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Bernie TraurigBERNIE TRAURIG
JUMPERS • HUNTERS • EQUITATION • DRESSAGE • EVENTING

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.


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BERNIE'S VIDEO TOPICS (NEW ONES ADDED MONTHLY):


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. 

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.

Perfecting Rideability - A Jumping Exercise

No matter what division you are in, jumpers, hunters or equitation, success depends upon a tractable horse that fluidly responds to correctly applied aids. Bernie has designed this exercise to fine-tune the horse’s rideability while honing the rider’s skills. Best of all, the difficulty level can be adjusted to help & challenge the horse or rider of any level.

Running Time: 9 minutes and 28 seconds

Videos referenced in this video:

Turning Over Fences with Timing & Technique
Winning Turns
Fundamentals of Flatwork - Part 1 - Basic
Fundamentals of Flatwork - Part 2 - Intermediate
Fundamentals of Flatwork - Part 3 - Advanced
Controls of the Horse Part One - Rein Aids
Controls Of The Horse Part Two - Leg Aids

 

Pony Club Clinic With Bernie Part 1 - Flat Phase

A Session with Colorado's Roaring Fork Hounds Pony Club.  Bernie Traurig teaches C & D Level Pony Club Members in a two part clinic session.

Click here for part two of this series, Pony Club Clinic With Bernie Part 2 - Jumping Phase

Running Time: 19 minutes and 23 seconds

Pony Club Clinic With Bernie Part 2 - Jumping Phase

A Session with Colorado's Roaring Fork Hounds Pony Club.  Bernie Traurig teaches C & D Level Pony Club Members in a two part clinic session.

Click here to view part one of this series, Pony Club Clinic With Bernie Part 1 - Flat Phase

Pony Club Clinic With Bernie Part 1 - Flat Phase
Pony Club Clinic With Bernie Part 1 - Flat Phase

Running Time: 21 minutes and 20 seconds