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View Poll Results: Location of Interest

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  • Indiana

    3 14.29%
  • Kentucky

    5 23.81%
  • New York

    5 23.81%
  • Other

    8 38.10%
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  1. #1
    WCEquestrian Guest

    Default Interest in William Coleman Clinic

    Would anyone have any interest in doing a William Coleman Clinic. I am looking to possibly schedule some in Indiana, Kentucky, upstate New York. Before I would put in the work to schedule them I need to know if anyone has any interest. Below is a short Bio of Will if anyone doesnt much about him.
    William currently resides in Gordonsville, Virginia where he grew up riding. He has an extensive background in Show Jumping and Dressage. William is an avid horseman, and has a knack for getting the most out of each horse and understanding them. Will began riding with Karen and David O’Connor while in High School and after graduating in 2001 started a three year working student program with the two Olympic Veterans. David took Will under his wing as he progressed through the ranks of Young Rider to International four-star competitor. It was a successful relationship and still is to this day. At 18 years of age William won gold at the North American Young Rider’s Championship and moved up to the three star level the following year. An impressive 8th place finish at Fair Hill International CCI3* earned him a spot on the USEF’s training list that winter. In 2003 he began another partnership with the horse, Fox-In-Flight which was a successful one to say the least. He became the first American, and to this day the only American to win the Bramham Under-25 European Championship in England. That fall he made his four star debut at one of the toughest 3-day tracks ever, Burghley. A 26th place finish was good enough to put him in contention for a spot on the 2004 Athens Olympic team at the age of 20. But an unfortunate injury sidelined his Olympic dream for the time being. From then until now he has grown in many ways and has gone from accomplished young rider to an accomplished professional. He has spent the last six years studying with German dressage trainer Gerd Reuter, and examined fitness with Phillip Dutton, who in this country is the master at conditioning. Will’s father is a show jumper which has allowed Will to spend a lot of time in the show-jumping arena as well. He has spent a tremendous amount with the great Anne Kursinski and recently with the U.S. Event team show jump coach, Katie Prudent. Each year William is invited to Holland by Wiljan Larakkers to show-jump horses indoors, which has proven to be hugely beneficial. William currently has two top level horses, Twizzle and Nevada Bay and then a string of young up and coming horses. William is not only a great rider, he is excellent at applying the knowledge he has gained over the years to his students and bettering a horse and rider regardless of the level they currently riding at.
    Last edited by WCEquestrian; Nov. 11, 2010 at 12:28 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug. 26, 2006
    North Central Florida


    Come to Florida! There are a few places to clinic down here and in the winter time there should be a good turnout.

    Try The Oaks Equestrian Center. They are a new venue and they have great facilities.

  3. #3
    WCEquestrian Guest


    I will certainly look into Florida and hopefully try for something soon. If anyone chooses other in the poll please post where. Thanks

  4. #4


    NC please!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug. 21, 2000


    Heard rave reviews from a participant in one of Will's recent clinics in Colorado, both about his own riding skills and about his ability to pick out the key points that need working on and how to do that work.
    (That may be the least eloquent thing I've said in a year, but the point is: People liked him a LOT.)
    I evented just for the Halibut.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun. 30, 2009
    New Jersey


    Define "upstate" New York. I voted for that, but am in NYC/NJ area. Would be willing to travel a bit (and can think of others that might be), but not more than a few hours.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr. 15, 2008
    Greensboro NC


    I second NC

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul. 30, 2008


    Chicagoland Area. You can get people from IL, IN, WI easily. Otherwise I would travel to Indiana. There really isn't a lot in the way of winter clinics in Area IV.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun. 20, 2005
    Tennessee and Kentucky


    I voted for KY, but the Lexington area is still pretty far away from here for a clinic. Nashville, TN area? But I know that KY would probably draw a bigger crowd.
    T3DE Pact

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep. 14, 2002
    Azle, Teh-has


    Quote Originally Posted by NeverTime View Post
    Heard rave reviews from a participant in one of Will's recent clinics in Colorado, both about his own riding skills and about his ability to pick out the key points that need working on and how to do that work.
    (That may be the least eloquent thing I've said in a year, but the point is: People liked him a LOT.)

    I second this.
    Will is the only clinician that made me feel like a better rider.

    All others may have helped me or the horse at the point we were at (at that time) but I took home no lasting effect.
    Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!

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