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Apr
9
Sun
Northern Colorado Dressage Association Dressage Schooling Show
Apr 9 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

“R” Judge:  Julie Haugen

Apr
15
Sat
Pikes Peak Dressage RMDS Show
Apr 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Contact’s Name
Heather Petersen
Contact’s Address
22750 County Road 37
Elbert, Colorado 80106
United States
Map It
Contact’s Phone Number
(303) 648-3164
Contact’s Email
slush@drgw.net
Judges Name
Gwen Ka’awaloa
Type of Judge
L Judge or Higher (educated in Western Dressage Rules)
Type of Event
Other Type of Show, i.e. USEF
Additional Comments or Event Details:
Helmets are required by insurance. Great venue and western dressage educated judge.

SHOW FLYER

Katherine Simard Ride-A-Test Clinic
Apr 15 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Join us in the opportunity to learn the new 2017 Western Dressage tests with a USDF Certified Instructor and Judge. Thirty minute sessions beginning with a ride with the test of your choice. Tests will be judged and scribed with judge’s comments, followed by a lesson to review problem areas, and a final ride to assess corrections. Auditors welcome. Rider fee $55.00; Auditor fee $25.00. Riders and auditors are welcome to stay all day. Please contact pat@patvanbuskirk.com for an entry form or more information.

Flyer

Apr
29
Sat
WDACO April Western Dressage Clinics
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm
WDACO April Western Dressage Clinics @ Douglas County Indoor Arena | Castle Rock | Colorado | United States

Saturday, April 29, 2017

 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Communication is the most rewarding skill

  • How to ”talk” to your horse. Consistent repetition and reward
  • Maintaining your horses’ attention and willingness
  • How to listen to your horse
  • Is your horse saying “yes”, “no” or maybe, and how to respond meaningfully

The first conversation: the Warm Up

  • Establishing a leadership role your horse will embrace
  • Leading your horse to his comfort zone and creating a round top line
  • Riding the Free walk and jog. Timing of aids and reward

Succeeding every ride. Ride an elementary obstacle course while listening to your

horse

  • Riding accurately to build consistency and understanding
  • Getting your horse to say, “yes” to every challenge
  • Creating understanding and willingness is the biggest reward
  • Signs of tension, relaxation and understanding

11:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Cultivating the Best in Each Rider. The Psychology of the Horse/Rider Team

  • We have stories and so do our horses. If you have trouble listening to someone’s story
  • and they are speaking YOUR language, how are you going to listen to your horse?
  • Exercises on ground and under saddle that encourage partnering through intuitive responses to the horses language.
  • Riding on the rail being fully PRESENT- mentally, emotionally and physically to successfully connect with our horses.

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Improving Balance and Suppleness

  • Movement for function
  • Increasing your horse’s athletic ability and willingness
  • Utilizing transitions, change of direction and reinbacks to improve and develop balance and suppleness.
  • Why lateral movements? How do they improve your horse’s balance and responsiveness? How much should we be asking for and what are the steps to develop these?

Sunday April 30, 2017 

 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Synergy with Your Horse. How to Attain a Ride that is Smooth and Seems to Flow Effortlessly.

  • Feel is different than responding mechanically to your horse
  • Effective transitions make a difference in the quality of your ride
  • Counted walk, a tool that will impact the way you and your horse connect
  • Collection at a walk and jog using effective halts and half-halts
  • Why is straightness so important yet so difficult to master?

11:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Equitation to Improve Balance and Accuracy

  • History and theory behind the desired seat
  • Why must we keep our shoulders in a T and arc through the waist when bending or turning? Why must the inner thigh stay connected to the horse? Where is the horse’s center of balance and our center of balance
  • Compromises in our bodies that may be keeping us from riding in a centered fashion.
  • How do we work around these limitations?
  • Riding equestrian patterns to synthesize this information

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Ride-A-Test

  • Try out one of the new Western Dressage 2017 tests! You will be scored by a qualifiedA great way to begin work on your test of choice or to determine which level to try!
  • Western Dressage judge and then provided time with a coach to go over your marks.
Oct
15
Sun
Northern Colorado Dressage Association Dressage Schooling Show
Oct 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

“L” Judge:  Sharron Sarchet

 

