Monday, August 31, 2015
Shannondale Farm officially designated USEF Elite Training Center.
USEF designated Shannondale Farm 1 of 11 National USEF ELITE TRAINING CENTERS in the US for our dedication to promoting high performance training for US Dressage. This is an exciting appointment for dressage in our area and we are excited to continue providing the best educational opportunities for dressage enthusiasts! Check out our schedule of events!
November 21 - 22, 2016
ANNE GRIBBONS is returning to Shannondale for our continuing education! If you missed her last time, you really should try to audit. Her experience and expertise is so practically valuable! Its obvious she has trained hundreds of horses... she gets their personalities the minute the enter the ring. She gives riders useful work to strengthen their progress and keeps it light and fun for everyone.
Anne is the former technical coach for our Olympic team, she's trained several Olympic mounts, and is responsible for the solid development of student, Laura Graves (our recent top dressage star in the US), among others. She is instrumental in forming the success of US dressage in the past 40 years. For those trying to learn the full picture of dressage, she's the real deal.
Sunday, June 07, 2015: DAVID BLAKE Dressage Clinic
David Blake had his first experience with Region 3 riders and we did not disappoint! Lisa Seger Insurance sponsored a great clinic with GDCTA at our farm, where various trainers and amateurs worked with their young, up-and-coming 4 legged stars under the tutelage of David Blake. His experience showed with each and every horse. He was patient, kind, rewarding, and gave fantastic paths to build confidence in the horse and steadiness in the riders. We also had a great Triple Crown Win party where American Pharoah did not let us down! Everyone look for his return! It was a great time had by all.
Sunday, May 17, 2015: ANNE GRIBBONS DRESSAGE CLINIC
What fun we had with Anne and her expert advice on dressage training! She knows horses inside and out. She identified each horse's personality the second they walked into the arena. She addressed every rider's weakness and horse's weakness in the first 5 minutes and developed strategies to cure each problem and bump each pairing up into better quality> It was like a dressage make-over after every lesson! The riders and horses loved her, and the auditors were fascinated with the changes made in such a short time. It is so obvious why she was a successful Chef D'Equipe and successful horse trainer. Her experience in undeniable. She is an absolute joy to have around and made everyone who attended feel like they could do it.
Sunday, February 15, 2015: USEF JR/YR clinic w/ Jeremy Steinberg