What’s Happening This Winter? EN’s Guide to Clinics, Lessons & Shows [Updated 3/11]

Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

What’s Happening is EN’s guide to lessons, clinics, schooling shows and other riding and educational opportunities during the winter. It’s free to post a listing. Just email the date, location, contact information and any other details to [email protected]. (Note: This is a list generated solely from submissions. If no one sends us the details of your event, it won’t be included.)

Location Quick Links:Area I | Area II | Area III | Area IVArea V | Area VI | Area VIII | Area IX | Canada

Area I

 April 22: Ride-Critique-Ride Clinic with Ann Marie Gregoire
This clinic is a great opportunity to polish up your tests for the 2018 season. USEF dressage tests from Intro through 4th level will be offered in addition to the new 2018 USEA Beginner Novice through Preliminary eventing tests. The format of the clinic will allow riders to perform their test  of choice twice, receiving constructive feedback from Ann Marie after the first ride. They will be given a scored sheet for their second ride, and prizes will be awarded for the lowest scoring percentages of the day. Both standard and small dressage rings (depending on test ) will be offered indoors on world class GGT footing. Please RSVP early to reserve your spot! Reduced entry fees and FREE auditing for CDCTA Members and Shallowbrook Boarders. Entry forms available at our websites: www.shallowbrook.com  & www.cdctaonline.com

Area II


March 17: CDCTA Presents a Fix-A-Test with Judge Nancy Lowey (R)
CDCTA to host Fix-A-Test Clinic with Judge Nancy Lowey (R) Sponsored by USDF at Sprieser Sporthorse in Marshall, VA. Format: Each rider has a 40 minutes lesson to ride a test of their choice, receive a score, discuss the test results and work with Nancy on ways to improve their test and, if they choose and time permits, retake the test. Please register online at Event Clinics  See all our upcoming 2018 clinics here http://bit.ly/SprieserSporthorse

March 18: Bascule Farm Indoor Dressage Show
Come in out of the cold! Bascule Farm in Poolesville, Maryland will hold a Dressage Show on March 18. Warm up & tests indoors! Positive judges are scheduled to give a little help post first ride (mini fix-a-test). Super long ribbons to 8th. Register on www.eventclinics.com. You can find out more, download releases, or register for all schooling shows at Bascule via our Event Clinics calendar link here:  http://bit.ly/EC_BasculeFarm

March 18: Jumping clinics at Windchase with Phyllis Dawson
Fun and informal jumping clinics with Phyllis every Sunday through the winter. Outdoors if weather and footing permit, but otherwise in the indoor arena. All clinics are designed to be inviting and user-friendly. We will keep things very basic and inviting for the greener groups, and will incorporate some more creative elements for the higher groups as appropriate. Exercises and fence heights can be adjusted within a group for each horse as needed. We expect to have groups ranging from a very green elementary group for those of you wanting to stick to small jumps, up to at least Preliminary. For more info or to sign up, go to my Event Clinics website link: http://bit.ly/Windchase Email Phyllis at [email protected] if you have questions, or to get on our mailing list.

March 18: Ride with Sally Cousins
Horse Park of New Jersey, Stone Tavern, NJ. Contact Sally, [email protected] or register on Event Clinics.

March 24: Adult Camp #3 Sprieser Sporthorse
Join us for our THIRD Adult Camp! Back by popular demand – Get inspired this winter with two fun days of lessons, lectures and socializing at the beautiful Sprieser Sporthorse facility in Marshall VA. Taught by Assistant Trainers Lisa Hellmer and Lauren Fisher, riders will get two private lessons as well as a choice of group cavaletti with Lisa or private lunge lesson with Lauren. 
Get more details & secure your spot now via Event Clinics. Find all upcoming camp/clinic dates at Sprieser Sporthorse with our Event Clinics calendar link: http://bit.ly/SprieserSporthorse

March 27: Doug Payne Pole Work/Gymnastics Clinic Wheatland Farm
Purcellville, Virginia,
 Doug Payne, 4* Eventer, Grand Prix show jumper, USEF Judge & TD, USEA ICP Instructor, & USEF High Performance Rider, will give a pole work/ Gymnastics clinic Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 at the beautiful facility of Wheatland Farm in Purcellville, VA. Entries will be open until March 17th. Learn more/check space availability on Event Clinics here Entries are only being accepted via Event Clinics. Please attach documents to online entry or mail to Organizer.

