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Stephanie Hayes Clinic - Auditor Registration

  • 14 Sep 2024
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Goose Pond Equestrian Center, 317 Goose Pond Road, Canann, NH 03741



CVDA Stephanie Hayes Working Equitation Clinic

Clinic Manager: TBA

What to Expect at CVDA’s Working Equitation Clinic

  • Expect to have fun! Watch riders learn where their strengths and weaknesses are by navigating the obstacles of Working Equitation. Expect the horses to become interested in their work!
  • This clinic is geared for riders who are brand new to Working Equitation. Groups of two - four riders will be formed based on any prior experience with the sport and dressage level. 
  • The focus will be on introducing only the Ease of Handling (EOH) Trial, description of obstacles, and the execution and criteria for each one. The USAWE 2023 dressage tests will be discussed.  
  • At introductory level clinics the majority of the riding is done in walk and trot. Riders are welcome to begin their session unmounted to allow their horses time to satisfy their curiosity about the obstacles.

About Stephanie Hayes and Working Equitation

Stephanie Hayes has been a professional in the horse industry for over two decades as a natural horsemanship clinician, trainer and competitor. In 2017 she attended her first Working Equitation clinic and was inspired to incorporate the training benefits into her programs. Stephanie conducts clinics throughout the U.S., co-founded New England Working Equitation, Inc., is a USAWE Recognized Coach, "L" judge candidate and earned her USAWE Pewter medal. She has been awarded National and Regional Championships on several horses at Level 1 through 4 and coached her junior rider to National Championship honors. Stephanie's farm is The Center for America's First Horse in Johnson, Vermont, where she trains and promotes rare Spanish Barbs.

Working equitation is made up of four disciplines (Dressage, Ease of Handling (a course of items found out in the field, such as bridges, gates, etc.), Speed, and Cattle (Optional). It became a sport in 1996 and originated in Europe and South America.  Its historical roots are the skills and training needed by horses working in the field. Today it is a wonderful way to cross train your horse by offering something fresh and new that is based on excellent training, partnership and fun!

To read a CVDA Half Halt article on getting the most out of your auditor experience, please click here (Page Two).

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