APAHA has two workshops scheduled for 2017. One is scheduled for February in Loxahatchee, Florida. The second will be held in October 2017 in Connecticut. Riders and trainers who benefit from APAHA’s educational programs, in the spirit of cooperation, are asked to donate their time to participate in these workshops as demonstration riders.

APAHA seeks to encourage involvement from experts by asking them to lend their own perspective so that the riders can experience the individual expression that defines the art form that is horsemanship. Thus, the February workshop in Florida will be attended by Colonel Patrick Tesserenc, the écuyer-en-chef of the French National Riding School in Saumur, France. He will teach the riders with sport horses from his unique background of linking sport horse training with haute école. This will take place on the first day of the February workshop. The morning of the second day will consist of co-teaching by Colonel Tesserenc and Bettina Drummond. They will teach riders on young horses to provide a joined perspective on the training evolution their focus has created. On the afternoon of the second day, Drummond will teach students specializing in classical form on the loaned out horses and will be demonstrating how to teach the influence of the seat on the horse’s balance.

There will be 150 seats available for auditors at the February workshop. More information on how to attend will be posted here soon.

The October 2017 workshop will be held at Windhorse International in Bethlehem, Connecticut. It will focus on how to teach groundwork to the amateur rider and how to work with the bending and flexing tools needed by young developing horses. Dr. Hilary Clayton will be a co-instructor at that workshop, which will have a primary focus on the influence on the biomechanics of horses.

To learn more about the February 2017 workshop in Florida and purchase tickets, click here.