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Supporting and Promoting Eventing in Alberta

CLINICS

The AHTA offers a variety of Eventing Clinics throughout the year at a variety of levels and disciplines. Some clinics are held before events and sponsored by the Eventing Committees; other clinics run in conjunction with the High Performance Program. Occasionally we offer introductory clinics to help those interested in getting started in eventing, and to also attract new participants.

Clinic information (dates, location, costs, and registration) will be posted on the AHTA website and sent out via the Friday Newsbites Email. Registration and release forms are available on the website. Each rider is required to submit a completed form along with funds to hold any spot in a clinic. Please ensure the completion of the form with all membership numbers and information requested are received by the contact person.


We would like your opinion on what type of clinics you would like to see the AHTA support. Please

2017 AHTA Clinics

Anyone is welcome to come and watch AHTA Eventing Clinics Free of Charge!
Come and see what it is all about!


Keep checking back as this will be updated as more clinics become available. For more information contact each clinic's contact person.

August 17, 2017 - The Evaluation: Alhambra Stables, Red Deer, AB
Young Prospects and New Prospects will be evaluated on the Thursday leading in to the Alhambra Summer Event. In-hand work on the triangle will be done after the flat rides. The jumping phase will be held in the infield area. Join Dr. Ela Misuno DVM MVSc at 6:30 pm for a bite to eat and a Vetoquinol product launch. More Information here.

October 7-8, 2017 Kyle Carter Fall AHTA High Performance Clinic
It has been a very long time since Kyle has been home to teach a clinic.  We thought it was time to get him to return from Citra, Florida, for a few days. Clinic Format will be 1 day Show Jumping/Gymnastics and 1 day Cross Country
Clinic will be held at Alhambra Stables, Red Deer, AB. More Information and Registration Form . . .

November 4-5, 2017 Matt Brown Fall AHTA High Performance Clinic
Clinic Format will be concentrating on Show Jumping and gymnastic exercises that can be used over the winter in a training program. This Clinic is being held at Kayla Bushell's new place -  Rose Bush Equestrian Center in Sturgeon County, AB. More Information and Registration Form . . .

2017 Other Eventing Clinics or Shows of Interest


August 29 - 31, 2017 South Peace Horse Club Cross Country Clinic
Clinicians: Sara Sellmer, Amy West, Sandra Donnelly
Cost: 337.50 including stabling, 262.50 no stabling (GST is included)
Contact: Dorothy Russell via email drussell@secure-energy.com
Any questions please call: 780-402-4231

September 23, 2017 Minds Eye Ranch Pace Race

. check back for more dates as they become available

Completed Eventing Clinics

April 15-16, 2017 Easter Clinic
Location: Cochrane Ag. Society (if weather is nasty - dressage will be moved to Diamond Willow Stables (approximately 10mins South of Cochrane Ag. Arena)
Clinicians: Lynda Ramsay: Dressage (45 min private lesson), Rebecca Lee: XC/SJ depending on weather. (1.5 hr group lesson)
Cost: $220.00 includes 1 dressage lessons and 2 jumping lessons. $150.00 includes 2 jumping lessons
Stabling: $31.50/night ($30 stall deposit on a separate cheque)
Note: If the weather is inclement: show jumping classes at Cochrane indoor arena/ Dressage classes at Diamond Willow arena. If weather co-operates: X-Country lessons on Cochrane course / Dressage classes at Cochrane indoor arena.
Registration Forms here, Contact Sarah Simpson for more information.

February 12, 2017 AHTA High Performance Seminar
Old College, Olds, AB Everyone Welcome!

Join us for a 1 day clinic, geared towards Coaches and Riders. Topics of discussion will include how your body affects your horse's performance; Building a "Brand" and effective marketing of yourself and/or your business; and how to improve your (or your student's) performance through Mental Training. More Information and Registration Form Here.

May 6/7, 2017 Jessica Phoenix Clinic - Please Note This Clinic is Full, including Waiting List.
Come and ride with Canadian Eventing Team member Jessica Phoenix. The Clinic will be held at Minds Eye Ranch, Morrinville, AB . Alternate location will be Extreme Stables, if inclement weather. Please contact Kathleen Ziegler via email if you have any questions ahtahighperformance@gmail.com. Registration is first paid, first in. Due to the popularity of this clinician, spots will not be held without payment. Clinic sponsored by Minds Eye Ranch. Registration Form here.
Successful registratants will be contacted by Kathleen once she sorts through all the forms!!

