Woodloch hosts several clinics throughout the year in various disciplines with world-renowned trainers. Riders from all over the world come to Woodloch to ride with Josh Lyons, international eventers Ralph Hill, Yves Sauvignon, Sinead Halpin, Dom Schramm, and more.
2018 Clinic Dates
April 7-8, 2018: Western Dressage Clinic with Jim Hatch & Mel Harms-Grossman
MN-based trainers and clinicians Jim Hatch and Melissa Harms-Grossman will be teaching a Western Dressage (using WDAA principles & standards) clinic at Woodloch Stable! Jim has judged many dressage schooling shows, instructed, coached, exhibited, and has audited the ‘r’ program. Mel has successfully started and trained horses to excel in many disciplines, including western dressage. She has taught, shown, and coached WD from local to world shows since 2013. Jim and Mel will work with riders both in groups and individually to help them communicate and form better partnerships with their horses. Space is limited to 10 riders only, so register early!
Western Dressage is a comparatively new sport that incorporates the time-tested practices of classical dressage in the development of western horses. This discipline teaches us awareness of our own bodies, making us more effective communicators, and it helps develop the skills for trusting relationships with the horses in our lives. This makes it possible to develop new balance, strength, and handiness in our western horses.
Jim and Mel will work with riders in large and small groups and individually (Saturday) to help participants communicate and form a better partnership with their horses. Riders will have the opportunity to practice test rides individually on Sunday. Lunch will be provided both days to riders and pre-registered auditors (please bring your own beverages and chairs, and dress for the weather).
May 11-12, 2018: Jumping and Dressage Clinic with Dom Schramm
For the 4th year in a row, Woodloch is excited to have international 3* event rider Dom Schramm back for some fun and enriching lessons for riders and horses of all ages! Dom will teach small group stadium, cross-country, and dressage lessons, rain or shine. Dom has also generously offered to help organize and judge our first-ever Eventing Derby on Sunday, May 13th! We hope you can join us for this opportunity to learn from one of the best!
May 11-12, 2018 – Print your Registration Form here
We are thrilled to welcome international competitor and trainer Sinead Halpin-Maynard to Woodloch for a clinic this summer! Sinead’s career has taken her to the top of the sport of eventing, from placing 3rd at her first CCI4* at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, to representing the United States at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy. She also placed 2nd at the prestigious Burghley CCI4* in 2012 and serves as the Area II Young Rider coach. She brings a wealth of knowledge to our riders in the Midwest, from working with young horses and riders to bringing teams up through the levels.
**Thank you to everyone who participated in Sinead’s 2017 clinic, whether as a rider, auditor, or volunteer! We hope to have Sinead back with us in 2018 and will keep everyone posted on dates and important info!**
Three-Day Riding Clinic with Josh Lyons
Josh Lyons (Lyons Legacy) is returning to Woodloch this summer for an intensive three-day training clinic. Josh’s understanding of the horse’s mind coupled with the ability to bring out the best in both riders and horses is unrivaled. Eager to constantly refine and improve upon what he can offer, Josh continually strives to develop new and better training methods. This clinic is open to riders in any discipline, looking to achieve safer, more consistent, and common-sense communication and performance with their horses. Whether your horse is seasoned or green, as long as they have been ridden at the walk/trot/lope then they are perfect for the clinic!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2017 clinic with Josh! We hope to have him back at Woodloch in 2018, and will post more info as it becomes available.