The 2014 North America Lipizzan Symposium

Information   |   Schedule

October 3rd – 5th   Tempel Lipizzans, Old Mill Creek, Illinois


This Symposium has all the components our USLF Members have asked for in the perfect Symposium. 

First, consider the location and our hosts: Tempel Farms –one couldn’t ask for a more idyllic and intimate setting.  Tempel’s Guest House on a gentle knoll overlooking green fields filled with Lipizzans will be your meeting base.

Second, your hotel, The Hampton Inn, offers reasonable rates and is a short seven minute drive to Tempel Farms.  You will want to arrive the day before, settle in, and perhaps connect with Lipizzan friends over dinner.  Restaurants are conveniently located nearby.  Breakfast is included with your room rate, so be sure to allow time in the mornings to enjoy.

Third, you have asked for clinics, educational presentations, and Lipizzan related activities. An exciting itinerary has been planned for you and is all inclusive with your Full Registration. All events are informal, dress for comfort to enjoy your 2 ½ days at Tempel.  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will include morning beverages and mid-morning snacks, lunches will be included Friday, and Saturday.  Saturday’s gala evening includes a champagne toast and private sunset performance of the Tempel Lipizzans.  The performance will be followed by an open beer and wine bar and fabulous buffet dinner with dessert buffet.  Our traditional annual auction will follow, with a few new twists and surprises!  Learn about Biomechanics with our featured guest Dr. Hilary Clayton.  Dr. Clayton will be doing two presentations, one on Saturday and one on Sunday morning along with SRS video and followed by a Piaffe & Passage Clinic.  Also on the Agenda, a Behind the Scenes Stable Tour, Evaluation Case Studies with Tempel Lipizzan stock, and Tempel Farms Horse Screening.  Meeting highlights will include panel discussions on evaluations, new program rollouts, a report on the LIF Judges’ Training Clinic, Committee breakouts, and much more.


* Preliminary Schedule of Events:

Friday, October 3rd

          8:00 AM                         Registration, Tempel Farms, 17000 Wadsworth Rd., Old Mill Creek, IL

          8:30 – Noon                  USLF Business Meeting

          Noon – 1 PM                  Box Lunch at Tempel Farm’s Guest House

          1:00 – 3:20 PM              USLF Business Meeting continues

          3:30 – 5 PM                   “Behind The Scenes” Tempel Farms Stable Tour

Saturday, October 4th

          8:30 – 11:45 AM            USLF Committee Breakout Sessions

          11:45 – Noon                 President’s Final Remarks, USLF Business Meeting Adjournment

          Noon – 1:30 PM            Box Lunch at Tempel Farm’s Guest House

          1:30 – 3:45 PM              Biomechanics of the Baroque Horse - Dr. Hilary Clayton

          5:00 – 6:30 PM             Evening Performance of Tempel Lipizzans with Champagne Toast

          7:00 – 10:00 PM            Dinner with Open Beer and Wine Bar, followed by our Auction

Sunday, September 29th.

          8:00 – 8:30 AM             Meeting of New USLF Directors

          8:30 – 9:15 AM              Panel Discussion – Sales and Marketing

          9:30 – 10:00 AM           Biomechanics of Piaffe and Passage – Dr. Hilary Clayton

          10:00 – 11:00 AM          Demo – Piaffe/Passage Progression & Training w/ Tempel Lipizzans

          11:00 – Noon                 Tempel Farms Horse Screening

          Noon                              Symposium ends


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