Nick Karazissis was featured in the January 24th issue -- he will be teaching 2 seminars a day on hunters and equitation at Pennsylvania Horse World Expo (Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, PA) Feb. 25-27. The Expo starts on the 24th but Nick won't be there til Friday. Bruce Davidson will be doing seminars Saturday and Sunday too.
Must say I'm pleased to see the Expo made an effort to get some top jumping clinicians this year -- Steuart Pittman's been doing a nice job introducing eventing to a new audience at the expos over the past couple of years, and the side saddle jumping I've seen has also been well done, but the h/j 'clinicians' from previous years have not represented our disciplines well IMO -- Wish I had made it down to MD last weekend to see Jimmy Wofford and Linda Allen --
"I never mind if an adult uses safety stirrups." GM
I caught both Linda and Steuart in Maryland and the stands were packed. I loved Steuart's little jab at the "natural" horseman and their round pens! Mostly because I stumbled into a barn with one of them solely for lovely indoor, and was almost brainwashed into believing he could train my green OTTB by turning it's nose to it's butt and making it pull logs around the round pen, etc, etc. So glad I caught Steuart at Horse Expo last year to shake me back to reality!
I had the chance to watch Nick give a clinic last year. He was wonderful. Very kind and effective with both horses (+ one mule) and riders. I also asked him some questions afterwards and he did a great job explaining things. I would definitely want to observe or clinic with him if I had the chance.
He is a really awesome clinician and a very nice man in general. I loved the clinic that I took with him. If I had an opportunity to take another clinic and/or seminar with him, I would definitely do it.