We will start with the dressage phase and how it helps you to ride the obstacles. Then we will focus on how to navigate the obstacles properly and how this relates to working stock.
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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Each horse and rider will participate in 2 session per day in small groups
That means you get 4 lessons plus the bonus theory session on Friday evening.
Please submit your registration here AND payment either below or to Kelly Mezzatesta
A deposit of 1/2 is required to hold your space with the balance due prior to the clinic starting.
Individual Lessons or Days may be available as space permits
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 are all 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 and you could ride for free.
Take the Free spot for yourself, or split the savings with your friends.
Your Host's will be Kelly and Ben Mezzatesta
They have camping facilities including campers to rent and pens for your horses.
Please make arrangements directly with Kelly.
Clinic fees can be paid online here or directly to Kelly
Phone (250) 679-2815 or Email email@example.com
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