If there is interest, I bet we could arrange dressage clinics with Jessica Ransehousen and James Dwyer at Blue Hill (indoor arena). Both are really good teachers and obviously totally used to working with eventers (including those on really green horses).
scubed, where is Blue Hill? I'd love to get to a clinic with J.R. this winter!
Lellie Ward of Paradise Farm is holding monthly clinics from Dec-May at Paradise farm. This is a complete training facility,with huge sand arena,competition quality dressage arenas ,show jumps of every kind and cross country courses from Starter to Prelim.Her clinics focus on teaching the riders how to learn to use specific parts of their bodies to communicate to the horse the jobs he needs to do.Lellie is a master at balancing horses and riders . She is articulate and will make sure you leave the sessions with a clear knowledge of what you as an individual need to do to improve your partnership with your horse in every discipline.Lellie also has stalls avaialable for long term training. Lellie is an International level rider and trainer now focusing on teaching and training horses.Contact her at email@example.com. Info on clinics www.paradisefarmaiken.com.She welcomes every level and wants to teach.
Francis Whittington (London 2012 Team GB Olympic reserve) is flying over from the UK to teach in the Charlotte area the weekend of January 26 and 27, with the option for private lessons the 25th and 28th. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. She is still taking entries, so let her know if you'd like to ride with Francis in January!
I was excited to hear Sinead Halpin was going to be in my area in Jan. Sadly, the clinic is only open to local club members, of which I ain't one I hadn't been able to come up with any benefit to having this club membership in years. Now I guess that would be: riding in this clinic
I'm riding in this one in January - so very excited! Legging horse and I back up from a light fall schedule so that we'll be ready.
And I understand your perspective on the local EA, but being a member that is newer to this part of the state, it has connected me with other riders, a fab trainer, my great boarding barn, volunteer opportunities and scholarship opportunities as well as occasional benefits like this clinic. There was a similar one last year with Mike Huber, too.
Went and watching the N/T group of Jimmy this weekend, it was neat. And Jimmy opened my paseenger side door and almost got into my Tahoe - mistaken car identity. I not saying I would've locked the doors and whisked him away to be my personal trainer, but I'm not saying I didn't think about it.
Toadie's mom - I was there Sunday. I was the super tall blonde woman with the bright blue shirt and red bandana on my head (hiding my helmet hair). Unfortunately, due to other committments, all I could make it for was that one group. I got several great photos I plan on emailing to RB.
Definitely do come say hi at the Sinead clinic - I'll be riding in the N group on my little red-bay pistol of a mare with the state of Texas shaved into her rump.