South Florida
Dressage Association

David Collins Clinic December 10 & 11, 2022 at Buttonwood Farm

December 10, 2022

- December 11, 2022

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David Collins at our December 2021 clinic

After having to cancel our clinic with David in June, we’re lucky to get David Collins back for a third time in December!!

David is a successful horse trainer and coach with students and horses excelling to the highest levels of the sport. Lucky for us, he found an open weekend in his busy schedule to make a trip down to Florida.

For those of you not familiar with David Collins, his resume is long and impressive. His education includes his 20 year training relationship with Eicke von Veltheim, international competitor and classical dressage trainer of more than 40 horses to Grand Prix and 60 to the small tour level. David also spent time at the world renowned Stromsholm Riding School in Sweden to become an instructor and developer of young horses. He also worked for Heinz Lammers, Reitmeister FN and USA Olympic coach in Germany. Reitmeister Lammers certified David to train horses to Grand Prix according to FEI standards.

At our clinics with him, David facilitated a marked improvement in each horse and rider combination. He started each session with relaxation and suppling exercises to then allow the horse’s body and mind to move freely forward into better balance and engagement. Every horse left the arena happy and the riders with tools to work the same independently.

This is a good clinic to bring the kids. David’s classical methods are timeless.

Please remember that all junior auditors are free.

Since he was last with us in February, Jennet Cook Linn has spiffed up Buttonwood Farm with adding GGT footing to the arena and insulating the barn. SFDA is very thankful to Jennet for organizing and hosting the clinic.

As it has become almost a tradition, we’ll have dinner with David at the barn following the last ride on Saturday. We’d love for you to join us and plan it into your schedule.

If you want a stall or paddock to put your horse in while attending, please let us know, we might be able to make arrangements for you.

Susan Sandall, our local Purina, Triple Crown and Finish Line Feed lifestyle product specialist will cater our lunches both days and will be available to answer questions about a variety of products beneficial to your horse and perhaps offer samples for you to take home and try. Thank you Susan for coming through again!!

Erica Hills will be onsite to photograph the rides on Sunday. Please check out her website: https://www.ericahills.com

We’ve had to raise the cost of the fees slightly since the cost of his airfare went up.

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** Non-Member Fee will be waived for members of Parkland Horseman’s Association,
and Southwest Florida Dressage Association
*** Non-SFDA members are welcome and warmly invited to participate in the horse show but are not eligible for other SFDA member benefits. Should you like to join, membership forms will be available at the show and your membership will be immediately active.

Entries must be postmarked or received by closing date and must include all show fees and copy of negative Coggins.

Late entries with late fee accepted at management’s discretion.
Refunds after Closing Date will be at management’s discretion. No credits to future shows.

Could we also add (it’s not in the trifold) that we follow USDF? I am too tired tonight, but could we say something like: SFDA follows the USDF rules and guidelines concerning regional schooling horse shows.