Wellington, FL- June 1, 2012- World-renowned equestrian, Bernie Traurig will join the line-up of the country’s best clinicians at the Western States Expo at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds in Sacramento, CA June 8-10, 2012 at 2:30 pm on Friday, 3:00 pm on Saturday and 1:00 pm on Sunday.
Traurig is a uniquely gifted and rare talent who has excelled in multiple disciplines including equitation, jumpers, hunters, eventing and dressage. As a competitor, Traurig represented the United States Equestrian Team both at home and abroad, and is renowned for his teaching and coaching contributions. 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.
“My focus these days is on my online video training website and teaching clinics both nationally and internationally. I have a passion for teaching and working with all levels of riders,” shared Traurig. “Stop by the EquestrianCoach.com booth at the Western States Expo. We’ll be offering huge discounts on subscriptions”.
During the Western States Horse Expo, Traurig will focus on the American Forward System of Riding. “The system of forward riding is three parts: it’s based on the position of the rider, controls of the horse or aids the riders are using and the schooling system for the horse,” he explained. “People still don’t understand the difference between the forward riding system and the classical dressage rider system, which are clearly different. The forward riding system is something that is being taught in the USHJA trainer certification program. It standardizes riding in America so that we come up with a very good basis of teaching here trainers and for riders.”
Traurig added, “The Western States Horse Expo is well established event and it’s sort of local to me on the West Coast. I will be conducting a demonstration clinic, which I like because it’s more for the crowd than the riders. I think we are going to have some really good local riders that are going to help me—we can promote the American Hunter Jumper Forward Riding System.”
Traurig’s calling for teaching inspired him to develop the popular EquestrianCoach.com. Launched in 2010, it is an equestrian subscription website that offers training topics by Traurig and a host of top notch, world class and Olympic riders and coaches. The site offers a wealth of high quality content, with new, informative segments added on a continual basis. Look for the EquestrianCoach.com booth at the Western States Expo.
EquestrianCoach.com has been embraced and endorsed as educational service providers for several major equestrian organizations and offer significant educational discounts as reflected on our website. EquestrianCoach.com has relationships with the United States Hunter Jumper Association Trainer Certification Program, the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association, the Interscholastic Equestrian Association and the United States Pony Clubs.
EquestrianCoach.com is an online education service that provides online training topics presented by Bernie Traurig and a host of world-class trainers and competitors, including Rodrigo Pessoa, Eric Lamaze, Laura Kraut, 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.