This clinic will provide an opportunity for auditors and selected riders to receive valuable instruction from 4* competitor Sinead Halpin on how to improve the overall partnership between horse and rider by focusing on dressage work and show jumping skills. Riders will be selected and placed in one of several groups; various levels are available for application.
Application can be found here:http://bit.ly/1X8JHNB
Riders will be selected based on level, prior experience and application completeness; rides are limited to 4 per group, and group lessons will be an hour and 30 minutes each day.
If selected, riders will be notified by email, provided a rider access code, and must submit and pay for their entry by April 10th.
On the first day, morning sessions will be group lessons, focusing on gridwork to improve adjustability. Afternoon lessons will consist of private dressage lessons (VERY limited spaces are available, only 4 per day!). The second day, morning sessions will again be group lessons; each group will receive show jumping instruction. In the afternoon, private dressage lessons will again be offered.
The event is closed to the public except for pre-registered auditors, and auditors can register online through Blue Horse Entries ONLY.
About Sinead Halpin:
Sinead Halpin-Maynard is an international competitor and trainer and has been riding at the Advanced level since 1999. In 2011, Sinead earned and maintained her spot on world stage, proving to be a top competitor as well as a class ambassador of the sport by placing 3rd in her first CCI4* at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event.
At a young age, Sinead caught the eyes of eventing legends David O’Connor and Captain Mark Phillips. Sinead has spent countless hours training alongside the leaders of the sport, including a year spent working for William Fox-Pitt. No matter how successful they become, all great riders are also lifetime students, and Sinead still makes her education a priority. She trains with David and also works with discipline coaches, such as Olympian Jaqueline Brooks and Grand Prix Show Jumper Amanda Flint.
About the Organizer:
DK Equine is owned and managed by Daina Kaugars, a senior at the University of Kentucky. Majoring in Equine Business and Agricultural Economics, Daina began organizing clinics in 2013 in order to provide the greater Lexington equestrian community with affordable, accessible eventing education.