June 5-6 Clinic

June 5-6 Clinic
❁ CLINIC FORMAT & DETAILS ❁
Clinics with Dr. Maria are about the partnership with the horse, first and foremost.
 
Join us for a two-day clinic hosted at Dr. Maria’s Amwell Ridge Farm in Ringoes, NJ, J une 5-6, 2021!
 
Each horse/rider pair has 4 private sessions with Dr. Maria that are tailored to the needs of that individual partnership.
The first session is to evaluate horse and rider, sometimes together, sometimes separately, and create the game plan for helping them get the most out of the clinic together.
- Sometimes Dr. Maria will ride in the first session
- Sometimes she'll have the rider ride
- Sometimes the focus is on in-hand work to address specific physiological or confidence issues
- Sometimes, a different plan will emerge all-together
This work is not always about the riding - It's about creating the communication and foundation that makes every other goal a possibility.
Dr. Maria's overarching philosophy is that when riders understand and are equipped to act on their responsibility to their horses, they are equipped to create magic together.
 
❁ ❁ ❁ Additional Details: ❁ ❁ ❁
- The clinic starts both days at 9 a.m. and will run to 5 p.m. with a break for refreshments/lunch. The clinic cost is $600 for riders (includes both days) and $75/day for those auditing the clinic (those individuals who want to watch and learn).
- All necessary health and safety protocols will be followed.
- Light refreshments will be provided for riders and auditors - however please pack a lunch and any additional snacks you might enjoy
- Restrooms available on site
- On site stabling available @ $25/day (recommended for the horse’s benefit)
- Riders to provide hay/feed
- Clinic cost: $600 for clinic participants; $75/day for auditors
- Limited spaces available due to the safety protocols. Interested riders and auditors must submit an application for review and approval to attend.
 
There is no cost to fill out the rider application. Once your registration has been reviewed, a 30% deposit will be requested to hold you place in the clinic.
The balance of the clinic fee will be collected on site.
 
➤ AUDITOR Pre-Registration: https://clinic.mariakatsamanis.com/audit-rsvp
(All auditor fees will be collected on-site on the day of the clinic.)
 
 
❁ ❁ ❁ MOLECULAR EQUITATION ❁ ❁ ❁
Dr. Maria’s unique teaching style, personal assessment insights, and use of modern tools like the Equicizer and other biofeedback equipment, have helped thousands of horses and humans move better, perform better, and communicate better.
You'll Begin Learning the Foundation to...
-- Transform lunging into a tool that connects you and your horse immediately - instead of sending them in frantic circles.
-- Go beyond natural horsemanship to the roots of classical in-hand work to establish true balance in movement, using methods that are timeless.

-- Gauge the emotional state and comfort of your horse and how to create a positive experience in every interaction you have with your horse.

-- Decode what your body is telling you (biofeedback) to improve your interactions with the horse, how breathing is vital to riding, and why energy matters with horses.
-- Set yourself up for a better ride, a balanced seat, and how to unlock the joy in your riding- and ditch the fear during your ride or on the ground handling

-- Start developing your intuition, feel, and ability to predict your horse's reactions, so you can avoid potential disasters and turn them into a positive training moments.

-- And more...!
❁ ❁ ❁ Behavior problems that can be addressed ❁ ❁ ❁
✘ Refusal to stand while mounting
✘ Shying
✘ Rearing
✘ Bolting
✘ Spooking
✘ Refusal to jump
✘ Bucking
✘ Lack of energy/refusal to move forward
As well as planning rehabilitation programs to help with injuries
 
❁ ❁ ❁ ABOUT DR. MARIA ❁ ❁ ❁
Dr. Maria Katsamanis has received worldwide recognition as a horse trainer, clinician, exhibition rider, and author. She is co-author of the book, The Alchemy of Lightness.
She holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and maintains an appointment as clinical assistant professor at Rutgers Medical School in New Jersey
Her background in biofeedback and psychophysiology is central to her training approach, dubbed “Molecular Equitation,” which examines the connection between horse and rider on a molecular level and focuses on improving such basic elements as balance and relaxation, muscle formation and breathing behavior to dissipate physical blocks and facilitate communication.
Dr. Maria is known around the world for her work with the rare Marwari horses, as well as her rescue work through Friends For Pegasus, which she founded in 2016 with the mission of rehabilitating horses.
She has been featured in publications including Dressage Today, Holistic Horse, Sidelines News, Horsetalk NZ, and interviewed by the likes of Jane Savoie, among others.
Don't know Dr. Maria yet?
You can learn more about her work through her YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/mkatsamani/videos
❁ ❁ ❁ WHO ARE DR. MARIA'S CLINICS FOR?❁ ❁ ❁ ❁ ❁ ❁
- Trail Riders
- Competitors
- Dressage Riders
- Hunter/Jumper Riders
- Eventers
- Polo Players
- Reiners & Ropers
- Working Horses
- Western Dressage
- Pleasure Riders
- And anyone who wants better communication and partnership with their horse
 
❁ ❁ ❁ REGISTER TO RIDE! ❁ ❁ ❁
Due to the structure of the clinic, where every rider receives 4 private sessions with Dr. Maria, clinic participants are limited to 5 horses/riders.
There is no cost to fill out the rider application.
Once your registration has been reviewed, a 30% deposit will be requested to hold you place in the clinic.
The balance of the clinic fee will be collected on site.
❁ ❁ ❁ AUDITORS WELCOME! ❁ ❁ ❁
Auditing Dr. Maria’s clinics is an experience in itself. Dr. Maria includes exercises specifically for auditors, helping them imprint, retain, and experience much of the information being shared in the clinic lessons, so that they can take a new level of awareness home to their own horses and riding.
Auditors are limited to 30 per day. On-site/day-of registration is available, but pre-registration is greatly appreciated. ?
Cash or check accepted on-site.
➤ Auditors can reserve their seat here: https://clinic.mariakatsamanis.com/audit-rsvp
(All auditor fees will be collected on-site on the day of the clinic.)
 
Looking forward to working, learning, and enjoying these beautiful creatures with you!
- Dr. Maria

Event Information

Event Date 06-05-2021 8:30 am
Event End Date 06-06-2021 5:00 pm
Capacity 20
Individual Price $600/riders; $75/auditors
Location Amwell Ridge Farm

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