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post #1 of 6 Old 01-25-2013, 04:40 AM Thread Starter
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Question Winter Clinic, some questions

So I'm wanting to get your guys thoughts....

Going to attend a two day dressage clinic with my good boy Ollie.
Very excited!

I want to know what is expected "dress wise" for Oliver and I....

Iv ridden in a few dressage clinics so not a complete "noob" lol

I just want to be respectful and look clean and present both of us well as well as make my trainer look good with what she has helped us achieve.

Not so worried about myself, I'll be in my nice full seats, tucked in sweater, gloves on and hair up.

As for Oliver, white polos or clean naked legs and just our bell boots?
We don't normally use polos anymore or even boots (been thinning of purchasing brush boots)

His mane will be neatly pulled, groomed to perfection with show sheen :)

Just wanted to get your opinions.
Of course I will post photos and video as well!
Thank You!
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post #2 of 6 Old 01-25-2013, 11:51 AM
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If you normally don't use anything on legs, I'd just stick to what you are used to. Also clinic is not the show, and I'd much rather dress up comfortable and according to the weather (especially in temps we have this week here!) although of course clean and professional.

Don't forget to share pics! Clinics are lots of fun. May I ask who will be the clinician?
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Agreed, clean, neat and professional. Don't be afraid to be more overdressed than the other clinicians. IMHO, you can't be overdressed, but you CAN be under-dressed. Is there a friend who can't be a participant but would like to go and be your "groom", to help wipe away dust, etc., like at a show? You could trade favors with her for that.
You really DO show respect when you show up this way.

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Thanks guys!!
Yes my trainer and our good friend is going too. My trainer is bringing her Friesian mare Ineke to do two rides with her as well!

Our clinician is Beth AndersonNess from Lake Bay Wa (we live on Vashon island)
She is an amazing coach/trainer! Iv ridden in a ride and review years ago with Klassy (her first "show") and really apperaited what she gave for comments and scores and was able to talk to her after some rides and she is so smart and helpful!

Starr Valley Farm is the name of her barn, ae is a gold medalist and judge!
I hope we get to bring her back to the island a couple times this summer for more ride and reviews, everyone in our horse community adores her!

The other clinican my trainer and I ride with (had three lessons with him on Oliver last summer) is Charlie Pinneo, tall and handsome and rides (what more can you want?!) rides beautifully and has a way of explaining things that just click in your head and things go so smoothly, even when an issue comes up and he helps you work through it in such a calm put together way that it's like "oh yeah, I wouldn't have maybe thought of that myself in the first mintue my horse presented me with being tense or evading what your asking) he does great with young horses and horses that are very hot and take a lot to ride!
We are in the works of getting him out for a couple more two days visits to our island this summer too!
Here is his website to see his resume, he lives in California :)
Charles Pinneo Sport Horses

Between Charlie and Beth I think this year will be such a great learning year and growing year for Ollie and I.

Our friend who is coming with us will be helping us get ready an sit and video our lessons!!! I'm too excited!
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TOO much fun!! =D

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post #6 of 6 Old 01-25-2013, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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Corporal- yes!!!
I have three weeks and 3-4 days left till the clinc :)
I'm not excited and counting down at all!
I'm going to link you to my "winter training jurnal log" so you can
see my goals for the clinic and such, I'll be posting photos on there from the clinic as well :) I'm hoping to be getting video footage before I go in some things I need help on!!
2012-2013 Oliver's Winter Training Jurnal
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