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Florida Winter Dressage Clinics?...January or February

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  • Florida Winter Dressage Clinics?...January or February

    I'd like to fly to Florida for one long weekend in February and THAW OUT...DQ style. I'm pondering either watching one of CDI shows or AUDITING a weekend clinic of note.

    Is there a place to find a schedule of UPCOMING FLORIDA CLINICS?

    Or could we start a thread?

  • #2
    since you didn't give dates or where in Florida you are interested in going I just looked at a few semi-local websites.

    Clinics are not posted in one place but I've provided a few links for shows/dressage events:


    Clinics and shows listed at bottom of page here:


    Most of us find out about clinics from our trainers or other dressage riders we know. A website where it was all consolidated would be a gerat idea but hasn't occurred yet.
    Now in Kentucky


    • #3
      can't blame you for wanting to thaw out. That said, it is such a heavy show season that it may be difficult to find a clinician doing anything during that time. BUT it is great fun to attend Palm Beach Derby and watch FEI classes that have MANY riders in them.
      We don't get less brave; we get a bigger sense of self-preservation........


      • Original Poster

        Well, I'm hoping to audit Conrad Schumacher (again) and thaw OUT for just a couple of days in Florida...perhaps in February, but am open to auditing others?! Why has Virginia been so DARN COLD??? Ugh, glad I have a covered ring where I board, but it's been a GHOST TOWN in the evenings when I ride. But, I'm so excited over my new prospect, I soldier on anyway.

        Clinics up here (VA) are spread through word-of-mouth also (I just don't know any Florida mouths lol ), so if you hear of clinics, perhaps people could post them here?

        Thinking about watching the CDI in February though...

        I'm designating this the Florida WORD OF MOUTH thread!


        • #5
          If you'd like to thaw out in Georgia, we will have a Tom Poulin Clinic on Feb 19-20 at Misty Meadows Horse Farm in Clarkesville, GA
          Check it out at our website: www.mistymeadowshorsefarm.com
          Sue Myers


          • #6
            Hi - The USDF often hosts a trainer's clinic with a Big Name (Hubertus, Henk, etc) sometime in January or February in South Florida, so check that out.

            Ilse Schwartz (Dressage-News.com) is bringing Steffen Peters in monthly for clinics, and auditors are welcome. Check that out, it will be much less expensive, and he is a wonderful teacher.

            There are four CDI***'s in Wellington or White Fences in January - March - All will be good to watch.


            • #7
              I am hosting a clinic with Jennie Loriston-Clarke in Alachua near Gainesville, Florida from January 12th through the 15th. One of Canada's riders from WEG will be riding as well as some good local professionals. More information is on my website www.silveroakflorida.com.


              • #8
                Off topic, but in April we will be hosting christoph hess and debbie mcdonald in Kentucky. So after your thaw on you're way northward, you can stop on by.
                It is rare to see a rider who is truly passionate about the horse and his training, taking a profound interest in dressage with self-abnegation, and making this extraordinarily subtle work one of the dominant motivations of his life.\"