What’s Happening This Winter? EN’s Guide to Clinics, Lessons & Shows

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 V | Area VIII

Area I

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Area II

November 18: Jackpot Eventing Show
The Jackpot Eventing Show in Woodbine, Md. is sponsored by Sunset Hill Farm and Kate Chadderton Eventing. Open to Elementary through Training level horses and riders. Phase one: jump a stadium round. Phase two: head out directly on course at our new xc facility. Winners based on combined stadium/xc scores. Elementary- 9:00am. Beginner Novice- Not before 10:00am. Novice- Not before 11:00am. Training- Not before 12:00pm. A friendly, casual atmosphere with plenty of opportunities to train & school your horse. Ribbons, prizes & FUN! $60 per division, $10 discount for Pony Clubbers. Extra show jump rounds available. Click here to Register on EventClinics or contact [email protected].
November 18: Jumper Show and Cross Country Schooling
Join us for our Fall Jumper Show & XC Schooling in Woodbine, Md., and win a new Apple Watch (a $250 value)! Every class entered gets at raffle ticket. Other prize drawings include a VeraBradley Tote & more! XC schooling fee discounted to $50, Heights: 18″- 3’6 (higher if requested). Two classes per height/$15 per class. Classes 2’6 & above not to start before 11am. Click here for Prize List or contact Amy Gaynor at [email protected]. Register the day of the show. A friendly, casual atmosphere with plenty of opportunities to train & xc school your horse! Ribbons, prizes & FUN! Sponsored by Sunset Hill Farm and Kate Chadderton Eventing.
December 6-10: Clinic with Nicola Wilson
Nicola Wilson is coming to USA to conduct two clinics, one in the Middleburg, Va. area on December 6/7 and one in the Charlottesville, Va. area December 9/10. Charlottesville is full with a wait list but auditors are welcome. It is anticipated that day 1 will be SJ and day 2 XC. Auditors welcome. Please contact Helen Brettell at [email protected] for the Middleburg area and Gabby Dickerson at [email protected] for Charlottesville.
December 27-30: Clinic with Tik Maynard and Sinead Halpin
Winter Camp at The Fork Farm (Norwood, NC). Read this article to get a glimpse of what a camp with them is like. Contact: Lauren DeLalla @ 540-247-9053 or email: [email protected]. Click here for more information.
Area III
November 18: Hilltoppers PC Dressage/CT Schooling Show
Covington, GA. Visit gdcta.org for more info.
November 18-19: Greystone Dressage Show
Lebanon, TN. USDF Recognized. Visit tvdcta.org for more info.
November 19-20: Lucinda Green Clinic
Full Gallop Farm (Aiken, SC). Visit fullgallopfarm.com for more info.
November 20-21: Lilo Fore Dressage Clinic
Poplar Place (Hamilton, GA). Visit poplarplacefarm.com for more info.
November 21-22: Clinic with Lucinda Green
Lucinda Green will be teaching an eventing clinic near Knoxville, TN on November 21-22. $275 for CDCTS members/$325 for non-members. Auditing is $20/day for members and $30/day for non-members. For more information and contact Ashley Phillips via [email protected].
December 9: Christmas Dressage Schooling Show
SEA/CBreeze Palms (Milton, FL). Visit southernequestrianassociation.com for more info.
December 9-10: Dressage and CT Schooling Show
TAGDEA/Tri State Exhibition Ctr. (Cleveland, TN). Visit tagdea.org for more info.
December 9-10: Emily Brollier Curtis Clinic
CDCTS/Icon Sporthorses (Friendsville, TN). Visit cdcts.org for more info.
December 16: Winter Schooling Show
CDCTS/Icon Sporthorses (Friendsville, TN). Visit cdcts.org for more info.
December 16: Poplar Place Schooling Show
Poplar Place Farm (Hamilton, GA). Visit gdcta.org for more info.
January 13: Paul Belasik Clinic
DSDCTA/Joint Venture Farm (Madison, FL). Visit dsdcta.org for more info.
January 13-14: Jennifer Marchand Dressage Clinic
Poplar Place (Hamilton, GA). Visit poplarplacefarm.com for more info.
February 10, 2018: Dressage Schooling Show
TAGDEA/Tri State Exhibition Ctr. (Cleveland, TN). Visit tagdea.org for more info.
Area V
November 17-19: Joe Meyer Clinic
Coyote Springs (Seguin, TX). More info at coyotespringstx.com.
November 18: Ride-a-test with Barbara Lewis
Holly Hill Farm (Benton, LA). More info at hollyhillfarm.net.
November 18-19: Sally O’Connor Clinic
Oak Hill Farm (Folsom, LA). More info at sedariders.org.
November 18-19: Deb Rosen Clinic
Pine Hill (Bellville, TX). More info at pinehilltexas.com.
December 1-3: Karen O’Connor Clinic
Holly Hill Farm (Benton, LA). More info at hollyhillfarm.net.
December 2: Schooling Show
Legends Horse Ranch/Even Tempo PC Clear Round and Gambler’s Choice Schooling (Kaufman, TX). More info at ntea44.wildapricot.org.
December 3: Schooling Horse Trials
GHCTA affiliated, GAG CT through Prelim. Pine Hill (Bellville, TX). More info at pinehilltexas.com.
December 3: Cheryl West Dressage and Biomechanics Clinic
Woodlands Equestrian Center (Edmond, OK). More info on their Facebook page, @WoodlandsEquestrianCenter.
December 2-3: Schooling Show
Fleur de Leap Christmas Schooling HT/CT/XCT/Dressage (Lagniappe, Folsom, LA). More info at sedariders.org.
December 9: Puddle Jumper Schooling Show
Coyote Springs (Seguin, TX). GSAHJA affiliated, leadline through 2’3″ jumpers and 2’6″ hunters. More info at coyotespringstx.com.
December 9-10: Kim Severson Clinic
Full, but free auditing! Pine Hill (Bellville, TX). More info at pinehilltexas.com.
December 11: Lurena Bell Lessons
Pine Hill (Bellville, TX). More info at pinehilltexas.com.
December 14-17: Charlie Hutton Clinic
Oak Hill Farm (Folsom, LA). More info at sedariders.org.
December 16-17: Buck Davidson Clinic
Pine Hill (Bellville, TX). More info at pinehilltexas.com.
December 17: Candy Cane Derby
High Point Farm (Navasota, TX). More info at exceleventing.com.
January 14, 2018: Schooling Horse Trials
GHCTA affiliated. Pine Hill (Bellville, TX). More info at pinehilltexas.com.
January 14-15, 2018: Boyd Martin Clinic
Texas Rose Farm (Tyler, TX). More info at texasrosehorsepark.com.
January 21, 2018: Schooling HT, Dressage and Western Dressage
Feather Creek Farm (Norman, OK). ODS affiliated. More info at feathercreekfarm.com.
February 18, 2018: Schooling Combined Test
Celtic Cross Equestrian Center (Norman, OK). More info at celticcrossequestriancenter.com.
February 18, 2018: Schooling Horse Trials
Pine Hill (Bellville, TX). More info at pinehilltexas.com.
February 24-25, 2018: Buck Davidson Clinic
Holly Hill (Benton, LA). More info at hollyhillfarm.net.
February 24-26, 2018: Lainey Ashker Clinic.
Texas Rose Farm (Tyler, TX). More info at texasrosehorsepark.com.
Area VIII
December 2-3: Clinic/Lectures with David O’Connor
The MidSouth Eventing and Dressage Association (MSEDA) will welcome eventing great David O’Connor to the Bluegrass as part of the year-end awards banquet and educational forum on December 2 and 3, 2017.

