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 3-7, 2013
Herr 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.
Auditors are welcome at $40 per day. Click here to download the auditor’s submission form.
For more information about auditing this clinic, contact Gwen Blake at 253-833-4870 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Donida Farm presents a Craft Bazaar & Tack Sale on December 8 and 9 from 9am to 4pm. All proceeds benefit the Donida Youth Dressage Team.
Homemade crafts, jewelry, table-runners, chocolates, baked goods, and more!
TACK SALE: Saddles, boots, blankets and more!
Espresso and yummy treats to enjoy while you shop!
Vendor spaces are still available! Contact Gwen Blake for more information!
A gift certificate for a pony ride makes a great holiday gift for a child or grandchild. Give the gift of horseback riding with this $30 gift certificate special! A great way to introduce riding and horses, build confidence, and make memories that last a lifetime.
Donida Farm Equestrian Center trains and teaches students from recreational riders to Olympic competitors. Lessons take place in our indoor facility. Children are required to wear sturdy shoes or boots with a 1″ heel.
For information, please contact Gwen Blake at 253-833-4870.
Jumpernite and the Emerald Fall Finals are excited to invite you to a fun-filled weekend that combines the beginning of the Jumpernite Series, the culmination of the Washington Emerald Series Championships, and our inclusion of the USHJA Outreach Competition Program. We have points, high-points, championships, and Jumpernite prize money all weekend long, November 17-18, 2012!
The Emerald Fall Finals will be held concurrently with Jumpernite and A Day of Hunters with points earned in eligible classes counted towards the series championships of the Washington Emerald Series. Jumper championship points will be counted from the Low Jumpers (.90m) for the Child/Adult, the Medium Child/Adult (1.0m), the Children’s/AA (1.10m), the Modified Jr/Am (1.15-1.20m), and the November specialty class will be the 1.15 County Saddlery Jumper High-point Championship class. All classes that count for Fall Finals points are indicated on the Jumpernite prize list with the Fall Finals logo.
Hunter championships will be counted from the eligible divisions offered on Sunday. They are: Short/Long Stirrup, Pre Child/Adult, Children’s/Adult, Beginning 2’, and Children’s Pony Hunter. Sunday will also debut our participation in the USHJA Outreach Competition Program. If you are a member of USHJA at the $15 outreach level, your points in certain hunter and medal classes will count toward end of the year awards with USHJA’s outreach program.
The 2012-2013 Jumpernite horse show series will take place on the following dates:
November 17, 2012 – Jumpernite
November 18, 2012 – A Day of Hunters
December 15, 2012 – Jumpernite
February 16, 2013 – Jumpernite
Win this custom made IRON HORSE SCULPTURE in a raffle to benefit Donida Farm! Help us continue to make the upgrades and improvements that make Donida the world-class equestrian center it is! Raffle tickets are $5 each. The drawing will be held at the end of the show season.
Buy your tickets at all Donida events and shows, or BUY TICKETS ONLINE.
Shasta is a medium 2002 American Blazer Pony mare. She is a great first show pony for a child. She can do a little of everything and has a great attitude. Started hunter courses with the change. Great on trails.
Unbelievable disposition. Already been shown. Super attitude. This is a fancy hunter prospect. Safe for children. Very brave over fences. Not spooky. Kindhearted and easy to work around.
This golden Palomino mare has done a little bit of everything! Goldi Lox was USDF regional reserve Champion in Dressage. This sweet girl has also been a school horse, competed in jumping shows, 4-H, and trails. She’s had two super foals who are also offered for sale: Lil Boy Blue and Brie. She’s a kind pony who is more than willing to take her new rider into the show ring.