International competitor to conduct dressage clinic at WWU

Betsy Steiner
Betsy Steiner

William Woods University is bringing leading international clinician and competitor Betsy Steiner to campus for a weekend of dressage education. Steiner is a well-known clinician and an international competitor who represented the United States at the World Equestrian Games in Stockholm, Sweden in 1990.

The clinic is Feb. 20-22. It runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Friday and Saturday evenings Steiner will hold un-mounted Equilates™, which is equestrian Pilates.

The creation of Equilates™ resulted from Steiner’s desire to improve her own riding, as well as others. It is valuable to all seats of equestrian athletes.

An American World Championship team member, Steiner began riding at the age of 13. By the age of 20, she had won her first Grand Prix.  During her career, she has successfully trained many horses to Grand Prix status.

She has worked with such famous equestrians as Uwe Steiner, Herbert Rehbein, Guenter Seidel, Klaus Balkenhol andBetsy Steiner fo web Steffen Peters.

“We’ve had a chance to take horses and riders to clinics with Betsy off campus and always had spectacular results with her training,” said dressage instructor Karen Pautz.

Though Steiner is teaching, training and competing, she continues to promote dressage. She bases her dressage clinics on the Classical Training Pyramid and provides extensive knowledge in development of horse and rider.

All riding spots for the clinic are full, but auditing is available. Auditing is free to William Woods students. The charge for others is $20 per day or $50 for the entire weekend.