WDACO Events

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If you have a questions regarding an event, please email us at clinics@wdaco.org.  Please do not call the barns as the facilities are rented and they do not have any infomation regarding the events.

If I bring a guest, do they have to pay an auditor fee?

Our insurance requires a transaction in order to be in effect. Therefore, these are our guest policies:

If the riding participant is under 18, they must have an adult over 21 accompany them and the adult does not have to pay the auditor fee.

If the riding participant is over 18, they may designate one person to serve as their helper, at no charge, during the clinic. Helpers must be designated on the enrollment form for insurance purposes. If the helper changes, participants must send an email to clinics@wdaco.org, so that we may change the information on our insurance forms. All other guests accompanying participants, other than members, must pay the auditor fee, or if desired, complete a form and pay for a membership prior to the clinic.  Members may attend WDACO clinics (non-riders), excluding Horseless Clinics & Special Events, for free.

2016 WDACO Schedule

 A Comprehensive Western Dressage Experience that enhances the partnership between horse and rider.  Regardless of whether your goal is to show or become a better partner with your horse, these events will advance you toward your goals.


  • Breaking Down Test Elements to Ensure Success
    June 23, 2017
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Clinic before Horseshow Expose your horse to the Douglas County arena before the show Breaking Down Test Elements to Ensure Success Friday, June 23, 2017 Douglas County Fairgrounds 500 Fairgrounds Rd. Castle Rock, CO 80104 Clinician:  Cliff Swanson Assistant: Frances Carbonnel 9:00 am – 11:00 am Wow the judge with the correct approach and halt at (more…)


  • Basic Level Test Movements and the New Equitation Division
    June 23, 2017
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Clinic before Horseshow Expose your horse to the Douglas County arena before the show Basic Level Test Movements and the New Equitation Division Friday, June 23, 2017 Douglas County Fairgrounds 500 Fairgrounds Rd. Castle Rock, CO 80104 Clinician:  Cliff Swanson Assistant: Juilie Lorton 11:30 am – 1:30 pm The new collective marks on the new test.  (more…)


  • Basic Level Test Movements and the New Equitation Division
    June 23, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Clinic before Horseshow Expose your horse to the Douglas County arena before the show Integrating the Western Dressage Test Movements with Practical Trail Applications Friday, June 23, 2017 Douglas County Fairgrounds 500 Fairgrounds Rd. Castle Rock, CO 80104 Clinician:  Frances Carbonnel Assistant: Juilie Lorton 2:00 pm  – 4:00 pm Navigation of the Western Dressage Arena & (more…)


  • Riding the Elements of the Western Dressage Test - YOUTH CLINIC
    July 8, 2017
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Riding the Elements of the Western Dressage Test – YOUTH CLINIC YOUTH CLASS (ages 13-18 years) Saturday, July 8, 2017 Boulder County Fairgrounds 9595 Nelson Rd.  Longmont, CO 80501 Clinician:  Juilie Lorton 9:00 am  – 11:00 am Review of the test which will be available for Youth competition at Fair Clarify any movements needed Practice the movements (more…)


  • Western Dressage building a partnership....
    July 8, 2017
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Western Dressage building a partnership…. ADULT CLASS (over 18 years) Saturday, July 8, 2017 Boulder County Fairgrounds 9595 Nelson Rd.  Longmont, CO 80501 Clinician:  Juilie Lorton 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm  Build horse and rider partnership for all riding disciplines, communication through western dressage exercises, putting all elements together for your partnership. How rider’s position (more…)


  • Western Dressage building a partnership....
    July 8, 2017
    2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Western Dressage Elements & Exercises ADULT CLASS (over 18 years)   Saturday, July 8, 2017 Boulder County Fairgrounds 9595 Nelson Rd.  Longmont, CO 80501 Clinician:  Juilie Lorton 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm  develop balance and control with exercises precision with transitions…… Circle into a lope transition Corners building balance, use to transition Use of the (more…)


  • Experiencing Synergy w/ your Horse using Music & Obstacles - 2day progressive clinic
    August 19, 2017 - August 20, 2017
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Experiencing Synergy w/ your Horse using Music & Obstacles Two Day Progressive Clinic   Saturday August 19, 2017 – Sunday August 20, 2017 Douglas County Fairgrounds 500 Fairgrounds Road Castle Rock, CO 80104   Clinicians: Frances Carbonnel & Juilie Lorton   Riding to Music, learning tempo, forward bend; Obstacles including Garrocha poles, lariat ropes and gates.  Come (more…)


  • Working Equitation Clinic: Ease of Handling with Dressage Principles
    September 30, 2017 - October 1, 2017
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Working Equitation Clinic:  Ease of Handling with Dressage Principles Participants will ride for 2 hours both Saturday & Sunday and experience Working Equitation in a positive non-threatening environment. Saturday September 30, 2017 – Sunday October 1, 2017 Douglas County Fairgrounds 500 Fairgrounds Road  Castle Rock, CO 80104 Clinicians: Kitty McLaughlin & Chris Stanko   This clinic will be (more…)