Western Dressage 1-2-3 Clinics

Western Dressage 1-2-3 Clinics

Currently we do not have any clinics scheduled, however if you are interested in attending one, please contact me and I will let you know when the next one is planned.

​Call Callie Klein at 702-326-9440​ or send her an email​.

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​Western Dressage Lessons and Clinics are a modern way to enhance your riding and training skills, your horses biomechanics while you have fun learning.  Clinics provide you with the opportunity to put your new knowledge to practice for mounted exercises with a virtual test - a western dressage test (any level) videotaped specially for you and judged by licensed western dressage judges.

All levels welcome and will be scored using the standard Dressage Training Scale.

For newer riders, we can conduct the Dressage Training Level Test 1 — all the way through higher level dressage training tests.

 

Western Dressage 1-2-3 Clinics & Video Shows with Callie Klein

Come Learn What All the Fuss is About!

Learn and Apply Classical Training Principles as a Foundation for Any Discipline!

Western and Traditional Dressage Riders Welcome!

General Clinic Format Day 1:

  • Unmounted Education, Discussion and Demonstration about Western Dressage Terms and Definitions
  • Western Dressage Gaits and How they are different from Classical Dressage and Western Pleasure
  • Improving Movement with Accurate Geometry and Test Patterns to Improve the Horse’s Biomechanics
  • Coaching Designed to Improve the  Rider’s Positive Influence on the Horse
  • Western Dressage Patterns Pertaining to Tests
  • Practice Riding Test for Video Show
  • Video Show – Videotaping of test for submission to NAWD for dressage judging*  We will upload your test to YouTube and provide the link to the judging staff where your test will be judged and placed in your personal Test Vault for access 24/7.

General Clinic Format Day 2:

  • Review Previous Test Results and Judges Comments
  • Discuss how Judges Comments Relate to the Training Scale and Find Answers within the Training Scale
  • Coaching Designed to Improve the Rider’s Positive Influence on the Horse for Improved Biomechanics
  • Western Dressage Pattern Practice Pertaining to Tests
  • Free Walk – What is the Judge Looking For? Why?
  • Practice Riding Test for Video Show
  • Video Show – Videotaping of test for submission to NAWD for dressage judging*  We will upload your test to YouTube and provide the link to the judging staff where your test will be judged and placed in your personal Test Vault for access 24/7.

General Clinic Format Day 3:

  • Discussion and Demonstration of legal and illegal equipment according to USEF rules
  • Snaffle & Curb Ground Simulations to demonstrate the Feel associated with the Snaffle ridden with two hands and the Curb ridden with one hand
  • Discuss, Demostrate and Practice Collection from the Hindquarters as opposed to a “headset”
  • Practice riding various movements, ie. Stretched Circle at Jog-Trot, Giving of the inside rein, Leg Yield, Half Pass, Extended Strides, Simple Change of Leads
  • Practice Riding Test for Virtual Show
  • Virtual Show – Videotaping of test for submission to NAWD for dressage judging*  We will upload your test to YouTube and provide the link to the judging staff where your test will be judged and placed in your personal Test Vault for access 24/7.

Resources:

www.NorthAmericanWesternDressage.com

www.cowboydressage.com

United States Equestrian Federation