NEGS USA Trip

NEGS USA Trip 2017 – Open to years 11 & 12USAStudyTour

We are very excited to call for expressions of interest to participate in an Equestrian Study Tour of the United States of America.

As some of you may be aware, our newly appointed HoD, Imti has lived in the U.S for 16 years and has extensive contacts in the equestrian world. As a result, he has collated the best equestrian highlights to offer students the opportunity to participate in a 12 day tour.

Rough itinerary:

Fly into Orlando and then drive to West Palm Beach, attending the Winter Equestrian Festival, where 2500 horses from 27 countries compete. Watch the dressage and showjumping Grand Prix and also some high level polo. During the day, there will be trips to FEI level barns and to view the schooling of their horses.

Next we drive to Ocala watching the Million Dollar Grand Prix and visiting some equine rehabilitation centres. Combined with this will be a forum with the U.S. team trainer, speaking to the riders and the team coach.

Following this we drive to Atlanta and see two, three star event courses. The “rest day” will consist of shopping at the outlet malls, and a motivational talk given by the CEO of Chik Fil A.

We will then drive to Kentucky and tour all the best stud farms, the KER Research Farm, the Kentucky Horse Park and Museum.

Next stop Virginia, to see some of the elite training facilities and finally to Washington to put some culture into the trip by sight-seeing.

The immediate details are:

• When: March 22 – April 6 2017

• Cost: approximately $5000 – includes airfares, accommodation, internal transport and entrance to all shows (prices may vary according to numbers etc).

If you are interested in this trip, please email Imti on:  imtiaz.anees@negs.nsw.edu.au by 28th October 2016.