USHJA Directory of Clinics

Education is one of the primary goals of the USHJA. The USHJA Directory of Clinics is a resource for the public to obtain information about upcoming Hunter/Jumper clinics by area. Click here to add a clinic to this directory

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USHJA Educational Clinic at USEF Pony Finals
Model Clinic with Bill Schaub - Lexington, KY

Bill Schaub will be teaching how to properly model a pony for conformation classes. Come learn how you can improve your model skills and let your pony poise for the judges. Please sign up when you pick up rider bag***PONY FINALS EXHIBTORS HAVE FIRST PRIORITY FOR SIGN UP**** Auditors are welcome.  The model clinics will take place at Kentucky Horse PArk covered arena starting at 7:30 am on Tuesday, August 8th, 2019.

Contact Info: Eva Van Heeke, (859) 225-6735 
Email: evanheeke@ushja.org  

August 6-7, 2019 Zone 5

USHJA Educational Clinic at USEF Pony Finals
Sport Psychology Clinic with Jennifer Speisman
 - Lexington, KY
Kentucky Horse Park, Covered Arena
Improve your mental game by listening to tips and tricks about Sport Psychology to help improve your focus while you are showing and how to up your mental game. Open to all exhibitors and auditors.

Contact Info: Eva Van Heeke, (859) 225-6735 
Email: evanheeke@ushja.org  

August 7, 2019 Zone 5

USHJA Educational Clinic at USEF Pony Finals
Robin Rost Brown
 Clinic - Lexington, KY
First impressions matter, so be sure to set the right one. Come to the Dress to Impress Educational Session to learn what impresses judges about you and your horse. Uncover the secrets about how to catch the judge’s attention with your first step in the ring to impress everyone around! Max of 40 people. Join us at the Kentucky Horse Park covered arena on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 at 2:00 pm.

Contact Info: Lindsey Irvin, (859) 225-6705 
Email: lirvin@ushja.org 

August 7, 2019 Zone 5

USHJA Educational Clinic at USEF Pony Finals
Jamie Gibson Clinic - Lexington, KY

Learn about how bits can help you ride better–what are the major functions a bit plays between you and your horse and how can the right bit make a big difference between rides? Understand how a small piece of tack plays a fundamental role in the way that a horse presents itself in the show ring.  This educational session will be at Kentucky Horse Park covered arena at 11:30 am on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019.

Contact Info: Lindsey Irvin, (859) 225-6705 
Email: lirvin@ushja.org 

August 7, 2019 Zone 5

USHJA Educational Clinic at USEF Pony Finals
Course Walk Clinic with Robin Rost Brown - Lexington, KY
Ever struggle to understand what questions a course is asking when walking in a big class or looking at a course sheet? Learn how to walk a course and understand the questions that are being asked, and discover how they can relate to you and your horse to make the best of your ride in the ring. Become the expert course walker you always wanted to be!  This educational session will be at the Kentucky Horse Park covered arena on Friday, August 9th, 2019 at 11:15 am.

Contact Info: Lindsey Irvin, (859) 225-6705 
Email: lirvin@ushja.org 

August 9, 2019 Zone 5

USHJA Educational Clinic at USEF Pony Finals
Ciaran Thompson Clinic - Lexington, KY
Longeing is an important tool riders use every day, but are we doing it correctly and getting the results we desire? Whether you are trying to determine the energy level of your horse or helping your horse become stronger, learn how you can use longing as a useful tool in your horsemanship skillset. Come watch the longeing demo to see how you can help your horse become a longeing expert. The educational session will be Friday, August 9th at 12:30 pm at the Kentucky Horse Park covered arena.

Contact Info: Lindsey Irvin, (859) 225-6705 
Email: lirvin@ushja.org 

August 9, 2019 Zone 5

USHJA Educational Clinic at USEF Pony Finals
Geoff Teall & Sue Ashe Clinic - Lexington, KY
Kentucky Horse Park, Covered Arena
Come learn from Registered Hunter and Equitation Judges Sue Ashe and Geoff Teall about their perspectives as a judge to better your knowledge as a rider so you can be a better showman in the ring. ***To sign up to be a demo rider, you will sign up when you pick up your rider bag. ALL demo riders must be done competing in order to be in the demo.*** Auditors are welcome.

