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Olympic Gold Medalist Peter Wylde to Host Masterclass Clinic at Rutledge Farm

Middleburg, Va. – May 13, 2019 – The team at Rutledge Farm is less than one month away from welcoming Olympic show jumping gold medalist Peter Wylde to host an exclusive masterclass clinic as a part of the 2019 Rutledge Farm Sessions clinic series. Applications for the four rider spots will close May 16, and auditor tickets are available in the remaining weeks leading up to the clinic. Wylde joins Rutledge Farm’s group of elite 2019 clinicians, including Karen Healey, Boyd Martin, Will Simpson, Ali Brock, Debbie McDonald, Phillip Dutton, and Stacia Madden.

Working his way up through the ranks, Wylde quickly made a name for himself as a junior athlete by winning top equitation championships, including the ASPCA Maclay Finals as well as the IHSA Cacchione Cup. In 2004, Wylde earned his first Olympic gold medal for the United States in Show Jumping in Athens, Greece. Wylde also earned an individual bronze medal at the Jerez de la Frontera, Spain World Equestrian Games (WEG) in 2002, as well as one team and one individual silver medal at the Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada in 1999.

Wylde said, “Aleco [Bravo-Greenberg] gave me a tour of [Rutledge Farm,] and it is so beautiful. I had pretty much decided that I wasn’t going to do clinics anymore, and this is actually the only clinic that I will do besides the Emerging Athletes Program (EAP) with the USHJA. I’m excited to come back to Middleburg in June.”

In 2009, Wylde was asked to be the USHJA’s first EAP National Training Session clinician for its inaugural program, and he currently serves as the lead clinician each year. Wylde also serves as Vice Chair of the Emerging Athletes Task Force. Throughout the year, Wylde currently competes and trains at some of the country’s top show jumping events, including the Devon Horse Show, Kentucky Horse Shows spring and summer series, and the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF).

On his training technique, Wylde said, “I like to be able to assess what I see with the given horse and give riders insight into what I think is the best way forward, and what small little changes can try to help them. I try to tailor clinics to give the rider the best information without being too confusing, it should be very simple and very straightforward.”

With over 40 years of experience in the sport, attendees can look forward to learning about “honing the art of fine riding.” Wylde’s boutique-style clinic will kick off at 4:00 p.m. with rider spots being limited to just four horse and rider pairs. Auditors are welcomed and encouraged to join as Wylde imparts his knowledge and advice about the sport. Throughout the clinic, Wylde will open the floor for auditor questions, and the evening will conclude with 30-minute question and answer session.

Wylde said, “One of my favorite things about hosting clinics is answering questions. We can use the riders in the clinic as examples, and then talk bigger picture to the audience. I welcome auditors and I think it’s a fantastic way to learn. I really love being able to host clinics and share my knowledge.”

Applications to ride in Wylde’s clinic are now open, with limited ride spots available. There are only a few days left to submit applications, and acceptance notices will be sent out to riders on Thursday, May 16. Auditor tickets will be available in the remaining weeks leading up the clinic.

For more information about Peter Wylde’s Rutledge Farm Session, or to find out how to ride in another one of this year’s sessions, visit rutledgefarm.com/clinics.

Courtney King Dye Clinic

May 3rd and 5th at Rolling Hills Equestrian Center, Versailles, Kentucky

Courtney King Dye is a USDF Certified Dressage Instructor and USDF Gold Medalist based out of Millbrook, New York in the summer and Wellington, Florida in the winter. As a competitor she represented the United States in the 2007 World Cup in Las Vegas, the 2008 World Cup in The Netherlands, and the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Courtney is a graduate of Columbia University in New York and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in literature.

A native of Michigan, Courtney has been riding since she was 9 years old. At 17, she became a working student for 2-time Olympian Lendon Gray. Courtney’s dressage education includes 6 years as Assistant Trainer to Lendon Gray, several prolonged training trips with Conrad Schumacher and Klaus Balkenhol in Germany, and countless clinics with a multitude of trainers such as Henk van Bergen and Debbie McDonald. She has also spent extended periods training with Steffen Peters in California before major competitions. Courtney has a strong belief in continuing her dressage education.

