We will focus on how to navigate the obstacles properly and how this relates to working stock but what makes this different than other obstacle type courses is that it is judges the way dressage is judged with scores earned for each obstacle as well as general collective marks and penalties.
After the available obstacles have been introduced each rider will have the opportunity to ride a complete course at their own pace. We will learn the differences between how you would ride the Ease of Handling phase and the Speed Trial.
No matter what your discipline, You will see improvement in your horse.
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Working Equitation is a 3 phase event which includes Ease of Handling/Style (obstacles), Speed phase (obstacles) and Dressage. There is an optional 4th phase of team cattle handling.
At this clinic we will address the first three.
It originated in Europe and is based on the skills needed by the working horse's of Portugal, Spain, Italy and France. Skills that encompass the desired traits of forward, calm, light and supple.
Working Equitation is a fun way of developing horses and riders of all levels and disciplines. People like it because it's not boring and horses like it too as they can understand why they need to use their body the way you've been asking.
The intro level is Walk/Trot. Higher levels progress through trot and canter with the exception of specific obstacles that must be walked. The levels are designed to allow your horse to progress through the gaits as his fitness and experience dictate.
Do you have some friends you'd like to ride with?
Would you like to ride for Free?
Get a group of people together in your area or haul to my arena, and you could ride for free.
Take the Free spot for yourself, or split the savings with your friends.
Your Host is Metchosin Equestrian Society.
Your contact person is Daphne Carter
Location: 4430 Happy Valley Road
Clinics will be 2 1/2 hours long consisting of 4-6 riders. Ring open at 9am for warm-up.
Sessions: Morning: 9:30 -12:00 Lunch: 12:00 – 12:30
1st Afternoon: 12:30 – 3:00 If full there may also be an Afternoon: 3:00 – 5:30
Entries to be received by the evening of Friday September 15th, 2017
Waivers and Memberships can be mailed to: (make cheque payable to Metchosin Equestrian Society).
Metchosin Equestrian Society
c/o Daphne Carter
410 Owens Road, Victoria, V9C 2B9
I understand that I must provide proof of current HCBC membership and signed waivers before commencing this clinic.
Cost per clinic: $85 non-member. $75 MES member.
Spectators $10 per clinic or $20 per day.
Member Rider Fee
Non-Member Rider Fee
$20 Full Day
$10 for one of the sessions