Clinics for 2023

CDA sponsored - Ride Critique Ride

April 22nd and 23rd 2023 with Judge Bobbi Carleton hosted by Sperry View Farm

Each rider will have a 45 minute session with the judge. Warm up will be available in the outdoor ring or the lower indoor in the event of inclement weather. First you will ride your test which the judge will score. The judge will review your test with you and suggest improvements. You will be able to ride your test a second time or you may choose to work on specific aspects for improvement.

$115 for CDA Members $130 for non-Members


May 13th 2023 with Virginia Leary hosted by Lost Run Farm, Litchfield 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.

1hr sessions. NO auditors (just coach or travel buddy). Limited to 8 rides. No food available

$175 for CDA Members $190 for non-Members


June 24th 2023 hosted by Belle Free Farm, Columbia CT

British dressage rider Stephen Hayes is based at Perfect Harmony Dressage through the year in NY and FL. He has been head rider for Beatrice Ferrer Salat (Team Rider for Spain in many Olympics including, Sydney, Athens, London and Rio). He has also ridden and competed for GB Olympic team rider Vicki Thompson Winfield. He is currently competing in Wellington FL on Kunzo, a 10 year old PRE at Intermediate 1, and aims to compete Remember Me, a 15 year old Oldenburg at Grand Prix.

Stephen conducts clinics throughout the world using very effective and positive training methods - particularly for the piaffe and passage. His lessons have been described as ‘addictive’ and Stephen’s character is described as ‘humble’ and ‘down to earth’ which invites riders of all levels of experience to feel comfortable and at ease yet motivated during a training session.

45 minutes sessions. Limited to 10 rides. No food available

$185 for CDA Members $200 for non-Members $40 Audit