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Renowned equestrian Bernie Traurig to conduct clinic at Virginia Intermont College Mar. 6-7

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Widely recognized as a legend in equestrian sports, Bernie Traurig will conduct a two-day clinic at Virginia Intermont’s Equestrian Center on the north campus,  Mar. 6-7.  The clinic will include jumper, hunter and equitation sessions.  Registration is open to the public with limited space available.

As a horseman, Traurig is renowned for not only his riding talents but as a gifted teacher and coach. As a competitor, he has represented the United States Equestrian Team both at home and abroad on many occasions and reached the top of the sport in all three of the international equestrian Olympic disciplines: Show Jumping, Dressage, and Eventing.  As a teacher and trainer, Traurig is one of the most sought after clinicians in the country today. His talent for teaching goes back to his roots when he was fortunate enough to have been educated by some of the very best Master Instructors across the world.

Traurig was inducted into the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame in 2009 and was honored in 2010 by the California Professional Horsemen’s Association, receiving their Lifetime Achievement Award.

Traurig is currently the West Coast’s associate Chef d’ Equipe to George H. Morris, the former Chef d’ Equipe of the United States Olympic Equestrian Team. After amassing 53 years of training, riding techniques and handling experience with thousands of horses, Traurig says he is driven to give back to the sport that has given him so much fulfillment and success.

Anyone interested in attending or auditing the clinic should contact Lisa Terry at 276-698-4757 or LisaMoosmueller@vic.edu.  Clinic Fee:  $100 per session, includes two guests to audit for free.  Priority will be given to current VI students.  Audit Fee:  $15 per day, free to current VI students and VI alumni. Stabling: $20, bedding included.

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