May 12 - 14, 2017 Ice Breaker Spring Clinic, Rebecca Lee, Amy West
Location: Alhambra Stables, Red Deer, AB
Clinic Details:
Customize your clinic! Ride all 3 days or just Saturday/Sunday. Friday- Show Jumping (group lessons) or Dressage (semi-private lessons) Saturday/Sunday - Cross country sessions in groups of 6 riders maximum. Groups will be based on level of experience. REGISTER BY APRIL 15 TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT! Deadline for registrations is May 1. More information and Registration Form Here

May 13 - 14, 2017 Beaumont Clinic and Derby Clinic on the 13th, Derby on the 14th.

May 20 - 22, 2017 Spring Fever Cross-Country Camp
Location: Prentis Creek Equestrian Club, Rocky Mountain House, AB
Instructor: Tricia Dahms
- Equine Canada High Performance coach, Team Canada member- 1999 Pan Am Games, Rolex, Kentucky CCI***, Short-listed for 2000 Sydney Olympics, 2012 Equine Canada High Performance Coaching Award
Kick off the Eventing season with tons of fun at a 3 day camp at the lovely Thompson Country facility
in Rocky Mountain House. Stadium jumping and cross-country schooling! All levels available. A great head start! Get galloping, get your horse out, get rid of the “sillies” and knock the rust off your cross-country ride. This clinic is always a lot of fun and is excellent preparation for the season.
Clinic: $275. Indoor stabling -$20/night and paid separately to Prentis Creek Equestrian Club. Clinic goes rain, shine or snow!!! More Information and Registration Form Here.

 

May 20-22, 2017
Cross Country Clinic: Learn about XC Pacing, Long Format/First FEI Clinic
Great for all Eventers, clinic will be geared to attendees, not just those wanting to do a Long Format or FEI event.
Location:
Alhambra Stables, Red Deer, AB
Clinicians: Rebecca Lee - former Alberta rider/trainer/coach. Now located in Virginia. Please go to
http://www.rebeccaleeeventing.com for more info on Becky.
Samantha Balogh - currently located in Germany. Spent 2015 riding with/working for William Fox Pitt
Dr. Alyssa Butters - Alberta Veterinarian who works at Burwash Equine. Dr Butters was the veterinarian at Rebecca Farms, last year, who was looking after the Long Format Horses and was one of the vets at jog up.
Planning on Competing in the Long Format divisions at Rebecca Farms or this is the first time you will be competing in an FEI 1* Division? Maybe you would just like to improve your Cross Country skills at the regular/short format competitions?
This clinic will be 2 1/2 days in length with mounted and unmounted sessions. Topics will include everything you need to know about the Long Format/FEI Divisions including fitness requirements, proper presentation at Jog Up, pacing, Steeplechase, 10 minute box, wheeling a XC course and minute markers, Roads and Tracks......the list can go on..... There will also be semi private Dressage lessons and the instructors will be discussing individual fitness plans with the rider prior to the clinic dates. Final Day will be a mock Competition so the riders get to experience how the phases flow together at the competition and how organized you (and your support team) need to be.
If this is your first FEI -instructors will modify sessions and include practise on technical 1* XC questions.
This is also a very good clinic for riders who wish to improve their Cross Country expertise by learning the proper pacing relative to their competition level, wheeling a course and use of minute markers, practise on gallop fences, fitness, sport psychology session, horse care after XC
Please contact Kathleen Ziegler via email if you have any questions ahtahighperformance@gmail.com.
Information, Registration Form and Waiver here.

May 26-27, 2017, Beaumont Cross Country Jumping Clinic (Friday, Saturday)
Location: Beaumont District Ag. Society, Beaumont, AB
Clinicians: Kathy Playdon – X-Country (Group lessons); Lynne Larson - X-Country (Group lessons)
Cost: $150.00 - Includes 2 jumping lessons.
Stabling: $20 covered / $10 outdoor – First come/first serve for indoor stalls.
Registration Forms here, Contact Sarah Simpson for more information.

May 27, 2017 Minds Eye Ranch Season Opener - all 3 phases


June 3, 2017
Eventing 101 Clinic South, Cochrane Ag Grounds, Cochrane, AB
Interested in the thrill of eventing? This Clinic is an introduction to Eventing designed for people who have never evented before but would like to see if it is for them. In order to participate in these clinics you must be prepared to ride out of an arena, in a group, over uneven terrain. Clinician: Jessica Kerschbaumer
Registration Form and Waiver . . .

