2020 Julie Renfro-Cross Clinic

"Advancing Western Dressage"

Julie Renfro-Cross - Western Dressage ClinicJuly 25-26, 2020

Western Dressage is the fastest growing sport in the equestrian world, whether your goal is on the competitive world of Showing, or Recreation, your horse will become better balanced by using their hind quarters.

This course will give the participants an understanding about the importance of empowering the horse’s hind quarters and balance of the forehand.
Develop the feel of a straight halts, responding to your ques in leg yield, transitions (direction, gaits, impulsion).

Riders will prepare to ride a test at their level
Develop and improve their relationships and learn to ride through transitions and maneuvers in harmony with their horse.
Open to all breeds
Leave with an understanding of the Western Dressage, court size, class levels

Limited Riding Positions

Open for auditing

$525 for course instruction

Overnight boarding is available through Varian Arabians
Horses must be current on shots and worming.
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Julie Renfro-CrossAbout Julie:

In my early teens, I was lucky to have parents that recognized that I needed a horse to coax me out of my shyness. It worked! I was involved in FAA shows and projects with my horse. Early on I competed in Hunter Jumpers, Halter, English and Western Pleasure. As time evolved I found that I wanted to bring out the best in my horses natural talents since I had a variety of breeds and color breed horses.

I’ve had the opportunity to spend countless hours riding with professionals and equestrians that have inspired my continued goals. I have thousands of hours participating in and at Horse Expo’s, seminars and demonstrations. I believe there should be a balance of ground skills as well as riding and a respect for leadership.

What I focus on is the rider riding the whole horse, creating a mental and physical connection. What is helpful is to have goals whether it is in the Western or English disciplines…find what fits you. I have had the good fortune of being mentored by a select few horseman.

I have owned and learned from many breeds of horses. An Arabian horse has been the most consistent breed I have had. I have had a Padron son, Khemosabi ++++// grandson and a son of Maclintock V, “Jamboree V”.  I‘ve found that the Arabian horse is the most versatile breed for what I want. (Cow work, Dressage, Reining and trail riding)

This is where I am attracted to Western Dressage. It takes so many equestrian specialties into account and offers a spirit of encouragement. After all, the competition is between me and my horse, not so much for the ribbon.

Julie Renfro-Cross