This weekend Silva will participate in the Dressage Young Horse Trainers Symposium at Hassler Dressage in Chesapeake City, Maryland. According to the official Hassler Dressage website, "Since its inception in 2005, The YDHTS has become the only event of its kind to gather developing talent nationwide for an event of this nature. In addition, each year the Symposium attracts returning alumni for continuing education and networking with others who are equally passionate about young horse training."
This year's symposium will include instruction from Scott Hassler and Ingo Pape. Unfortunately for the rest of us, auditors will not be allowed, but as office manager Jann Clark said, "This a private event and open only to those participant who were selected for 2008 and previous alumni, chosen from 2005, 2006 and 2007. We keep it private so serious training can occur."
You can, however, learn all about Silva's experiences at the symposium in updates on this blog!