2019 USDF Handler Clinic

April 6-7, 2019
Hilltop Farm
Colora, MD
With Michael Bragdell, Sara Vanecek, and Kristi Wysocki

CLINIC DESCRIPTION: The USDF Handler Clinic is a two-day educational event focusing on the handling of sport horses for competition or inspection. This clinic is open to amateurs, professionals, and young riders, but registrants must be age 18 or over to attend. Covered during the weekend will be handling techniques, business strategies for promoting yourself as a professional handler, and addressing safety and consistency with handling and competing young horses. Registration for the weekend will be offered for Participants and Auditors, with Participants working closely with two of the top handlers in North America. All horses utilized during the clinic will be provided by the host facility, Hilltop Farm, with Participant groups sorted according to attendees’ levels of experience. Auditors in attendance at the clinic will be able to take in all of the information presented over the course of the weekend, but should expect to serve as silent observers and will not be handling horses. Pre-registration is required for Participants, and the registration rate for the weekend is $195.00, which includes lunch each day. Auditor pre-registration for the weekend is available at a rate of $100, and also includes lunch each day.

FACILITY INFORMATION: Hilltop Farm, 1089 Nesbitt Rd., Colora, MD 21917

AIRPORT INFORMATION: Philadelphia International Airport is approximately 56 miles from the facility.
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is approximately 58 miles from the facility.



Comfort Inn and Suites North East, MD
1 Center Dr.
North East, MD 21901
(410) 287-7100
USDF has a room block reserved for this event. Please follow this personalized booking link to reserve your hotel room in the USDF room block. All room reservations must be placed by 5:00PM EST on March 29, 2019, in order to be a part of this room block.

Participant Registration Has Closed
Auditor Registration Has Closed
This event is filled to capacity. Walk-in registration will not be accepted.

For more information, contact sporthorse@usdf.org.