June 4, 2017
Eventing 101 Clinic Central, Alhambra Stables, Red Deer, AB
Interested in the thrill of eventing? This Clinic is an introduction to Eventing designed for people who have never evented before but would like to see if it is for them. In order to participate in these clinics you must be prepared to ride out of an arena, in a group, over uneven terrain. Clinician: Jessica Kerschbaumer
Registration Form and Waiver . . .

June 11, 2017
Eventing 101 Clinic North, Beaumont Ag Grounds, Beaumont, AB
Interested in the thrill of eventing? This Clinic is an introduction to Eventing designed for people who have never evented before but would like to see if it is for them. In order to participate in these clinics you must be prepared to ride out of an arena, in a group, over uneven terrain. Clinician: Naomi Dell
Registration Form and Waiver . . .

June 17-18, 2017, Rocky Mountain House Jumping Clinic
Location: Prentice Creek Equestrian Centre, Rocky Mountain House, AB
NOTE: COGGINS TEST MANDITORY FOR PRENTICE CREEK FACILITY.
Clinicians:
Hawley Bennett will be coaching - 2 XC lessons. $220/rider Hawley Bennett now fully booked!
Noel Clarke will be coaching 1 XC lesson and 1 Show Jumping lesson. $150/rider
Liam Kronlund will be coaching 1 XC lesson and 1 Show Jumping lesson. $150/rider
Participants can pick which instructor they would prefer to ride with.
Stabling: $31.50/night ($30 stall deposit on a separate cheque)
Note: Indoor stabling will be assigned on a first come/first serve basis.
Clinic includes dinner and discussion on Saturday evening.
Registration Forms here, Contact Sarah Simpson for more information.

July 1-2, 2017 (These Dates now Full)
James Alliston Clinic

Location: Alhambra Stables, Red Deer, AB
Back by popular demand, James Alliston will be teaching a Cross Country Clinic, at Alhambra Stables. This is James' third year for teaching in Alberta. James is located in Castro Valley, California and is presently #35 in the world, according to the FEI Standings for Eventing, as of February 2017. These Cross Country Clinics are very popular and they fill very quickly, every year. This very personable instructor does not teach XC jumping one fence at a time. The rider needs to be comfortable galloping on Cross Country, with the ability to string a number of fences together. This Clinic is not suitable for beginners. The riding groups will spend 2 hours/day out on Cross Country. For more information on James, go to www.jamesallistoneventing.com
This Clinic is now full for July 1-2. There are 2 options available to riders 
1.  Register to attend on the High Performance days of June 29/30 or
2.  Have your name put on a WaitList. 
There will possibly be some withdrawals between now and the clinic date
(do not send any money if you want on the Waitlist, just email your registration form to Kathleen).
If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Ziegler ahtahighperformance@gmail.com
Registration for the Clinic will be $220. Information, Registration Form and Waiver here.

July 15, 2017 Minds Eye Ranch Dressage Schooling Show - English and Western

July 29-30, 2017 - The AHTA Young Prospects Program CANCELLED
Two-Day Clinic with Barb Crabo: Alhambra Stables Red Deer, AB
Barb Crabo will be coming back to work with our Young Prospects for two solid days of young horse development. As a breeder and producer of event horses up to the four star level, Barb comes with vast insight and knowledge regarding the making of a solid competition mount. We would like to also invite anyone no matter what the age to join us for the clinic! Information and Registration Form Here.

August 6, 2017 Dressage and XC Clinic, Cochrane
Clinicians are Lynda Ramsay and Leahona Rowland. Dressage Lessons with Lynda Ramsay now Fully Booked
Lynda will be working with the Dressage riders. You can take this opportunity to ride your test from the day before, as part of your flat lesson and find out how to improve your score. Or, you may want to have a lesson that will include the movements for a test the next level up as you are considering upgrading. Spots will be limited so that riders may have private lessons.
Leahona will take the interested riders out on Cross Country and you can work on the lines that may have caused some issues the day before or you can school the next level up. This can help get you ready for the Alhambra Summer Event that follows a few weeks later!
You can ride with both instructors or just one - it is your choice.
Cost is $75/lesson. Stabling for Saturday night is $35 and can be added to your Event stabling cheque. Please make sure you include a note to the Show Secretary so she knows what the extra money is for.
More information and registration form . . .