he first in this series of clinics was held March 15th and the riding hall was filled to maximum capacity. Following horrendous storms that flooded much of the Tri-State area travel was difficult with trees down and power outages everywhere. As a result the clinic was moved from Millbrook, New York twenty miles south to Salem, NY, but this did not deter the sixty plus auditors who had signed up for this special "Givebackpayitforward" 2010 program.
Grand Prix trainers Tina Hammond and Paul Alvin-Smith presented two horses each through the evening. The focus for this first clinic was work for the entry level dressage rider. Keen enthusiasts traveled from as far away as two hundred miles to witness these two European trained and experienced FEI riders take two beautiful young warmblood horses through their warm ups and basic training. Paul's inimitable dry sense of humor had the crowd engaged and his three year old gelding was not always the best behaved.
TheHorseStudio.com provided tasty healthy snacks and a bevy of warm drinks during intermission and also showcased their Spring 2010 line up of equestrian gear for horse and rider.
" I'd also like to invite everyone to show their support for TheHorseStudio.com and their generous support today by stopping in their everything equine online ever expanding store. Currently they are running their annual Jump Into Spring contest where you don't need to buy anything to enter. You just register and write a short story about how you fell in love with horses. Prizes include one of the Degas bridles and leather leads you saw today and the brillaint new DVD release Imagine A Horse with Allen Pogue and Sue De Laurentis, Using Treats a Training Tool," stated Tina Hammond.
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