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15th April 2011, 02:28 PM
I've been having a look at the EHOA website (Event Horse Owners Association....:lol: yeh I know) and there is a Tracey Newman clinic in August 20mins away from us. It's VERY unusual for any kind of clinics etc to be that convenient to this part of the country, let alone one run by such a renowned trainer. She trained lots of John Whitaker's horses, including Milton I think!! I presumed it'd be more focused towards BSJA people but turns out she'll teach any kind of level. My dad has just very generously given me a bit of money to help with this season's expenses so I was wondering if I should sign me and Saf up to this course.
It's one and a half days. She could be stabled there overnight and I could travel back and forth from home (it's literally a 20-25min drive). She'll be fit enough for it by then (as will I) and we should have a lot more SJ miles under out belt by then. What do you think? Honest opinions on a postcard please!
15th April 2011, 03:06 PM
Yes you should definitely go! I've done a few clinics and they always cater for any type of horse/ability, you normally fill in a form which gives them an idea of what group to put you in. You will learn loads :) and it's great experience for horse and rider in a none-competitive - non-stressful way!
15th April 2011, 03:23 PM
Yes, i think you'll both get loads out of it.
15th April 2011, 03:31 PM
I don't mean to sound morbid, but you just never know what's around the corner. I think you should take all the opportunities that you can. I'm so glad I did my first dressage with Till at the start of the year as look where we are now, I'd be regretting it big time now if we hadn't gone x
15th April 2011, 03:37 PM
Yes absolutely go would be a good experience for saffy to kip over and hopefully very helpful for you too often the people who go to the clinics are of a similar level anyway and aren't usually dead goood so dont worry if you think you will be out classed
15th April 2011, 03:39 PM
Sounds too good an opportunity to miss!
15th April 2011, 06:37 PM
Ah good :) I wasn't sure I'd be really out of place. Lots of people on their big BSJA horses and me on the weirdo little freckly pony :lol: Think I might book my place then. Eeeeek!
18th April 2011, 08:37 PM
Go go go :D
18th April 2011, 08:50 PM
Ah good :) the weirdo little freckly pony .!
You will have a blast!!
18th April 2011, 08:50 PM
there is quite a lot of good clinincs on in the area really without being too far from you, Arkenfield/JWD do clinics with people like Joe Whitaker and Steven Clarke, Northcote stud which is round Osbaldeston do trainings with Andrew Mizon who is a young rider who trained under Geoff Billington, really we are in one of the best areas in respects to acess to some really top class professionals, have you a local BRC club sometimes they can have some very good trainers ours do lessons with Pammy and Charlie Hutton twice a year at a pretty reasonable rate another local BRC club do trainings every week with Janette Powell or Nigel Coupe at osbaldeston
18th April 2011, 08:52 PM
Course you should go. Me and my boy are going on a somerford camp in October.
18th April 2011, 09:07 PM
Oh thanks CL, didn't know there was that much going on around here! Will have a look at the JWD website.
Jo - Have a great time at the camp! I'd love to try one of those. Maybe next summer when I've got a bit more money.
Ok so I've taken the first step, I've paid for my membership in the Event Horse Owners Association. I suppose that makes Saffy an event horse then :lol: I'm just waiting for my discount voucher to come through then I'm booking my place. After yesterday's performance she's shown me she can easily tackle decent sized fences.
18th April 2011, 09:14 PM
theres lots in this area just a case of finding out where and when!
find out at a few of the local venues if they do any clinics they might not be advertised as being a training with someone like a private owner might hire it out for a day and put them on themselves if you get me, i know someone often does clinics with Daryl Thickett at i think JWD but its never advertised as a clinic with him and see what your local BRC does im part of NDG who dont do a huge amount of jump training but they often have good trainings at a cheap rate with Fiona Lace
18th April 2011, 10:45 PM
I'm excited for you it sounds great :D
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