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Donida Dressage Schooling Show Series
Next Show: May 3, 2014


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Donida English/Western Schooling Show Series
Next show: April 12, 2014


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Donida Dressage and Event Derby Schooling Shows
Next show: May 3, 2014


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“Stretchy 1-2-3″ Clinic — May 17-18, 2014 and June 8, 2014

gWENWebJoewell05Having difficulty with that stretchy circle in Training and First Level Dressage? Learn the technique to get your horse to stretch correctly so you can earn those higher marks and make the most of this coefficient. The “Stretchy Circle” has become one of the most misunderstood movements, and seemingly, one that riders often avoid practicing! But the idea of stretching our horses down should be so much more than just a score on a test, but something that can improve movement, throughness, and overall suppleness in the dressage arena.

Come learn the basics of this movement and gain the greatest potential between horse and rider in this 2 day work shop May 17-18 or the condensed one day workshop June 8th which is taught by USET Medalist Gwen Blake held at Donida Farm, Auburn WA

For more information on this clinic, including  ONLINE REGISTRATION, please click here!

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Andreas Hausberger clinic, July 2-6, 2014

A rare educational opportunity!

Andreas Hausberger, Chief Rider of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, is returning to the Northwest for a 5 day  Riding Clinic and Auditing Session, hosted by Donida Farm from July 2-6, 2014

andreas_hausburger1Herr Hausberger only makes a few appearances per year in the United States. He works with riders and horses of all levels, including many returning participants. His classical dressage training style emphasizes correct rider position and muscle tone, impulsion, and working horses ‘over the back’. Upper level work only occurs when the horse has a proper foundation to build upon. Clear improvements in the movement of the horse and the correctness of the rider’s aids can be seen by the end of each lesson. Some very dramatic changes can be made by the end of the week. Riders are very positive about their lessons and are grateful for his expertise, patience, clear explanations and careful corrections.

There is a great deal of variety during the course of the clinics. Andreas works with several horses in-hand on half-steps, piaffe and passage. Trainers who attend also learn how to improve their work in hand training horses in piaffe and passage. In addition, Mr. Hausberger may ride several horses at their owners’ request. Mr. Hausberger has a natural gift for teaching, and easily switches between instructing First Level and FEI Level riders, clearly enjoying his work, and has a knack for delivering constructive criticism and he gives praise to both horse and rider as it is earned. Auditors will have the chance to ask questions informally during the breaks and benefit from his many years of experience.

Register online to audit this clinic — click here!