Wellington, FL– December 5, 2011– Phelps Media Group International is pleased to welcome new client, Bernie Traurig and Equestrian Coach LLC, producers of EquestrianCoach.com, the leader in equestrian online learning and official educational provider of the United States Hunter Jumper Association, United States Pony Clubs and the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association.
Equestrian Coach founder and president, Traurig is a uniquely gifted and rare talent. Throughout his career he excelled in multiple disciplines, including equitation, jumpers, hunters, eventing and dressage. As a competitor, Bernie represented the United States Equestrian Team both at home and abroad. He reached the top of the sport in three of the International Equestrian Olympic disciplines: show jumping, dressage, and eventing. In 2009 he was inducted into the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame. In 2010, the California Professional Horsemen's Association honored him with their Lifetime Achievement Award.
As a horseman, Traurig is renowned for not only his riding talents but also his teaching and coaching gifts. He is one of the most sought after clinicians in the country today. His talent for teaching goes back to his roots. From an early age, Traurig was educated by some of the country’s most highly regarded master instructors. He is currently the West Coast’s Associate Chef d’ Equip to George H. Morris, the Chef d’ Equip of the United States Equestrian Foundation’s Show Jumping Team. With 53 years of training, riding techniques and experiences with thousands of horses, Traurig is determined to give back to the sport that has given him so much fulfillment and success.
“I have known Bernie for many years. He represents the pinnacle of excellence in all his endeavors and am thrilled to have him and Equestrian Coach join our family of clients,” remarked Mason Phelps, President of Phelps Media Group International.
EquestrianCoach.com is a subscription education service that provides systematic, online “lessons” presented by not only Traurig, but a host of world-class trainers and competitors, including Rodrigo Pessoa, Eric Lamaze, Laura Kraut, Ian Millar, Missy Clark, Peter Pletcher, Louise Serio, Julie Winkel and many more. High quality, dynamic content is constantly added, providing the ideal learning portal for novice through advanced riders. It is a comprehensive resource for amateurs to augment their lessons, for trainers and professionals looking for lesson support materials and for riders with no access to qualified training.
EquestrianCoach.com has received accolades and endorsements by the world’s top educators of the sport. According to George Morris, “You can’t go wrong with education spearheaded by these kinds of people.”
“Based on the American Forward Riding System, EquestrianCoach.com is currently the most important contribution to college equine-education curricula in this 21st century,” says Paul Cronin, Professor Emeritus at Sweet Briar College member of the USHJA’s Trainer Certification Program Committee and author of Schooling and Riding the Sport Horse, A Modern American Hunter/Jumper System.
Subscribers agree. Traurig’s system is effective and addicting. “I sat down to watch one video, and an hour later I had watched about five,” said Steve McAllister of Martin McAllister Training, about his introduction to EquestrianCoach.com. “Jenni and I told all our clients that they need to subscribe, and that first night of viewing videos I signed up for a year. Bernie supports what we teach, and I learned things that will help me coach my riders better and prepare my horses better.”
“This site with its high quality video segments and rational progression for the development of both horse and rider is a powerful resource for all equestrians regardless of level or discipline.” said subscriber, Nick Ellis.
For more information go to www.equestriancoach.com
For more information on Bernie Traurig go to: www.bernietraurig.com
To book a clinic with Bernie Traurig go to: www.equestriancoach.com/bernie-clinic