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Review of Spring Lena Wedenmark Rider Position Clinic

May 14, 2022

Lena with Samatha Torcise and Classic

Lena Wedenmark joined us for a rainy, one day clinic at Buttonwood Farm with its new GGT footing and covered arena. Lena brought her expertise in analyzing the rider’s position and balance to help the horse move freely forward. The take aways from working with Lena were invaluable since once the rider made a few positional adjustments to become more aligned, the rider could then recreate the same feel through muscle memory when riding on their own.

Anne Chauvet taking instruction from Lena
Roseanne Denham getting in the groove
Auditors enjoying the clinic and staying dry

Headquartered in Wellington, FL, Lena is a United States Federation instructor, certified through fourth level. She is a two-time Pan American Games Coach and has had students who have earned medals at FEI World Dressage Challenge Competitions. Her philosophy emphasizes relaxation, alignment, and unity with the horse’s movement, which she applies during the lessons at home and at clinics in Texas, Kansas, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and California. She coaches riders of all levels and clinics regularly in California and Texas with competitive professionals and young riders.

Riders felt amazing when all the pieces suddenly fell into place. They left with so much enthusiasm that they shared an email string called The After Party to share what they learned.

Ivette Valejo and Lena
Jennet and Susan enjoying the clinic

A big thank you to our host Jennet Cook Linn at Buttonwood Farm for saving us from the elements once again!!

And thank you to our lunch
sponsor Susan Sandall, our local Purina and Triple Crown lifestyle product specialist. Please remember to contact Susan for help with your feed questions.

To learn more about Lena:

Please watch Lena’s video to see the most common position problems.

Align and Balance for a Better Ride

Straighten Up and Ride Right

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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.

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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.