CVDA 2023 Clinics

Kathy Connelly Clinic 

August 12th & 13th

Pirouette Farm, Norwich, VT

Registration Opens: June 3, 2023

Register Online Here: Kathy Connelly Clinic

Clinic Waiver.pdf

Please refer to our Clinic Participant Criteria for more information

Clinic Manager: Katherine Roe 


 Kathy Connelly is a renowned and highly respected international dressage rider, trainer, coach, clinician,  live stream broadcast commentator, author, and USEF “S” Judge.  A world-wide ambassador for the sport  of dressage, Kathy is known for her amicable and approachable nature, integrity, good sportsmanship, and deep concern for the well-being of every horse and rider.  Her latest book, “The Art of Long Lining” published by CVDA's sponsor, Trafalgar Square PressKathy has always believed strongly in the importance of continuing education in classical dressage. As a result of her record of success, her commitment to learning in all aspects of the sport of dressage, and her warm good humor, Kathy is a very sought-after instructor and clinician who brings her deep font knowledge to her work with riders and horses at all levels.  

Throughout her career Kathy has paid special attention to the close connection between the physical and mental comfort of the horse. 


The rules pertaining to dressage competition prohibit the use of appliances, devices, and drugs. Instead, the emphasis is on progressive training and a cooperative partnership between horse and rider. As part of its mission, CVDA offers educational programs which explore and demonstrate classical and humane training methods. 


Any returned check will incur an additional $40 fee.  The person is then not eligible to participate in any CVDA activities until the indebtedness has been paid in full with a bank/cashier’s check.  Once the indebtedness has been cleared, payment for any future activity must be paid with a bank/cashier’s check. 


At any CVDA event, it is compulsory that all riders mounted at any time or anywhere on the competition/event showgrounds, competing at any level, wear properly fitted protective headgear which meets or exceeds current applicable ASTM/SEI (American Society for Testing and Materials/Safety Equipment Institute) standards for equestrian use and carries the SEI tag “Protective Headgear,” with chin strap secured.

For riders under 18 years of age, it is the responsibility of the parent, guardian or trainer to insure that the protective headgear worn complies with appropriate safety standards for protective headgear intended for equestrian use, and is properly fitted and in good condition. Riders over age 18 are responsible for their protective headgear complying with the standards. Central Vermont Dressage Association and the facility hosting the CVDA event are not responsible for checking equestrian helmets for such compliance.

Any rider without protective headgear will immediately be prohibited from further participation in the CVDA event until such headgear is properly in place and/or, at CVDA’s sole discretion, may be prohibited from participating further in the CVDA event.

Central Vermont Dressage Association and the host facility make no representation or warranty, express or implied, about any protective headgear/equestrian helmet, and cautions riders that death or serious injury may result despite wearing such protective headgear as all equestrian sports involve inherent dangerous risk and as no helmet can protect against all foreseeable injuries.

Central Vermont Dressage Association, Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 
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