Lexington, KY (July 20, 2012) – The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce that two-time Olympian and 2007 Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame Inductee, Hilda Gurney, has been signed as the clinician for the 2013-2014 Nutrena/USDF Adult Clinic Series. The series will be begin in the spring of 2013 and run through the end of 2014, with a clinic in each of USDF’s nine regions.
Hilda Gurney is an FEI “I” Judge and large “R” Dressage Sport Horse Breeding judge, as well as a decorated competitor. Hilda has had an enormous positive impact on US dressage over the past several decades. Her competition record is unsurpassed: an Olympic Team bronze medal in 1976, an individual gold and silver, and three team gold medals at the Pan Am Games, 6 USET National Grand Prix Championships on the legendary Hall of Fame member, Keen, 15 USDF Horse of the Year titles, and a team gold medal at the North American Dressage Championship and was honored as the 1977 Martini and Rossi AHSA Horsewoman of the Year. Hilda continues to actively train and compete several horses at the FEI Level. In addition, she is a dedicated teacher, instructing a generation of students from the grass roots to international levels. The names of her many students could fill a book, including Debbie McDonald, previous clinician Charlotte Bredahl-Baker, Kathleen Raine, and David Wightman.