Eric DierksBecky Shipps
Eric Dierks, Draper Equine Advisory Board Member and Draper product enthusiast is tentatively scheduled to be in Draper’s booth to give an enlightening presentation on ”Competitive Sport and How it can Effect your Training and Overall Wellness of Both You and Your Horse”.
Eric actively competes horses that he has started himself. Though always looking for rides, he believes nobody’s better to blame than yourself when something goes wrong with training. Eric has competed up to the four-star level in eventing and is also active in the Show Jumping and Dressage ring. Eric was also long listed for both the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez de la Fontera, Spain on Eveready and the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece on Stonehedge Heritage.
A level III certified instructor, he was one of the first wave of graduates from the USEA Instructor Certification Program and divides his time between teaching and training. He gives clinics throughout the U.S and also donates his time to the USEA outreach program, and the Young Rider Program. He served as team coach for the Area IV young riders team from 1997-1998, and 2002. He currently serves as their team selector. “I believe there are life long lessons learned in the horse world. From respect towards animals and people to learning to cope with success and failures, the equine world makes me a strong person with a never ending will to learn.”
To read more about Eric Dierks, read his latest blog entry or see where his travel schedule takes him next, please visit his website.