Non-profit Dressage Riding Group in Niagara Region
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2011 Dressage Niagara Show Information
Once again we're teaming up with the Niagara Regional Exhibition. The 2011 series of shows will be held exclusively at the Niagara Regional Exhibition Grounds, 1100 Niagara St. North in Welland.
Starting with a schooling day to be held May 15th - no show, just an opportunity to experience the show grounds, and work on the 'bugs'!!
There will be four shows held, all on Sundays.
Dressage Niagara Bronze and Silver Show Series 2011
Location: Welland Fairgrounds (Niagara Regional Exhibition Grounds)
1100 Niagara Street North, Welland, ON, L3C 1M6
Sunday 29 May
Sunday 12 June
Sunday 17 July
Sunday 28 August
Entry Fees are as follows:
Bronze Level Entry fees $25.00 for DN members
$35.00 for non-members
Silver Level $35.00 for DN members
$45.00 for non-members
Bronze level will have classes from Walk-Trot up to Intermediaire II and due to a change in allowable judging levels for B Level judges we will offer Silver level from Training to Prix St. Georges.
A new requirement this year is for all Bronze and Silver exhibitors to have a current negative Coggins test on all horses.
Started by Louise. Last reply by Louise Apr 6, 2010.
Started by Louise Mar 12, 2010.
Mette Rosencrantz Clinic Aug 6/7 2011______
Hello Dressage Niagara members. We are in the process of putting together another great clinic opportunity with Mette Rosencrantz and would appreciate feedback from everyone (pro or con) so that we can make the decision whether to move forward.
The club has applied for Dressage Canada Levy Funding. We are awaiting a response as to whether we will receive it or not. Below are clinic participation costs based on NO FUNDING being received, this is what the clinic fees were last year. If we do receive the funding, costs will be much lower, but in order to move the clinic forward, we need to go ahead based on the fees below. We are in a position where we need to book Mette’s flight asap.
Please let us know if you are interested in riding or auditing based on the numbers below. We are hoping that funding will come through, which will be a bonus for all!!!
RIDER FEE (45 minute lesson): $150 for Dressage Niagara members* $200 for non-members
AUDITOR FEE: $35 for Dressage Niagara members* $45 for non-members
*DN Membership as of May 1st, 2011
This year we would like the clinic to run TWO Days instead of ONE, so please let us know which you would be interested in. Please respond as soon as possible so we can confirm with Mette!
About Mette ______
Mette showing Taison at the Developing Horse Finals in Chicago, December 2009.
(Photo by Anna Dahlberg)
Mette Rosencrantz has been based at Mill Creek since 1992 and offers the highest quality Dressage training. Mette is from Sweden where she was twice a member of the Swedish National Dressage Team. She was the youngest rider ever allowed to enter Strömsholm, Sweden’s prestigious school for instructors, and eventually became the head dressage instructor there in
1980. She also has a University degree in Physical Education instruction. Mette’s teaching skills are highly sought-after; top Dressage riders from across Southern California often trailer their horses to Mill Creek just to take lessons with her. Mette’s expertise is also in great demand across the country, so she is often invited to teach Dressage Clinics, Symposia and Dressage Expos at other riding facilities throughout the United States and Canada.
Mette has shown at the Grand Prix Level on several horses and most recently on Basquewille, who won the Grand Prix Invitational at the World Cup in 2007. Mette also has several up and coming horses, such as Taison, who is scoring in the mid-70s the Intermediare II Level and will be moving up to Grand Prix in 2011. She also has Finally, an international quality horse, who was Champion Intermediare Freestyle at the USEF Regional Finals in 2010; Taison was Reserve Champion. Both horses placed well in all of their classes at the Regionals and both qualified for and competed in the 2010 Dressage Festival of Champions: the USEF Finals in Gladstone, New Jersey. Mette’s goal is to ride in the Pan American Games in 2011 and the London Olympics in 2012.
Mette has riders and horses in training at all Dressage levels and she believes that establishing a good foundation is essential to creating the best riders and that there are no quick fixes. When riders come to her with problems, she will try to discover the reason why the problems are occurring; she treats the cause rather than just the symptom. Mette also understands that riders tend to only want to do what they are good at, rather than challenge themselves to do the things that are difficult for them. Mette works with each of her students to build up their riding knowledge base, which enables them to grow in confidence.
Mette conducts clinics nationally and internationally throughout the year. Clinics can also be customized, but they typically last two days. During the clinic, Mette works on short term goals with the students, but also gives them long term goals to work on. Mette will teach both private and semi-private lessons.
Mette working with Finally.
Clinic Participant Feedback from last year:
“Regardless of your level, she (Mette) has an uncanny ability to immediately zero in on the training holes in the rider and the horse, correct them and move you ahead. She is a great clinician for auditors, providing lots of comments with lots of humor! If she knows your coach is there she will direct comments/suggestions to her. I have an inexperienced horse with some training level issues but Mette certainly helped me improve, particularly my contact. Joanne (my coach) and I still work on things Mette identified and use tips she provided during my session or Joanne's.” Jane Langdon
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