Jessica Jo ("JJ") Tate Clinic
to Jul 22

Jessica Jo ("JJ") Tate Clinic

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We officially have dates for our JJ Tate Clinic this year.  For riders, please fill out the form (located below) as soon as possible so that we can get your spot reserved.

Forms and payment must be submitted by June 1st. Rider Application Form

Preference goes first to boarders and those riding both days.  And of course, we want as many auditors as possible so spread the word! 

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8:30 AM08:30

Annual BREC Ride-A-Test With FEI 4* Judge Sandra Hotz

Spring has finally arrived, which means it’s time for our annual BREC Ride-a-Test.  This year we are hosting the Ride-a-Test on May 20th, 2018 (Saturday).    Each ride will be 30 minutes long, you will ride your test and then have a short lesson with Sandy.  

Please submit your forms as soon as you can as slots will fill up fast! Make sure to let us know your scheduling conflicts and other concerns or questions.  Prize List and the Entry Form

Entry forms HERE

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9:00 AM09:00

Lilo Fore Clinic

Liselotte (Lilo) Fore is the owner of "Sporthorse America" in Santa Rosa, California. Lilo is being honored with an Equus Award for playing a major role in raising the quality of Dressage training and horses to an international level in Sonoma County. She has offered as many as six Champion stallions at stud at one time, and received national and international awards for Dressage horses from her breeding program.

She grew up outside of Dusseldorf, Germany, where, at age four, she saw her first horse. Lilo says "...from that time on I knew that four legs, a mane and tail would be my life." She came to California in 1971 and bought, for one dollar, an injured three year old American Thoroughbred, Dionysus. Under her training, Dionysus not only healed; he became U.S. "Horse of the Year" in all national levels. She and Dionysus were selected for the USET short list in 1976. Dionysus was only the first in a succession of Lilo's many hard earned and on-going accomplishments over more than 30 years in Sonoma County. She is the winner of numerous national and international Horse of the Year awards for California, USDF and USET. Her judging credentials include: USEF "S" Judge, FEI "I" Judge and Sporthorse Breed Judge. She is among the founders and serves as chair of the USDF Instructor-Trainer Certification Program. She is continuously involved in many educational programs for Dressage trainers, teachers and judges throughout the United States.

Lilo will be availible for lessons: 
- Thursday afternoon (11/23)
- Friday (11/24) all day
- Saturday (11/25) all day
- Sunday (11/26)morning before she heads to the airport. 

Plenty of chances to get your ride in! 

Lunch and snacks is included with rider fee ($190), auditors ($40 for full days) must register early to get lunch.

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Jessica Jo "JJ" Tate Clinic
to Oct 29

Jessica Jo "JJ" Tate Clinic

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Jessica Jo Tate is one of those rare riders who excels in competition while scrupulously maintaining a training protocol according to the classical riding traditions. One of the most talented riders of the thousands I have ever taught, JJ is also one who understands the science of riding and training and approaches the horse and his training in the correct frame of mind. Understanding the events from the horse’s point of view, evaluating any and all actions by keeping the welfare of the horse in mind. JJ represents the rare bounty of body, mind and soul all serving correctly the horse’s well-being and evolution to top athletic performance.
—Charles de Kunffy

Jessica Jo “JJ” Tate began to take her place among the country’s riding elite early, making her FEI debut at just 16 years old. Earning numerous national and regional titles, JJ’s has trained and competed over 20 horses at the FEI levels, including four at Grand Prix. Known for her classical education and elegant riding, she is a top competitor who’s devotion to the very highest standards of horsemanship and integrity make her a positive role model in the contemporary dressage world. JJ has been longlisted for the World Equestrian Games and represented the United States in competitions abroad.

JJ took her first dressage lesson at age 9 and by 11 she had already found her mentor in legendary classical dressage master and USDF Hall of Fame inductee Charles De Kunffy (with whom she still trains today). At 18, she moved to Europe and spent the next 2 1/2 years in intensive training with Hungarian Olympian Gyula Dallos. Upon her return to the United States in 1999, JJ earned the distinction of being the nations top young rider at Grand Prix. She led her North American Young Rider team to a silver medal, and competed in the Pan American Games Selection Trials. By the end of the following year she had earned her USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medals.

For the next several years JJ divided her time between her self -owned and managed Wyngate Dressage Center in Walworth, WI and the winter Dressage circuit in Wellington, FL. During this time she trained the Elite Hanoverian Stallion, Donovan and the Swedish Warmblood, Cambay to Grand Prix.

In 2006 she and Cambay won the Grand Prix Special at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL making them the FEI High Point Champion. They were also World Cup reserve finalists, longlisted for the World Equestrian Games and were top finishers in the Grand Prix at Dressage at Devon.

JJ finished as the runner up in Robert Dover’s “Search for the Next American Equestrian Star.” This experience solidified her plans to leave Wisconsin and move to the East Coast to pursue her international goals. JJ soon hit another career high when she and Donnermuth were chosen to represent the US at the World Breeding Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Verden, Germany. They were the highest scoring American pair, placing 7th in the Small Final.

Her education has remained a priority and this has led her to work with some of the most celebrated names in dressage including: Steffen Peters,Klause Blakenhol, Hubertus Scmidt, Conrad Schumacher, Scott Hassler, Walter Zettl, Oded Shimoni, Gerhard Politz, her mentor Charles De Kunffy. Now a residence in Landrum, SC and wintering at Yellow Bird Farm in Wellington, she is a sought after clinician and trainer. JJ’s primary goals are to represent her country at the highest levels of competition while protecting and preserving the principles of classical dressage.

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