Gail Field will return to Lord Stirling Stable for her annual Centered Riding™ clinic from August 25 – 27, 2017.
Gail is a Level IV Centered Riding Instructor and holds a British Horse Society Assistant Instructor Certificate, as well as certification from the American Riding Instructors Certification Program. Her friendly style and extensive experience have helped make this program a favorite summer event!
"The ultimate goal of Centered Riding is not to be a discipline unto itself. It must go forward in its purest and least complicated form so it may be integrated into all disciplines of riding." ~ Sally Swift
Centered Riding founder, Sally Swift, developed the principals of Centered Riding (Breathing, Soft Eyes, Centering, Building Blocks, and Grounding), using functional anatomy, imagery, horse and rider biomechanics, and elements from the martial arts as tools to improve the balance and effectiveness of the rider. Some would say she was ahead of her time.
Sally Swift's books, Centered Riding and Centered Riding II: Further Explorations, have been international bestsellers in many languages; they are available on this website.
Today, Centered Riding lessons, clinics, and Instructor Certification Courses are taught worldwide by Certified Centered Riding Instructors and Clinicians, who can help you along the journey that Sally Swift started over 30 years ago. All disciplines, seats and styles of horsemanship, levels of experience, and riding interests are welcome.
Centered Riding Lessons and Clinics are taught by Certified Centered Riding Instructors and Clinicians with the following goals:
Application of classical principles of riding and training through the use of body awareness, centering and imagery.
Encompassing all horsemanship disciplines, interests, seats and styles of riding and levels.
Communicating more clearly between horse, rider and instructor.
Improving confidence, comfort, good use of the body and quality of movement in both horse and rider.
Helping riders achieve their personal best, in harmony with their horses.
2017 GAIL FIELD CENTERED RIDING CLINIC Friday, August 25 - Sunday, August 27
$295 for all three days Friends member $250 for Saturday & Sunday Friends member
$320 for all three days non-member (includes membership) $275 for Saturday & Sunday non-member (includes membership)
$5 per day for lunch
Clinic includes ½ day groundwork on Friday Daily 1 hour groundwork Saturday & Sunday Daily 1½ hour lesson Saturday & Sunday Unlimited auditing Opportunities for individual groundwork Mail in registration July 21 - August 17
2017 Gail Field Centered Riding Clinic Registration and Waiver