In-Stable Events

Clinics

During the fall, winter and spring, activities are planned for all rider levels. In-stable clinics and shows allow riders to plot their progress and add some spice and variety during the ‘off-season’.

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Jen Hamilton instructs a group of jumper riders at her annual clinic in April.

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Novice riders can learn how to ride courses over poles or small jumps in the FUNdamental shows. Intermediate and Advanced riders can practice their show ring skills including specifics such as course walking, understanding stride length in jumping clinics or how to ride a dressage test and learn the scoring in dressage clinics.

Apart from in-stable clinics, we often invite other trainers and clinicians to enrich our students learning or we attend clinics at other facilities when the opportunity arises. Grand Prix dressage rider, Kerstin Blaeske comes to give specialized flatwork training, and hunter- jumper coach Jen Hamilton gives her annual clinic in April.

 

Jen Hamilton Clinic Friday, April 28 to Sunday, April 30, 2017

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Jen Hamilton, Level 4 NCCP coach

 

Another fantastic clinic in April. Jen taught for 3 days and gave a motivating talk on Friday night to all the riders about mental and physical preparation for the show ring.

Jen Hamilton is a world renown clinician and coach. She is one of only a few Level 4 NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) coaches in Canada. She has a fantastic record as an excellent teacher and motivator, working part of the year in Canada and spending the  winter in New Zealand and Australia where she is brought back year after year to coach, train and give clinics to riders of national and international calibre. As a junior, Jen rode with George Morris and was a top level equitation and jumper rider.

Jen has been coming to Westar giving clinics for years. We keep inviting her back for the same reasons. She uses sound teaching principles and she is a proven clinician. We always get very positive feedback from riders who have participated in her lessons and from spectators.

 

Horsemanship Lectures

Horsemanship LecturesIn addition to improving their riding skills, it’s important for horse lovers to know about what goes on outside the ring and inside their horse. We provide learning opportunities for all levels, with some sessions directed to novice riders and others for the more experienced horsemen and women.

Lectures are offered during the winter months for a wide range of rider levels on topics such as “how horses communicate with one another and how we can better understand what they are trying to tell us” and “understanding the services of the blacksmith and vet”.

Rider Level Prep courses help students broaden their knowledge of horsemanship and prepare for the Equestrian Canada Rider Levels.

 

Fun Shows and Events

Halloween ShowSome of the year’s highlights include:  the annual Halloween Fun Show and the Christmas 3-Bar competition and pot-luck party ~ a fun annual family event.Rach Storm 3 Bar