Courtney’s show record includes a long history of championships and honors, including many USDF Regional Championships from Training Level to Grand Prix, National Championships, Horse of the Year Awards, Year-End Championships, and the Chronicle of the Horse’s Dressage Equestrian of the Year Award. Courtney is known for her ability to show horses of all different types at nearly every level at the same show and come away with the lion’s share of blue ribbons.

$330 per Ride
$20.00 per person per day
(BYO Chair and refreshments)

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Rocky Mountain Show Jumping & Equestrian Events Design Pleased to Host a 3 Day Clinic with World Champion Philippe Le Jeune!

Calgary, Alberta – The management of Rocky Mountain Show Jumping, along with Equestrian Events Design, is pleased at this time to announce that they will be hosting a special clinic with the 2010 World Champion of Show Jumping, Philippe Le Jeune of Belgium.

“We wanted to do something special this year to thank all of the exhibitors who have joined us this year at our competitions, and teaming up with Bea Jarzynska of Equestrian Events Design to bring the World Champion to Anderson Ranch seems like a great thing to do for those who support us here all year long” explained John Anderson of Rocky Mountain Show Jumping.

“I heard about Rocky Mountain Show Jumping from friends of mine and took a trip to Calgary during one of John’s shows earlier this year and thought it would be an excellent place for Philippe to teach a Clinic. He did one in Quebec earlier in the year, and it was a tremendous success, and John said, “Well if it’s good enough for the great folks in Eastern Canada, it’s good enough for me. Let’s do it!” said Bea of Equestrian Events Design.

The clinic is being hosted at the conclusion of the third Rocky Mountain Classic, and just prior to the Spruce Meadows Masters. As a means of thanking competitors who have competed at the Classics, it will be offered to them first before other entries are considered. “It is important that we treat our competitors well here at our events, and we try so hard to do new and innovative things at all of our tournaments to keep them exciting”

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USET Foundation Hosts Luncheon to Wrap Up 5th Annual George Morris Horsemastership Clinic

Wellington, FL – January 11, 2011 – Saturday, January 8, 2011 marked the final day of the weeklong George Morris Horsemastership Clinic held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) where 12 of the country’s top young riders showcased their skills.  At the completion of the final day, all of the participants had the opportunity to enjoy luncheon hosted by the United States Equestrian Team Foundation at the International Club at PBIEC.

Participants in the clinic included:
Ali Wolff – New Albany, OH
Hayley Barnhill – Collierville, TN
Karen Polle – New York, NY
Brittany Hurst – Jackson, NJ
Taylor Ann Adams – Ocala, FL
Kelsey Thatcher – Riverton, UT
Lillie Keenan – New York, NY
Molly Braswell – Ocala, FL
Chase Boggio – Canton, GA
Victoria Birdsall – Topsfield, MA
Kate Haley – Orchard Park, NY
Anna Hallene – Hinsdale, IL

Throughout the week, riders completed five mounted sessions with Morris, and were also treated to 10 other presentations from various specialists ranging from United States Team Veterinarian Tim Ober to Olympians McLain Ward, Laura Kraut, Anne Kursinski and Beezie Madden, as well as ASPCA Ambassadors Georgina Bloomberg and Brianne Goutal.

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Olympian Debbie McDonald Gives Clinic to World Equestrian Games Para-Equestrians

Debbie McDonald © 2010 Lauren Fisher/PMG.

Thousand Oaks, CA – September 2, 2010 – This spring Para-Equestrians were treated to a dressage clinic with Olympian Debbie McDonald. The clinic took place during the Dressage Affaire at the Del Mar Horse Park in Del Mar, California on March 15-16, 2010.  This informational clinic was a wonderful opportunity for riders that are preparing for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. For McDonald this clinic proved to be a learning experience not only for the participants but for herself as well.

