SH Productions Welcomes Carl Hester For 4th Annual West Coast Dressage Convention

Del Mar, Calif. – March 21, 2017 – SH Productions is proud to announce the schedule for the 4th Annual West Coast Dressage Convention featuring Olympic gold medalist Carl Hester MBE as the headline clinician. The two-day educational clinic will take place April 8-9 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, California. The clinic will draw more than 1,200 auditors from across the West Coast of the United States and Canada, who will enjoy an unparalleled opportunity to learn from one of the best dressage trainers in the world.


“Each year we host a different headliner, and in previous years we have had Anky Van Grunsven, Charlotte Dujardin and Adelinde Cornelissen,” President and CEO of SH Productions Inc., Scott Hayes, explained. “We are very excited to host our 4th Annual West Coast Dressage Convention with Carl Hester as he is one of the most sought-after clinicians in the world.”


Olympian and European champion, Hester is part owner of Valegro, the world-record holding mount of student Charlotte Dujardin, and Hester’s influence helped shape the success of the talented pair.


“The West Coast Dressage Convention is a unique learning opportunity because it is a two-day, up-through-the-levels symposium,” Hayes continued. “It’s a relatable experience for auditors as they watch riders Carl hand selected. He has chosen a wide range of horses that represent many levels of the training scale with different breeds, as well as adult amateurs and professional riders.”


In addition to watching lessons with Hester, spectators will also have the opportunity to learn from various demonstrations. SH Productions is thrilled to have U.S. Young Horse Coach Christine Traurig give a demonstration on young horse development and she will also be discussing the addition of the FEI 7-year-old Test.


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4th Annual West Coast Dressage Convention Fast Facts 


What: The 4th Annual West Coast Dressage Convention, hosted by SH Productions Inc., is a two-day “Through The Levels” clinic with Olympian and European Champion Carl Hester.

When: April 8-9, 2017

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds Indoor Arena

2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.

Del Mar, California, 92014

Saturday, April 8 Schedule: 

8:00 a.m. Shopping Village Opens
9:00-9:15 Opening Remarks
9:15-10:00 4-Year-Old: Amelie Kovac and Ivar
10:00-10:45 5-Year-Old: Sarah Lockman and Dehavilland
10:45-11:30 6-Year-Old: Lehua Custer and FJ Ramez
11:30-12:15 USEF Young Horse Program Demonstration with Christine Traurig
12:15-1:30 LUNCH
1:30-2:15 Prix St. George: Tiffany Mahoney and Rey Del Mundo
2:15-3:00 Small Tour: Carly Taylor-Smith and Rosalut
3:00-3:45 Grand Prix: Terri Rocovich and Uiver
4:00-5:00 Markel Insurance Happy Hour in Shopping Village featuring DJ Johnny Basil
5:00 p.m. Shopping Village Closes


Sunday, April 9 Schedule:

9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
9:15-10:00 4-Year-Old: Joseph Newcomb and For Finland
10:00-10:45 5-Year-Old: Teri Paton Rich and Belissa
10:45-11:30 6-Year-Old: Cyndi Jackson and Sir Amour
11:30-12:15 7-Year-Old: David Blake and Heide Spirit
12:15-1:30 LUNCH
1:30-2:15 Prix St. George: Rebecca Rigdon and La Fariah
2:15-3:00 Developing Grand Prix: Nichola Clarke and Quincy
3:00-3:45 Grand Prix: Charlotte Bredhal and Hamilton
5:00 p.m. Shopping Village Closes


General Admission Tickets: 

1-Day Auditor Pass: $130.00

2-Day Auditor Pass: $240.00

General Admission Seating is first come, first serve.


VIP Experience: 

VIP Hospitality Packages include 2-Day event passes (10 per table, 5 per box), unrivaled views of the show arena, daily complimentary glass of champagne, exquisite buffet style lunch, and complimentary refreshments and snacks.

$1,575 per Box (Seats 5)

$3,150 per Table (Seats 10)