Western Dressage Association of Georgia
February 22-23, 20208am
WDAA ,Western Dressage of Georiga Hosting Train the Trainers
Dressage Judges, L Graduates, Trainers and Amateurs welcomed!
UPDATED LECTURE & DEMONSTRATION SCHEDULE
Deadline for Registration: December 15, 2019
The two-day clinic cost is $375 by December 15, and includes lunch both days. Hurry, after December 15, clinic fee will increase to $425.
The Georgia Western Dressage Association will be hosting its first Train The TrainersTM clinic and seminar in Talking Rock, Georgia on February 22-23, 2020. If you want to learn all about Western Dressage, this is the place to be!
Train the TrainersTM program, developed and owned by Cliff Swanson and Frances Carbonnel, is designed to educate professional trainers, judges and Western Dressage enthusiasts who want to learn the standards of Western Dressage and how to train, hold clinics, show and judge this exciting new discipline. A Certificate of Completion will be provided to all clinic graduates. The WDAA lists all TTT
graduate trainers on the WDAA website. As professional trainers, you are an integral part of the success of the discipline of Western Dressage. If you would like to see a video about what to expect at the TTT clinic, please go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uCFlJxm3ug
Frances Carbonnel and Cliff Swanson, seasoned Western Dressage clinicians and trainers, conduct the clinic. Frances and Cliff have been teaching Western Dressage clinics and training Western Dressage horses for many years prior to the inception of the WDAA.
For more information about Frances go to: http://classicallegacydressage.com/,
and about Cliff, go to: http://www.westerndressageassociation.org/news-events/interview-with-cliff-
By participating in a Train the TrainersTM clinic, you will become a part of the foundation of the educational thrust of Western Dressage. If you are not a professional trainer, but would like to attend the Train The TrainersTM clinic, you will receive an Amateur Certificate of Completion.
Schedule (subject to adjustments):
Day 1 ~ Morning Session - Developing Your Eye.
Morning sessions will be held in the farm’s Cantina. We will have active discussions led by Cliff Swanson and Frances Carbonnel, supported by videos and handouts. Snacks and lunch will be served each day w/registration.
Topics for Classroom Session:
- What is Western Dressage?
- Gaits and Maneuvers, Including Gaited Horses
- WDAA/USEF Rules (will be included in packets)
- How Equitation affects the horse’s performance
- Rail classes
- Bend equals Lateral Suppleness
- Discussion of tackAfternoon Session will take place in the indoor arena at Brandreth Farms in Talking Rock, GA.. Several demonstration riders on World Champion horses will participate (including gaited horses). On the first day, Frances Carbonnel and Cliff Swanson will coach the Demo riders in equitation, lateral movements, and basic principles of the lower levels.
Day 2 ~ Morning Session – Overview of the philosophy of Western Dressage Tests
The Morning session will again be in a classroom setting in the Cantina at the farm. We will review Day 1 and objectives of Day 2, supported by videos and handouts. Snacks and lunch will again be served.
Topics for Classroom Session:
- Philosophy of Western Dressage tests
- Understanding Judging Criteria from the judge’s perspective
- WD Musical Freestyle
- Working toward Collection – Advanced ManeuversAfternoon Session Back to the arena... Frances and Cliff will coach riders on how to move up the levels. Riders will demonstrate advanced maneuvers and Ride a Test
The TTT will be held at Brandreth Farms (https://www.brandrethfarms.com/) in Talking Rock, GA. This is a fully enclosed, full size arena. There is a climate controlled classroom and lunch area as well. Many clinics are held there each year, including several Western Dressage clinics!
Our host hotel is the Microtel Inn & Suites, 171 H Mullins Court, Jasper, GA 30143. Phone number is 1-800-375-6085 The Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport is located approximately 1.5 hours from Brandreth Farms and the host hotel. Rush hour on Fridays however will extend that to over 2 hours so plan accordingly. There are limited RV/LQ hookups available for $20/night. Please email Kim Stayton @ firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve.
Class size is limited. Please submit your application with your equestrian resume and payment onlineat: http://wdageorgia.org/
Georgia Western Dressage Association – http://wdageorgia.org