For those of you who don’t already know, there is a wonderful online resource at http://www.equestriancoach.com/ , created by well-respected horseman, Bernie Traurig. The site provides video instruction by Traurig and many other fine riders, including John French, Rodrigo Pessoa, Denny Emerson, Will Simpson, Peter Pletcher, Zazou Hoffman, and Missy Clark, to name a few. The monthly fee is $29.99 or you can get 12 months for the price of 10 by paying an annual fee of $299.99. Videos can be purchased separately for $8.99 each. This site is an extraordinary opportunity for riders and coaches to get important training and showing information from “the best of the best,” and I hope that many of you will seize this opportunity.
To show Bernie Traurig’s achievements in a worldwide perspective, I’m including his biographical information below:
Bernie is one of the few riders in the world to successfully compete on an international level in three disciplines—Show Jumping, Dressage, and Eventing. As a Junior, Bernie won both the American Horse Shows Association Medal Finals and The American Society for The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Maclay Finals. He was a member of the United States Three Day Event team for three years and was second in the trials for the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Bernie has ridden many National Working Hunter Champions. Some of the more famous include “Gozzi,” “Royal Blue,” “Riot Free,” and “Circuit Breaker,” In the Dressage Sport, he was the winner of 15 Grand Prix’s and Grand Prix Special classes. He was short listed for the 1986 World Championship trials and the 1988 Olympic Games. He is the winner of 48 Show Jumping Grand Prix’s. Bernie represented the United States Equestrian Show Jumping Team several times, including the 1982 World Championships in Dublin, Ireland. He competed in six World Cup Finals, finishing fifth in Del Mar, California, in 1992 as the highest placing American rider, and eighth in Dortmund Germany in 1990. He was the winner of the US League qualifying for the World Cup Finals three times.