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All events held at the New England
Center for Horsemanship (NECH) unless another
location is indicated. For the protection of all of our horses those attending events at NECH must have proof of Negative Coggins and Rhino/Flu vaccine. Thank you.
Sorry - this clinic has been postponed to February 2019. More info will be posted soon.
This all inclusive equestrian vacation is being hosted at the Finca Austria, a 150-acre ranch in the hills of Nosara. Enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean, sunset, river and jungle. This special holistic equine vacation includes daily Yoga, Centered Riding & Natural Horsemanship, trail and beach rides, swimming with the horses and time for relaxation, restoration and adventure..
Sharon Wilsie and Heidi Potter have partnered to offer a clinic like no other. Combined they bring over 80 years of horse experience, a passion for teaching, a sense of humor and a commitment to helping horses and their humans. Using principals derived from their training in traditional martial arts, Heidi and Sharon will set students on a journey of deeper understanding about themselves, the world around them and how it all affects their horse’s behavior.
This 3-day clinic is about approaching horsemanship from a patient, compassionate, heart centered place, beginning with mindfulness and self-awareness. Through interactive exercises, herd observation and hands-on application, participants will learn the fundamentals of Horse Speak. Understanding horses’ incredibly subtle communication system and how to offer a meaningful and appropriate response will bring your horsemanship skills to a new level. The lessons learned will set you on a pathway of understanding and give you the tools needed to help support horses, emotionally, mentally and physically.
If you are in search of a true form of Holistic Horsemanship then this clinic is for you. Join Sharon and Heidi, and experience what it is like to learn, laugh and love your way into your horse’s heart.
Get Ready to Ride - Improve Comfort, Confidence & Communication!
Friday, May 18 1-5:00
Saturday and Sunday 9-5:00
This unique 3- day clinic is designed to help create more mutually respectful, safe, enjoyable relationships with your equine partner.
Friday & Saturday include classroom theory, interactive exercises, in-hand skill building and mounted application. Sunday is a “Riders Choice” day consisting of individual mounted or unmounted sessions. This progressive format allows for true growth and positive changes.
Join me for a memorable, all-inclusive week-long retreat at the beautiful Wyoming Bitterroot Ranch. Immerse yourself in horses by being and living with over 200 horses of varying breeds, abilities and training levels. Enjoy learning holistic horsemanship techniques designed to improve communication & understanding on the ground, Centered Riding lessons to improve overall balance, confidence & comfort, & guided pleasure trail rides in the vast Wyoming countryside. Participants will enjoy living in cozy, rustic cabins surrounded by mountains and streams, wholesome, healthy meals and time visiting the baby pasture. Optional activities include Yoga, a rodeo, cattle sorting and square dancing.
Western Dressage & Building Confidence with Obstacles
Co-taught by Cathy Drumm & Heidi Potter
Mount Holyoke Equestrian Center-Holyoke, Massachusetts
Friday August: 10 12:00 - 5:00
Saturday August 11: 9:00 - 5:30
Sunday August 12: Two-Phase Competition
This Two-Phase clinic offers riders of all breeds and levels a chance to improve the training, fitness and confidence of their equine partners.
Walk/trot riders, pleasure trail riders, to high level competitors will benefit from this duo's extensive base of knowledge and kind, compassionate, committed teaching style.
Cathy's Dressage Lessons will focus on teaching the value and performance enhancement of light, correct dressage. Heidi's Obstacle Training will focus on improving confidence and performance in a progressive, safe, positive manner.
Both instructors will focus on helping their riders become the most balanced, soft and supportive rider possible.
Sunday is reserved for a fun, judged, Schooling Show, offering participants a chance to put all they have learned into practice. All are encouraged to attend. Cathy and Heidi are offering show day coaching at n/c to all clinic participants.
Join us and learn how Western Dressage and Obstacle Training for Confidence will enhance your horsemanship, your horse's fitness and the overall relationship you share with your equine friend.
Mackinac Community Equestrian Center
Mackinac Island, Michigan
Holistic Horsemanship Trail Riders Retreat
Mackinac Community Equestrian Center
Mackinac Island, Michigan
Journey back in time on Mackinac Island, well known for its miles of horse trails, beautiful scenery, history and it's adherence to the 1898 ordinance banning "horseless" carriages, aka, the automobile. Retreat guests will enjoy a simpler way of life while learning more about creating trusting and enjoyable relationships with horses.
This unique retreat offers riders of all disciplines and levels, from walk/trot to seasoned competitors, a chance to slow down and embrace all that Heidi’s approach to Holistic Horsemanship has to offer. Guests will be transported daily via horse taxi from the Inn to the Mackinac Community Equestrian Center.
This educational and inspirational week will include workshops, in-hand work, mounted instruction and trail rides all designed to improve comfort, confidence and communication both on the ground and in the saddle.
Retreat limited to 12 participants plus non-riding guests. Don’t delay in reserving your spot!
Retreat guests will be staying in the Summer House Suites at the historic Inn at Stonecliffe (https://www.theinnatstonecliffe.com) Every suite features a mini-fridge, wet bar, microwave, separate living room and bedroom quarters decorated in light Victorian style with a modern twist. You’ll love the tranquility and relaxation offered by the heated pool, lush, rolling lawns and breathtaking views from atop the bluff of the Inn.
Non-Riding Guests Welcomed!
The Stonecliffe Inn has offered a special discounted rate for friends or family members to join you for this magical getaway. The fee includes a healthful daily breakfast. With so many nearby activities to bike, hike or horse taxi to there is plenty to do on this beautiful historic island.
For Reservations of further questions contact the MCEC Director Ashley Day: email@example.com, 906.847.8034
September 29-30, 2018
Gerda's Equine Rescue,
West Townsend, VT
Centered Riding for the Pleasure Trail Rider
Pleasure trail riders of all levels and breeds of horses will love this clinic. The goal of this clinic is to explore how the basics of Centered Riding will help participants develop a more safe, secure, balanced and comfortable seat on their horses. Exercises will be taught that can be practiced while out on trail to improve yourself and your horse. This clinic will include Natural Horsemanship ground skills and obstacle work to help establish a more trusting partnership with your horse. Work out of the ring will be included if the facility can safely accommodate it. The goal of this clinic is to help ensure that your future horse experiences will be more safe, comfortable and enjoyable.
More information will be available soon.
October 13, 2018
Canadian Horse Expo
The critically endangered Canadian Horse is the oldest distinct breed in N. America. Often referred to as “the affordable Warmblood” or “the reasonably priced Friesian,” this breed has the looks and the power to perform at the highest levels of competition while still being “in your pocket” enough to be the family horse. Bred for versatility, athleticism, stamina and soundness, Canadians are competing at all levels of many disciplines -- from dressage, eventing, working equitation and foxhunting to competitive trail riding, barrels/roping, driving -- even Civil War re-enactment and ski joering!
Open your mind and heart so that you may discover the true language of the horse.
This clinic promises to be an experience like none other. It is designed for anyone who interacts with horses and wishes to improve their overall understanding and ability to communicate with them.
Horses are constantly engaged in conversation through their mastery of body language. Participants will observe and begin to learn how to recognize the meaning behind a horses’ subtle shift of body, swish of the tail, blinking of the eyes and movement of the ears.
Improve your self-awareness and discover how becoming mindful, grounded and centered will help lead you and the horse to a new level of peacefully co-existing. This clinic includes workshops in theory, interactive exercises with humans and groundwork with horses. Horses are provided!