Amy Star will be speaking on 2 different levels of rider over the weekend.
Introduction to Working Equitation for levels 1 and 2. The first day will be a focus on the dressage trial. I will speak on what the judge is looking for and how the dressage portion of Working Equitation is the foundation for the sport. We will discuss elements of the level 1 and level 2 tests and discuss strategies for competition. The second day we will be speaking on obstacles for the precision and fluidity of the Ease of Handling trial. We will discuss the correct aids and balance needed in the obstacles.
Working Equitation Trainers – This series is for Riders/Trainers of the upper levels 4,5 and 6 of working equitation. The first day we will discuss dressage and practice and discuss some of the more challenging elements of the upper level dressage tests. I will discuss exercises that help our horses learn and prepare for the obstacles. On the second day we will discuss obstacles and apply our dressage foundation to the obstacles, we will discuss some exercises that can be used with all levels to help riders correctly perform the obstacles. We will also visit some different methods of introducing the obstacles. On the third day we will connect our obstacles with strategies for navigation to show our horses to their best advantage. Lastly we will touch on how to best negotiate the speed round in a positive and professional manner.