McDonald noted, “This clinic was a learning experience not only for them but for me.  I have never had a rider that was paralyzed from the neck down.  At first I was not sure exactly on how to work on each of the riders but I developed a strategy to work on controlling the body.  These exercises included sitting up taller, increase stretching, and many other techniques to increase their strength.  I worked with the para-equestrians just as I would school my own riders.”

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Todd Flettrich and Otto Participate in Steffen Peters Clinic

Todd Flettrich and Otto. Photo by Ken Braddick.

Wellington, FL – May 28, 2010 – Dressage rider Todd Flettrich rode in a Steffen Peters clinic at Carol Cohen’s Two Swans Farm recently, continuing to stay at the top of his game in preparation for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG). Based in Coatesville, PA, and Wellington, FL, Flettrich has had a fantastic season with his mount Otto, a 13-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding (Rambo X Rampal), owned by Cherry Knoll Farm. The pair has earned several top placings throughout the country and is qualified to compete in the Selection Trials for the Games, which will determine who rides on the Team in Lexington, KY, this fall.

Flettrich spent two winters training with Steffen Peters in California earlier in his career, and was thrilled to have the opportunity to get some tips from the renowned rider during this important show season. “I think that Steffen is a super rider and trainer, and I feel that he has so much to offer to the sport,” Flettrich noted. “Steffen commented on similar things that I work on with Hubertus [Schmidt] and Oded [Shimoni], but he doesn’t see us on a regular basis, so his attention was brought right to our problems and he addressed them quickly. I rode Otto the first day in a snaffle and I rode him the next day in a double, and I thought the horse went great. Everything Steffen said was very helpful and I feel like I got so much out of working with him.”

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“The Man Who Listens to Horses” – Monty Roberts Returns to South Florida to Host Clinic and Meet & Greet Event for Equestrians

Monty Roberts will share his famous Join-Up technique and wisdom March 26th at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo courtesy of Monty Roberts)
Monty Roberts will share his famous Join-Up technique and wisdom March 26th at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo courtesy of Monty Roberts)

Wellington, FL (March 18, 2010) – World-renowned trainer and clinician Monty Roberts is returning to West Palm Beach, Florida to host a clinic March 26th at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center. Monty Roberts is known the “Man Who Listens to Horses,” an award-winning trainer of championship horses, best-selling author, and creator of the revolutionary equine training technique, Join-Up.

Roberts has won countless awards and received worldwide press coverage. He is the author of three books on the New York Times best-seller list.  He trained horses for Queen Elizabeth’s equestrian team and been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Zurich.

Wellington Classic Dressage, Inc., which hosts horse shows and events for the equestrian community, organized the Monty Roberts clinic after the famed clinician was featured at the USET Holiday Fund Raiser last December held in conjunction with the Wellington Classic Dressage Holiday Horse Show. “It is definitely a case of back by popular demand,” said Wellington Classic Dressage Sponsorship and Events Director, John Flanagan. “When Monty was here in December, people just kept coming up and asking us when we could have him back.”  So Flanagan went to work to schedule the March Monty Roberts event. “He has universal appeal across the disciplines,” Flanagan stated. “Monty’s proven training methods have helped show horses, race horses, and riding horses of all disciplines.”

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Program Your Position – A Review by Johnny Robb

ProgramYourPositionMy New Years resolution is to improve my riding.  If you share a similar goal or resolution, I can recommend an incredible tool that I have been using, Program Your Position.  This is an amazingly effective “program”, and I can honestly say it has helped my position immensely.

The program, developed by Ruth Hogan-Poulsen and Jane Savoie, has three components. These include 5 DVDs, 3 audio CDs and an illustrated pocket guide.

No matter how you absorb information most effectively, Program Your Position has you covered. Personally, I like all the audios and illustrated pocket guide the best. But I must add that the DVD segments are like attending a clinic.

For me, Program Your Position is better than a clinic because the series teaches you to use a simple set of buzz words to “program” your position corrections.  I ride around saying the buzzwords and correct my riding position almost effortlessly. The buzzwords are easy to remember and effective and the program also encourages you to add your personal buzzwords too. Read more> http://www.horsesinthesouth.com/article/article_detail.aspx?id=9632