With practice, comes perfection - SWDEA is always looking for clinicians to promote or in some cases organize clinics to provide our members with an opportunity to improve their riding skills and prepare for competition. Below is a listing of upcoming clinics and biographies of our past clinicians.
Greta Wrigley is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist and received her British Horse Society certification as well as her certificate for Breeding and Stud Management from the National Pony Society of England. For the past 20 years, Greta has been training Arabians, and specializing in Dressage & Show Hack. Greta’s students have won at all levels of competition from schooling shows to the national level and from Introductory to Grand Prix. Greta believes in individualizing training methods to each specific horse and rider, and to make the learning process both fun and informative. Her philosophy is that dressage is designed not only to be competitive, but also to have a good time. Greta is an icon in the dressage world as well as an engaging, accessible, and popular clinician. Contact Emily Bedwell for more information, 229-220-4975.
Susan J. Williams
Susan J. Williams
Susan J. Williams is a grand prix dressage rider and trainer with 36 years of learning, training, teaching, and competing, along with twelve years of judging through 'R' dressage. She has trained four horses to Grand Prix competition. Susan enjoys teaching all ages, rider/horse combinations and the many goals they aspire to. Learning, and teaching, is a process, one step at a time, so it is always fun to help you take that next step! Susan is offering 45 minute lessons for $95.00 + $15 for expenses = $110. Contact Sue Williams for more information, 401-339-1143.
Erin Brinkman is a USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold medalist. In 2011 she also was credited with the USDF L program “Distinction.” Erin has trained many horses through FEI and has been successful with them through Grand Prix, placing over twenty horses in the USDF Horse of the Year Top 20 standings. She finished 4 horses to Grand Prix and winning the Region 3 Championships at Int. II and Grand Prix in 2008. She was also awarded USDF Horse of the Year in 2007 with Bella Luna in the Intermediare 1 Freestyle with a median average over 75%. Contact Dayle Holleger for more information.
Jodie is a United States Dressage Federation ( USDF ) Bronze, Silver and Gold medalist and a graduate of the USDF Advanced Young Rider program. She competed in the North American Junior Young Riders Championships from 1998-2004 capturing individual and team Gold at only 15 years-old. Jodie was also part of three Gold Medal teams and won an individual Bronze medal in the North American Young Riders Championships. In 2011, Jodie and Manhattan were USDF Region 3 Grand Prix and Grand Prix freestyle champions. They finished their 2012 season with top placings at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington. Jodie also has several young horses that are showing great promise as they work their way up the levels. Jodie has had the opportunity to train with the best of the best. Anky van Grunsven, Toine Hoefs, Betsy Steiner, Courtney King-Dye, Debbie McDonald and Scott Hassler have all played major roles in making Jodie the rider she is today. She credits her success to the unwavering support from her family, friends and clients. Contact Carol Dover for more information.