Carriage Driving/Dressage Weekend at Palmetto Bluff

Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Posted by bossmare

Longfield Stables at Palmetto Bluff is offering a unique opportunity to visit this magical location near Hilton Head South Carolina, for a weekend of driving fun and learning, November 13,15, 2009. Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your driving skills in a two day clinic with multiple National Pairs Champion, and FEI Dressage rider Larry Poulin on Friday and Saturday. Then on Sunday it’s fun and games with a Paper Chase, complete with prizes and lunch provided by the Palmetto Bluff Club! Short and long loops available with clearly marked trails through the beautiful conservancy surrounding this breathtaking resort and equestrian community.

You can make this the perfect getaway weekend for family and friends with multiple activities to choose from: golfing, biking and canoeing. There is an world class spa for massages and facials, and a choice of three fabulous restaurants within the community. Whether you choose to trailer in, or treat yourself to a pampered weekend by the staff at Longfield Stables and Palmetto Bluff by stabling your horse and staying at the resort, there are options for all levels including additional hotels and stabling in the region.

“You can describe this place, and get an idea from their websites,” said FEI Dressage rider and trainer Betsy Steiner, “but nothing can prepapre you for the actual experience of being there. This is where I would love to live.”

Larry Poulin Clinic

In addition to winning the USET Pairs Championship seven times, Larry has represented the US abroad at the World Driving Championships on ten occasions. Larry Poulin also competes his driving horses at the FEI ridden Dressage Level, a distinction which makes him unique in the driving world. Poulin and Cody were reserve USDF Regional Prix St Georges Champion in 2008, earning the title just one week after completing a grueling three day driving event.

The focus of this clinic will be dressage and cones and is open to auditors as well. Ridden dressage sessions are encouraged. There will be a Question and Answer session at the end of each day. Lunch is included for students and pre-registered auditors.

The Paper Chase Drive on Sunday!

Complete with Prizes and Lunch provided by the Palmetto Bluff Club! Short and Long Loops available. This pleasure drive will have stations along the route where drivers will blindly select a playing card from a bucket. The driver with the best “Hand” at the finish
will win a special prize.

Overnight Stabling available onsite.

Additional Stabling available at Rose Dhu Creek.
843–815–7878 www.rdcec.com

Trailer–ins welcome — no additional charge.


• The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, SC
• Hampton Inn and Suites*, Bluffton, SC
(*mention “Equestrian” for a discounted rate)


CALLING 843–706–9559.
Longfield Stables at Palmetto Bluff
24 Healey Road • Bluffton, SC 29910
Email: mvanacore@palmettobluffclub.com or call:
843–706–9559 with any questions.