If you don’t follow Lauren Sprieser on Facebook, you might have missed the Virtual Cocktail Party series. Sponsored by the Sprieser Sporthorse Elite Club, Lauren is hosting three FREE educational “parties” via Zoom, in these times of social distancing, to keep learning and keep having fun while we’re safe at home.

We’ve had some amazing guests, and will continue to do so for weeks to come. All meetings are at 7p EST (4p PST). Here’s the complete schedule of events:

Monday, April 27: Maddie of The Blonde & The Bay, a fabulous blogger and Instagram star. We’re talking about life on the internet, and the pluses and perils of social media.
Wednesday, April 29: Beth Hall of Woodwind Studios & MusiKur Dressage Freestyles, a professional dressage freestyle composer. Beth has done freestyles for myself and my students through the international levels, and we’ll chat choreography, the music process, and why you’re not allowed to do a freestyle to music from The Pirates Of The Caribbean or Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimmaron anymore. (Spoiler alert: because you’ll be the nine millionth person to do so.)
Friday, May 1: Lauren Chumley is back to talk about working students: how to be a good one, how to get a great job, when to run screaming from the hills, and how spending time as a working student is crucial before you venture out as a trainer on your own.
Monday, May 4: Dr. Cricket Russillo, USA Team Vet for Dressage. We’ll be talking about the value of being proactive instead of reactive in equine sports medicine, and what a good preventative performance exam and treatment plan looks like.
Wednesday, May 6: Ange Bean, Grand Prix dressage trainer, about riding the non-warmblood horse and bringing them up the levels of dressage sport. We’ve got Morgans! We’ve got Fresians! We’ve got combinations of the two! Come learn about how Ange’s made multiple FEI horses with nary a warmblood to be found in their pedigrees.
Friday, May 8: a high performance roundtable we’re calling “What I’m Doing On My Summer Vacation!” For our country’s top dressage and paradressage stars, the journey to the next Olympic Games just got weirder… and longer. I’ll be joined by Rebecca Hart, Katherine Bateson-Chandler, Olivia Lagoy-Weltz and more, to talk about their plans for the summer, how they’re staying motivated, and what comes next in these uncertain times.

PAST PARTIES, recorded and available for your listening pleasure, to members of the Sprieser Sporthorse Elite Club:
– Heather Richards, FEI Amateur with horses at home
– Jen Verharen, professional coach, on making fear a superpower
– Dr. Chad Davis DVM, on complementary medicine for horses
– Dr. Jenny Susser, sports psychologist, on goal setting
– Laura Crump Anderson, personal trainer & yoga instructor
– Jodie Kelly & Martin Kuhn, Grand Prix riders, on Young Riders
– The Horse Husbands
– Lauren Chumley on buying & selling horses
– Laura Romfh of Romfh Equestrian Apparel on equine fashion
– Olivia Lagoy-Weltz, international dressage rider, on riding the wingnut
– Lendon Gray, Olympian and Olympic coach, on teaching youth riders

Sign up for each meeting FREE at Strider, and see you there!