Eric Smiley Clinic- Event Rider, Olympic Coach & FEI Official


Strafford Saddlery, in cooperation with Hitching Post Farm, is proud to present this clinic with the incredible Eric Smiley! He's knowledgeable, approachable, funny, and I've never known anyone who didn't come away from his clinics with something new.

Eric is a world-class trainer, FEI official and coach of the 2012 Belgium Olympic event team.
Of Irish descent, Eric is one of Ireland’s most popular event riders, and though currently based in Dorset, England, he travels the world to teach.

He has accolades from decades of achievement on his resume. In 1995 he took the Fellowship of the British Horse Society examination, the highest teaching qualification in the world with only 59 or so qualified. As a BHS Chief Examiner, he is one of the few elite who have been awarded the highest BHS achievable teaching qualification, a BE Master Coach (one of only 15), Director of the International Eventing Forum and a 3*/ 4* FEI Judge. A passionate and enthusiastic teacher, Eric has conducted clinics around the world from America to Dubai and South Africa to Denmark.

A favorite instructor amongst Strafford Saddlery staff and customers - don't miss out, sign up today!
It's Saturday through Monday so schedule your time off work now. Clinic entries close on May 31st and this clinic is usually full, so enter early to make sure you have a spot.

  • Hitching Post Farm
    2096 Back River Rd
    South Royalton, Vermont, United States of America 05068
  • 6/10/2017 - 6/12/2017
  • Entries open 4/1/2017
    Close 5/31/2017
  • Register Now!
  • Registration Options

    • Pay in Full at Time of Registration via Event Clinics
    • Payment by Check
    • Pay Deposit via Event Clinics


Kate Rakowski

See or contact me for more info. Contact Laurie Hudson at HPF for stabling info (802) 763-8164

  • 1 Day Clinic$130.00

  • Instructor: Eric Smiley
  • 2 Day Clinic$250.00

  • Instructor: Eric Smiley
  • 3 Day Clinic$330.00

  • Instructor: Eric Smiley



1 Day Clinic Levels: Introductory, Elementary, Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, Modified, Preliminary, Intermediate

2 Day Clinic Levels: Introductory, Elementary, Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, Preliminary

3 Day Clinic Levels: Introductory, Elementary, Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, Modified, Preliminary

Administrative information

Ride times: I will email list of tentative ride times just after closing day and will finalize those times (again by email) by a day or two before the clinic.

Trailer directions: GPS will get you there from I89 easily. Just take it easy on the dirt road. Park on the sides of the driveway or in the front field.

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
  • Pay Deposit via Event Clinics and the remainder by check
  • Payment by Check