Demo Rider Information and Application

Nov 16-17, 2019
Donida Farm Equestrian Center
16600 SE 376 St, Auburn, WA 98092


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 She will be having a Private clinic on Monday. Let me know if you are interested in a ride spot.


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.


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, ( 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.


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.