HOW TO BECOME A WDACO VETTED CLINICIAN

HOW TO BECOME A WDACO VETTED CLINICIAN

The WDAA/WDACO does not endorse or certify any trainer.

Thank you for your interest. We would love to assist you in becoming a Western Dressage Association® of Colorado (WDACO) Vetted Clinician.

A WDACO Vetted Clinician is one who meets all requirements of the WDACO vetting process and is contracted by the WDACO to perform clinics for WDACO for a fixed fee.

Any clinician who is an active WDAA/WDACO member, may advertise their Western Dressage Clinic on our website calendar. You do not need to be a WDACO Vetted Clinician to hold a Western Dressage Clinic or advertise on our website under the Classified Advertising Link, http://www.wdaco.org/get-involved/clinicians/.

WDACO Philosophy: WDACO Vetted Clinicians encourage, inspire and motivate students to become better riders. They can effectively address a variety of learning styles and can demonstrate soft humane training techniques.

Requirements:

  • You must be a WDAA/WDACO Member
  • You must have attended and be a graduate of either a WDAA Train the Trainers Program or a WDAA Western Dressage Judges Education Seminar.
  • You must be willing to travel throughout the State of Colorado

Vetting Process:

Step 1: Please send your resume or bio along with your email address to clinics@wdaco.org. Please include all the following information

1.1. Areas within Colorado where you would be willing to travel to conduct WDACO clinics.

1.2. Professional accomplishments in dressage and western disciplines

1.3. Experience teaching a variety of levels of students in a clinic environment.

1.4. Breeds of horses with which you have worked.

1.5. Provide your professional website address

1.6. Awards, recognitions, breed affiliations and judges cards you have received and/or held.

1.7. References from equine events you have been contracted to conduct- i.e. expos, clinics, shows, exhibitions.

1.8. Other professional equine experience which is relevant to this application.

1.9. Equine educational experience and mentors.

1.10. Other professional activities/affiliations which are relevant to this application.

1.11. Current work that is congruent with Western Dressage

1.12. Continuing education completed that enhances your ability as a clinician.

1.13. Do you carry General and Professional Liability? You will be required to list WDACO as an additional insured.

1.14. Have you worked with any WDACO clinicians and if so, whom? Would you be willing to be mentored?

After your resume is reviewed, a follow up letter will be sent to you notifying you if you meet the preliminary WDACO criteria. For those who meet the criteria, the following additional steps will be implemented.

Step 2: Assist one of our clinicians in a WDACO clinic.  The WDACO does not charge a fee for the vetting process. Our clinicians are donating their time to work directly with you to assess and expand your knowledge of Western Dressage.

Step 3: WDACO board and clinicians to observe a clinic to be held by the potential vetted WDACO clinician, at no cost to WDACO

Step 4: WDACO board and current clinicians will vote on potential WDACO Vetted Clinician conducting WDACO clinics.

If you become a WDACO Vetted Contracted Clinician, you have two options for holding a WDACO clinic.

1.      The WDACO organizes the clinic and the club pays the clinician a fee for their services.

The club is responsible for the complete management and expense of the clinic.  They will organize the event including determining the venue and the participant/auditor pricing.  The club will do the advertising, collect the participation fees and secure the appropriate insurance coverage.  On the event day, organizers will manage the event including setup, check-in, collection of appropriate forms and time management for the clinic.

The fee to the clinician will be $250 for the first 2 hours and $75 for each subsequent hour.

*Clinicians must have their own Professional & GL Coverage and must submit an insurance certificate, listing the WDACO as additional insured. Individual event coverage will be paid by WDACO.

**WDACO reserves the right to cancel any clinic, within 3 days notice, for lack of participation or any other issues which may arise which will interfere with the achievement of a successful clinic.

2.      The WDACO organizes the clinic and the clinician pays the club a fee for their services.

WDACO is responsible for partial management of the clinic.  The clinician is responsible for the management and expense of the clinic.  The clinician will be responsible for securing and paying for the venue, setting the clinic price and providing organizers to manage the event including setup, check-in, collection of appropriate forms and time management.  The WDACO will do the advertising including posting on our calendar and inclusion in (1) direct mail piece. The WDACO will collect the participation fees and secure the appropriate insurance coverage.

The fee to the WDACO organization will be $150.

*Clinicians must have their own Professional & GL Coverage and must submit an insurance certificate, listing the WDACO as additional insured. Individual event coverage will be paid by the club.

**The clinician may cancel any clinic, within 3 days notice, for lack of participation or any other issues which may arise which will interfere with the achievement of a successful clinic.  The clinician will be responsible for a $25 non-refundable fee regardless of cancellation.  Membership fees are non-refundable.

If you wish to conduct the clinic entirely on your own you may follow the guidelines at the www.wdaco.org website under “Get Involved-Organizers”

If there is any additional information that we can provide to you to make the process run smoothly, please feel free to contact us at clinics@wdaco.org