What’s Happening This Winter? EN’s Guide to Clinics, Lessons & Shows [Updated 2/18]

Happy participants and auditors after a successful William Fox-Pitt clinic. Photo courtesy of Scott Hayes. Happy participants and auditors after a successful William Fox-Pitt clinic. Photo courtesy of Scott Hayes.

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 II | Area III | Area V

Area II

Cross country schooling at Loch Moy Farm
From now through March 17, 2017 Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, MD has cross country portables in the 5 acres of all-weather rings for the winter months. Schooling will be open during daylight hours, weather permitting. We have Elementary through Preliminary jumps including a ditch and down banks.  Show jumps are also in the rings for schooling. Call Carolyn at 301-514-0111 to make an appointment or email us at [email protected].

Schooling days at at Tryon International Equestrian Center
From January 28-February 25, the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC will have a schooling day every Saturday for hunter, jumper, dressage and mini-driving competitors. There will be five open rings: one hunter course, one jumping course, a flat ring, a dressage arena and a mini horse obstacles/driving ring. This is an opportunity to train on world-class ESI all-weather footing in a variety of disciplines. Each ring will be maintained and dragged throughout the day. Ring 1 and Ring 2 fence heights and coordinating schedule will be posted on www.tryon.com every Thursday preceding the event. Click to learn more.

February 18, 2017: Winter Jumping Clinic with Phyllis Dawson
Please join us at the Windchase Winter Jumping Clinics with Phyllis Dawson, in Purcellville, VA.  The focus of this clinic will be Gymnastics and Grids with a XC twist .
More info can be found at http://www.teamwindchase.com/MiniClinics.htm. To sign up, go to our Event Clinics website link: http://bit.ly/Windchase. 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. I 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. There will be 3 to 5 riders in each group, and the cost is $75.  Sign up by the Wednesday before the clinic, and ride times will be emailed out on Thursday. Email me at [email protected] if you have any questions, or to be put on our mailing list. Come Jumping!
February 25, 2017: Jumping Clinic with Kelley Williams
Join Advanced-level eventer, Kelley Williams at A Bit Better Farm (Brookeville, MD) on Saturday, February 25th! Lessons are $60 per small group lesson. Possessing an enviable amount of patience, Kelley is a naturally gifted trainer and instructor who always seems to know what her pupils need, whether they be human or equine. Kelley draws great gratification in her teaching and coaching, and firmly believes that she learns as much from her students as they learn from her. When you sign up, please be sure to let me know if you have any time constraints. If you want to learn more about Kelley, click here. You can easily sign-up through EventClinics here or e-mail Kelley at [email protected]. As always, auditing is encouraged and always FREE! *In the case of inclement weather the clinic will be held on Sunday, February 26th.
February 26, 2017: Winter Jumping Clinic with Phyllis Dawson
Please join us at the Windchase Winter Jumping Clinics with Phyllis Dawson, in Purcellville, VA.  The focus of this clinic will be Corners and Angles. More info can be found at http://www.teamwindchase.com/MiniClinics.htm. To sign up, go to our Event Clinics website link: http://bit.ly/Windchase. 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. I 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. There will be 3 to 5 riders in each group, and the cost is $75.  Sign up by the Thursday before the clinic, and ride times will be emailed out on Friday. Email me at [email protected] if you have any questions, or to be put on our mailing list. Come Jumping!
February 26, 2017: Show Jumping Clinic with Stephen Bradley
Come tune up your jumping for the spring season with Olympian Stephen Bradley at Domino Equestrian in Harwood, MD! Small groups (2-3 people) ensure plenty of individual attention, and usually last about an hour and fifteen minutes. Private 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. Feel free to contact Michaline at [email protected] with any questions.
March 20-21, 2017: Eventing Clinic with Eric Smiley
Eric is a world-class trainer, FEI official, coach of the 2012 Belgium Olympic event team and one of the founders of the International Eventing Forum. This clinic will be in Southern Pines, NC at the Secrist Farm. Contact Karen McCollom, [email protected], for more information.
Area III

February 18, 2017: Dressage and Show Jumping Clinic with Dani Dichting Busbee
Auburn Eventing is hosting a dressage and show jumping clinic with 3* eventer Dani Dichting Busbee on February 18th at Flint Hill Farm in Opelika, AL. Private dressage lessons will be available for $75 and group jumping lessons will be available for $60. More information and entry form can be found on the Auburn Eventing Team Facebook page. Closing date is February 10th. Contact Sallie Johnson at (334) 467-2200 with any questions.

February 24-26, 2017: Eventing Clinic with Kai Steffen-Meier
German eventing team rider Kai Steffen-Meier will teach an Eventing 101 clinic at in Ocala, FL Feb 24-26th. He will focus on how better dressage work improves your cross country riding, and will specifically address amateurs (although not excluding professionals). All rides will be filmed and later evaluated during class room sessions so the riders can learn about themselves while watching their own rides. All levels are welcome. Additional speakers include event horse breeding and training expert Dr. Maren Engelhardt and equine nutrition and lameness prevention specialist Kimberly Kojima. To register and for more information, email [email protected].

March 1, 2017: “Under the Stars” Jumper Night at Stable View
The first Wednesday of every month is the “Under the Stars” Jumper Night series at Stable View in Aiken, SC. The show begins at 3:00pm and is held in the covered arena, fences start at 2’3” and work up to 3’9”. Class entry fees range from $30-$50 with up to $1,500 in prize money awarded. Learn more at http://stableviewfarm.com/

March 2, 2017: Eric Smiley Clinic at Bridle Creek Farm
One of a select few to hold the qualification of BE Master Coach, Eric Smiley is a world-class trainer, FEI official, coach of the 2012 Belgium Olympic event team and one of the founders of the International Eventing Forum. Contact [email protected] for more information

March 8, 2018: “Under the Stars” Dressage at Stable View
The second Wednesday of each month Stable View will be hosting a schooling or USEF/USDF Recognized Level Two Championship Qualifier Dressage show. March will be a Schooling show starting at noon with classes from Intro-Grand Prize. Prize Money Offered. Please email [email protected] with any questions, entry forms may be found on our website.

March 14-19, 2017: Eric Smiley Clinic at Bridle Creek Farm
One of a select few to hold the qualification of BE Master Coach, Eric Smiley is a world-class trainer, FEI official, coach of the 2012 Belgium Olympic event team and one of the founders of the International Eventing Forum. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Area V
February 25-26, 2017: Eventing Clinic with Buck Davidson
Buck Davidson is coming to Holly Hill Farm in Benton, LA! Saturday will be Show Jumping, Sunday Cross Country. The clinic fee is $425 (made out to Kristy Limon), this INCLUDES all schooling fees. Stalls are available for $20 per night, include in a separate Holly Hill check. Camping hookups are available for $20 per night. Add this fee to the Holly Hill check. A $200 deposit is required to hold your spot. The remainder of the fee and the Holly Hill fees are due by January 15th. Spots will not be held until a deposit is received. NO REFUNDS unless your spot can be filled from the waitlist.  Please contact Kristy Limon w/ any questions, 936-443-5167.  [email protected] More information available here.

We’ve opened “What’s Happening” up to include March 2017 activities! Want to see your lesson, clinic, or schooling show listed here? Email [email protected].

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