Anyone know of any good jumper clinics in the VA area over the next several months? I know many of the more sought after coaches go down south...
Would also be happy to find a good jumper trainer in the VA area who I could haul to for lessons. I am really looking for a classical approach, someone who is a good all around horseman and really does their due diligence in developing horses and riders and also goes to some of the mid sized to larger shows (as opposed to just the local/unrated shows). I am not very familiar with the Jumper world having evented predominately. I am in central VA but am willing to travel if need be as I haven't found quite the program i am looking for locally. Thank you!!
I've been looking for the same thing. I am also in central VA and have a fantastic trainer that thankfully will be here through the winter. However, with the lack of shows I wanted to spend money on clinics/lessons with some other jumper trainers during the down time. Please let me know if you find anything, or possibly we could organize a group to get a top professional to come clinic here?
Hi! Just wanted to recommend my trainer, Jeff Woodall, to you. He is located in Culpeper and accepts haul ins. He has a small program and is great with people who have come from eventing or fox hunting land. He does a lot of a shows around va and nc.
I'm going to recommend my trainer, Shawn Thomas. . He starts a lot of babies and really knows how to develop horses all the way to the top. He teaches near Culpeper (which is a little more central) If you want his contact info, PM me.
I've had several clinics with her, and love her teaching style. Very classical approach that is centered around good equitation/effective communication. She is a licensed "R" judge and trained with George Morris in her junior years.
Originally Posted by rustbreeches
[George Morris] doesn't always drink beer, but when he does, he prefers Dos Equis