin on February 8, 2004 and continue periodically throughout
Olympic Gold Medalist Mark Todd has teamed up with world-class eventer
Karen Neiderer to put together a series of dream vacations for riders
who are serious about eventing and wish to learn from the worlds
best. The sessions are based on a low-pressure, no-yelling principle
that brings out the best in riders.
and Neiderer have created a program in which riders will practice
the eventing sub-disciplinesdressage, cross country and stadium
jumpingand also study the harmonious development of horse
and rider as a team. This 6-day, 7-night program includes as many
as 5 hours of riding per day. Rides are in the form of semi-private
lessons with Todd or Neiderer, or trail rides through the New Zealand
currently New Zealands eventing coach following his retirement
as an active competitor, will be available for a day of lessons
one week per month, offering visitors a rare opportunity to ride
under the instruction of one of the worlds all-time great
equestrians. These sessions with Todd are extremely special due
to the personal, one-on-one setting. Space is limited and this incredible
opportunity is expected to fill up fast.
will be the instructor of the lessons that Todd is unable to teach.
of eventings greatest horses and riders have come out of New
Zealand and the small country is one of the most powerful forces
in the sport. Riding in the heart of the eventing world with the
tools, resources and knowledge that the great riders have left behind
are sure to benefit each participants body, mind and soul.
Riders will have a chance to train at New Zealands National
Equestrian Centre, stomping ground of many Olympic medalists and
World Champions, providing an educational experience that they are
sure never to forget.
nightly to the Caboose Hotel on Lake Taupo in New Zealands
central North Island, riders will be welcomed by the hotels
luxurious décor, wonderful ambience and inviting warmth.
The 51-room hotel includes a restaurant and bar, perfect for relaxing
after a long day in the saddle. Non-riding activities will also
be available, including biking, fishing, boating, sailing, hunting,
hiking, golfing, kayaking, white water rafting, geyser treks, and
Jet Ski rentals.
week of cross country training in New Zealand, including a day of
riding with the legendary Mark Todd, costs $2295 and also includes
accommodations, meals, transfers and additional rides with Neiderer.
During weeks that Todd is not available to teach, all lessons will
be under Karen Neiderers instruction, and the cost will be
more information about Cross Country Internationals eventing
training sessions in New Zealand or a copy of Mark Todds teaching
schedule, please contact Cross Country International by calling
(800) 828-8768, emailing email@example.com or by visiting www.equestrianvacations.com.