Please us for a great opportunity to learn from Karen O'Connor on December 16-18, 2019. Karen has an incredible depth of knowledge and a passion for horses.
The USEA Instructors' Certification Program has developed a workshop on understanding the fundamentals for dressage that is educational for anyone interested in riding. The reading, demonstrations, theory, and practical execution is well-organized and will help anyone in their riding, teaching, and basic understanding of the sport and horses.
The auditing fee is $50 a day and $400 for participation. Click here to sign up to participate and click here to sign up to audit.
We will need some demo riders (interesting, but not a lesson) to help as well. ANYONE who rides dressage or jumping would learn a ton from this workshop. Please contact Stephanie Goodman at (208) 315-2086 for more information about being a demo rider.
After the workshop, Karen is going to give a day of lessons for the select few who jump on this opportunity quickly! Click here to sign up for lessons with Karen.
We appreciate your support in bringing top education to the Pacific Northwest and hope to keep our community growing! All information can be found on our website at http://wasatchsporthorses.com.
One of my passions is continuing to be a good student, because I think no matter how old I get, there are multiple reasons learning new things inspires me. First and foremost, it helps me be a better rider and trainer, so my horses benefit. Second, it helps me be a better teacher by exposing me to different ways to have a relationship with a horse or a student.
This month we’re going to begin a three-part series on how to create positive riding experiences by making sure the words you say to yourself and the thoughts you think to yourself are positive. Referred to as self-talk, internal dialogue, or brain babble; the words you say to yourself can have a huge impact on your performance. In fact, your thoughts and voice are actually considered behaviors, and just like how positive physical behaviors (i.e. a balanced transition) can create success, your verbal behaviors can also accomplish the very same thing. So let's spend the next few months talking about how to talk to yourself!
Being spontaneous has paid off for Kevin Keane and Sportsfield Candy. “I bought him on a Wednesday and showed him on a Thursday,” Keane recalls about his first event with his Irish Sport Horse gelding, then 9 years old, at Plantation Field Horse Trials (Unionville, Pennsylvania) in September 2016. “I owned him for part of a day, and the next morning I showed up at a CCI and jogged him up for a two-star, and we went clean and clean and clean.”
THANK YOU to everyone who has already entered the USEF/USEA Recognized CDCTA Spring Horse Trials scheduled for Sunday, April 9 in Berryville, VA. We will continue to take late entries through Friday, March 24 using USEA’s Xentry system. If you still want to come compete, please enter! The late fee has been waived through Friday, March 24.