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StressLess Riding with Andrea Waldo

  • 3/20/2020  −   3/22/2020
  • Open: 1/15/2020
  • Close: 3/8/2020
  • Late entries allowed until 3/15/2020
  • Waitlist Offered

1 space left in a BN jumping group. First come, first served.

Please sign up on the wait list for riding slot cancellations and indicate if you are flexible or need a certain day. If you don't get a riding spot sign up to audit! It's still a great clinic to watch!

Audit sign up instructions:
Daily Audit is for ONLY Friday OR ONLY Saturday.
Full Audit covers the ENTIRE weekend.
Auditing on SUNDAY - $30 - to be paid at time of clinic.


Brain Training for Riders: Do you struggle with confidence when you ride at home, in lessons, or at shows? Come learn how to tame your Lizard Brain--the "Fight or Flight" part of your mind--and ride effectively and confidently. You'll identify ways to strengthen your focus, escape from negative thought patterns, and handle tough situations calmly and effectively. Unmounted workshop, followed by mounted sessions personalized to address your specific needs. Workshop and mounted sessions facilitated by Andrea Waldo.

Event Details:

Workshop Friday 3/20 from 6pm to 9pm. Dinner included.
Mounted Sessions on Saturday 3/21 from 8am to 5pm. Light breakfast and lunch included.
Mounted Sessions on Sunday 3/22 from 8am to 12:45pm. Light breakfast included.
Audit the workshop, the mounted sessions or both!

Offering up to 14 private 45 minute lessons with Andrea ($200) which include the workshop Friday, a lesson Saturday, auditing and food.
We can also accommodate 1.5hr group jumping lessons of 3-4 riders with Andrea ($100 per person) which include workshop, lesson, audit and food. All mounted sessions INCLUDE the Friday workshop and auditing the remainder of the clinic.

Auditing the workshop including dinner on Friday: $50
Auditing the mounted sessions including breakfast and lunch on Saturday: $50
Auditing on Sunday ($30) to be arranged through organizer. Please email: kyebay@yahoo.com
Auditing for the weekend: Friday workshop, Saturday mounted, Sunday mounted: $75


About Andrea:

Like so many riders, I had a horse-obsessed childhood, and I discovered the sport of eventing while studying counseling and psychotherapy in graduate school. (I believe my reaction was, “where has this been all my life??”) I became a US Eventing Association Certified riding instructor in 2008, and I also practiced as a psychotherapist for 18 years. This has given me unique experience in both the psychological and physical skills needed to be a successful and happy equestrian. In my psychotherapy practice I worked with adults and teens who are coping with depression, anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). My extensive experience in working with survivors of trauma has provided me with a deep understanding of how fear and anxiety can short-circuit a person’s best efforts in a challenging situation. I am also fascinated by the latest neuroscience research that shows us that in spite of our previous painful experiences, we can continue to grow and develop our capabilities in every area of our lives.

As an eventer and riding instructor since 1992, I work with many adult amateurs who are passionate about their riding but feel blocked by their fears and anxieties. As well as instilling strong riding skills, I draw on my psychological training and sense of humor to help them develop strategies for calming those fears and replacing them with a sense of competence and confidence. Many students find that their increased confidence in the saddle carries over to their daily lives as well!

Andrea's website: https://stresslessriding.com/

Organizer Notes

  • Michele Wellman
  • kyebay@yahoo.com
  • 3018733496

Event Details:

Unmounted Workshop:
Friday 3/20 from 6pm to 9pm. Dinner included.

Mounted Sessions:
Mounted Sessions on Saturday 3/21 from 8am to 5pm. Light breakfast and lunch included.
Mounted Sessions on Sunday 3/22 from 8am to 12:45pm. Light breakfast included.

Offering up to 14 private 45 minute lessons with Andrea ($200) which include the workshop Friday, a lesson Saturday, auditing and food.
We can also accommodate 1.5hr group jumping lessons of 3-4 riders with Andrea ($100 per person) which include workshop, lesson, audit and food. All mounted sessions INCLUDE the Friday workshop and auditing the remainder of the clinic.

Auditing the workshop including dinner on Friday: $50
Auditing the mounted sessions including breakfast and lunch on Saturday: $50
Auditing on Sunday ($30) to be arranged through organizer. Please email: kyebay@yahoo.com
Auditing for the weekend: Friday workshop, Saturday mounted, Sunday mounted: $75

Private Lesson

$200.00

Semi-Private Lesson

$100.00

Daily Audit

$50.00

Full Audit

$75.00

  • Refund fee$10.00

Administrative Information

  • Ride Time: We will email riders the clinic ride times by Monday 3/16/20.
    Please provide a valid email address when signing up.
  • Trailer Direction: • From I-70, take the MD-75 N exit, EXIT 62, toward Libertytown/New Market. Go 0.3 mi.
    • Go North onto MD-75 N/Green Valley Rd. Go 7.6 mi.
    • Turn right onto MD-26/Liberty Rd/Main St. Go 1.9 mi.
    • Turn left onto Bessie Clemson Rd. Go 0.4 mi.
    • Farm is on the right. It has a large blue barn/arena building.
    • Park trailer in the pasture to the left.
    Please do not follow Google Maps. Google Maps will take you onto MD-31 which does not allow easy access to trailer parking. Please approach the farm from MD-26/Liberty Rd.
  • Change Policy: Changes are permitted before registration closes.
  • Refund Policy: Refunds are permitted before registration closes.
  • Registration Method(s) Pay in full via Event Clinics Payment by Check