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Jec A Ballou

This clinic was on October 27 and 28, 2012

With Jec A. Ballou, you will enjoy a commitment to classical dressage applied to every equine athlete regardless of discipline, from western to trail to show ring. Your horse will move and perform better with Jec's conditioning plans and passion for optimizing every horse's individual talents. Most prominent in the dressage competition scene, she has trained and competed through the FEI levels but has also competed in long distance trail riding, Ride & Tie, breed shows, and almost everything in between. A proponent of interdisciplinary study, she serves as an advisor to the Western Dressage Association of America. She is also the author of the bestselling books 101 Dressage Exercises and Equine Fitness.

 

Jec's lifelong study of classical dressage includes ten intensive training residencies in Portugal, two training residencies in Holland, and one residency in Germany with the late Egon von Neindorff. Most recently, she has studied in Melbourne, Australia with Manolo Mendez, original head rider of the Royal School of Equestrian Arts in Spain. She works tirelessly as an advocate for the understanding that proper biomechanical movement and athleticism can never happen as a result of short-cuts, force, or hurried training methods.

 

More recently (2014), we have been pleased to host JJ Tate and Richard Malmgrem as well! We are planning a long lining clinic with Richard this year (2015). Still hoping to have JJ Tate this year as well. Both are extraordinary horsepeople with dedication to the true Classical approach of methodology, not gimmicks. Kindness but with highly disciplined and structured teaching to the horse. If you have any question as to what this really means, I urge you to check out any book of Charles de Kunffy.

 

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS A HEALTH PROTOCOL FOR THIS FARM TO ENSURE THE CONTINUED GOOD HEALTH OF ALL THE ANIMALS INVOLVED. Be sure to read before you arrive at the farm.

 

DOG POLICY:

Unfortunately, our insurance does NOT allow us to permit dogs at our clinics. Thank you for helping us to comply with this regulation, we really do like dogs! we just cannot allow them in the stable  area.

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