Donida Farm Dressage Festival Perpetual Trophies sponsored by
1st – 4th Level Junior, sponsored by Mary Bridge Pediatric Surgery
Training Level Adult Amateur, sponsored by The Red Mare
1st – 4th Level Adult Amateur, sponsored by Lilly Wilson Partners
Training Level Open, sponsored by Mary Houghton and Melonie Caviness
1st – 4th Level Open, sponsored by CHL Farrier Services
USDF Musical Freestyle, sponsored by Dreitzler Dressage
FEI Open, sponsored by Donida Farm
Dressage Seat Equitation, sponsored by Joann Keller in memory of Chris Tann, dedicated rider and beloved friend
Reaching for the Stars Junior Inspirational Award, sponsored by the Ritzau family
Donida Farm Equestrian Center proudly presents world-renowned young horse starter and master horseman Jose Alejos, returning to Donida Farm in October 2018.
This two-week plus program will include a choice of three categories:
1) “Backing”: The backing of horses with no attempts. A clean slate of no education at all. Most owners are able to come for a lesson in the second week of their horses education. Horses are broke to arenas, trails, race track, woods, as a group and by themselves.
2) “The Problem Horse”- Horses who have failed backing from previous attempts by others, or has a attitude of: bucking, rearing, bolting, trailering issues, biting striking, bullying etc.
3) “Foal Training”- 4-6 months of age (or older). Foals halter training and life lessons along with weaning in a group with same sex. Low stress. Leading, clipping, bathing etc. Mothers may accompany foals during the first week. Love the babies and love them more as they become bigger.
Whatever the issue is, we can get it fixed this spring!
Our Young Horse Program will fill quickly as there is a limited number of horses accepted. Jose’s method is a very kind, fair way. He is a remarkable rare horseman. You will be as amazed as I was when you watch him in action. His training sessions are private (with exception) to those enrolled.
His methods/bio and testimonials can be found at www.josealejos.com
Jose comes highly recommended by trainers, breeders, professionals and owners all over the world. Local references include:
Nancy Free, Hunter trainer and owner of Brass Ring Farm.
Carol Hinckley, Hunter/Jumper trainer and owner of Brick Road Farms.
Gwen Blake, USEF Team dressage competitor/trainer and owner of Donida Farm.
Michele Pestle, Event trainer/competitor, out of Bauernhof Stables.
Tammy Masters, Jumper trainer/competitor and owner of Starfire Farm.
Paige Ruhl, NW FEI Dressage trainer.
Cost of this 2-week session ranges from $1,000 – $2,500 and includes stall board with daily turnout at Donida Farm.
Reserve your spot with 50% down immediately and balance with final paperwork due upon arrival in October 2018. Cash/credit card/paypal or checks payable to Donida Farm
Please contact Gwen Blake for a deposit to hold your horse’s spot and request the corresponding paperwork.
To Continue...Jose has been the mentor of Marcos Arriaza for over a decade. Marcos is based out of Donida Farm and will be available to continue the training beyond this event. You can contact Marcos directly at 951-420-2542 or email at: email@example.com