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In-Person Auditor Registration Form

 (Coming Soon)

Virtual  Participation Registration Form (Coming Soon)

Rider Assignments

 (Posted After Application Deadline)

 Discover Your Potential By

Building a Solid Foundation

Auditor-Friendly Symposium

 with George Williams and Bill Warren

26-27 June 2021

Stave Mill Farm, Esmont, VA

Building a Solid Foundation ... A Symposium with 

George Williams and Bill Warren

In this exciting symposium, George Williams and Bill Warren, two nationally recognized trainers, bring their unique perspectives to help both horses and their riders maximize their full potential. Both clinicians ride and compete, as well as train horses and riders at all levels. In addition, George competed internationally with his well-known partner Rocher and is currently a USEF National US Coach, while Bill is a USEF ‘S’ and FEI 4* Judge. Working together, they will help riders discover their horse’s full potential, utilizing exercises to help riders build a solid foundation to enhance their horse’s performance, whether in the competition ring or when working at home. 

This is an auditor-friendly and live-stream symposium to allow all to take advantage of this wonderful learning opportunity.  In-person auditors will be limited to thirty-five (35) and asked to comply with COVID protocols as wearing a mask and social distancing at all times. In-person auditing is $25 per day which includes lunch, snacks, and auditor-oriented non-mounted sessions. In-person auditors will be selected in the following order – those that applied but not selected to ride, followed by VADA members. The live-streaming of the symposium will be at no cost to 2021VADA members and no restriction on participation attendance. 

Rider Application deadline is 15 April 2021 and email to Sheli King, [email protected] The application can be downloaded by clicking on the box to the left title "Rider Application".

In-Person Auditor and Virtual Participation Registration Applications will be available within the upcoming week.

About Our Clinicians

George Williams

A prominent figure in international dressage competition, George Williams’ career highlights with Chuck and Joann Smith’s grand prix mare, Rocher include an unprecedented three-time Dressage at Devon Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle winner and United States Dressage Federation Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle Horse of the Year.

George has been a serious student of dressage since 1973 when at 18 years old he traveled to Germany to study at the Reitinstitute von Neindorff’ where he earned his German Bronze Rider Medal. He then became a resident trainer and rider alongside Karl Mikolka at Tempel Farms in Wadsworth, Illinois. After 20 years, he left to join Gypsy Woods Farm and trained in Germany with the former US Dressage team coach and Olympic gold medalist, Klaus Balkenhol.

George and his wife, Roberta, operate Williams Dressage, LLC with their daughter, Noel. He and Roberta are in Wellington during the winter months and in Virginia at Stave Mill from June through November. He is currently a USEF National US Coach and a member of the FEI Judges Advisory Group.

Bill Warren

Bill currently trains and teaches out of Elmwood Equestrian Center in Mansfield, MA where he and Bill McMullin operate Warren-McMullin Dressage. From November through April they extend their operation to West Palm Beach, FL for the winter show season, making periodic visits back to New England for clinics.

As a USEF ‘S’, FEI 4* Judge, and USDF Gold Medalist, Bill judges and teaches clinics all over the United States. He also maintains an active show schedule and has accumulated many regional and national awards. 

George Williams​

Bill Warren

Clinic Fees

2021 VADA Members       $250 for the weekend

Fee includes lesson, lunch, and snacks each day (stabling extra)

Non-VADA Members        $400 for the weekend  (Please note VADA members will have priority in filling this clinic) 

Fee includes lesson, lunch, and snacks each day (stabling extra)

Processing Fee (For All Applicants)     $25


Friday-Sunday   $75

Day Stall -   $25   (Subject to availability, weekend stalls have priority)

Shavings - $8/bag, must be preordered  (You may bring your own, but shavings only please!)

Please Note:

* 50% of the clinic fee (including the $25 processing fee plus stabling if applicable) is due with the application, with the remainder due upon acceptance.

For applicants not accepted, full refunds will be issued, less the $25 processing fee, which can be applied to 1 day of auditing.

For accepted applicants, no refunds after the closing date, unless we can fill the slot, then a full refund less than a $25 processing fee.

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