Even with the show season finished, I am still training the horses at show intensity as I want to take advantage of their fitness from the show season and also to be prepared for some upcoming clinics before taking a break beginning in December. All of the horses are having rest incorporated into their respective weekly and monthly schedules.
Dressage Through The Levels Symposium (October 30-31): Neo and I will be the Prix St Georges and Intermediate I demo horse/rider for this symposium conducted by Janet Foy and Debbie McDonald.
Henrik Johansen Clinic (November 10-11): MW Dressage will be hosting Henrik Johansen at River Run Ranch and Rider's Edge Farm. I will be riding Neo and Falcon in this clinic.
Shannon Peters Clinic (November 13-14): I will be riding Neo in this clinic hosted by Traumhof Farm.
My goals for these upcoming clinics will be to develop better strength and balance for Neo to improve his piaffe and passage (especially the passage) and to continue to refine the 1 tempi changes. For Falcon, I want to begin flying changes on him soon so I'll use the time with Henrik to develop better collection in the canter.
Also, during this period I have been summoned for Federal Jury duty beginning November 1st. I'm really hoping not to be seated on a jury since I cannot afford, both financially and training wise, to be away for an extended period of time.
I'll try to have the report for Championships posted later this week-sorry for the delay in posting.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I am excited to announce that Neo and I have been selected as the Prix St Georges and Intermediate I demo horse/rider for the "Dressage Through The Levels" Symposium conducted by Janet Foy and Debbie McDonald. The symposium will be held at Donida Farm October 30th-31st. Information about the symposium can be found here.
I am honored to be selected and am looking forward to it a lot.