Dressage Clinics with Karen Ramsing Bixler. July 29 and October 17 2019. 8:00 am – 1:45 pm.
In the past, Karen has helped me with three challenging and very different horses. Her warm, respectful and positive personality will put you and your horse instantly at ease making space for positive progress. Karen is a highly effective communicator and creative problem solver who loves working with riders and horses at all levels. You may ride inside or out, whichever you prefer. Riding fee is $115.00 and the auditing fee is $10.00. A limited number of day stalls are available for $20.00. Snacks and drinks are provided. Bring a brown bag lunch and join us during the break. Limited seating is provided so feel free to bring a chair.
Long Rein Clinics with Richard Malmgren
Regular long rein sessions with Richard Malmgren have become a valuable component of our training program. In Richard’s skillful hands and without the influence of a rider, the horse can better understand their body, improve their posture and release tension allowing better circulation of the energy generated by their hind legs. This work benefits horses of all levels and across disciplines. Click here to read an excellent article by Dr. Thomas Ritter.
A native of Sweden, Richard has been riding since age seven. In 1996 Richard relocated to the United States to work with Scott Hassler at Hilltop Farm Inc. During his tenure he learned all aspects of their acclaimed breeding, training, teaching and sales operations. He was promoted to Sales Manager and earned a B.A. from U.D. in Business Administration. In 2007, Richard moved with the Hasslers to help launch Riveredge, a world class training center in Chesapeake City, Maryland. Throughout his career, Richard has trained extensively with world renowned long rein expert Bo Jena of Sweden. In 2011 he married Jessica Jo Tate, an International Grand Prix Dressage rider. In 2013, Richard launched his own training business focused on long reining clinics, sport horse marketing and photography. Richard and J.J. are based in Landrum, South Carolina and Wellington, Florida. Clinic fee is $145.00 and the auditing fee is $5.00. A limited number of day stalls are available for $20.00.
Free Jumping Clinics, January through April 2020
I use free jumping as part of our cross-training program because of its benefits to the horse’s mind and body. First and foremost, the horses absolutely love it! Additionally, loose jumping helps horses get stronger in their bodies, stretch over their back, lift their shoulders and improve their overall suppleness. These sessions will also be helpful for mare’s being prepared for a breed registry performance test. Clinic fee is $50.00 and the auditing fee is $5.00. A limited number of day stalls are available for $20.00.