TheHorseStudio.com "Givebackpayitforward" 2010 evening clinic series.
For Immediate Release:
January 13th, 2010
Contact: Nikki Brazier/PR & Marketing
(607) 652 9467 PRMarketing@thehorsestudio..com
TheHorseStudio.com joins Willowview Hill Farm International to sponsor a series of evening clinics " Givebackpayitforward" 2010 program.
Join hosts Grand Prix trainers Tina Hammond and Paul Alvin-Smith for a series of evening dressage clinics in Millbrook, NY, beginning March 15th, 2010.
The new series entitled " Just Ride " will focus on the rider beginning their dressage career.
" Our aim with this series is to provide a solid and correct foundation for riders from the start of their dressage careers. All ages are welcome. Paul and I will be riding four horses, at various stages of development and talent. We'll share with the audience the methods with which we address training under saddle on both young horses and the retraining mount. We'll cover the ups and downs, common faults and shared anxieties that a rider can face with a young horse," says Willowview Hill Farm International trainer, Tina Hammond.
TheHorseStudio.com will provide refreshments for the auditors, and during intermission will provide a Trunk Sale, where the very latest high tech riding apparel and horse accessories will be showcased. " We have some super new lines including the premier riding breech line from FITS. Their Spring release breeches will be available. We currently stock FITS at TheHorseStudio.com and folks rave about them. Plus we have the best prices! Also we'll debut the very fashionable trench training coats - a must for any trainer. These riding coats replace the old wax variety that many riders suffered. They keep you dry, clean and comfortable both on the horse and off. A perfect solution for the dressage warm up arena when weather can be unpredictable and also super to wear around the barn. TheHorseStudio.com line of bridles will also be available. Our 'Degas' economy bridle has been a top seller. Great quality and only $59.00 including reins," states Kathy Collins, Sales Manager for The Horse Studio Inc.
President of TheHorseStudio.com, Paul Alvin-Smith continues, " We are always looking for ways to give back to our customers and while we've usually sponsored two day clinic events, these evening clinics are very well received too. I'm surprised more people don't offer them. They are extremely popular in Europe. I guess they are well attended because folks can finish their work day and kick back and enjoy the clinic and network with other horse lovers without missing students lessons, work schedules or halt show preparations during the season. It's a lot of fun. I love taking part. You never quite know what your horse is going to be feeling like when you begin. The unpredictability provides some good fun for the auditors for sure. Real time issues crop up, and for the rider overcoming fears and 'just riding' is paramount. I think when people see that no matter how wonderful a horse goes, he has his moments and it's how you handle those moments that counts, it gives them confidence. No-one is perfect and this type of event brings people together. I love the camaraderie in the eventing world - of all the disciplines eventers just have it right. Tina and the team at Willowview Hill Farm International build that kind of down to earth approach too. That is why TheHorseStudio.com supports these clinics. It's all about sharing and team effort. No-one can be successful without a lot of support. Please come and register at TheHorseStudio.com, then you'll receive updates on all our clinics and events, as part of our
' givebackpayitforward' 2010 program. We'll be helping with horse rescues, educational clinics like these as well as offering products like art collectibles, books and horse design stationery for sale where all proceeds will be donated to charity. When you register you'll also be automatically entered in our free gift program for 2010. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter too - plus we have podcasts, short "how to" video downloads from our own Team and lots more going on in twenty ten."
This is the first in a three part series. Look for the second ' Just Ride" clinic in April to be hosted by FEI coach Greta Kemmer, which will encompass jumping and dressage. The third clinic is yet to be announced.
ABOUT WILLOWVIEW HILL FARM INTERNATIONAL:
Willowview Hill Farm International was originally established in the Hudson Valley of New York in 1993 and is an experienced producer of international calibre horses for the dressage arena. Through importation of elite performance horses from Germany, Spain, Portugal and Britain and from their own breeding operation of Hanoverian and Baroque mares, Willowview Hill Farm has produced many notable horses over the years. Horses such as the FEI Prix St Georg horse Willowview Hill Balou ( Borneo x Wendekreiss), first class foundation mares such as Willowview Hill GemmaMaria ( Graf Gotz x Gimli) dam of several premium status progeny as well as providing European competition opportunities for students through their operations in Jerez, Spain and in collaboration with Greta Kemmer, FEI coach based in Lausanne, Switzerland. In addition Willowview Hill Farm is a producer of high quality organically grown horse hay. Tina Hammond has competed though Grand Prix in Europe as part of the Willowview Hill Farm International Team.
TheHorseStudio.com is an online equestrian retail store that offers a wide selection of horse related products. Known as " The International Equestrian Shop," the store offers domestic & imported items including tack, artwork and collectibles, horse stationery and greeting cards, home decor and giftware as well as American and European Equestrian Couture Collections from the finest houses. In addition TheHorseStudio.com offers one of the widest selections of horse books and DVDs available online. Disciplines covered include dressage, driving, showjumping, eventing, polo, barrel racing, western pleasure, trail and endurance, vaulting, barrel racing, reining, cutting and horse racing. Since inception in April 2006, TheHorseStudio.com has offered frank reviews and extensive product testing of all items they market. The Horse Studio Team embraces experienced riders from many riding/driving disciplines who are well versed in the top levels of equestrian sport. In addition The Horse Studio Team encompasses personnel who are also published writers/authors plus executive management well versed in international trade.
Manufacturers, authors, publishers and production houses are welcome to submit their products for review and should forward free samples and/or catalogs to the address detailed below and/or email purchasing@TheHorseStudio.com.
For more information on this event and high resolution photographs of products to be showcased, please contact:
Nikki Brazier/PR Marketing Consultant
Tel: 607 652 9467
Fax: 607 652 9468