WDAA Train The Trainers™ May 2013 Clinic Another Huge Success

Western Dressage Association® of Colorado completed a successful and exciting Train the Trainers™ clinic in Castle Rock, Colorado last week.

Thirty-four equine professionals from all over the United States gathered at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on May 7-8, 2013 to learn how to teach Western Dressage.  Frances Carbonnel and Cliff Swanson, seasoned Western Dressage clinicians, and members of the WDAA Advisory Board, took the participants through two days of training sessions.

Each morning, classroom sessions supported by video, covered gaits, balanced seat, teaching techniques and much more.  In afternoon sessions, in a temperature controlled arena, demonstration riders on a variety of horse breeds, were led through training exercises.  The clinic participants were able to judge the WDAA tests as the riders rode various tests in Dressage Court.

WDAA Train The Trainers™ Clinic Program for Western Dressage Education

Enjoy the positive feedback we received from our attendees:

Nancy Searles

I made it back to Georgia with new enthusiasm and a lot of new friends all over this great country! Thank you everyone for a wonderful clinic and bringing so many knowledgeable people together in one place. I’ll give it a 10!

Cathy Drumm

We came from all over the country (really all over, Maine to Southern CA and everywhere in between!) to Castle Rock, CO. We spent two incredibly intense, information packed days learning how to teach, clinic and judge Western Dressage. Thank you Cliff Swanson, Frances Carbonnel and the Colorado WDAA Affiliate. It was a marvelous experience!

Sara Breyman

Very educational. Thank you Colorado WDAA group for doing a great job putting this on. You guys did great!

Janet Lee Parker

Back in Idaho and ready to rock! Thanks WDAA. Was great getting to meet everyone. Best of luck to each of ya!


Read another great article about the Train The Trainers™ program. Written by Jim Badger of Maine, who is heading up the organization of the Maine State Affiliate for the WDAA. Two more Train the Trainers™ clinics will take place in 2013 at additional locations. Keep an eye out and be sure to subscribe to our email list to be kept up-to-date on our news & events!

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One Response to “WDAA Train The Trainers™ May 2013 Clinic Another Huge Success

  • Judy Gibney
    5 years ago

    I am so fortunate to have been a participant of the first TTT class in October 2012. I returned to Texas with hope in my heart that the horses and riders who have had this training will be the future leaders in promoting good, kind and meaningful training to both horses and their caretakers. To WDAA – keep up the great work.