Eitan Beth-Halachmy Teaches With Olympic Coach, Conrad Schumacher

While at OKC this year I had the opportunity to meet Debbie Beth-Halachmy and learn of her and her husband, Eitan’s off season activities. Many of you may already have heard of their Cowboy Dressage program at their training facility, Wolf Creek Ranch in Grass Valley, CA. For those of you who haven’t, Cowboy Dressage is a riding discipline that combines Traditional Western Riding and with Classical Horsemanship. It is quickly becoming popular with Western riders.

During our conversation, Debbie told me of a very prestigious invitation that Eitan received and accepted from Olympic Equestrian Coach, Conrad Schumacher. I emailed Debbie after I returned home to learn more about this honor and she replied with this information:

Eitan and Santa Fe were invited to be part of a clinic/symposium with famed horseman and Olympic coach Conrad Schumacher. This is quite an honor for us and we are greatly looking forward to it. The point of having Eitan and SF there is to show that dressage is for the western discipline as well..it makes a better horse. We were asked to bring a second horse and rider and Julie Adams of Futurity Farms will be joining Eitan on BEEF Ivan who Eitan trained and is Eitan’s open horse this year. Julie showed him at OKC in the World Western Class and did an excellent job. She will be showing him next year but he will remain in training here. Ivan is quite advanced in dressage and we think he will be a very good Cowboy Dressage Horse in the near future. He has lots of talent for sure. You can go to www.conradschumacher.com and read about the event.

I think it is great to see how Morgans and their trainers branch out, showing the great versatility of the breed as well as finding new avenues for them to excel. Congratulations to Eitan and Debbie on this honor and their continued success!

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