Clinics for 2024

Several clinics in the works

Ride/Critique/Ride clinic with Bobbi Carleton (r) April 20-21, 2024, Sperry View Farm, Bethany CT

Once again, we bring back our popular ride/critique/ride clinic! Each 45 minute session will include an opportunity to ride through the test of your choice and receive scores and comments. Bobbi will review your test with you and suggest improvements. You may choose to ride through your entire test again or work with Bobbi to focus on a specific aspect of the ride.

Biomechanics clinic with Virginia Leary May 25-26, 2024, Sperry View Farm, Bethany CT

Virginia is a former international level eventer who now specializes in dressage, is a USDF bronze, silver and gold medalist (riding two horses she trained up the levels), and has students successfully competing at the FEI levels. She is working to complete her coach’s certification for biomechanics under Andy Thomas, former symmetry coach for the US and British Olympic teams. This work enables riders and their horses to become straighter and more comfortable. Virginia has been teaching this method for several years in Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, South Carolina and Florida and she credits the program with her ability to walk and ride properly after a hip fracture in the Spring of 2022.

Lisa Schmidt clinic July 27, 2024, Idlenot Farm, Clinton CT

Lisa Schmidt is a United States Equestrian Federation licensed “S” dressage judge with Young Horse, Dressage Seat Equitation and Musical Freestyle accreditation. She is an FEI dressage competitor and trainer at all levels and, has earned the USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals. Lisa is a member of the USDF L Program Faculty and has trained two r judge’s groups. From 2010 to 2016, Lisa was USDF Region 1 Director and a member of the USDF Executive Board. In addition to having completed the USDF Instructors Certification Workshops, Lisa has trained several horses through Grand Prix. She and her students have been successful at many regional championships.