WESTERN DRESSAGE CLINIC
DOUBLES DOWN ARENA, MOOSE JAW
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. Morgan Horse members will be given priority only until June 24, and a wait list will be available for others wanting to register. For more information contact Donelda @ firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com
Cec Watson Western Dressage Coach
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 has been the Captain of Team Morgan at Spruce Meadow’s Battle of the Breeds since 2000. In the past 5 years 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 rail!