Back for 2018!  Both English and Western Dressage Horses and Riders Welcome! 
​The first program ever offered in the world of Western Dressage in Canada is back for 2018!  These intensive clinics are not only hard work but they are also a lot of fun! The events are for adults only, and are really meant to have riders come together for a common bond of the love of the horse and the quest for learning. Elaine Ward will be the exclusive instructor and host, and needs no introduction to the Western Dressage world. Elaine knows Western Dressage inside-out and is considered the premier Western Dressage clinician, trainer, coach and judge who's clinic's are well sought after all over Canada. Now, Elaine is bringing the workshops home with a unique twist. Several of Elaine's personal horses are available for riders to learn from along with Elaine's world class instruction.

  • Learning the gaits and movements
  • Lateral movements

Riding Focus

       Western Dressage Workshops 

                 2018 Dates 

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  • Learn the A-R-B concept
  • Arena geometry and it's key to great riding
  • Rider bio-mechanics
  • Importance of the seat and how to use it
  • Developing acceptance of contact and balance
  • Perfecting transitions
  • How to ride a good test


​May 10-13    Riding Spots Full
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​June 8-9  5 spots remaining
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​June 21-24
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​August 10-11
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Lecture Topics

      Elaine Ward Western Dressage​

           

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  • The basic concepts of Western Dressage
  • Rider position
  • Bio-Mechanics
  • Learning to be effective
  • The four corners of the horse
  • The balance line
  • Tack fitting
  • Show attire
  • Show preparation
  • Basic horse care

This is an intensive Four-Day Western Dressage Course.  Riding time will be approximately 2 hours per day in a group and private format with plenty of time for riders to observe other students and also learn from the ground with lectures and  demonstrations. Maximum of 6 participants at each Workshop.
Lunch provided daily as well as drinks and snacks during the day.
Participants will receive reference material as well as handouts on lecture topics.
No accommodation is available at the farm.

 Trailer Parking is welcome . No sewer hookups. 
There are hotels and B&B's within 10 minutes of the farm. Brantford is the closest large town, and St,George is the closet small town with a B&B. St. George is 5mins west of the farm.

Cost:  $600.00 CDN  Riders 4 day clinic
           $325.00 CDN  Riders for 2 day clinics 
           $250.00 CDN Non-Riders (Excellent learning venue for coaches) 4 day clinics
           $140.00 CDN Non-Riders (Excellent learning venue for coaches) 2 day clinics
           $100 booking fee required. Balance due 21 days prior to Workshop. Booking fee retained if

            cancelled less than 30 days before the clinic.                  
​Cost includes either use of horse at Kirkridge Farm if available,  or bringing your own horse. Feed and bedding not provided