Beginning at the Lexington Hilton Downtown, O’Connor will offer insight into the sport of eventing on Saturday, Dec. 2. During the morning session, he will take an overarching view of where the discipline is now and where it is poised to go. Saturday’s afternoon session will cover O’Connor’s training system of both horse and rider.

On Saturday evening, attendees of the educational forum are invited to stay for the ever-popular MSEDA Year-end Awards Banquet, which will be emceed by O’Connor. Open to all equine enthusiasts, the evening promises to be a good time, with delicious food, a live band and a member video.

On Sunday, horse-and-rider pairs of all skill levels will clinic in front of O’Connor’s watchful eye at Valley View Farm in Midway, Ky. O’Connor will focus on the skill set required of both horse and rider at the different levels, breaking down the theories into easy-to-understand concepts.

The entire weekend will be focused bettering athletes, both horses and riders, and celebrating their success in the show ring. Click here to register.

January 20-21, 2018: Clinic with Charlotte Dujardin
Charlotte Dujardin CBE Masterclass Jan 20-21 at Kentucky Horse Park. This two day class will focus on young horses to developing Grand Prix and the fundamental formula behind Charlotte’s winning system. Applicants to ride in this masterclass should email: [email protected] with video and short description of ability and achievements. All classes of horses and riders considered. Click here for more info.

January 24-28, 2018: Equine Symposium & Convention, hosted by USPC
Connect face to face with our active youth equestrians and leaders at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, KY! Join us for the 2018 Equine Symposium & Convention, hosted by USPC, in Louisville, KY. Our Trade Fair and Sponsor opportunities provide memorable ways to connect with our active equestrian community of leaders, instructors, parents, youth and young adult Pony Club members, all at affordable rates. Click here to learn more and to register.

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

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