Young Breeders Clinic with Britta Johnston & Phil Silva
February 5th, 2011
351 Deephole Road, Calverton, NY 11933
This clinic is designed to educate young people about breeding care, presenting horses in hand, free jumping, and judging conformation. This ill be a great learning experience to evaluate the suitability of sport horses of all different breeds.
The participants will learn to judge the horse's potential from the ground. They will learn about the horse's conformation, and how to evaluate the horse's strong and weak points. They will learn how to present a horse in-hand, evaluating free-jumping, and classroom theory. Recommended reading for this clinic is Conformation and Anatomy by Dr. Juliet Hedge.
- Participants can be any age.
- Participants should wear gloves, helmet, comfortable pants to the ankle and sneakers for running.
- Participants should be prepared to run next to a horse. (horses provided)
- Participants will only be watching and judging the free jumping and will not have to do any actual free-jumping.
$90 at the door for the day
$30 per day to audit (all auditors are welcome)
Mail check with name, address, age if under 25, email, contact number, and a quick background paragraph to:
361 Deephole Rd,
Calverton, NY 11933
Make checks payable to Dressage 4 Kids. For more information contact Marie at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Britta Johnston
Britta began riding at the age of six in Germany where she was trained in Dressage, Show Jumping, Eventing, and Vaulting. She earned her bronze medal at the age of 13 and her silver medal at the age of 16 from the German Riding Federation. Specializing in dressage training, Britta has 22 years of experience starting young horses and training them through the FEI levels. Through her childhood years in the breeding regions of Germany, Britta also gained a wealth of knowledge in the science of breeding excellent sporthorses. Recently, she was invited to be a demonstration rider at the 2004 USDF National Dressage Symposium. The training offered by Britta Johnston is rooted in the Classic German training system that has proven successful for many years. This training emphasizes suppleness and balance at all levels of training.
About Phil Silva
Felisberto “Phil” Silva does all the in-hand training and equine transportation at Ten Broeck Farm, and has more than 20 years of experience in equine care, support, and trailering. He provides excellent in-hand work to prepare any horse for breedshows and inspections. He is also a pro in the show ring resulting in top performance and qualifies stallions in their stud books. Prior to starting Ten Broeck Farm, Phil was the barn manager at Tempus Fugit Farm in Amherst, NH.
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