Mastering the Art of Course Design with Dave Ballard & Rick Bishop

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October 22, 2018 - October 23, 2018

Dave Ballard – FEI Level 4 Course Designer

We are proud to be offering this clinic to provide information and education to coaches and athletes on the principles and application of course design in training and competition.

Course design is a very specific skill, and Dave Ballard is one of Canada’s premier course designers, qualified at FEI Level 4, although he understands and believes passionately in the importance of understanding the principles of course design to aid in training and competition preparation.

Rick Bishop is a High Performance Trained Jumper Coach and Equestrian Canada Coach Developer.  He uses his understanding of course design principles to train riders and their horses to excel in competition.

The curriculum of this training clinic includes:

  • Classroom training on the principles of course design, and the rules that govern course design in competition
  • Learning how to design a course
  • Learning how to build a course
  • Learning how to walk a course and identify the “tests” within a course
  • Assessing riders on course
  • Identifying difficulties encountered by riders on course, and creating training exercises to address and master those challenges at home

The clinic will be set up in a workshop style environment where you will work with other coaches and experienced athletes, and have lots of opportunity to have your questions addressed, to understand and apply the principles of course design.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Professional Development Hours will be honoured for Certified Coaches (forms will be available on-site.)

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Please submit completed registration forms to: by Friday October 19, 2018 at 12-noon.

Date & Time
October 22, 2018 - October 23, 2018

The Meadows Equine
2495 Lloydtown Aurora Side Road
King City, Ontario L7B 1A3 Canada

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