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Terry Ciotti Gallo Musical Freestyle Clinic and Seminar

April 13 – 14, 2024

USET Foundation, Gladstone, NJ

We are pleased to announce that The Distinguished Rider will be joining us as a vendor on Saturday, April 13th! Come prepare for show season and shop a wide array of boots, apparel, accessories, and more.

Clinic description

The Do-Re-Mi’s of Freestyles is a three hour seminar that will take you on a step-by-step journey on how to find music that is right for your horse, how to plan effective choreography, and how to prepare for shows.

Following the lecture there will be mounted sessions, where the theories that are discussed in the seminar are put into practice. All mounted participants go through a tempo analysis, learn to ride to the beat of the music, and create choreography for one gait that is appropriate for their level. If you plan to ride and have a specific objective such as reviewing your current freestyle or listening to music you have already chosen, we will try to accommodate your request.

Auditors will be accepted and are encouraged to come! Day stalls will be available for riders.

Registration information

Registration deadline:  April 11, 2024

Riders: $215 (includes lunch)
Grooms: $15 for lunch
Stall: $50

Auditors with lunch: $60
Auditors without lunch: $45 (walk-in auditors are permitted!)

How to register

  1. Fill out the registration form and send back to:
    Victoria Shilton
    219 Lees Avenue
    Collingswood, NJ 08108
    [email protected]
  2. Pay using a check or click here to pay online


9:00 to 12:00 – Lecture
12:00 to 12:45 – Lunch
12:45 to 1:30 – Carol Riegel (4th level)
1:30 to 2:15 – Kim Mackey (WD Basic level)
2:15 to 3:00 – Kimberly Hirschman (4th level)
3:00 to 3:15 – Break
3:15 to 4:00 – Beth Niebling (3rd level)
4:00 to 4:45 – Tamara Uzman (Grand Prix)

9:00 to 9:45 – Sara Bagala (1st level)
9:45 to 10:30 – Katie Label (2nd level)
10:30 to 11:15 – Christine Scott (1st level)

Terry Ciotti Gallo - Bio

Terry’s broad and colorful history in sports, dance and music led to the establishment of her freestyle design business Klassic Kur in 1989. Her freestyles have been in seven Olympic Games, World Equestrian Games, and hold two World Cup titles.

Terry has been a member of the USDF Freestyle Committee (six years as its chair) and the USDF Judges Committees. She is a recipient of USDF Volunteer of the Year award for her work on the freestyle education program for judges, and was honored with the USDF Lifetime Achievement Award. She continues to volunteer both in USDF and also for the Challenge of the Americas, a fundraiser for breast cancer research that features quadrilles.