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Introduction to Working Equitation

Ringstead Ranch Ltd.
Event organized by Ringstead Ranch Ltd.

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Come join us for two days of learning about Working Equitation. Ilona will be presenting a slideshow on her recent trip to Portugal where she studied Working Equitation and will perform a demonstration. We will discuss the rules & regulations of the sport & how it works for gaited horses. Everyone will have the opportunity to give our newly constructed WE course a try.

Clinic Includes:
• Beverages, Breakfast & Lunch Saturday and Sunday, Dinner Saturday night
• Limited stalls and camping

Cost: Donation to a charity directly related to horses TBA. Please bring a cheque for your donation.

Instructor: Ilona Berbekar
Although Ilona's primary discipline is show-jumping, where she competes extensively across BC, she feels it is important to train in other disciplines to round out her horsemanship skills. She owns a Paso Fino with whom she performs Spanish dressage demos using a garrocha pole. Over the past two years, Ilona has travelled to Portugal to study classical riding and working equitation. In 2016 she had a unique opportunity to have a private lesson with Pedro Torres, a world-renowned trainer of
working equitation. In November 2017, she spent a week of intensive training with Vasco Mira Godinho, a World and European Working Equitation Champion and a current member of the Portugal National Dressage team, followed by a week of classical riding training with Antonio Borba Monteiro, who is a Master Rider of the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art. She is working to continue to advance her skills in both show jumping
and working equitation.