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  1. #1
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    Default Nicole Uphoff clinics in Maryland

    I have heard that Nicole Uphoff is starting to do regular clinics with Barbara Strawson and her clients at the farm she trains out of in Gaithersburg, Md.

    Has anyone ridden with her?

    What an amazing new opportunity!

    I would just audit, but would probably stay for the whole thing.
    Last edited by YogaFriend; Apr. 25, 2007 at 10:42 PM.



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    she was out over the thanksgiving holiday and I believe they are working to get her to come out twice a year, but I could be mistaken.



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    She did a clinic demonstration at the USDF convention a few years ago that is available on video through the USDF if you want to get a feel for her teaching style. I would love to ride with her. Having watched that, she seems tough, but fair.



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    I rode in the clinic in November...it was the best one hour of riding in my life! I had just sold my 4th Level horse, which I had planned to take, so ended up taking my 1st Level Hanoverian mare instead. We worked on basics...getting her very even and through on both reins. Not very advanced, but always nice to hear you are correct and on track with a two time Olympic Gold Medalist!
    I asked if they were having her back, but did not sound like it, unfortunately!



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    Barbara is definitely having Nicole back to Wyndham Oaks in the coming months!



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    Nicole will be back in Maryland on May 18-20 and the following weekend, in a clinic organized by Barbara Strawson at Wyndham Oaks in Boyds, Md.



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    How exciting!

    Wasn't Barbara Strawson training some FEI horses over with Nicole in Germany for several years? Both are such elegant riders.



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    Check out Barbara's website. www.barbarastrawson.com
    She is an amazing trainer herself and a wonderful person!
    Tina



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    Thumbs down

    strawson -- not much of an instructor

    none of the riders improved

    all of the horses got worse

    mho -- of course



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    Pompeed: Did you create a username just to post a negative comment about trainers who aren't even participating in this thread?!?!!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Pompeed@comcast.net View Post
    strawson -- not much of an instructor

    none of the riders improved

    all of the horses got worse

    mho -- of course


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    There is no requirement that an individual must be participating in this thread in order for someone to comment on them. One person posted that they thought someone was a good trainer; someone else posted that they thought she wasn't. And yet, the earth will still continue to turn...

    And YF, the person registered in January, even if this is their first post.

    One might wonder WHY someone would want to post such negative things about a trainer who isn't really even the subject of discussion on this thread... or, one might find better things to do with one's brain cells and just ignore unhelpful comments. Don't feed the trolls and all that.


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    Default Wow Pompeed !

    Wow Pompeed ! Meow..Why so caustic? I'll have to check my clinic video again. I was sure I'd improved !!!



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    I would like to add myself to the list of people that think Barbara Strawson and Nicole Uphoff are great trainers!

    Their countless awards and achievements should be proof of that.

    MHO -- Maybe someone is just a little jealous?


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    no friend -- pretty obvious if you had bothered to look

    not the subject of discussion?
    geez, very same name right up there in first line of friend's starter

    not surprised at mod trolling reaction:
    modus operandi for troublesome content: beat up the poster
    modus operandi for troublesome poster: invite a crowd to beat up the poster



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    Maybe you are outnumbered because so many people disagree with your inaccurate generalizations about two great trainers.

    Why are you being so mean about them? Do you work for another trainer in the area or something?!?!


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    Pompeed, your post was guaranteed to elicit this kind of reaction. Obviously that's what you were going for.

    Either participate in the discussion in a constructive way, or don't participate.


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    jealous? of whom?
    riders who paid said instructor big bucks while horses got worse over the hour?
    that's funny!


    advice often seen around here: audit first
    worked for me -- have the dough in the bank & the horses are no worse

    read, friend, more carefully
    before you swing



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    Pompeed- If you don't have anything nice to say, can you please stop posting?



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    erin:
    wasn't "going" for any thing -- whatever that means

    you remarked i posted my own opinions based on my own observations
    you regularly say that's why the publisher runs this bb: open airing of opinions

    i'm entitled to mine -- others not obligated to agree
    others entitled to theirs -- i'm not obligated to agree

    sic frangor crustulum



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    If you'll notice, I said in my first post that you are entitled to your opinion. You're not required to only say nice things.

    But there are constructive ways to voice opinions, and trainwreck ways. You chose the latter. And, of course, everyone rose to the troll bait.


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