Derek di Grazia – Course Designer

Discipline:

Derek is an FEI (I) International Level Course Designer as well as a US Equestrian Federation National Course Advisor residing in Carmel Valley, CA (USA). He designed the Course at the Horse Park at Woodside.

Derek regularly travels the country to venues such as Fair Hill, Kentucky Horse Park,Bromont and Stuart Horse Trials designing some of the countries most illustrious courses. His philosophy is to use the natural features of the terrain to create the questions needed to keep the course in line with the level being asked. He stresses how important the design and placement of the obstacles are in maintaining the flow and rhythm of the course. Some of his most recent work includes:

  • 2011 Courses Rolex Kentucky CCI****
  • Fair Hill CCI*** and CCI**
  • Bromont CCI***,CCI**, and CCI*
  • Twin Rivers Horse Trials and CIC***,CCI**,CCI*
  • Stuart Horse Trials and CIC**
  • Mid South CCI*
  • Woodside Horse Trials
  • Fitch”s Corner Horse Trials
  • Caber Farm Horse Trials
2011 Rolex Kentucky: Press Conference with Cross-Country Course Designer Derek di Grazia
 
Interview with Derek di grazia at Bromont