SFDA members, we are excited to present this wonderful clinic opportunity to ride with David Collins on December 4 and 5, 2021 at Buttonwood Farm.
David’s resume is long and impressive. His education includes his 20 year training relationship with international competitor and classical dressage trainer Eicke von Veltheim. Herr Veltheim trained more than 40 horses to Grand Prix and 60 to the small tour level. David also spent time at the world renowned Stromsholm Riding School in Sweden to become an instructor and developer of young horses. He also worked for Heinz Lammers, Reitmeister FN and USA Olympic coach in Germany. This was a rare opportunity among American riders. Reitmeister Lammers certified David to train horses to Grand Prix according to FEI standards.
While David now focuses on coaching his students to be successful competitors at the regional and national levels, he has also competed successfully at those levels with a championship at Intermediate II in USDF Region 8 finals and at many CDIs down here in Florida.
Some of his personal highlights include training with the 1984 USA Olympic 3-Day Event team under Olympic gold medal coach, Jack le Goff, a 10th place in a Grand Prix Olympic screening trial at the Wellington CDI, training several young horses to go on to be international competitors and selling Bojing who he had started as a 3 year old and sold to Hubertus Schmidt as a 8 year old competing at PSG. As testament to David’s training, Schmidt said, “I bought Bojing for many reasons besides his very good training.” David is also an author of Dressage Masters: Interviews with Four Legendary Trainers.
To learn more about David and his training program, please visit his website:
Please join us for the weekend to learn from this great master. Entries are open.