Demo Rider Information and Application

SYSTEMATIC DRESSAGE TRAINING WITH CINDY ASHOY
Nov 16-17, 2019
Donida Farm Equestrian Center
16600 SE 376 St, Auburn, WA 98092

RIDER APPLICANTS

Riders/horses should be comfortable being instructed in front of a large audience, as there may be 200 or more auditors in attendance. Riders are allowed ONE guest. Horse owners/grooms are NOT exempt from auditing fees. If not selected to ride, applicants are strongly encouraged to audit. Riders must participate in the entire clinic; it is not possible to apply to ride for one session only. Riders must ride the horse listed on their application, or if substitution is needed, must receive permission from Gwen Blake to ride a horse that is capable of the equivalent level or skill. Riders may apply/ride with more than one horse. Accepted applicants are encouraged to ride in the arena Friday to see the décor. Applicants are additionally encouraged to sign up as an Auditor to hold their spot. Audit registration sign-ups online only at www.donidafarm.com. She will be having a Private clinic on Monday. Let me know if you are interested in a ride spot.

DEADLINES AND SELECTION PROCESS

Complete applications and videos must be received by Gwen Blake on or before the dates shown below in order to be considered. Some applicants have videos “on-file” from previous DF Symposiums and these ARE acceptable. We are not responsible for late or misdirected mail, or e-mail. We will notify all applicants as soon as the selection process is completed, no later than four weeks prior to the clinic. We will publish the names of applicants once selected. The final deadline for video submission is Oct 15, 2019. Applicants will be notified of selection by Oct 20th, 2019.

FEES AND CANCELLATIONS

The clinic fee for the weekend is $250 includes stabling, lunch and additional full audit ticket for ONE guest. (owner/family/friend/groom)

Riders are still encouraged to reserve a Audit seat in case you are not chosen. Hotel, transportation or additional food costs are not included. Payment must be received within three days of acceptance. Payment either check or PayPal, (gwen.blake@donidafarm.com). Riders who need to cancel after confirming their participation should notify Gwen as soon as possible. Riders canceling will receive a refund only in the event a replacement rider can be found. (Minus a $25.00 processing fee). If no acceptable replacement is available, the rider will forfeit the payment and it will go towards the general audit for a single person.

FORMAT AND SCHEDULE

These clinics are open to all riders. The format will consist of two horses presented at each levels in 45 – 60 minute blocks each day. Clinic hours are generally 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (?), with a break for lunch. Cindy will have an open discussion from auditors and riders between each level to discuss the rides and system. There will be vendors available for your shopping needs as well as Espresso Stand and Concession.

Fall Symposium with Cindy Ishoy Rider Application

  • Address we will send all clinic info, releases, etc.
  • Please send via You tube clip, a copy of the highest test of the level the horse has competed or a video of the horse performing the highest test of the level (they should be the same rider). If you do not have a video of the ride, please enclose a video of the horse performing the movements of the level you wish to demonstrate. This does not have to be anything formal. A cell-phone video is ok as well. If the horse has not competed at the level you wish to demonstrate, please send a video of the horse performing the highest test of the level you are applying for or a video showing the movements of the level.
  • RIDER APPLICANTS Riders/horses should be comfortable being instructed in front of a large audience, as there may be 200 or more auditors in attendance. Riders are allowed ONE guest. Horse owners/grooms are NOT exempt from auditing fees. If not selected to ride, applicants are strongly encouraged to audit. Riders must participate in the entire clinic; it is not possible to apply to ride for one session only. Riders must ride the horse listed on their application, or if substitution is needed, must receive permission from Gwen Blake to ride a horse that is capable of the equivalent level or skill. Riders may apply/ride with more than one horse. Accepted applicants are encouraged to ride in the arena Friday to see the décor. Applicants are additionally encouraged to sign up as an Auditor to hold their spot. Audit registration sign-ups online only at www.donidafarm.com. She will be having a Private clinic on Monday. Let me know if you are interested in a ride spot. DEADLINES AND SELECTION PROCESS Complete applications and videos must be received by Gwen Blake on or before the dates shown below in order to be considered. Some applicants have videos “on-file” from previous DF Symposiums and these ARE acceptable. We are not responsible for late or misdirected mail, or e-mail. We will notify all applicants as soon as the selection process is completed, no later than four weeks prior to the clinic. We will publish the names of applicants once selected. The final deadline for video submission is Oct 15, 2019. Applicants will be notified of selection by Oct 20th, 2019. FEES AND CANCELLATIONS The clinic fee for the weekend is $250 includes stabling, lunch and additional full audit ticket for ONE guest. (owner/family/friend/groom) *Riders are still encouraged to reserve/purchase a Audit seat in case you are not chosen. Hotel, transportation or additional food costs are not included. Payment must be received within three days of acceptance. Payment either check or PayPal, (gwen.blake@donidafarm.com). Riders who need to cancel after confirming their participation should notify Gwen as soon as possible. Riders canceling will receive a refund only in the event a replacement rider can be found. (Minus a $25.00 processing fee). If no acceptable replacement is available, the rider will forfeit the payment and it will go towards the general audit for a single person. FORMAT AND SCHEDULE These clinics are open to all riders. The format will consist of two horses presented at each levels in 45 – 60 minute blocks each day. Clinic hours are generally 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (?), with a break for lunch. Cindy will have an open discussion from auditors and riders between each level to discuss the rides and system. There will be vendors available for your shopping needs as well as Espresso Stand and Concession.
  • Release of Liability — Loss and injury. Donida Farm, members of the show committee, staff and their associates will not be responsible for any loss or damage or injury to horses exhibited or for any article of any kind that may be lost or destroyed in any way injured. Each exhibitor will be responsible for any injury that may be associated with any person whom so ever by any horses owned by, exhibited by, or handled by him and shall indemnify the afore mentioned individuals and organizations against all claims and demands of any kinds or nature that may grow out of and injury associated by any horses owned or exhibited by him or arise from the negligence of the person in charge of any such horse. The owner, driver, handler, and rider, and any other agents or representatives acknowledge that they participate voluntarily in the competition fully aware that horse sports and the competition involve inherent dangerous risk, and that by participating they expressly assume any risks of injury and loss, and they agree to hold the competition and its officials, directors, employees, or agents. All horses exhibited will be at the owners/lessee’s risk. Print your name in the box below to indicate agreement