Wellington, FL – February 9, 2012 – Phelps Media Group International is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the USHJA Zone 4 Free Riders Clinic. The USHJA Zone 4 Hunter and Jumper Committees are working together to offer a free Riders Clinic at the Palm Beach Equine International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL, on February 20, 2012. This exceptional opportunity to train with experienced clinician Karen Healey will allow all Zone 4 USEF/USHJA members of varying levels to either ride or audit at absolutely no cost, and Phelps Media Group (PMG) will donate the lunches for the participants.
Healey’s reputation speaks for itself with numerous distinctions and years of experience in the equitation, hunter and jumper rings. Not only did the Chronicle of the Horse name her the 2007 Hunter/Equitation Horseman of the Year, but her winning system has also led her clients to achieve success in the show ring time and time again. Similar to that of her mentor George H. Morris, Healey prides herself on developing horsemen in the truest sense of the word.
Karen Healey Stables is presently located at Shelburne Farms in Hidden Valley, CA. Since locating to California, her riders have won over 75 medal finals and numerous championships in the hunter/jumper divisions. Her dedication to the equine industry also involves the governance and guidance of the sport, through serving on the USHJA Committee as a Chairperson for the Equitation Taskforce, a member of the Hunter Taskforce and as a committee member of the Trainers Certification Program. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the American Hunter-Jumper Foundation since 1995, as well as being an active member of the Trainer’s Committee.
“We are thrilled to not only provide coverage for this clinic,” President of Phelps Media Group Mason Phelps described. “When the opportunity to assist with the lunches came forward, we jumped at the opportunity to help out. It is such a wonderful chance for Zone 4 riders and auditors to experience Karen Healey’s teachings first-hand.”
The Riders Clinic will be held at the Palm Beach Equine Sports Complex located at 13070 Pierson Road, Wellington, FL. All spots are currently filled for participation in February’s Riders Clinic; however, auditors are more than welcome to join as well.
Phelps Media Group, Inc. International (PMG), based in Wellington, FL, is a public relations firm primarily focused on promoting events and people in the equestrian world. PMG will be providing coverage of the event. For more information, please visit www.phelpsmediagroup.com, or call (561) 753-3389.