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Working Equitation Clinic

Working Equitation Clinic


UPCOMING DATES

New date to be
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CONTACT
training@eddabney.com
Register

FEES
$250 Participant
$25 Spectator

  • Blends classical riding, reining, obstacles
  • Develops better partnership and communication 
  • Challenging and fun!

The discipline of Working Equitation, which is very popular in Europe, especially Spain and Portugal, is quickly growing in popularity in the US because of the unique blend of classical riding movements, reining movements and negotiating obstacles.  Through the challenges of Working Equitation patterns, you will develop much closer partnership and communication with your horse.  
This clinic will be especially for those riders who are beginning in Working Equitation or are just curious about this discipline.  Speed will not be involved in this clinic.  Instead we will concentrate on the "Ease of Handling" portion of Working Equitation.  We will take everything slow and easy in a learning environment.  The standard Working Equitation obstacles will be used along with the prescribed patterns and methods of negotiating the obstacles.  We will take the horses through the obstacles in hand first then mounted.

More Information on Ed Dabney Clinics

  • We require to see a current negative coggins before any horse is unloaded.  Please do not unload any horse on the concrete.  Drive into the Parking field before unloading.  You do not need a health certificate unless you are crossing state lines.  
  • We have stalls and outdoor paddocks available for $25 per day.  Our 10 x 12 stalls have shavings and water. 
  • You may trailer in the day before and stay the day after if you wish.  We have two RV hook-ups with 30 amp electric outlets and water hook-ups you can use at night (we need the faucets during the day to fill water troughs).  We live on site and have security gates that are closed at night.  RV hook-up is $10 per night.
  • Bring your lunch and beverage or there is a Subway and Pizza / Bar-B-Q 3 miles from our facility.  We have a refrigerator and microwave in the barn office you may use.
  • Minimum age for riders is 16.
  • No stallions, dogs, drugs, profanity or alcohol.  
  • No smoking near the barns or arenas.  

What to Bring:

Sack lunch and beverage, Lawn chair, Note pad and pen, rain slicker, all horse tack for participants: Snaffle bit (bring your own or they are available for purchase at clinic or from our web site prior to clinic) Rope halter with a 12-foot lead (bring your own or they are available for purchase at clinic or from our web site prior to clinic) Helmets are recommended and are required for participants under 18 years old. 

Location and Contact

The Ed Dabney Gentle Horsemanship Training Facility is located at 1034 Hodges Cir.  Mansfield, GA.  The clinic will be held in our covered arena.  

For any questions or problems please call Colleen at 770-856-8250.

Lodging

There are Airbnbs available Covington Vacation Rentals & Homes - Georgia, United States | Airbnb and major chain hotels in Covington, conveniently located within an easy 10 min drive to our facility. 

These hotels are all located at exit 93 off I-20:

Hampton Inn 678-212-2500     14460 Lockridge Blvd. Covington 30014              

Holiday Inn Express   470-441-9500  1445 Paras Dr     Covington, GA 30014

Travelodge                 770-784-1849   10225 Hwy 142 N. Covington, GA 30014

For a fun look at the best of Working Equitation, search YouTube for videos of World Champion Pedro Torres.  Here is one example:

" I attended a working equitation class as an observer. It was an all day affair and a variety of horses, riders and saddles. Learning / working with obstacles and how to approach them for the first time and what to do if your horse wouldn’t approach. It started with just horses in halters with their riders in the ring for some ground work. It just got more interesting after that. The instructor was one of the best I have ever seen. In addition to the class, walking around the wonderful clean property with its outdoor arena, covered arena huge paddocks, round ring and much more. I learned a lot and saw even more. Very worth the two hour drive to Mansfield, GA. I encourage everyone to look up Ed Dabney’s website and look at the variety things that are offered. It’s a family affair, daughter Elizabeth runs the barn, gives lessons and has drill teams. Ed’s way with every horse he helped with was impressive - these horses WANTED to do what he was asking. Makes me long for a horse again. :) "

-Barbara