WESTERN DRESSAGE CLINIC
JULY 23rd 24th , 25th 2021
DOUBLES DOWN ARENA
MOOSE JAW, SK
See Cec Watson bio below
There are 12 spots available per day (3 groups of 4). Saskatchewan Morgan Club will do our best to place you in the group you prefer once we have received your registration and payment.
The clinic includes Friday evening 2 hour Equitation session. Western Dressage sessions, Saturday and Sunday morning 1.5 hrs and afternoons 1 hour each, in groups of 4. See Cec’s biography to find out about her and what you can expect to learn.
Camping (unserviced) is available free of charge. Outdoor stalls available@ $10 per stall, bring your own hay and food, water is available.
Social Distancing rules will apply. Maximum clinic participants 12 people, 4 people to a group. For more information contact Donelda @ email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org
Cec started riding horses at age 10 and began her show career entering parades. She
started training and showing Morgan Horses as a young adult and has 45 years
experience. She is well known and respected in the Morgan horse world, with her
husband Bob, as breeders, trainers and volunteers. Cec has shown in Western
Canada, the West Coast of the U.S.A. and at the Grand National Morgan Horse Show
in Oklahoma City. She has competed in Hunter Pleasure, Road Hack, Show Hack,
English Pleasure, Pleasure Driving, Western Pleasure and Trail. She uses the skills
she learned from her level II Parelli training for ground work during training. Cec is
an Equine Canada Instructor of Beginner Saddle Seat.
What’s her background in Western Dressage? Cec has watched the evolution of
Western & Cowboy Dressage for a number of years at the Grand National Morgan
Show. In the fall of 2013 she attended a clinic near Calgary with Cliff Swanson as
clinician. Cliff's experience, step by step training methods, and firm belief in the
benefits of a foundation in classical dressage for any discipline have made him a
sought out Western Dressage clinician throughout North America and Europe.
In February 2014, Cec attended a Western Dressage Association of America “Train
the Trainer” clinic held in North Carolina. The clinicians were Cliff and Frances
Carbonnel from this she received a Certificate of Completion.
Does Cec know how to coach? Well, she was the Captain of Team Morgan at
Spruce Meadow’s Battle. In the past Team Morgan has came in first 3 times and
2nd twice - the best record of any breed team over that period. She had a junior
exhibitor student place 3rd out of 41 competitors at the Morgan Grand National
and another junior exhibitor place 4th of 11 in Trail (the other 10 competitors were
all professional trainers). She has coached numerous students (junior & adult) to
wins or high placings at Morgan and Open shows.
What will Cec teach us? She will teach us the basics of western dressage movement
of the horse and the position of the rider with an emphasis on gaits. She will help us
learn the guidelines for Western Dressage training progression: lightness, collection,
suppleness, impulsion, rhythm, balance and readiness. Her goal in this clinic is for
both the riders and horses to achieve a successful method of riding for both the
show ring or the trail!