Charles de Kunffy Dressage Symposium
April 25-27, 2014
About Charles de Kunffy:
Mr. de Kunffy's expertise is much-appreciated and he is a popular clinician, a sought after dressage judge and a prolific author of several books and articles. He was born and raised in Hungary as a member of the nobility whose parents were eminent horse breeders with derby winning racehorses. Mr. de Kunffy started riding as a child, always under expert supervision and instruction. His riding masters were educated during the golden age of equitation 1900-1945. Cross-country riding, jumping and dressage were melded into one comprehensive riding theory and methodology. Mr. de Kunffy was schooled with the strictest adherence to classical training traditions based on scholarship and a profound respect for the horse.
Albion College is pleased to welcome Charles de Kunffy for a fourth time after being very well received in June 2012 and April & October 2013.
The first half of each day will be spent on the main campus of Albion College where Mr. de Kunffy will host a thorough classroom discussion and theory session for riders and auditors. This is where he will cover various topics, answer questions, and offer up valuable visual demonstrations. Campus map may be found HERE.
During the lunch break, riders and auditors are able to enjoy a lovely boxed lunch provided by Albion College. NOTE: Slightly different than previous symposiums, this time the box lunch will be an extra option for auditors in addition to program fee. Also note that the lunch break will only be 30 minutes, so if you opt out of the box lunch you may want to bring your own.
After lunch, the second half of each day will be spent in the Randi C. Heathman indoor arena at the Held Center where Mr. de Kunffy will teach six separate riding lessons (30 minutes each). This will demonstrate the practical application under saddle of the theories discussed in the morning sessions.
Auditor costs are outlined as follows:
- $45 single day
- $80 two days
- $110 all three days
- Box lunch option*: $10 per day
- Student price for minors and college students (college students w/ ID): $10 per day
*Box lunch option is in addition to the program fee. Registrants purchasing a box lunch must do so by April 18th.
Previous attendees may notice a slight fee increase from previous symposiums. We are not doing this to make more money from you, but rather we are simply adjusting due to the increase in Mr. de Kunffy's fee (which increased for the first time in over 20 years). We hope you recognize the great value of these symposiums and understand the need to increase this time.
Riders and horses of ALL levels and abilities are encouraged to apply. Deadline to receive rider applications is April 1, 2014.
Rider costs are outlined as follows:
- $300 for single day
- $750 for all three days
Cost includes 30-minute lesson each day, participation for you and one groom in the morning theory sessions and auditing, boxed lunch for you and one groom, stabling in permanent 12' x 12' matted stall with automatic waterer, bedding, hay, stall cleaning and feeding.
Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities:
Are you interested in advertising your farm, business, horse for sale, etc. in our Symposium Program? Would you be interested in hanging a banner in the arena or have any other ideas for sponsoring this exciting event? Let us know!
The program will be 11" x 8.5" (horizontal) and there are spaces for full-page, half-page, or quarter-page ads. Prices apply to black & white or full color ads. Don't have an ad? Send your information to us and we can create it!
- Full-page 10" x 7.5" = $25
- Half-page 5" x 7.5" = $15
- Quarter-page 5" x 3.75" = $10
Earn USDF University credits at this symposium! Course #102378
USDF University credit details will be available at the registration table. $5 per person. Bring your USDF member number. (For details about the USDF University program, vist the USDF website here.)