Stephen Clarke Coming to Manitoba

Update July 26th. For more information see

Important: Applications for the Stephen Clarke clinic will open in May. A YouTube video will be required with all applications.

Westman Dressage in cooperation with Cadora is pleased to announce “Build a Better Dressage Horse with Stephen Clarke” coming to you October 19th – 21st, 2018, at the Keystone Center, in Brandon, MB.

Stephen Clarke is a world-renowned Dressage judge, former competitor, and trainer. With 5 National Championship titles to his name, Stephen Clarke is now travelling worldwide, concentrating on judging and training. As an FEI 5* Dressage Judge, he is equipped to teach and advise all levels of the sport. Stephen is a master at choosing suitable exercises for each horse and rider combination with his priority being relaxation, and the physical and mental well-being of the horse. His calm, consistent approach makes it easy for riders and auditors to discuss issues and ask questions.

Included in the weekend is an evening with Stephen, a banquet, and of course two full days of auditing rides! Stay tuned for the full schedule. Information for rider applicants and tickets for auditors will be available soon at and

Give It A Go Clinic 2016

Westman Dressage is happy to present our Give It A Go Clinic at SEC-Schwennesen Equestrian Centre on October 1 & 2 2016.

Dates: Oct. 1 & 2, 2016
Location: Schwennesen Equestrian Centre (near Alexander, MB)
Cost: $110 for the weekend plus $30 per day for stabling if stabling is required
Camping is free
Clinician: Ashley Fudge
Format: one 45 min semi-private session per day (participant rides a dressage test of their choice and then the clinician works with the participant on improving the movements from that test)

For more information, please download the flyer:

Update Sept 12 Registration form available now: PDF

Silver Wind Stables 2016 clinics

Rayme McMahon 2016 Clinics

May 26-29, 2016

July 5-10, 2016 * Rayme is available for show preparation and show coaching at the Westman Dressage show that weekend

September 13-18, 2016 * Rayme is available for show preparation and show coaching at the Westman Dressage show that weekend

October 27-30, 2016 * Strong focus on winter schooling and goal setting for 2017

The May and July clinics are filling up.
Stabling is available.
To book lessons and for more information please contact:
Tara Morrison

Walter Zettl in Winnipeg, 2015

Join us at Pineridge Equestrian Park for a three day dressage clinic on June 5, 6, & 7 (Fri, Sat, Sun) as Walter Zettl, dressage Master and Olympic level coach, shares his knowledge!

Buy tickets online:
Early bird rates until April 5, 2015

For more details (rates, directions, Walter’s background) see our website:

Trust and respect are two-way streets. We want the horse to accept us as leaders of the herd, to guide them safely and to provide protection and comfort. In return, they will give us their respect, and willing submission to our ideas about what to do next, and when and where. But this respect can only be based on well deserved trust. ~Walter Zettl

No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. ~Winston Churchill

Silver Wind Stables 2015 clinics

I am going to bring in a few different coaches this year, to see how well received they are, and what riders are looking for.  I am very open to suggestions of other coaches for 2016, as this is going to be a trial year  🙂   Please get in touch with me to book your lessons!


Eddo Hoekstra will be returning to southwest Manitoba May 21-24 for lessons.  Lessons are $175.00 each.  Book early to get the day and time you want!  This may be the only time Eddo is out this year.

In the works

Rayme McMahon will be out in May to do lessons as well, May 8-10 is the unconfirmed dates, but we are still developing that clinic.  Space is limited, lessons to be under $130.00 each.  Potentially $115. She has current training in the western dressage area as well, so hoping we can draw in some western dressage riders too!  If this first clinic fills and everyone enjoys Rayme, we will look to bring her out before the July dressage show.

We are looking to also bring out Carmie Flaherty in August – I need to know if there is enough interest to book her.  Lesson costs should be under $130.00 as well.

Contact info :  Tara Morrison at or call 204-858-2611

StoneHill Farm clinics 2015: Joan Johnston

StoneHill Farm will once again be hosting clinics in 2015 with Joan Johnston of Ottawa, ON.  For more information on Joan, please visit her website: Kars Riding School.

Dates for 2015 will be as follows:

April 25 – 26
May 9 – 10
June 20 – 21
August 1-3 (3 days!)
September 26 – 27
October 24 – 25

Prices for the clinics will be determined closer to spring due to the volatile fuel costs and flight costs as a result!  Please contact Lori Versavel to get your name on the list for the clinics.

Clinic with Irene Schweckendieck: “Pick Your Price”

We are happy to announce that German dressage trainer and Grand Prix judge, Irene Schweckendieck, will be returning to Winnipeg August 26 to September 2, 2014. As in the past, Irene is willing to travel to stables to teach. Due to the significant time and cost that is involved in travelling, however, we will be using a “Pick Your Price” menu for lessons. The clinic will be centered in the Oakbank area at Pine Ridge Equestrian Park and East Ridge Stables. We hope to bring as many riders together as possible in order that people may participate, audit and talk with Irene. We encourage riders to consider purchasing lessons in blocks of three. For those who are unable, however, single and semiprivate lessons will be offered.

Pick Your Price
Block of 3 private lessons: $450
Individual lessons: $165
Semiprivate lessons: $85 per participant
Added travel cost per lesson (outside PR and ER): $15 per lesson

Stabling can be arranged at Pine Ridge Equestrian Park

Please contact Emma or Natasha Tarvis at:, or at: for further information or to book a spot.

Irene Schweckendieck Clinic

Irene Schweckendieck is a German Dressage coach, trainer and Grand Prix judge who is coming to Winnipeg September 7 to 12, 2013. Irene Loewen of Pine Ridge Equestrian Centre has offered to host some of the clinic lessons at her stable and has stalls available to rent as well as a full sized arena.

Riders can have anywhere from one to six lessons at a rate of $150 per lesson.

If you need any further information or wish to participate, you can contact Natasha Tarvis at