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Stacia Madden and Bernie Traurig set up their segment

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Photographs may be used free of charge only in relation to the PMG press releases they pertain to.'s Bernie Traurig Shoots New Segments with Top Guest Coaches in Wellington

Written by: Carrie Wirth
Client: Bernie Traurig and
Release Date: 2012-02-03

The legendary rider, trainer, founder and president of, Bernie Traurig, spent several weeks in Wellington in January shooting new segments for his highly-regarded education portal.

The celebrated guest coaches included notables Stacia Madden,Missy Clark, Ronnie Beard, Val Renihan and Cynthia Hankin.

Missy Clark's segment focused on what to look for in a great equitation horse. Clark also did a segment on the crest and automatic releases. Stacia Madden did three segments, including an exercise she is convinced directly led to Jessica Springsteen's 2008 ASPCA Maclay win. Cynthia Hankinís topic was rider position, demonstrating not only the right way, but also examples of the wrong way.

Ronnie Beard did a very interesting topic on the qualities he expects a top hunter to possess. His examples go back to the Thoroughbreds of the Big Hunter Classics of the 1970's and continue to the present day Warmblood hunters.

Val Renihan demonstrated an exercise that renowned USET Coach, Bert de Nemethy, used with great results. It was de Nemethy's lunge line drills, with such superstars as Bill Steinkraus, Frank Chapot and George Morris (to name a few), that lead to the beautiful style that became the American trademark. Renihan's topic proves that you don't have to be a beginner to benefit from some time on the lunge line.

Traurig shot an intriguing topic: a study of take-off and landing distances of both hunters and jumpers at all different heights. is an online education service that provides systematic, online "lessons" presented by Bernie Traurig and a host of world-class trainers and competitors, including Rodrigo Pessoa, Eric Lamaze, Laura Kraut, Ian Millar, Missy Clark, Peter Pletcher, Louise Serio, Julie Winkel and many more. High quality, dynamic content is constantly added, providing the ideal learning portal for novice through advanced riders. It is a comprehensive resource for amateurs to augment their lessons, for trainers and professionals looking for lesson support materials and for riders with no access to qualified training.

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