We are excited to help bring Richard Lamb to the Athens area for a Riding In Balance Clinic! He will be here for the Hilltoppers Pony Club February meeting, and is available for additional lessons for both Hilltoppers club members and all interested riders in the Athens area. To sign up to ride with Richard, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I sometimes think of my job as more of a translator or facilitator between the horse and rider than as an instructor.”Richard Lamb
Our horses are only as balanced as we are…. No matter what saddle we are sitting in, our ‘self carriage’ determines our horses’ ‘self carriage’. Horses naturally want to move in balance and once we find the appropriate dynamic balance within our own body, our horses move more easily no matter what we ask of them. – Excerpt from Richard’s website
The clinic consists of 1 to 2 hour group lessons (duration dependent on group size). Sessions will be offered for all levels and all riders. Riders will be grouped by their chosen phase (Dressage, XC, and show jumping) and ability of horse/rider. Clinic fee is $95/rider plus $25 facility fee. Semi-private and private lessons are available if time allows and for an additional fee.
For over 35 years, Richard has been coaching and conducting clinics in many disciplines, working with all levels of young riders as well as adult riders. Some of his students have been competing at the CCI 2* , CCI 3* and CCI 4* levels. Richard is certified at Level III in the USEA Instructor Certification Program (ICP). Since 2002, he also has served as the Chef dé Equipe and/or the Coach of the US Pony Club Team at the USEF National Pony Jumper Championships where they have won Team and Individual Medals during that time. In 2014 the Pony Club team won the Gold Medal in both the Team and Individual Competitions.