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Wed, 2012-02-01 00:00
Authored By: Dawn Robbins

Area VI Adult Riders Present Clayton Fredericks at Galway Downs

Clayton Fredericks at the 2011 Rolex Kentucky CCI4*. Leslie Threlkeld Photo

Clayton Fredericks will be teaching a two day clinic at Galway Downs in Temecula, CA on February 11 and 12, 2012. The first day will include stadium jumping and gymnastic work, while the second will focus on cross-country skills over the Ian Stark designed course. Clayton will also be offering private dressage lessons on Friday the 10th. This clinic is being organized and offered by the Area VI Adult Riders, with significant support from Robert Kellerhouse, Del Mar Eventing and the Southern California Equestrian Center.

According to Dawn Robbins, Area VI Adult Rider Coordinator, the adult rider membership in Area VI has increased rapidly in the last several years. This has enabled the program to start offering clinics with international level riders, as well as camps and clinics with California-based trainers. One of the main goals of the program is to provide educational opportunities to adult riders, and these clinics help to meet this objective. “We try to pick instructors who will work closely with the adult riders at all levels, giving them a little more time and explanation of concepts, if the riders prefer. Many adult riders are extremely interested in learning as a goal in itself…the ribbons and success that they achieve is great, but for many this isn’t as important as learning a new skill and putting it into practice,” said Robbins.

Clayton Fredericks was recently named as front-runner for the Australian Olympic team, on three different horses – Be My Guest, Dunge’s Laurent Rose and Bendigo III. His wife, Lucinda, is part of the Australian national ‘A’ squad. For more information about Clayton and Lucinda, go to www.teamfredericks.com.

There are still spaces available for this fabulous learning opportunity. Please contact Dawn Robbins at dawnrobbins@sbcglobal.net to attend the clinic, to audit, or to find out more about the Adult Rider Program in Area VI.

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