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Doug Payne Releases Interactive Training DVD
Oldwick, NJ, USA

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Doug Payne, US rider and trainer, has released The Rider's Eye, an interactive training DVD that blends traditional techniques with modern technology. The collaboration with former Olympian James Wofford provides viewers with a unique perspective via Payne's helmet camera.

"The Rider's Eye expedites the learning process with two unique camera angles," Payne said. "Viewers can learn as a spectator and then jump in the saddle to see the exercieses first-hand."

Payne initially developed his camera system which was used for NBC's Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event coverage in 2005. After using his footage as a personal training tool, he asked Wofford to collaborate on a training DVD. The Rider's Eye was filmed while Payne competed at the 2008 Virginia Horse Trials, in both Intermediate and Training where the horses featured finished 1st and 4th respectivly. Supplemental training footage was filmed at Jan Byyny's Surefire Farm, and Payne edited and produced the footage himself.

In The Rider's Eye, Wofford provides insights and analysis while Payne executes the training exercises. Each exercise is performed incorrectly to illustrate common flaws and is revisited to demonstrate the correct execution. Viewers can also choose to ride along with Payne as he narrates competition footage or test their skills without Payne's guidance.

Doug Payne is an international rider who also holds USEF judges licenses. He is a certified Level III Instructor and a consultant for Dover Saddlery. Payne owns and operates DP Equestrian out of Misty Hollow Farm in Oldwick, New Jersey and is currently training for the 2012 Olympics in London. Payne also serves on the board of the Professional Riders Organization.

James Wofford is a three-time Olympic Silver medalist who has served as president of the American Horse Shows Association and vice president of the United States Eventing Team. After retiring from competition in 1986, Wofford has focused on coaching, with at least one of his students competing on every American Olympic, World Championship and Pan American Games teams since 1978. Wofford lives in Upperville, Virginia at Fox Covert Farm with his wife.

"Training with the helmet camera has helped me tremendously," Payne continued. "Jimmy and I hope that other riders will discover this excellent learning tool with The Rider's Eye."

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