The Art of the Horse for the Year of the Horse
Highland Springs Equestrian Center in Kelseyville and the Lake County Chapter of the California Dressage Society present an outstanding opportunity for novice—or more advanced—horsemen and women to learn the Art of Dressage from master teachers Dave Claus and Heather Sentz. Six once-a-month clinics begin April 12, repeating the second Saturday of each month through September, from 9 am to 1 pm.
The clinics will be taught by Dave Claus of Dave Claus Training Stables (founder of the Lake County Chapter of the California Dressage Society), and Heather Sentz of Sentzible Horsemanship. The clinics will be upbeat, including games and prizes that will make the sessions both fun and educational.
The clinics are designed to introduce the beginning rider to the concept of dressage, a systematic training of horse and rider together, which develops the horse’s ideal qualities and leads to a natural oneness between horse and rider. Dressage requires patience and skill, balance, rhythm and subtlety, so these clinics will also challenge more advanced riders to perfect their horsemanship to the level of Art. Claus says, “Each clinic is designed as a stepping stone for the next clinic, resulting in a true partnership between you and your horse.”
The clinics are designed with any discipline/horse sport in mind, English as well as Western, presenting basics of horsemanship starting with warm-ups to help focus your horse, and improve your timing, balance, and communication. Clinic highlights will include: in hand obedience, easier bridling/saddling, mounting block woes, soft feel, lateral movement, trail safety, and flying lead changes. For a complete breakdown of each clinic, visit facebook.com/giddyupyo.
The cost for each clinic is $75 per rider. Each clinic will be limited to 15 people, so please reserve your spots early by calling Heather Sentz at (707) 998-9176 or Dave Claus at (707) 998-9564 and also by sending a $25 non-refundable deposit to "Lake County CDS Chapter", c/o Juliana Vidich, 8900 Wight Way, Kelseyville, CA 95451. Clinic dates are Saturdays, April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, and September 13, 2014.
The Lake County CDS Chapter holds dressage shows, clinics, and educational meetings to promote the sport and art of dressage. Learn about Lake County CDS at californiadressagesocietyoflakecounty.org or on Facebook. Highland Springs Equestrian Center (HSEC) offers natural horse boarding and training, and its facilities include a huge covered arena with sand footing, with gorgeous panoramic views of Mount Konocti, the Mayacamas Mountains, the Highland Springs recreational area, vineyards, hills, forests, and oak woodlands. For more information about HSEC lessons, clinics by John Saint Ryan and Julie Goodnight, or Dressage and Western Dressage Schooling Shows, call owners Paul Marchand or Juliana Vidich at (707) 279-1903, or visit highlandspringsequestrian.com or find them on Facebook.
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