Dates: September 6, 2019-September 8, 2019
This 3-day clinic will focus on bringing awareness of habitual patterns that inhibit our ability to improve our partnerships with our horses. Once these are identified and addressed, we have the knowledge and tools to improve our self-use. The clinic includes: 2 private mounted lessons with Bettina Drummond & unmounted sessions with Feldenkrais practitioner June LaPointe who will work with each rider both privately & with Bettina during one of the mounted sessions. Riders at Training level and above with a strong desire to improve are encouraged to participate.
Clinic – $595 w/lunch Auditors welcome – $35/day w/lunch NEDA/USEA discounts
Optional 3rd private lessons with Bettina and/or Feldenkrais Practitioner available on Friday.
Stabling & participant housing available on farm-Stabling $25/day Housing $65-$70/night
Info or to sign-up contact Susan – 508 395-3877 or smgoldWL@gmail.com
Bettina Drummond is highly regarded in the United States and Europe. She was recently named “Honorary Écuyer” of Saumur with the Cadre Noir at the French National School of Equitation in Saumur, France. Bettina is only the second American to receive this honor. The other is George Morris. She is also only the second woman to be named Honorary Écuyer. The other is French Olympic dressage rider Margit Otto-Crépin. Bettina teaches the French Classical method of dressage following the tradition of the Portuguese Master Nuno Oliveira. Bettina spent 17 years in training with Master Oliveira, beginning at age seven. She earned the coveted spurs awarded to instructors at 17 and was recognized as a master trainer at 21. She was also influenced and coached by some of Europe’s finest trainers, including General Durand, Ecuyer en Chef and Commandant of the French National Equestrian School in Samur and Lieutenant Colonel Paolo Angioni of the Italian Cavalry. Bettina is actively working to preserve the art of horsemanship through a variety of educational programs and is a founding member of the Association for the Promotion of the Art of Horsemanship in America (www.apaha.us) Bettina travels across the U.S. and to France to teach and train and can occasionally be found performing exhibitions with fabulous horses, many of which are her own Lusitanos.
June LaPointe is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais PractitionerCM and is also certified to train Bones for Life® teachers. June has maintained an active private practice in these methods of somatic education for over 20 years and brings an impressive background in teaching interpersonal communication. Her work is grounded in the method developed by Moshe Feldenkrais and she has continued to pursue Advanced Studies with Dennis Leri, Ruthy Alon, Larry Goldfarb and Chavah Shelav.
Location: Periwinkle Farm
402 Old Francestown Road, Weare, New Hampshire
Susan Goldfischer – (508) 395-3877