Wellington, FL - Dressage riders in Gold Coast, Australia and Hamilton, New Zealand have the exciting opportunity to ride with internationally successful rider and trainer Jaime Amian this April. Amian will be travelling down under to teach dressage clinics open to all levels of horses and riders. After successful recent clinics in Wellington, Florida, and the beginning of a new sponsor relationship with stylish and safe Uvex Helmets, Amian is thrilled to travel and work with another group of dedicated equestrians.
The clinic in Gold Coast, Australia will kick off on April 19-21, then in Hamilton, New Zealand on April 23-24, and is expected to include up to 13 horse and rider combinations each day. While many horses currently enrolled in the clinic are in Third Level training or above, ridden by FEI competitors, the clinic is open to all levels from First Level through Grand Prix.
Based at IDA Farm in Wellington, Florida, Amian has spent much of the 2016 winter season focusing his attention on training and developing young riders, adult amateurs, and his team of dressage prospects. Amian has established a traditional and effective training philosophy focusing on the elements of the training scale, and allowing for horses and riders to further advance from any level.
Originally from Spain, Amian has developed his career among elite trainers around the globe, working with respected mentors such as Juan Manuel Munoz Diaz of Spain and Klaus Balkenhol of Germany. Amian’s depth of knowledge spans from his travels and experience in France, Luxemburg, and Germany. In 2010, Amian was the head trainer for Awakino Estate in New Zealand where he managed their stallion station. He is thrilled to return to New Zealand, and have the opportunity to offer his knowledge to another sector of the dressage population.
“The Australian dressage community is very different from here in Wellington, Florida, as there are very few boarding establishments and riding facilities,” Amian explains. “Many competitive riders have their own properties where they train alone during the week and travel out for lessons. It lacks the social aspect in day-to-day riding, however this creates a more tight-knit community at events. I’m excited to be a part of that during the clinic.”
Amian continues, “We hope with the success of these clinics, several future clinics can be planned before the Australian Nationals.”
Given Amian’s exceptional experience as an international competitor and trainer, as well as his talent for working with riders of all backgrounds, the April clinics are predicted to be a particularly exciting opportunity for Australian and New Zealand riders of all levels.
To learn more about Jaime Amian, visit www.JaimeAmian.com or call 760-445-1657.