JRD Education Series: Helping the Horses by Helping the Riders
At JRD Saddlery, we believe in promoting education. Thru this dedication, we have formed the JRD Education Series. The JRD Education Series is devoted to helping the horses by helping the riders thru educational events to increase the understanding of correct, horse-friendly training techniques, biomechanics of horse and rider, understanding the ins-and-outs of a saddle and how it effects both horse and rider, and much, much more. To achieve this, JRD Education Series has been working with some of the top national and international clinicians to host clinics across the United States that are open to all auditors. For riding clinics, riders are selected on a first come, first serve basis creating opportunities for all riders without favoritism. At JRD Education Series, we want to provide top level educational events that are open to all participants that want to further their knowledge.
Some of the national and international clinicians that have participated:
- Heather Blitz (Dressage - 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Reserve, 2011 Pan American Games Team gold medalist and Individual Silver Medalist)
- Mary Wanless (Dressage - Regarded as one of the leaders in the understanding of rider biomechanics and is a certified British Horse Society Instructor)
- Anne Gribbons (Dressage - FEI 5* Judge, USDF Hall of Famer, 2009-2012 U.S. Dressage Team Technical Advisor, and these are just a few of her accomplishments)
- Sandy Phillips (Dressage and Eventing – 2006 and 1998 British World Equestrian Games Competitors, 1984 U.S. Eventing Olympic Team Member)