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HollysHobbies
Dec. 20, 2010, 12:25 PM
I'd like to fly to Florida for one long weekend in February and THAW OUT...DQ style. I'm pondering either watching one of CDI shows or AUDITING a weekend clinic of note.

Is there a place to find a schedule of UPCOMING FLORIDA CLINICS?

Or could we start a thread?

Valentina_32926
Dec. 21, 2010, 09:49 AM
since you didn't give dates or where in Florida you are interested in going I just looked at a few semi-local websites.

Clinics are not posted in one place but I've provided a few links for shows/dressage events:

http://www.usdfregion3.org/calendar.htm
http://www.flhorsepark.com/CompetitorHome/UpcomingEvents/tabid/154/Default.aspx
http://orlandodressage.com/calendar.html

Clinics and shows listed at bottom of page here:
http://southfloridahorse.org/calendar.php

http://www.wellingtonclassicdressage.com/

Most of us find out about clinics from our trainers or other dressage riders we know. A website where it was all consolidated would be a gerat idea but hasn't occurred yet.

2tempe
Dec. 21, 2010, 02:03 PM
can't blame you for wanting to thaw out. That said, it is such a heavy show season that it may be difficult to find a clinician doing anything during that time. BUT it is great fun to attend Palm Beach Derby and watch FEI classes that have MANY riders in them.

HollysHobbies
Dec. 21, 2010, 02:15 PM
Well, I'm hoping to audit Conrad Schumacher (again) and thaw OUT for just a couple of days in Florida...perhaps in February, but am open to auditing others?! Why has Virginia been so DARN COLD??? Ugh, glad I have a covered ring where I board, but it's been a GHOST TOWN in the evenings when I ride. But, I'm so excited over my new prospect, I soldier on anyway. ;)

Clinics up here (VA) are spread through word-of-mouth also (I just don't know any Florida mouths lol ), so if you hear of clinics, perhaps people could post them here?

Thinking about watching the CDI in February though...

I'm designating this the Florida WORD OF MOUTH thread! ;)

ShadowsMom
Dec. 21, 2010, 06:26 PM
If you'd like to thaw out in Georgia, we will have a Tom Poulin Clinic on Feb 19-20 at Misty Meadows Horse Farm in Clarkesville, GA
Check it out at our website: www.mistymeadowshorsefarm.com

ShannonLee
Dec. 21, 2010, 07:39 PM
Hi - The USDF often hosts a trainer's clinic with a Big Name (Hubertus, Henk, etc) sometime in January or February in South Florida, so check that out.

Ilse Schwartz (Dressage-News.com) is bringing Steffen Peters in monthly for clinics, and auditors are welcome. Check that out, it will be much less expensive, and he is a wonderful teacher.

There are four CDI***'s in Wellington or White Fences in January - March - All will be good to watch.

quiet girl
Dec. 22, 2010, 07:00 PM
I am hosting a clinic with Jennie Loriston-Clarke in Alachua near Gainesville, Florida from January 12th through the 15th. One of Canada's riders from WEG will be riding as well as some good local professionals. More information is on my website www.silveroakflorida.com.

tempichange
Dec. 22, 2010, 07:53 PM
Off topic, but in April we will be hosting christoph hess and debbie mcdonald in Kentucky. So after your thaw on you're way northward, you can stop on by.