Apr
9
Sun
Northern Colorado Dressage Association Dressage Schooling Show
Apr 9 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

“R” Judge:  Julie Haugen

Apr
15
Sat
Pikes Peak Dressage RMDS Show
Apr 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Contact’s Name
Heather Petersen
Contact’s Address
22750 County Road 37
Elbert, Colorado 80106
United States
Map It
Contact’s Phone Number
(303) 648-3164
Contact’s Email
slush@drgw.net
Judges Name
Gwen Ka’awaloa
Type of Judge
L Judge or Higher (educated in Western Dressage Rules)
Type of Event
Other Type of Show, i.e. USEF
Additional Comments or Event Details:
Helmets are required by insurance. Great venue and western dressage educated judge.

SHOW FLYER

Katherine Simard Ride-A-Test Clinic
Apr 15 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Join us in the opportunity to learn the new 2017 Western Dressage tests with a USDF Certified Instructor and Judge. Thirty minute sessions beginning with a ride with the test of your choice. Tests will be judged and scribed with judge’s comments, followed by a lesson to review problem areas, and a final ride to assess corrections. Auditors welcome. Rider fee $55.00; Auditor fee $25.00. Riders and auditors are welcome to stay all day. Please contact pat@patvanbuskirk.com for an entry form or more information.

Flyer

Apr
29
Sat
WDACO April Western Dressage Clinics
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm
WDACO April Western Dressage Clinics @ Douglas County Indoor Arena | Castle Rock | Colorado | United States

Saturday, April 29, 2017

 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Communication is the most rewarding skill

  • How to ”talk” to your horse. Consistent repetition and reward
  • Maintaining your horses’ attention and willingness
  • How to listen to your horse
  • Is your horse saying “yes”, “no” or maybe, and how to respond meaningfully

The first conversation: the Warm Up

  • Establishing a leadership role your horse will embrace
  • Leading your horse to his comfort zone and creating a round top line
  • Riding the Free walk and jog. Timing of aids and reward

Succeeding every ride. Ride an elementary obstacle course while listening to your

horse

  • Riding accurately to build consistency and understanding
  • Getting your horse to say, “yes” to every challenge
  • Creating understanding and willingness is the biggest reward
  • Signs of tension, relaxation and understanding

11:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Cultivating the Best in Each Rider. The Psychology of the Horse/Rider Team

  • We have stories and so do our horses. If you have trouble listening to someone’s story
  • and they are speaking YOUR language, how are you going to listen to your horse?
  • Exercises on ground and under saddle that encourage partnering through intuitive responses to the horses language.
  • Riding on the rail being fully PRESENT- mentally, emotionally and physically to successfully connect with our horses.

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Improving Balance and Suppleness

  • Movement for function
  • Increasing your horse’s athletic ability and willingness
  • Utilizing transitions, change of direction and reinbacks to improve and develop balance and suppleness.
  • Why lateral movements? How do they improve your horse’s balance and responsiveness? How much should we be asking for and what are the steps to develop these?

Sunday April 30, 2017 

 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Synergy with Your Horse. How to Attain a Ride that is Smooth and Seems to Flow Effortlessly.

  • Feel is different than responding mechanically to your horse
  • Effective transitions make a difference in the quality of your ride
  • Counted walk, a tool that will impact the way you and your horse connect
  • Collection at a walk and jog using effective halts and half-halts
  • Why is straightness so important yet so difficult to master?

11:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Equitation to Improve Balance and Accuracy

  • History and theory behind the desired seat
  • Why must we keep our shoulders in a T and arc through the waist when bending or turning? Why must the inner thigh stay connected to the horse? Where is the horse’s center of balance and our center of balance
  • Compromises in our bodies that may be keeping us from riding in a centered fashion.
  • How do we work around these limitations?
  • Riding equestrian patterns to synthesize this information

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Ride-A-Test

  • Try out one of the new Western Dressage 2017 tests! You will be scored by a qualifiedA great way to begin work on your test of choice or to determine which level to try!
  • Western Dressage judge and then provided time with a coach to go over your marks.
Oct
15
Sun
Northern Colorado Dressage Association Dressage Schooling Show
Oct 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

“L” Judge:  Sharron Sarchet