European dressage champion Ulla Salzgeber will be passing on her expert knowledge when she takes the BEIB British Dressage National Convention at Addington Manor, Buckinghamshire on 27-28 November.

Ulla Salzgeber and Rusty swept the board at the European Dressage Championships at Hickstead in August 2003, producing an astounding performance in the grand prix freestyle. The partnership are hotly tipped for Athens in August this year, and Ulla could well appear at the convention in November as the newly-crowned Olympic Champion.

The convention is a two-day course organised by British Dressage, which has been running for several years. The two days are spent progressing through different training levels and examining a variety of training techniques. Several “guinea pig” riders of different levels help demonstrate different techniques and training methods.

Simon Mackaness, director of BEIB, which is sponsoring the event for the fifth year, says: “Ulla Salzegeber is an exceptionally talented rider and trainer who is not to be missed, and we look forward to the 2004 BEIB National Convention with great anticipation.”

Famous trainers such as Conrad Schumacher and Johann Hinnemann have given British dressage fans the benefit of their experience in the past, but this is one of the first occasions when a dressage competitor will be providing an insight into dressage at various levels.

Jo Bagnall of British Dressage says: “We are delighted to have someone of Ulla’s international standing coming over from Germany. We hope that both members and non-members will be able to take full advantage of this fantastic opportunity to learn from one of Europe’s leading dressage riders.”

Tickets cost £35 per day or £50 for both days for BD members and £40 per day or £60 for both days for non-members. Cheques should be made payable to “British Dressage” and be sent with an SAE to Ruth Tyler at the British Dressage head office.

For more information visit: www.britishdressage.co.uk