Welcome to the 2016 USDF L Education Program
Hosted by Glass-Ed at Albion College!

Details for Part 1 – Session A

November 19 & 20 2016
Instructor: Jayne Ayers

Welcome! We hope you all are as excited as we are for this weekend’s Part 1, Session A of Glass-Ed’s USDF L-Education program at Albion College!

7:30am – Registration, Lecture on General Issues and Rules Section
Noon – Lunch break @ Baldwin Cafe (campus dining hall)
1:00pm – Lecture on Biomechanics of General Horse, Gaits, and Basics
5:00pm – Conclusion

7:30am – Doors open, check-in, refreshments
8:00am – Lecture on Biomechanics
Noon – Lunch break @ Baldwin Cafe (campus dining hall)
1:00pm – @ Nancy G. Held Equestrian Center – Training Level demo rides
1:45pm – First Level demo rides
2:30pm – Second Level demo rides
3:30-4pm – Wrap-up

Please see the attached Campus Map to help you navigate the Albion College campus and the Held Equestrian Center. Morning registration and classroom sessions will take place on the main campus of Albion College in Olin Hall room 112. Like many college campuses, each building does not have its own street address. The nearest intersection for Olin Hall is Hannah St. and Erie St. From this intersection, you will see a sign for the Ferguson parking lot, which is where you will want to park to get to Olin Hall. Olin is located diagonally opposite from the lot entrance. It is a dark brick building and there will be signs posted to direct you. Note that Albion College does not ticket in their lots on weekends, so any spot is fine.

Click here for directions to the main campus

Coffee, tea, water, and hot cocoa will be available during classroom sessions. Some light snacks will also be provided in the AM. You are welcome to bring in your own beverages and snacks as well. (There is a Biggby Coffee located very close to campus on Michigan Ave towards the downtown!)

We will be having lunch at the campus dining hall in the Baldwin Cafe. They offer a lovely selection of different types of food for all dietary needs/wants. You can view the dining website here. Auditors who have purchased lunch ahead of time may join us here for lunch as well, and if you decide last minute to purchase lunch just let us know. Please note that outside food and beverages may not be brought into Baldwin Cafe, so auditors that will be bringing their own lunch will need to either eat in Olin Hall or at the Held Equestrian Center.

Parking near the campus dining hall is limited, so the easiest thing for us to do is walk from the classroom to the dining hall for lunch. It is not a long walk – 5 minutes at most – but please dress accordingly for our little jaunt! And if anyone has any physical limitations where you can’t make the walk, we can easily drive you over and drop off in front of the entrance.

After lunch on Saturday, we will have more classroom sessions in Olin Hall. On Sunday after lunch we will make our way to the Held Equestrian Center, which is about 1.5 miles away from main campus. The physical address of the Held Equestrian Center is 11039 29-Mile Rd. (South) / Albion, MI 49224. If you plug the address into your GPS, just make sure that it ends up taking you south on 29 Mile Rd. (near the intersection of Haven Rd and 29-Mile) because there is another separate section of 29 Mile that goes north of town and you will end up a little lost that way!

Participants should bring the following items:
1.) L-Program course material either on a laptop or printed. There are power outlets on the tables in the classroom.
2.) Completed USEF Rules homework/quiz (including results from online quiz)
3.) USEF Rules either on laptop or printed: General Rules (GR) and Dressage Division (DR), and Dressage Attire & Equipment Guide
4.) Copies of the dressage test sheets. (Training Level 1-3, First Level 1-3, Second Level 1-3)
5.) Notebook, pens, red pens, highlighter, and clipboard.
6.) Dress according to weather for Sunday afternoon session in the indoor arena. The arena is fully enclosed but is not heated. Lap blankets would be a good idea.

We look forward to seeing you all here for this valuable learning experience!

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