Klassic Kur offers freestyle clinics for those wanting to learn about this exciting part of dressage. The clinic is divided into two sessions with mounted participants and auditors attending both sessions.

Freestyle Designation Approved Seminars

All Ranks (includes L Graduates)

January 11 - 12, 2020

Janet Foy and Terry Ciotti Gallo

Thank you Michele Ng & CDS for a superbly run clinic

All Ranks (includes L Graduates)

April 5 - 6, 2020

Lois Yukins and Terry Ciotti Gallo

​Presented by NEDA & CDA in Lebanon, CT

Contact Jennifer Dillon at (508) 641-3121 or membership@neda.org

Gary Rockwell & Terry presented at Continuing Education for Judges (all licenses) in Freestyle organized by USDF.  January, 2019

Freestyle Clinics

With pre-approval, USEF may recognize this program as continuing education. As such, judges completing this course will receive a special designation for freestyle after their names on the USEF Officials listing. 

Klassic Kur's Terry Ciotti Gallo was the key architect in developing this program, and has permission to present the lecture in conjunction with a USDF L Faculty member.​

Theory & Application

Terry directs a rider through choreography

Judge Education

The lecture is given as a Power Point presentation. The host must provide either a large screen with HDMI capability or a screen and projector for computer hook-up. The mounted session requires a complete sound system plus a microphone. 

The two day clinic fee is $2400. This encompasses the three hour lecture, 12 mounted sessions and unlimited auditors. The host is responsible for reimbursement of expenses such as air transportation, hotel, and so on as well as the printing of the educational material. Contact Klassic Kur for more details and ideas on how to defray costs.

The USDF Continuing Education for Judges in Freestyle allows L program members and judges of all rankings to be participants. Riders, trainers and enthusiasts are welcomed as auditors. The program must be given by an organization, as opposed to a private barn, and would first need the approval of USDF. For more information, contact Sharon VanderZiel  svanderziel@usdf.org

Klassic Kur LLC

Host Responsibilities

The three hour seminar takes riders on a step-by-step journey of finding music that is right for their horse, a review of the rules, planning effective choreography and much more. This session is beneficial for Pony Club, National and FEI levels. 

The mounted sessions accommodate riders from Training Level through Grand Prix in 45 minute time slots each. All mounted participants will go through a tempo analysis, learn to ride to the beat of the music, and have choreography for one gait that is appropriate for their level. Many riders come to a clinic with specific objectives and we are happy to help them meet their goals. This allows for flexibility in the mounted sessions.