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Amateur Clinic Report from Ashleigh

posted Jul 22, 2016, 8:34 PM by The Administrator   [ updated Jul 22, 2016, 8:41 PM ]

Thank you to Sacramento Valley CDS for the opportunity to participate in the 2016 Adult Amateur Clinic with Melissa Creswick. I was honored to represent the Sacramento Valley CDS Chapter amongst members from numerous chapters. It was not only a fantastic learning experience but a memorable one because of the great comradery and support from all of the riders/participants. Melissa took the time to get to know each of the rider and horse combinations and tailored her approach to their goals as a team before the clinic started. Throughout the clinic, she stressed the importance of incorporating a positive outlook and love for the horse in every aspect of daily training. As the only Para-Dressage rider at the clinic I really appreciated how supportive Melissa was and how she offered instruction as she would to an able bodied rider yet understood that I may have had to adapt my aids to the achieve the same results. I gained helpful tips that I can include as my partnership with my horse continues to grow.  Thank you so much to everyone who made this invaluable experience a reality!

Ashleigh Flores-Simmons