March 28: Dressage and Jump Lessons with Stephen Bradley
Wednesday March 28th at Domino Equestrian. Come tune up your jumping for the spring season with Olympian Stephen Bradley! Small groups (2-3 people) ensure plenty of individual attention, and usually last about an hour and fifteen minutes. Private dressage and jump lessons are also available.  An accomplished 3-day Event Rider who is well regarded for his teaching skills, Stephen Bradley is a favorite clinician for both amateurs and professionals alike. Come enjoy food, drinks, and our wonderful new facility, and lesson with one of the best! Auditors always welcome at no charge. Heated viewing room overlooks the 80×200 indoor for great auditing! Registration is available here through Event Clinics.  

March 28: Waredaca Experts Day w/Jimmy Wofford
Each month Waredaca, a top Eventing facility in Laytonsville, Maryland, hosts top Eventing experts and equestrian coaches to teach riders how to advance their skills. Reknown eventing coach Jim Wofford will teach a jump clinic on Mar 28. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from one of the top names in the sport! Entries close the Saturday before each clinic. Register for all Waredaca Expert Days via our EC calendar link: http://bit.ly/Waredaca

March 28: Show Jumping Clinic with Stephen Bradley
Domino Equestrian in Harwood, Maryland will host top Eventer & clinician Stephen Bradley for a show jumping clinic. Stephen’s popular clinics fill fast- secure your ride spot soon. Details/Register via Event Clinics here: http://bit.ly/DominoEquestrian

March 28: Jim Wofford Clinic
Waredaca,  4105 Damascus Rd Laytonsville MD 20882, Contact: Liz Schroeder mailto:[email protected]
March 29: Jim Wofford Clinic
Kealani Farm, 651 Coatesville Rd, West Grove Pa. Contact: Melissa Stubenberg  mailto:[email protected]
March 31-April 1: Clinic with Kate Chadderton 
Sunset Hill Farm, Woodbine, MD. For more info and clinic details contact: Amy Gaynor,  ASAP while spaces are available! You can also register on Event Clinics. $95 per rider. More dates available.  Sign up for three clinic days & get free coaching at a USEA Area 2 event (a $100 value)!
April 18: Jim Wofford Clinic
Waredaca,  4105 Damascus Rd Laytonsville MD 20882,  Contact: Liz Schroeder mailto:[email protected]gmail.com
April 19: Jim Wofford Clinic
Kealani Farm, 651 Coatesville Rd, West Grove Pa. Contact: Melissa Stubenberg  mailto:[email protected]
Area III
March 26- April 1: Sara Kozumplik Murphy, Brian Murphy and Maya Black Clinic
Dreaming of warm and sunny Florida, but not sure where to go or how to organize? Perhaps you can’t be away from home long enough to make it all seem worthwhile? Mardanza Farm will host three “open training camps” this winter at the incomparable 600 acre dream facility. Want to focus on Show Jumping? Dressage? A mix of everything? Overlook Equestrian boasts four star riders Maya Black and Sara Kozumplik Murphy, in addition to Grand Prix Show jumper, Brian Murphy..all working together! Details/register on www.eventclinics.com
Area IV
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Area V
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Area VI
April 11-12: USEA West Coast Young Event Horse Seminar
Interested in learning more about the USEA Young Event Horse Program? Live on the West Coast? Perfect! Breeders, riders, judges, trainers are invited to the USEA West Coast Young Event Horse Seminar in at Twin Rivers Ranch in Paso Robles, California, April 11-12, 2018. Topics include Judging Conformation, Dressage, Jumping and the Gallop, Tips for Organizers, Tips for Riders, and the New Scoring System. Videos, Conformation Notebooks by Judy Wardrope will be offered, as well as Power Points, Practice Judging and Q & A from presenters Gretchen Butts, Bea DiGrazia, Loris Henry, Mark
Weissbecker, Karen Winn and Daniel Zilla.
The seminar counts as credit for YEH judges seeking to remain on the judge’s list. For more information, please contact organizers Bea di Grazia at [email protected] or Wendy Wergeles [email protected].
March 18: Covered Bridge Pony Club Combined Test
Stone Place Stables, Prospect, KY. www.coveredbridgepc.com.
April 21-22: Jim Wofford Clinic
Timber Run Farm, 5145 Northridge Road, Alexandria, Oh. 43001 Contact: Stephanie Phillips mailto:[email protected]

Area IX

April 28-29: Clinic with Peter Gray
Peter Gray at The Event at Archer Cheyenne Wyoming check the website for ride times, Saturday flat/grid/SJ and Sunday Cross country exercises www.eventatarcher.com. Contact Allison Murphy for auditing information 307-640-9222 or email [email protected]


March 17-18: Jennifer Pejic Eventing Prep Camp
Sprucehaven Farm in Mt Elgin ON Canada. For more information visit www.sprucehaven.com or https://www.facebook.com/eventingdressage/.

Want to see your lesson, clinic, or schooling show listed here? Email [email protected].