JUNE 11 - 12, 2022

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Iris Eppinger is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist who grew up in Germany on her family’s sport horse training and breeding farm.  She now bases her Sunshine Dressage business in Charleston, South Carolina.

Iris has developed several horses to the Grand Prix level and her students compete with success up to Grand Prix. Besides her German trainer’s license, Iris has degrees in the biomechanics of the horse, equine physiotherapy, acupuncture and training psychology. As an experienced teacher, Iris draws on all of these disciplines to improve communication between the horse and rider, bringing out their highest level of expression and harmony. In her own words, Iris says “It's great to see that one can train up to the highest level with ease and fun and playfulness and have happy and healthy horses through that!!”

CVDA’s June 11-12, 2022 clinic with Iris Eppinger will be held at Goose Chase Farm in Meriden, NH.  It opens May 11 and closes on May 28. Riders and horses of all levels are welcome, as are auditors. On Saturday, Iris will give a lunch talk followed by Q&A. Come join us for a day or two of learning and fun! 


The rules pertaining to dressage competition prohibit the use of appliances, devices, and drugs. Instead, the emphasis is on progressive training and a cooperative partnership between horse and rider. As part of its mission, CVDA offers educational programs which explore and demonstrate classical and humane training methods. 


Any returned check will incur an additional $40 fee.  The person is then not eligible to participate in any CVDA activities until the indebtedness has been paid in full with a bank/cashier’s check.  Once the indebtedness has been cleared, payment for any future activity must be paid with a bank/cashier’s check. 


At any CVDA event, it is compulsory that all riders mounted at any time or anywhere on the competition/event showgrounds, competing at any level, wear properly fitted protective headgear which meets or exceeds current applicable ASTM/SEI (American Society for Testing and Materials/Safety Equipment Institute) standards for equestrian use and carries the SEI tag “Protective Headgear,” with chin strap secured.

For riders under 18 years of age, it is the responsibility of the parent, guardian or trainer to insure that the protective headgear worn complies with appropriate safety standards for protective headgear intended for equestrian use, and is properly fitted and in good condition. Riders over age 18 are responsible for their protective headgear complying with the standards. Central Vermont Dressage Association and the facility hosting the CVDA event are not responsible for checking equestrian helmets for such compliance.

Any rider without protective headgear will immediately be prohibited from further participation in the CVDA event until such headgear is properly in place and/or, at CVDA’s sole discretion, may be prohibited from participating further in the CVDA event.

Central Vermont Dressage Association and the host facility make no representation or warranty, express or implied, about any protective headgear/equestrian helmet, and cautions riders that death or serious injury may result despite wearing such protective headgear as all equestrian sports involve inherent dangerous risk and as no helmet can protect against all foreseeable injuries.

Central Vermont Dressage Association, Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 
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