The focus in Riding Clinics vary. CDF offers Under Saddle (non-jumping) Clinics with added poles for our just starting out equestrians. And for the more seasoned riders, an advanced Clinic to freshen up on their Dressage and Jumping skills. Cross rails to 2'6.
You can sign up to participate in one of the clinics on one of CDF mounts or you can ship in your mount for the day or overnight before. Just make prior arrangements for stall availability.
Some Clinics will be hosted by Trainer Karen Knies and some will be hosted by other top professionals.
Jennifer (Woodruff) Sawyer
Silver Springs, FL
A career judge of 30 years, Jennifer is excited to join Canter Down Farms for the first time in 2021. She is a carded judge with 6 different national breed organizations as well as an approved 4H judge in 10 states. Jennifer got her feet wet as a young rider showing welsh ponies, AQHA, PtHA, AHA and on the hunter and 4H circuits in New York in the 70s and 80s. Her mother Anne is an avid fox hunter and still rides these days at the young age of 79. Jennifer is known for her fun and educational brand as a judge bringing a positive and upbeat energy to the shows she judges. As a clinician, she has been honored on the national stage as a headline speaker on a variety of topics at Equine Affaire, Horse World Expo, Hoosier Horse Fair and Midwest Horse.
Each session will include both flat and course work with an emphasis on a winning performance from the judge’s perspective. Each rider will have one on one time on a course and individual problem solving as well as group work.
9-10:30 ~ Ground Poles W/T
10:45-12:15 ~ Crossrails W/T or W/T/C
12:15-12:45pm - LUNCH and questions with Jennifer
12:45-2:15 ~ Jump Height 18”-2’
2:30-4pm ~ Jump Height 2’3-2’6
CDF Mount- $175
Your own Horse/Pony- $125
Stalls-$35 for the day/overnight from night before
WHAT to BRING? Snacks and lots of questions for the judge/clinician.
Drinks and Lunch will be provided.
Reserve your spot: email email@example.com
The focus in Grounds Clinics is anything and everything that is involved with horses when you are not mounted.
For our beginners and intermediate Horse handlers...
There are many lessons to learn when first being around horses and at CDF we strive for SAFETY first and how to read your horses environment around you. There are many small things to learn first to get you or your child on there way to being better horsemen. Some of the lessons first focused in this clinic is...
• Proper haltering and leading
• Showmanship lesson 101
• Proper grooming. Including currying, brushing, and hoof care. Etc...
• Proper bathing
• Tacking and untacking with different saddles and bridles.
• Light use of clippers
• Blanketing and unblanketing
• Basic stable care. Including stall care and feeding.
We also have a Professional yoga instructor that will come in and teach a class for $5. This will help you learn how to properly stretch and stay fit for your new riding adventures to come!
Pricing for this 9-4 clinic is $75
Breakfast snacks and Lunch included extra $10
For more of our Intermediate to Advanced handlers we offer a more detailed clinic to help you gain a little more knowledge on ...
• Proper hoof care treatments
• Proper leg care. Including bandaging, and booting
• Clipping including full body and trace clips
• mane pulling
• mane braiding
• Proper tying knots
• Loading and unloading in different style trailers
• Foal and young horse handling (seasonal)
• Proper lunging
Pricing for this 9-4 clinic is $95
Breakfast snacks and lunch provided for $10
Riding yoga class $5