You can continue to grow and learn regardless of your age!
Adults of all levels are welcome!
This intensive training program is designed to BOOST your dressage skills.
Mixed in with fun and great people, this Adult camp is a great deal of serious riding instruction from experience trainers in 4 short days. Four consecutive days to brush up on your dressage skills, rider biomechanics, and mindset in a cheerful and beautiful setting with other like-minded riders will give you the boost you need!
Currently accepting campers~
Looking to host 8-10 campers so it'll be an intimate group. The small group size will allow for a lot of individualized attention.
Your trainers will be Jessie Steiner, Cynthia Thaxton, Bryan Tweed and Beth Stelzleni.
Camp (10 participants maximum) includes:
- All 4 days: private lessons, with Jessie Steiner
- Thursday: private seat lesson with Cynthia Thaxton (longeing)
Lunch Speaker: Journaling Discussion with Catherine Respess of The Equestrian Journal
- Friday: Sports Counseling for Equestrians lecture plus lesson with Bryan Tweed
- Saturday: Better dressage through [cavaletti training with Beth Stelzleni (not jumping)] *
Lunch Sponsored by Triple Crown Feed, Speaker: Peggy Miles discussing nutrition
Optional: Saturday Wine Tasting
*Beth cannot make it. We are in the process of finding a replacement but there will be something fun on Saturday. Promise!
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Stabling is included; human accommodations are NOT included.
Daily lunch is included.
Auditors are invited on Saturday and Sunday: $20 per day
Sponsors are welcome to sponsor a breakfast or lunch and give a talk~
Event hashtag: #GDCTAadultcamp
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Jessie Steiner began her dressage career as a young girl working together with her family riding all of the horses and helping with the training. Jessie has trained many horses up to FEI Levels in addition to starting the careers of several talented youngsters. She has clients ranging from beginners to competitive upper-level amateurs; she really enjoys teaching and bringing out the best in each horse and rider both at home and at clinics throughout the country. Jessie works with horses and riders to develop a program benefiting the unique needs of each combination to allow each individual to shine. She is able to bring this knowledge to her students because of the unique opportunities she has had throughout her riding career. Jessie regularly works with her mother Betsy Steiner and has been fortunate enough to work with some brilliant professionals during her career, including Bo Jena, Klaus Balkenhol, Steffan Peters, Conrad Schumacher and Guenter Seidel.
Owner and head dressage trainer at High Point Farms working with horses and students from beginner to Grand Prix. High Point Farm has served the equestrian community since 1985. It has grown into a facility that has taken a student to the Pan-American Games, Central American Caribbean Games, Regional Championships and faithful weekly lessons. I am driven to bring out the best in both horses and riders.
Bryan Tweed is an upper-level eventer based in Birmingham, Alabama. Bryan has 30 years experience with horses riding, training and teaching. He is an instructor in dressage, cross-country, stadium jumping and stable management.
Bryan trained with Jim Graham, Ann Hardaway, Jo Struby, Mike Plunk, Wolfgang Scherzer, among others. Bryan has given clinics in Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, and Washington State. His judging experience also includes several states.
Bryan received his Licensed Professional Counselor in 2010. Bryan gives wonderful advice on how to keep both rider and horse relaxed in all aspects of their training.
Beth has experience teaching all ages and levels of riders, from children to adults and beginner to advanced. She has an extensive background training off-track Thoroughbreds, with a niche in starting young horses and working with “problem” horses. She uses a variety of motivational methods to stimulate students' interests and achieve appreciable learning gains, with many students going on to achieve National awards in the sport.
Catherine is eager to help riders and
horses make mindful progress towards
their goals. In that light, she is donating
one of The Equestrian Journals to each of
the campers! To assist you, Catherine will
come in to discuss why you should journal
and how to start journaling.
Triple Crown Feed is sponsoring lunch on Saturday and will be there to discuss nutrition for the performance horse.
Brandreth Farms is a privately owned facility located in the North Georgia Mountains in the town of Talking Rock/Jasper. Conveniently located near the I-75 corridor approximately 1 hour south of Chattanooga, TN, and 1 hour north of Atlanta, GA.
Facility is all indoors, all under-one roof arena riding area 250 x 125 includes 22 stalls inside arena/barn area, climate controlled elevated viewing room with full kitchen and seating for your convenience. Ladies and Men's restrooms with a shower in each area, full trailer hook ups available.
Directions to Brandreth Farms
470 Brandreth Farms Drive
Talking Rock, GA 30175
(Use 640 Hamrick Rd, Jasper, GA 30175 for GPS)
From the South:
Take interstate 75 North to Hwy 575 North. It will become 515 North. Follow to Jasper where you will turn left on Hwy 53 West. Follow 53 West to Hamrick Rd (a gravel road quickly after a stop-sign intersection). Turn left onto Hamrick Rd. #640 is a right turn onto the farm road, (Brandreth Farms Dr.) Follow the sign to the gate.
From the North:
Take Interstate 75 South to Hwy 411 North. Take Hwy 411 to 53 East. (The road is a bit windy climbing the mountain, take care). Take 53 east to Hamrick Rd. Turn right onto Hamrick Rd. # 640 is a right turn onto the farm rd. Brandreth Farms Dr. Follow the sign to the gate.
GDCTA is handling the on-farm house and hook ups registration on a first come, first served basis. Rentals information is on the registration form.
Microtel (Manager: Anna Saint)
171 H. Mullins Ct
Jasper, GA 30143
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Registration Deadline: July 11
Arrival: Wednesday, July 24
Departure: Sunday, July 28
250’ X 125’ indoor arena
All stalls are overlooking the arena
Stalls are 12X14
No shavings needed
Viewing room with kitchen with TVs, A/C
Climate controlled men’s and ladies restrooms with showers
2 water buckets for water only
Large, on-the-ground hay feeder
Rolling cart / wheel barrow to bring items into arena (your stall may be a moderate distance from the drop off point)
Feed, feed pans, hay
Current coggins required
No pets allowed
Registration deadline: July 11
Saturday Wine Tasting $75
(sign up using the registration form)
more details to come