Clinics & Education
We have clinics through out the year. Please call the contact person next to each clinic to register.
Bent Jensen Clinic
June 18th -June 20th 2018
To Registration Contact: Allison Dechant Nimmo 303-204-9782
Bent Jensen's name is synonymous with upper level dressage in Europe and the United States. He competed as an Olympian on the Danish Team in Barcelona 1992 and has made his mark in the Grand Prix dressage world with a string of successes in CDIs from New England to Florida.
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Bent started his formal training at the age of seven. As an adult, he trained with his mentor, Lis Hartel, two-time Olympic Silver Medalist and World Champion of Denmark.
In the United States, Bent is known for his no-nonsense approach to training both horses and riders. His training has made many horses household names in the dressage community. He works consistently on solid basics with the eventual goal of developing every horse and rider to their fullest potential.
Kathleen Raine Clinic
July 20th - July 21st 2018
To Register Contact: Marian Nelson 970-309-4223
"If you believe in your horse and you have a good training program, you can do it." -Kathleen Raine
Kathleen Raine is a two-time Olympic dressage team alternate, FEI Nations Cup Silver medalist, and FEI World Games Bronze medalist. Kathleen co-owns Adventure Farms in Murrieta, California, with her husband and fellow dressage professional David Wightman. Kathleen was part of the United States Dressage Bronze medal team at the FEI World Equestrian Games on Avontuur in 1994. The same year, she and Avontuur were the U.S. League Final Champions. Kathleen was an alternate for the U.S. Dressage Team at the Olympic Games in both 1996 and 2000. In 2006, Kathleen and Breanna won the six-year-old division at the Markel/USEF Young Horse Dressage Western Selection Trials for the FEI World Breeding Championship. Kathleen has been successful in numerous Grand Prix competitions throughout the U.S. and Europe.
Alfredo Hernandez Clinic
July 13th - 14th 2018
To Register Contact: Allison Dechant Nimmo 303-204-9782
Alfredo Hernandez is a California based dressage trainer who specializes in piaffe & passage training. Alfredo has worked with many top US dressage riders including Hilda Gurney, Heather Blitz & Steffen Peters. He works with horses in all stages of training from 3-year-olds to FEI to start developing the basics for piaffe and passage, or to improve the piaffe & passage for seasoned competitors.
Roy Toppings Clinic
October 20th -21st 2018
To Register Contact: Lisa Haisfield 970-309-5505
An effective and articulate clinician, whose style is sympathetic to the horse, his strength lies in “making the horse more beautiful, and allowing them to express themselves.” Rooted in his deeply classical philosophy, it is this expression that creates joy and beauty in our horses. It is only then that dressage (literally meaning “to train”) becomes an art form. Roy’s students are continually encouraged to ride with “relaxed passion” and to learn the horse’s language, always with empathy and compassion. Longtime students will attest, “it is rare to find a horse professional like Roy. Positive, respectful and dedicated focus is a hallmark of his training”.