“What’s the Deal With Dressage and Working Equitation”
Clinic held on Thursday, February 27th from 12pm to 6pm at the 2020 SSRMHC Gaited Event at the Florida Horse Park.
Clinician: Alece Ellis
Alece holds judging cards for multiple gaited breeds (IJA, RMHA Senior, MFTHBA) and is a licensed IJA Senior Dressage Judge as well as a North American Western Dressage Judge. She believes correct use of the training pyramid is important for any breed or discipline and is committed to building a solid foundation of rhythm and relaxation.
Alece teaches riders the importance of equine biomechanics and how to assist the horse to become balanced and supple with the use of this knowledge in their ground and under-saddle work. She says “the relationship between form, function and gait is my passion” and to that end works to help riders and their horses develop a relaxed, soft and unified relationship. Alece is from east Tennessee with her 2 Rocky Mountain Horses and 1 Tennessee Walker.
In this very basic introduction, we will talk about the concepts of the disciplines of dressage and working equitation. You will learn how dressage and working equitation tests are constructed and how progression up the levels mirrors the development of your horse. Given the limited time, we will start with a “classroom discussion” (leave your horses in the stall) followed by riding exercises. The mini-clinic is unlimited for auditors but will be limited to 10 horse/rider combinations.
Clinic Fee: $75/person
Contact Melissa Grimes at email@example.com to reserve spots.