Lexington, KY: Team EnGaged is back in Kentucky in May for two clinics to help riders prepare out for the summer show season. On May 19, 20, James Houston, classical dressage trainer, young horse specialist and assistant to James Koford will be clinicing at Goose Creek Farm in Lexington, KY. "I have had James in now twice in Kentucky, and he is fantastic, Koford was really gracious in having him come the first few times to help out the clients" says Kelly Gage, owner of Team EnGaged. "James, has the wonderful ability to break down complications into simple solutions while remaining positive, forward thinking and keeping things light with horse and rider. I've seen really good changes in the participants during and after, so it's really a joy to bring him back on a monthly basis to help riders in this area."
Houston, 45, is based out of Middleburg and has competed to Intermediare-I. In addition to working with Silverwood Farms and several quality breeders, including Segi Betlz Frye, he himself has several up and coming young horses to look out for as well.
"This clinic is for everyone, and the intention is to keep it that way. All levels, breeds and ages are welcomed to come. Still have openings for this clinic, and auditing is free," says Gage.
Following on the heels of Houston is the ultra-popular International Judge, Christoph Hess on May 22, 23rd at Rolling Hills Equestrian Center in Versailles, KY.
"I'm really pleased with this clinic and the quality of horses and riders. Emily Wagner and Wakeup (Wagnis) is coming out, Maryanna Hammond's lovely four-year-old is also making an appearance, plus a bevy of nice horses from Wrenwood and from different parts of the country," mentions Gage.
"All levels are represented here as well, from young horse all the way to Grand Prix," she continues. Auditing is still open, and people are still welcomed to come watch.
5/19 and 5/20
$ 100 per ride
5/22 and 5/23
$ Wait list for rides
$ 20 per person per day for auditing