Contact Info: Eva Van Heeke, (859) 225-6735 
Email: evanheeke@ushja.org  

August 9, 2019 Zone 5

Chris Kappler Clinic - Lowell, MI
The clinic will run in 3 two hour session with fences height: 2'-2'6", 2'9"-3', 3'6 and higher (subject to changed based on participants enrolled). Group are capped at 8 rides.  All riders can bring 1 free auditor and will have lunch provided daily.  Breakfast snacks will also be out in the mornings.

Contact Info: Melissa Kalmink, (239) 464-6098
Email: deovolenteenterprises@gmail.com
Website: www.chriskappler.com/clinicschedule.html

September 6-8, 2019 Zone 5
Daniel Marks, Chrysann Collatos, & Julie Winkel Clinics  - Reno, NV

Maplewood Stables, Inc. 
For the third consecutive year, Maplewood's Super September educational programs include a Sport Horse Conformation Seminar with veterinarians Danny Marks (a Show Jumping Hall of Fame member) and Chrysann Collatos as well as conformation expert and judge Julie Winkel. The Sport Horse Conformation Seminar is an approved continuing education clinic for R-rated judges and applicants to fulfill their licensing requirements. 

They will analyze and discuss the conformation and athletic attributes of a variety of sport horses, from young prospects to dressage horses, show hunters, and Grand Prix jumping veterans. The seminar will include educational seminars, classroom instruction and live judging practice.  

Contact: Julie Winkel, (775) 849-1849
Email: jwinkel@maplewoodstables.com
Website: http://www.show-jumper.com/
September 9-10, 2019 Zone 10
Linda Allen & Meghan Rawlins Clinics - Reno, NV

Maplewood Stables, Inc. 
The Reno Course Design School, with clinicians Linda Allen and Meghan Rawlins, includes classroom instruction, on-site course design and live jumping demonstrations. The Reno Course Design School is an approved continuing education clinic for USEF/USHJA R-rated and r-rated course designers and applicants to fulfill their licensing requirements. 

The school is also open to auditors, riders, trainers and anyone interested in understanding the nuts and bolts of quality course construction to improve your horses and your competitive edge. The school will also cover practical advice from walking Jumper and Equitation courses. Analysis and discussion will take place after observing horses jumping the various tracks and lines. 

Contact: Julie Winkel, (775) 849-1849
Email: jwinkel@maplewoodstables.com
Website: http://www.show-jumper.com/
September 10-12, 2019 Zone 10
Fran Dotoli & Julie Winkel Clinics - Reno, NV

Maplewood Stables, Inc. 
The Reno Judge's School is an approved continuing education clinic for R-rated and r-rated judges and applicants to fulfill their licensing requirements. While covering material used in the United States Hunter Jumper Association Licensed Official judge's clinics, the Reno Judge's School curriculum will also include materials from the comprehensive Arabian Horse Association Judges & Exhibitors School, classroom instruction, roundtable discussion and live judging practice. 

The school is also open to auditors, riders, trainers and anyone interested in learning more about judging and the processes involved, from ethics and integrity to bookkeeping, rules and licensing. 

Contact: Julie Winkel, (775) 849-1849
Email: jwinkel@maplewoodstables.com
Website: http://www.show-jumper.com/
September 13-15, 2019 Zone 10

Charlotte Skinner-Robson and Jack Robson - Reno, NV
Maplewood Stables, Inc. 
The Reno Jumper Judge’s School is an approved continuing education clinic for R-rated and r-rated judges and applicants to fulfill their licensing requirements. The school includes classroom instruction, roundtable discussion and an exam.

Contact Info: Julie Winkel, (775) 849-1849
Email: jwinkel@maplewoodstables.com
URL: https://www.goodtoknowhorses.org/reno-jumper-judges-school

September 16, 2019 Zone 10
TCP Clinic - Julie Winkel & Juliana Zunde - Reno, NV
Maplewood Stables, Inc.

