As a Horseman, Bernie is renowned for not only his riding talents but for his teaching and coaching gifts. As a competitor, Bernie has represented the United States Equestrian Team both at home and abroad on many occasions and reached the top of the sport in all 3 of the International Equestrian Olympic disciplines: Show Jumping, Dressage, and Eventing. In 2009 he was inducted into the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame. In 2010 the California Professional Horsemen's Association honored him with their Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2012 he was awarded the USHJA President’s Distinquished Service Award. He is recognized as a legend in the sport. As a teacher and trainer, he is one of the most sought after clinicians in the country today. His talent for teaching goes back to his roots where he was fortunate enough to have been educated by some of the very best Master Instructors this country and the world have to offer. He served as the West Coastʼs associate Chef d’ Equip to George H. Morris, the former Chef d’ Equip of the United States Olympic Equestrian Team. After amassing over 60 years worth of training and riding techniques and experiences with thousands of horses, Bernie is driven to give back to the sport that has given him so much fulfillment and success.  Click here to learn more about Bernie.





In the Spotlight Interview - Short Version

Bernie sits down with renowned trainer, coach and judge, Ronnie Beard, to reminisce about the glory days of Winter Place Farm. The opulent facility was way ahead of its time and the horses and riders that emerged from there would become legends. It was nothing but the best for Mr. Caine, the farm’s owner, and he turned to Ronnie to make his dreams of showcasing champion horses and world class riders come true.

This is a condensed version of this interview. Click here for the full version, which is available to members or on a pay-per-view basis.

Running Time: 7 minutes and 29 seconds

Incorporating Cavaletti with Fences as Developed by Bert de Nemethy

Bernie is bringing back The Master, Bert de Némethy. In this topic Bernie introduces us to a modern system of incorporating cavalletti with fences that was developed and perfected by de Némethy. Bernie was privileged to learn this system personally from Bert.

If you liked this video check out Mandy Porter's video topic Fundamental Gymnastic

Running Time 12 minutes and 29 seconds

Introducing the Green Horse & Training the Spooky Horse to the Liverpool

This member requested video features a horse that is afraid of liverpools, affecting his show performance whenever this obstacle presents itself. Bernie tackles this issue using the same techniques he uses when introducing green horses to liverpools for the first time. His tried and true methodical approach leads to success.

Running Time: 15 minutes and 44 seconds

Introducing Your Horse to the Hard Rubber Pelham 

Finding the right bit takes experimentation and the ability to read your horse’s reactions. For some horses, the pelham can prove to be the ideal show bit, while other horses are quick to communicate their displeasure with it. Follow Bernie through the steps of familiarizing a horse with a hard rubber pelham for the first time. 

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Running Time: 13 minutes and 17 seconds

John French - An Interview Featuring His USHJA Hunter Derby Win

Get to know John French from his introduction to the sport, to his biggest influences.  In this exciting video youʼll get Johnʼs own play by play of his brilliant 2009 $100,000.00 USHJA Hunter Derby round aboard “Rumba.”

Running Time: 14 minutes and 11 seconds

Judging Hunters

In this video Bernie shares his insights on the qualities that make a top Working Hunter and a top Amateur Hunter. This video was produced for the United States Equestrian Federation Hunter Judges Clinics in 2014.

Running Time: 10 minutes 53 seconds

Keeping Your Saddle From Slipping Back

A quick tip from Bernie to keep your saddle from slipping back.

Running Time:  1 minute and 29 seconds

Leopoldo Palacios & Bernie Traurig Discuss The Water Jump

World renowned course designer, Leopoldo Palacios, and Bernie Traurig talk about the always controversial water jump.

To view Leopoldo's other video topics click on the following the links:  Walking the Grand Prix Course Part 1 and Part 2

Running Time:  7 minutes and 2 seconds


Looking for the Distance

Bernie travels far and wide as a clinician and encounters a wide spread confusion amongst his students - where to look to find a distance to a fence. In this topic, he experiments with various techniques for finding the distance and puts an end to the mystery.

Running Time: 8 minutes and 30 seconds

Masters and Mentors

Bernie discusses his his influences in the sport.