Beginner CDE Clinic-Classroom Session 1
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About The Event
BEGINNER/TRAINING LEVEL ADS/CDE CLINIC (NANCY BRUCKHAUSER)
I have been asked to teach a STRICTLY beginner/training level CDE clinic. This clinic is NOT for horse training; this clinic is for YOU as the driver. You will learn what is expected of you as a participant in a CDE. How to fill out your entry, where to send it, what to include with it. What to do when you arrive at the grounds; where to go first, what to get first, what you should know and where to find information. The mystery of dressage will be explained: what to do before, during and after your test, and how to do it. The dressage test will be discussed in depth. Your attire as a driver will be discussed: why you do and use what you are required to do and use; the traditional basis will be talked about! Your horse, harness and carriage appearance will also be reviewed. The cones course will be detailed. What to do, when to do it and how to do it. The marathon will be discussed and will hopefully lose some of its intimidation. Again, what to do, when to do it and how to do it. Attire for both you, your groom (if required) and your horse will be outlined. The American Driving Society (ADS) rules for the combined driving event (CDE) will touched on where it applies to the conversation.
There are 4 dates for this classes. The classroom dates are: February 23 and March 9; NO HORSES, just you as the driver. Bring notepaper and pen to take notes. I am looking for a big enough room to be able to set up a walkable dressage arena with a classroom area included in it. When I find it, I will send out an email for the location of the set of talks.