Dot Hamilton brings a unique perspective as a competitor, coach and official in the sport or 3-day eventing. She is an enthusiastic and supportive instructor and role model for young riders.
Dot has been coaching riders for over 30 years. She is an "A" level Pony Club graduate and supports Pony Club activities.
She has evented at the Advanced level and has held many leadership positions in USEA Area VII for over 20 years, including organizing horse trials. Dot currently hosts the Equestrians' Institute Fall Horse Trials in Cle Elum WA.
Dot is a USEF certified Technical Delegate for 3-day eventing and officiates throughout the country.
This clinic will be tailored to the skills and goals of the riders in developing their jumping. Emphasis will be placed on developing pace, tracking and balance as a course is ridden.
Dot can accommodate 20 riders (4 riders per session for 5 sessions.) Riders will be evaluated on day one and placed into groups. Pole stalls are available on site for participants.
Day one: Developing your flat warm-up for jumping and introducing basic gymnastics to improve your performance
This first day will be tailored to the groups. Less experienced riders will learn how a proper flat warm-up can enhance their jump round. More experienced riders will demonstrate their warm-up and get instruction on how to improve their flat program to enhance their jumping.
Day 2: Jumping basic lines and course work
Pony Club standards will be used to determine the gymnastics grid we will use; adaptations can be made to challenge those who are able with more involved grids.
9:00 - 10:30 group 1
10:45-12:15 pm group 2
30 min. lunch
12:45-2:15 pm group 3
2:30-4:00 pm group 4
4:15-5:30 pm group 5
Sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Pony Club. Please contact Jennifer Hills with questions about the clinic, or Susan Collins for questions about registration. Pole stalls are available for participant use.