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The British Horse Society's 2001 two day Instructors' Convention is to be held on 20 and 21 November at Gleneagles Equestrian Centre, Auchterader in Perthshire, the first time it has been held in Scotland, and is sponsored by Scottish Farmer/Scottish Horse, Super Solvitax and Eqvalan, as well as the Scottish Equestrian Association.

The Convention features the world renowned dressage trainer Christoph Hess and international dressage rider Nicole Uphoff. The theme will be Training the Dressage Horse.

Christoph Hess, both an international dressage/eventing trainer and judge, is Director of Training for the German Equestrian Federation and also responsible for the German National Centre at Warendorf. Nicole Uphoff is probably best known for her highly successful partnership with Rembrandt as a member of the German Olympic dressage team winning Olympic, World and European team and individual gold medals.

Nicole and Christoph will work together with a variety of riders and horses to demonstrate their methods of training through practical demonstrations, as well as giving guidance to riding dressage tests.

The convention is aimed primarily at BHS Instructors, but would appeal toanyone who is interested in dressage at whatever level. Every rider, however humble, can learn from the experts. The day starts promptly at 9.45am and will finish with questions at approximately 5pm. Attendance will count as a refresher course for those on the Register of Instructors, as well as counting for 10 hours for holders of the PTC (log books must be signed on the day).

Tickets are strictly limited so early booking is advised. £48 two days and £28 one day for Registered Instructors, £58/£38 BHS members, £77/£52 non members. To apply for tickets send a cheque for the required amount toConvention Tickets, Training Office, British Horse Society, Stoneleigh Deer Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2XZ. Tickets are not transferable.

On 19 November, the day before the Convention, Nicole and Christoph will be holding individual teaching sessions. All these are booked but spectators are welcome at £5 each. Please contact Helene Mauchlen on 01764 656334.

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