Contact: Julie Winkel
Email: jwinkel@maplewoodstables.com
Website: http://www.maplewoodstables.com
September 16-17, 2019 Zone 10

Will Simpson Clinic - Middlesburg, VA
Rutledge Farm is pleased to welcome Will Simpson for a two-day high-performance show jumping clinic as a part of the Rutledge Farm Sessions. Simpson is a west coast based, Olympic gold-medalist, and this clinic is a rare opportunity for east coast riders! The clinic will run August 31-September 1, and each day will offer three height groups, including 2'6'', 3'0, and 3'6'' to Grand Prix. Slots are available for six riders per group and are first come, first served. Auditors are welcomed and encouraged to join us for an exciting two days, and tickets can be purchased any time leading up to the event. For more information about how to ride with Will Simpson or in other clinics that Rutledge Farm is offering this year, visit www.rutledgefarm.com/clinics

Contact Info: Aleco Bravo-Greenburg, (540) 687-3030
Email: contact@rutledgefarm.com
Website: https://bit.ly/simpson2019

October 12, 2019 Zone 3
Geoff Teall Clinic - Scottsdale, AZ

There will be 3 sessions with a maximum of 24 riders.
$600 to ride both days (plus one auditor)
$50 a day to audit
Includes lite breakfast and lunch
Download Application To Ride

Contact Info: Betty Beran, (602) 524-7627
Email: bizberan@aol.com
Website: www.smoketreeranchhunterandjumper.com

October 12-13, 2019 Zone 8

EAP National Training Session - Peter Wylde - Findlay, OH

The University of Findlay James L. Child Jr. Equestrian Complex

Great learning opportunity! Auditing is available for mounted sessions of the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session at the University of Findlay with lead riding clinician Peter Wylde. Four mounted sessions will be held each day on Friday, November 8th and Saturday, November 9th between 8:00am-3:00pm. The mounted sessions will feature flatwork, gymnastics, and jumping instruction with the top 16 riders selected from ten Regional Training Sessions held throughout the country for up-and-coming 1.10m-1.35m under-25 riders. The clinic will culminate with a Nations Cup-style competition on Sunday, November 10th. There is no charge for auditing. For more information on the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program, visit www.ushja.org/EAP.

Contact Info: Alexandra Fredal
Email: kemp-thompson@findlay.edu
Web: www.findlay.edu

November 8-10, 2019 Zone 5

Stacia Madden Clinic - Middlesburg, VA
Rutledge Farm is pleased to welcome Stacia Madden for a two-day equitation clinic as a part of the Rutledge Farm Sessions. Madden is a renowned equitation guru and has coached her students on to win each of the major equitation finals. The clinic will run November 9-10, and each day will offer three height groups, including 2'6''+, 3'0+, and 3'6''+. Slots are available for six riders per group and are first come, first served. Auditors are welcomed and encouraged to join us for an exciting two days, and tickets can be purchased any time leading up to the event. For more information about how to ride with Stacia Madden or in other clinics that Rutledge Farm is offering this year, visit www.rutledgefarm.com/clinics.  

Contact Info: Aleco Bravo-Greenburg, (540) 687-3030
Email: contact@rutledgefarm.com
Website: https://bit.ly/staciarutledge

November 9-10, 2019 Zone 3

Frank Madden Clinic - Birmingham, AL
Grand Prix Arena ***New All Weather Footing*** 175' x 275'
Covered Arena 80' x 130'
Hunter Arena 125' x 150'
44 Permanent Stalls 12' x 14'
5th year hosting Frank Madden
Hotel Listings with paperwork on website

Contact Info: J Michael Halbleib, (205) 283-3082
Email: jmichaelh1@aol.com
Website: www.blackjackfarms.net

November 9-11, 2019 Zone 4

**Disclaimer

The USHJA Clinic Directory is presented by the USHJA as an informational and promotional resource for clinic organizers, clinicians, our members and the public. The information is provided for reference only. The clinics listed are not affiliated with or regulated by USHJA and the organization does not endorse, promote or sponsor the clinics or clinicians listed. USHJA is not responsible under any circumstances for the conduct of any participant or horse, nor the content of the clinic, fees or expenses charged to participants or auditors of any other aspect of any nature of the clinics.

Although the USHJA strives to keep the clinic information and related materials accurate and current, it makes no warranties or guarantees of any kind as to the listings accuracy or currency. USHJA shall not be liable for any damages, claims or actions of any nature incurred, undertaken or arising directly or indirectly from the information contained in the directory or for any damages, claims or actions of any nature arising from any participation in any clinics listed in the Directory.