Clinics & Programs
Would you like to experience something different from just riding around in an arena?
Maybe you would like to further develop your horse knowledge and experiences? Or maybe just learn the basics so you can help and support your child on their equine journey. Maybe its as simple as you just want to have fun with your horse!
We offer a range of riding and groundwork clinics, as well as guest instructor clinics. Scroll down to see how we can help you achieve your goals and enjoy your horse!
Working Equitation Obstacle Clinic
Obstacles are a very important part of the working equitation competition with two of the possible four phases being built around the use of these obstacles. The stylised obstacles are designed to reflect the activities the horse and rider would perform during a normal working day on the land.
The phases of working equitation competitions display the suitability of the horse, and allow the rider to showcase the training and control of the horse.
During this clinic, as well as receiving guidance on how to approach and support your horse through the different obstacles, there will be plenty of opportunity for you to familiarise yourself with these types of obstacles used in working equitation. Each clinic we introduce different obstacles and a new course plan.
We are holding two half day sessions for this clinic. You are welcome to book in for one session or both.
"Good horsemanship is good horsemanship and should not be thought of as a fad or a style"
~ David Stuart
David Stuart is a world-renowned horsemanship clinician, running clinics every year in the U.K., Europe, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates.
This clinic is about developing more depth and scope to your overall horsemanship. You and your horse will understand better weight distribution and impulsion, improving your horse’s level of engagement and athleticism. David will teach and encourage you to develop the self carriage and softness of your horse.
The contents of the clinic adapt to suit the participants, and combines both principle and purpose in a fun environment with like-minded people. This is a great clinic for riders of all abilities, whether you have never been before or are returning to build on your skills.
Good horsemanship skills provide the building blocks which support the horse and rider in all disciplines, no matter where they are in their journey.
Over the past 30 years of using horses every day in his work managing cattle properties. Chris has an incredible insight into the horse as well as the rider.
The aim of this clinic is to produce a calm, confident and co-operative horse and develop a willingness in the horse to work in partnership with the rider whilst learning how to work cattle.
Learn to be confident with your horse riding and improve your skills in the saddle, whatever your discipline.
Dates for the next clinic will be posted here soon.
Our ladies mornings run on Saturday, twice per month for riders with their own horses. These are a wonderful morning of riding and education followed by coffee & cake for morning tea. This relaxed atmosphere is a great way to meet other like-minded ladies who want to enjoy their horses. The program is very much guided by the interests of the participants.
The program continually changes and can include:
Horsemanship and Groundwork
Grid pole work
Ring craft to improve your competition performance
Gymnastic exercises for your horse
Softening techniques to help your horse relax
Rider’s seat exercises
Having a great time!
Includes a morning tea break, everyone's favourite!
Date of the next clinic TBD.
$120 per participant
9.30am to 12pm
Do you struggle managing your horse on the ground? Are you interested in improving your horse’s athleticism & softness? Our groundwork clinics help you learn how to do just that.
Topics covered during our clinics include:
Understanding the importance of your body energy and position
Gaining your horse’s respect on the ground
Changing gaits in the lunge with softness
Lunging your horse without chasing
Learn how to get your horse to want to work for you with the subtlest of aids
Learn how to get your horse to want to connect with you
If you'd like to use an Anstead Acres horse please enquire.