Time & Location
Dec 08, 2019, 8:00 AM
Sundown Acres, 8837 N Citrus Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428, USA
About the event
This clinic, hosted by Gabrielle Diakon and Holly Winkeljohn, is taking a unique and effective approach to our body alignment as equestrians. This clinic is open to riders of all levels and disciplines.
Yoga has been shown to have immense success in creating calm and effective riders. If you would like to learn about the benefits for yourself, join us!
Gabrielle Diakon, a RYT 200 yoga instructor and riding coach, will be teaching a yoga lesson in the morning. This yoga lesson focuses on the muscle groups we use while riding and relates everything back to the saddle.
Holly Winkeljohn, a classical dressage trainer, will then take these concepts into the ring and focus on suppleness and strength.
We will cover the mental aspects of riding as well as the physical for a well rounded day of learning about yourself as a rider and your horse.
Holly Winkeljohn and Gabrielle Diakon came together through their strong connection for creating a positive environment for riders to flourish in.
Great news: Lunch is included!
Riding: $150 Auditing: $35 Auditing + Yoga lesson: $50
Stalls are available upon request.
About the Clinicians:
Holly Winkeljohn is a WDAFL certified instructor and a Jane Savoie certified instructor with over 20 years of experience teaching. Her students compete in English and Western dressage competitions from the local level to State and Regional Championships. She's helped many riders start their journey in dressage. Her passion is dressage, but her motto is THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE FUN!
Gabrielle Diakon has ridden on teams in Belgium and America, training under Olympic riders. Gabrielle specializes in riders’ body awareness in order to optimize their effectiveness, being an RYT 200 certified yoga instructor, continuing to be an RYT 500 in order to constantly benefit her students. Gabrielle has a passion for helping riders stay calm in the saddle and enjoy their ride.