2018 EVENTS

February 9, March 2 and March 30:  Free Jumping Clinics. 

Our popular free jumping clinics are back!  We set everything up and help you and your horse have a positive and fun experience.  A perfect way to break up the winter doldrums.  $50.00 per horse.   Closing dates are 5:00 pm on February 7, February 28 and March 28 respectively.   Your fees are fully refunded if the clinic is canceled due to inclement weather.

February 14:  Long Line Clinic With Richard Malmgren.  

Richard’s patient and kind expertise with long lines have become an integral part of our training program.  Long line work enables the horse to better understand their body and develop a confident, straighter and stronger connection over their back since there is no interference from a rider.  Long line work benefits horses at every level.  Fee is $100.00 for Blue Waters clients and $100.00 plus a $20.00 ring fee for visitors.  Closing date is 5:00 pm on February 9th.  Your fees are fully refunded if the clinic is canceled due to inclement weather.

Schedule:

8:45 am Martina & Cordialle
9:30 am Lynn & Wassail
10:15 am Barbara & Blue
11:00 am Amy & her horse
11:45 am Aggie & Atlas
12:30 – 1:00 pm BREAK
1:00 pm Kara & Abigail
1:45 pm Linda & BW-Raina
2:30 pm Cackie & Derby
3:15 pm Cindy & Toby

 February 24 (Snow date 2-25) and March 24 (Snow date 3-25):  Dressage Clinics with Jessica Fay. 

Jessica grew up with horses on her family’s small warmblood breeding farm in Maine and raised and started a number of homebreds.  Jess first joined the Hilltop team in 2006 as a working student with Michael Bragdell.  She left to pursue her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts.  While finishing her Master’s degree, Jessica had the opportunity to further her training abilities by working as the assistant trainer/barn manager for Grand Prix trainer and competitor, Sharon McCusker.  Jessica then returned to Hilltop Farm to serve as an Assistant Trainer.  Jessica finished her USDF Bronze and Silver Medals aboard her own mare, Veraki, in 2014.   In 2015 she became a USDF Certified Instructor through First Level.  Jessica is actively competing with top placings through FEI in the mid-Atlantic region.  By combining her knowledge of Kinesiology and Biomechanics with the principles of Classical Dressage, Jessica tailors her training and coaching to each individual athlete.  Fee is $95.00 per rider.  Closing dates are 5:00 pm on February 19 and March 19 respectively.  Your fees are fully refunded if the clinic is canceled on both the clinic date and the corresponding snow date.  No auditing fee for the February 24th date.  We hope to see you!

Schedule:

9:30 am Linda and Raina
10:15 am Martina and Cordialle
11:00 am Kara and Abby

April 14:  Fix-A-Test Clinic with Emily Donaldson.  

A Fix A Test Clinic is a great opportunity for horses and/or riders who are new to competing to gain real show experience in a low key environment.  It is also ideal for those who just what to improve their competition rides and work through imperfections they may encounter during the test.  At your scheduled time, you will ride a test of your choice.  Following your ride, Emily will discuss the test and work with each rider for approximately 15 minutes on areas to improve the score.  Ribbons will be awarded according to the Danish System.  Blue is awarded for 70.00% or higher;  Red is awarded for 65.00% – 69.99%;  Yellow is awarded for 60.00% – 64.99%;  White is awarded for 55.00% – 59.99% and Pink is awarded for 50.00% – 54.99%.

Emily Donaldson is a USDF Silver and Bronze Medalist and professional dressage rider.  She has competed successfully through  Intermediare 1.  Her training business, Emily Donaldson Dressage LLC, is based out of the beautiful Fox Mill Farm in Oxford, PA.  Emily has the unique ability to enthusiastically connect with horses and riders of all abilities, and she especially enjoys training young and green horses for dressage and sport.  She is also a blogger for the world-renowned publication, The Chronicle of the Horse.  Fee is $75 per test.  Closing date is 5:00 pm on April 9th.  Your fees are fully refunded if the clinic is canceled due to inclement weather.

Photo by Mark Donaldson

  • Day stalls are available on a first come, first serve basis for $20.00
  • Auditing fee is $10.00
  • Proof of Flu/Rhino vaccination within 6 months and a negative Coggins test within 12 months are required
  • No refunds after the closing date unless we cancel the event due to inclement weather
  • Ride times will be posted on this page, 48 hours prior to the event
  • You may email your paperwork.  Your reservation will be confirmed when I receive your check.  I will post confirmed entries on this page as soon as I receive them.
  • Our address is 48 Bethel Cemetery Road, Chesapeake City, MD  21915.  410-885-2053.  bluewatersfarm@gmail.com.  You may also find us on Facebook.
  • Click here for a registration form.

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