Reiterhof, a small breeding and training facility southwest of Austin, Texas, offers classical dressage training for horses and riders from beginners through Grand Prix. We have an extensive lesson program at our facility, with limited boarding for horses in training. Richard offers regular clinics throughout the Southwest. We are specialists in helping riders find suitable horses for their needs and desires, whether our own homebred Dutch Warmbloods or through an extensive network of breeders and trainers throughout the United States and Europe.
|DRESSAGE AT THE PALACE III and IV - CANCELLED|
I deeply regret that Reiterhof's shows DRESSAGE AT THE PALACE III and IV, to have been held November 15-16 at the San Antonio Rose Palace, have been cancelled. I waited until after the mail arrived on Thursday, six days after the extended closing, to make this hard decision, but the the number of entries received was insufficient to support the cost of the facility or the officials.
Ironically, quite a few potential competitors have called over the weekend to inquire whether I were taking late entries, and would have been glad to do so had the critical number been reached before I was obliged to advise USEF, USDF, my officials and the facility of the unsustainability of the shows this go-around.
There were a number of factors contributing to the low entries: it is a non-traditional date, and the difficulty some of you had downloading the prize list from the website, www.reiterhof.us, among them. It has made me very sad to disappoint those of you looking forward to showing. All entries received will be returned in the next days: I am not retaining the office fee to offset my already-incurred expenses for the shows, as provided for in the rules. Rather, you will receive your original checks back.
I AM planning on holding Dressage at the Palace I and II on the traditional weekend of May 2-3--I hope all of you who entered this time and many of you who didn't will mark your calendars and plan to join your fellow equestrians then!
Susan & Richard Howard