Kathy Connelly & Betsy Steiner

an Adult Clinic: In-hand and Under-saddle

Training to create a winning partnership with your horse

June 22-23

Shannondale Farm

2395 Birmingham Rd

Milton, GA


Event hashtag #AdultClinicGDCTA

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UPDATE 6/19/2019


There's last-minute a riding spot available and there's a road closure!

Contact Julie Varellas Shannon if you would like to snap up that time slot. 770-317-3336 or julie@shannondale.com

Birmingham Rd (coming from Birmingham Hwy) toward the farm

Everyone is recommended to come off Winward Pkwy to avoid that closed area. Otherwise, you will have to follow detour signs.

USEF Elite Training Center
2395 Birmingham Rd
Milton, GA



Julie Shannon



$300 per day
Auditor Options:
$80 / Weekend - Full Days
(Included Breakfast/ Lunch)
$40 / Weekend - Both
Half Days
(Either AM or PM & No Meals)
$50 / Each day, all day

(Included Breakfast/ Lunch)

$25 / Each day, half day

(Either AM or PM & No Meals)


This is an off-set schedule - 1st rider 15-20 minutes in-hand while 2nd rider does their 15-20 minutes in-hand at the end of the lesson. Both riders under saddle during the middle of the lesson.


9:00 Julie / Andrea

10:15 Jessica / Dana

11:30 Lynne / Abbey

12:45 LUNCH

1:45 Susan / Jennifer

3:00 Peri / Taylor

4:15-5:00 Q&A Lecture


9:00 Abbey / Lynne

10:15 Jessica / Dana

11:30 Julie / Andrea

12:45 LUNCH

1:45 Peri / Taylor

3:00 Susan / Jennifer

This is a GDCTA clinic with a FORMER USDF Adult Clinic Series format. 

Kathy and Betsy work as a team to showcase the importance of partnership, communication, and patience, offering their expertise alongside praise, admiration, and endless encouragement. 

Each riding time slot will include an in-hand segment and a riding segment with 2 riders per time slot. (Make sense?? One horse will be working with one instructor in-hand while the other horse is ridden with the other instructor. Then they switch!)


Kathy Connelly

Kathy Connelly is a highly respected international dressage rider, trainer, coach,”S” judge, and USDF Honorary Instructor. She represented the United States at the World Cup in Sweden, and was the highest placed Grand Prix rider on the U.S. Bronze Medal Team at the North American Championships. She is known for her amicable personality and non-intimidating training style. Kathy’s success is evident through her work with both U. S. Team riders and amateurs, who have won many titles. She trains amateurs at every level. In addition, she has served as coach at both the World Equestrian Games and the World Cup, and as coach of the Individual Silver Medalist at the Pan American Games, a U.S. Champion at the North American Young Rider Championships, and the United States Silver Medal Young Rider Team in Australia. She is the Vice Chair of the USET High Performance Dressage Committee and has served as a USET Olympic and World Games Selector. She has provided live commentary internationally and nationally, for events such as the 2010 World Equestrian Games and the 2013 and 2014 US Dressage Finals.


Betsy Steiner

Betsy Steiner is a USDF Honorary Instructor, as well as an international dressage rider, trainer, and coach. Betsy has represented the United States at the World Equestrian Games in Stockholm, Sweden in 1990, as well as providing commentary for videos of the 1995 World Cup, the 1996 Olympic Games, and most recently the 2014 World Equestrian Games Trials at Gladstone. Her book A Gymnastic Training System Using the Mind, Body, Spirit Approach has sold over 16,000 copies in the U.S. and U.K., and has been translated into German. She holds the prestigious honor of being the only US author to have her book approved by the German FN. She is also the creator of EQUILATES™ — a sport-specific Pilates-based exercise and body awareness program for the equestrian. Betsy currently trains her own horses and students in Frenchtown, NJ, and Wellington, FL.

For this clinic, we are accepting 12 riders. Priority is given to members who plan to ride both days. Payment reserves your spot! Online registration to be available shortly.


If you are interested in riding please contact Julie Shannon at julie@shannondale.com


Abbey Dondanville

Andrea Manos

Dana Cravey

Jennifer Tucker

Jessica Beier

Julie Shannon

Lynne Jones

Peri Lambros

Susan Collins

Taylor Blumenthal

Shannondale Farm

2395 Birmingham Rd

Alpharetta, Georgia 30004

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