Unless you’ve done the winter circuits in Florida or California, you’re probably thinking about your first show of the season. And for many of you amateur riders, this might be your first show season ever. As I watch my own students make their plans for the year, I wanted to share some musings on showing […]
Where is Lauren Sprieser off to? All over! Here’s the list of clinics Lauren will be teaching in Spring & Summer of 2018. April 21-22 – Huntleigh Equestrian Center, Ottawa CAN May 12-13 – Maven Sport Horses, Powder Springs GA June 2-3 – Kaleidoscope Farm, Springfield VT June 30-July 1 – Carbery Fields Farm, Lebanon […]
US Olympian and trainer of Olympians Michael Barisone will be joining us monthly for a weekday clinic. Ride spots are available only to current students, but auditing is $35/day if pre-registered on EventClinics.com, or $40/day at the door, and lunch is included. An RSVP is appreciated either way so we know how much food to […]
Lauren is heading home this week! Log onto TimeCenter.com/SprieserSporthorse to sign up for lessons, and click here to read all about our upcoming adventures, including monthly clinics with Michael Barisone and an exciting groundwork clinic in April!
We’re down to the last few weeks in Florida, and my horses are humming along. The best thing is that nothing interesting is happening with any of them, and that’s more than could be said for really the last 10 months! It’s business as usual, and I love it. For Puck, “usual” means that he […]
I was a working student for Carol Lavell when I graduated from college. For those who don’t know Carol, not only is she a member of that very elite club of American riders who’ve placed fourth individually at the Olympic Games, but she also studied chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. To say that […]
After nine months of rest, rehab, surgery and lots of anxiety, Danny took a big step forward in his return to work—he was cleared to go back under saddle! He’ll walk for four weeks, to build up the topline muscle that disappeared post-colic surgery, before we begin trotting and cantering as rehab from the leg […]
The horses have settled into Florida, and we’re up and running. I have four amateur clients with me, with competition ambitions from training level to Grand Prix. Puck is working beautifully, day by day wrapping his head around the fact that my leg ain’t goin’ nowhere and accepting this as his lot in life. Danny […]
It’s our February newsletter! And it’s packed with info about camp, clinics, new faces and NEW opportunities for lessons both at Clearwater and at YOUR farm. Read all about it in our February e-newsletter, and sign up to have it delivered directly to your inbox!
There’s a lexicon to dressage. Connection, suspension, swing: These are words that have a very specific horsey, and dressage-y, context that we dressage trainers throw around and make it sound like we’re speaking Swahili, such that a layman might not grasp our meaning. And coming to an understanding of those terms, from the beginning of […]