Thursday, June 7, 2012

Combined Test Photos and Jan Conlon Fix-a-Test Clinic


I've got some news about an upcoming clinic with Jan Conlon, but first, a couple photos from our spring combined test, courtesy of Michael of Prestige Sportshots at As always, Michael and his team did an amazing job of capturing our event and is so kind to share some photos with us for our blog. Thanks, Michael!

CBF's own Paige and her lovely horse Sam doing their prelim test

One of the many adorable palomino ponies that competed that day

Now, down to business. The next big thing coming up at CBF is our fix-a-test clinic with monthly CBF clinician Jan Conlon, and cross country and show jumping schooling day, Sunday June 17. The closing date for registration is June 11 (MONDAY). See our fabulous new website (Thank you, Sharon!) for more information and entry forms:

Have you ever ridden a dressage test and asked yourself “just what was the judge looking for?”  Or have you ever been a spectator or onlooker and wondered just what was going on in that little ring?  If you have asked these questions, then this clinic is for you!  This is a great learning experience even if you can’t/aren’t able to ride because you will be able to see things from a judge’s perspective.  Auditing fee for this clinic includes use of judge’s booklet containing judge’s diagrams of tests, judging terms, glossary, methodology, and pyramid of training. The clinic will also include one or two brief question and answer sessions with Jan in order to ask all those burning questions about riding a successful test and maybe pick up some tips!

Jan is an “R” rated judge with much experience training, competing, teaching and judging actively in both disciplines of eventing and dressage including the upper levels of both. She is well versed in judging in-hand and under saddle classes including YEH, FEH, all sport horse divisions and dressage equitation This is a great opportunity for the person just practicing tests, or in hand/under saddle classes for the first time all the way to seasoned riders/competitors.

So please join us either mounted or dismounted for a great dressage clinic and get some jumping practice in too!  Both stadium and XC courses will be open to participants for an additional fee.

-- Casy

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