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MAY 7-8, W-Farms, Chino Hills

contact Kristin Young  949-677-1334   kristinyoung@cox.net  



Attending the CDS JR/YR clinic with Charlotte Bredahl last year was an outstanding experience, and I am beyond grateful I had the opportunity to go. Charlotte went above and beyond to make the weekend educational not only for the rider, but for everyone auditing the clinic. It is not often you get to ride with someone who is so wonderfully successful and who truly cares about educating others.” ~GG


Charlotte Bredahl and Monsieur were on the Olympic Bronze medal winning dressage Team in Barcelona in 1992. She was also on the Silver medal winning US team in 1997 riding Lugano. Both horses she trained from start to Grand Prix. Charlotte is an International Dressage judge (4*) and travels all over the world. In 2014 she judged  the US National Dressage Finals and Team selection for the World Games. She was also named Honorary Instructor by USDF and  received the Gold Medal of distinction  awarded by USEF. Very recently Charlotte was appointed US Assistant Youth Coach. She is very excited about that, since she has always had a passion for helping Youth.
South Clinic: Chino Hills               North: Elk Grove                                 Central: Woodlake

W Farms                                       Starr Vaughn                                       Sequoia Hills Stable

Kristin Young 949-677-1334         Beth Coffey-Curle 775-849-0136        Kristin Young 949-677-1334

 MAY 7-8                                        AUGUST 20-21                                  SEPTEMBER 10-11

Our first Freestyle Clinic was a big success.   On Friday Night, riders and some auditors were hosted by Edie Dwan at her home for a pizza party and lecture-video presentation by Cynthia.  On Saturday and Sunday, the clinic was held at Hilary Martin’s place at Rancho Viejo.  The arena and footing was excellent.  Cynthia brought a variety of music and worked with each rider on the freestyle movements specific for each horse and rider combination and then matched music to the movements.  She would try various combinations and in no time the music and the horse were as one.  She would also tweak the various movements to make them flow better and be more interesting and dynamic.  It was lovely.  Finally, she had the rider go through the FS test in its entirety with the music and then make some more adjustments until everything was just right.

The clinic was a great success in all respects-the dinner at Edie’s, the arena, the management of the clinic and of course the horse and rider teams.  We look forward to more of these.

Special thanks to Michele DeLuna, who did all the “heavy lifting”, Edie for hosting the party and Hilary for providing the arena.

March Activities Report

March 21, 2016

Hello SFPers!
We have had several recent activities and the Board wants to give you an update.

5 March: Tonya Johnston Mental Skills Workshop at NCEFT

Our Mental Skills Workshop was well and enthusiastically attended by dressage and event riders. Michelle Deluna sums it up nicely:

“On March 5th 2016 the SFP chapter of CDS held a workshop with Tonya Johnson. Six participants worked with Tonya identifying triggers of fears or anxiety around their riding or showing. It was a supportive and informative session. We all had different areas that affected us and Tonya’s step by step program addressed everybody’s issues. I walked away with knowledge and a tools in my tool kit.”

12March Jennifer Roth Competition Clinic Clinic at Webb.

It was muddy and cloudy, but at least the rain held off. Michele and Gigi did a fantastic job putting on the clinic, including managing the scoring, and providing lunch. The clinic was full with a variety of dressage and event riders from Introductory to 4th and there was a western dressage rider too, who put in a lovely test. Jennifer did a great job with the post ride critiques and mini-lessons. The clinic was a nice prep for the upcoming show season and was a good experience for the first time newbies.

13March: “The Equestrian” Movie and Musical FreeStyle rides.

“The Equestrian” was an unusual edgy and unexpected Film Noir about a young guy and his ambitions to ride Grand Prix. We also showed a number of GP FreeStyle Rides. The event was well attended, even though there was scary heavy rain. Special thanks to Gigi for all her hard work putting on this event!

Mark your calendar for the FreeStyle Clinic 23-24April. The rides are full, but there is lots of space for auditors.

We are planning more clinic activities over the next few months and will keep you posted.

The SFP will having its March  Board of Directors Meeting March 17.  This will be a teleconference meeting.  If you are interested in more information, please contact Jennifer Shearer for specifics at jennifer.shearer@ey.com.

Attached is a detailed map with parking and directions to the theater.  Please contact Gigi if you need more information.  Hope to see you on Sunday!

Canada College Map

On March 12, there will be a competition clinic at Webb Ranch with Jennifer Roth.  Entries close on 5March.  Click below for the prize list and contact Michele DeLuna for any questions.  We look forward to seeing you and your horse on the 5th.

competition clinic

Movie Equestrian Ad

March Activity! Join us for an unmounted Mental Skills Workshop with the noted Equestrian Sports Psychologist Tonya Johnston. The workshop will be held at NCEFT on 5March. To sign-up or any questions contact Michele Deluna 415-307-9119 or michele@delunas.com. Find out more about Tonya at www.TonyaJohnston.com. Spots are limited.

Join us for our Freestyle Clinic with Luna Tunes and Cynthia Collins

April 23 and 24, 2016 at at Rancho Viejo, Menlo Park


The clinic is $150 per horse plus a $25 ring fee.  Riders will be taken on a first come first serve basis

There will be a lecture on Friday April 22 .  All are welcome to the lecture .  Cost of lecture is $25 for non-clinic riders.  Riders in the clinic are free.

Clinic auditors are $25 for the 2 days

To sign-up or any questions contact Michele Deluna 415-307-9119 or michele@delunas.com

For more information about Cynthia Collins, visit her website at www.lunatunesfreestyles.com/


jackyDecember 17,2015 – The Dressage Foundation has announced thata total of $2,500 has been awarded toseven young professionals from the Captain Jack Fritz Young Professionals Fund. The grants will be used by the individuals to attend the USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program held in Florida January 16-17, 2016.

Cody Armstrong (VA), Rebecca Kuc (PA), Bailey McCallum (IA),Jaclyn Meinen (CA), Kassidy Peacock (TX), Emily Staadecker (NC), and Katelyn Young (NC) have each been awarded a Grant to attend the Young Rider Graduate Program because they demonstrated financial need and dedication to dressage in their applications.

“Carol Lavell had a wonderful mentor in Captain Jack Fritz, and she wanted to honor his memory in this way,” said Jenny Johnson, TDF’s Executive Director. “We, in turn, are proud to offer this financial support to deserving young professionals. Their developmentis vital to the future success of dressage in the United States.”

Additionally, The Dressage Foundation provided a $15,000 grant directly to USDF for the Young Rider Graduate Program, in order to help keep the costs reasonable for all attendees.

For more information about The Dressage Foundation, visit www.dressagefoundation.org or contact Jenny Johnson at (402) 434-8585 or jenny@dressagefoundation.org.

The Dressage Foundation
The Dressage Foundation is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, tax-exempt, donor-driven organization that is dedicated to supporting and advancing the sport of dressage. The organization solicits contributions, appropriately allocates the donations, and awards grants and scholarships to dressage riders of all ages and levels. For more information, please visit www.dressagefoundation.org.