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Dave Thind Featured Presenter at Equine Affaire 0 P. Buffum Hi All. NEDA member Dave Thind will be presenting at Equine Affaire.  See below:On Thursday November 7, attendees of this year’s Equine Affaire in West Springfield, MA will benefit from Dave Thind ‘s expertise in the field of equine and rider biomechanics. The acclaimed dressage clinician and trainer will present three distinct however closely related subjects. The location and titles of the presentations are as follows: Seminar Stage: ‘The Nuts & Bolts of Correct Equine Locomotion: How Your Horse Should Move, Demo Ring: ‘Equestrian Biomechanics: Properly Aligning the Rider's Body in order to Allow Our Horses to Better Do Their Job’, Youth Pavilion: ‘Equine Biomechanics 101: How Your Horse Moves’. "We are pleased to feature Dave as a presenter at Equine Affaire this fall. Equine and equestrian biomechanics are topics that are quickly growing in popularity with our attendees. Dave's diverse global background coupled with his expertise on classical theory and the applied science of how horses and riders function both individually and as a team make him a great choice for our educational program, attested Coagi Long, Vice President & Program Director of Equine Affaire.Several years before making the decision to move to Germany to complete the coveted German Trainer education, a back injury and the possibility of never riding again led to Dave’s deep interest in human and equine biomechanics. This also led to his close study of various body awareness techniques including Feldenkrais®. These techniques, combined with a solid foundation in classical dressage, have allowed Dave to help competitive riders excel from basic to international levels.For the past 10 years, Dave has worked in collaboration with his wife Dr. Camilla Stava, an equine Veterinarian and biomechanics specialist who is certified in Equine Chiropractic in addition to certification as German ‘Trainer C’. Camilla’s expertise has strongly helped shape and validate Dave’s own study of equine biomechanics. Dave’s thought-provoking training techniques allow riders to easily learn and feel correct equine biomechanics. With these tools, riders improve timing of aids and avoid rider created resistance or even pain."As a Pilates for Dressage instructor, author and clinician, I was excited to read about Dave Thind and his expertise in biomechanics. I recently traveled 6-hours and had the opportunity to ride in a clinic with him. I found that while it is obvious he holds classic principles dear, he also brings a fresh, exciting perspective to the arena. Horses and riders are not just served up ‘more inside leg’ but rather they are challenged, within their ability, to find a different approach that will ultimately serve to create a top notch classical horse-rider combo. Dave's background in Feldenkrais and biomechanics lend an extra edge to the lesson or when he rides. He is keenly aware of any tightness or asymmetry in either horse or rider and can effectively address the problem on the spot. Dave's riding also brings out the best in the horse through the thorough understanding of the use of his own body to influence the horse’s body. Dave Thind is truly a rising dressage star, I look forward to hosting a clinic with Dave and to what Dave will bring the US dressage community,” stated Janice Dulak author of Pilates for the Dressage Rider and creator of Pilates for Dressage®.For those unable to attend Equine Affaire, Dave’s own Aspire Farm in Walpole, MA as well as Performa Dressage in Grand Rapids, MI host regular clinics and classroom style biomechanics workshops with Dave.Dave Thind holds a ‘Trainer A’ license from the German Equestrian Federation. This high level degree is a level III, the highest possible, and one step higher than the ‘Bereiter’ title. An International Level III means certification as a Master Instructor. Dave has trained horses up to the Grand Prix level of dressage and show-jumping. His students have been successful up to international levels in both dressage and jumping. Many are successful trainers in their own right. As a popular clinician, Dave works with riders of various disciplines who seek heightened communication and performance, based on the German training system and expertise in biomechanics. Dave’s ability to convey complex theoretical concepts and help riders not only to feel, but also to reproduce improvement, sets this trainer apart.Dave has taught theory-based courses in riding and riding-related biomechanics at educational institutions such as the Westphalishe Reit und Fahr Schule Trainer School (GER), UMB Agricultural University (NOR), and Tveit Agricultural College (NOR).For more information on Equine Affaire, please consult www.equineaffaire.comTo learn more about Dave, please visit www.aspirefarm.comLike Aspire Farm on facebook:
by P. Buffum
Monday, November 4, 2013
Sport Psychology Mounted Clinic with Dr. Jenny Susser 0 T. Richardson Team Hannigan At Larkspur Farm 56 Great Rd Littleton, MA presents Sport Psychology Mounted Clinic with Dr. Jenny Susser "Learn to ride with confidence" December 7 + 8, 2013 Clinic starts at 8 am with an hour lecture, mounted sessions start at 9, finish at 5. $225 per ride Auditing fee: $50 Learn to ride with confidence Clinic Location: Larkspur Farm 56 Great Road Littleton, MA 01460 Email: Jane Hannigan mobile: 978-270-0919 Sibley Hannigan mobile: 845-242-7028 Lee Hannigan Metzger mobile: 978-496-5701 Bring a chair, a warm coat and your questions Dr. Jenny Susser has a doctoral degree in Clinical Health Psychology, is New York State licensed, an AASP Certified Consultant, and specializes in Sport Psychology. Dr. Jenny was a four-year All-American swimmer and then assistant coach at UCLA, swam on two national teams, and at the 1988 Olympic Trials. She has worked with Division I collegiate teams such as UCLA, USC, California State University Dominguez Hills, and Hofstra University; and has worked with athletes of all sports and ages, including professional, international, and amateur. Her work with equestrians has a wide range, including adult amateurs, top-ranked Young Riders and Juniors, FEI competitors and trainers. Dr. Jenny was the Sport Psychologist for our 2012 Olympic Dressage Team for the London Games, she is an active participant in Lendon Gray’s D4K, and clinics around the country regularly. She remains active out of the pool these days by running and riding her horses. Please visit for more information
by T. Richardson
Monday, November 4, 2013
Live Event- From the Judge's Point of View-11/15/13 6PM 0 L. Walsh Southern New England Dressage Presents; "From the Judge’s Point of View”   Presented by Bill Warren, USEF S Judge and Bill McMullin, USEF r Judge- Please join for our opening gala event on Nov. 15, 2013 at 6PM.  Located at the Hope Barn, Ryefield Rd Hope, RI 02831.  Dinner and presentation by the Bills.RSVP to   by November 11 to reserve your seat, or call Alyssa Freden at 617-970-1278
by L. Walsh
Friday, November 1, 2013
Schedule for Dave Thind Clinic and Open House 10/26-27 0 P. Buffum Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} Below is the schedule for Aspire Farm's Open House this weekend October 26-27, 2013 in Walpole, MA. Auditing is free to NEDA and CRDA members. For more information please do to or  Hope to see you there! SATURDAY TIME/ RIDER / HORSE/ LEVEL   9:00 Amy Winnen Panama Training 9:45 Elizabeth Wallace Wibke 3rd 10:30 Carol Morris Mateo 2nd/3rd 11:45 Kelly Cordes Heiro 1st   12:30 LUNCH BREAK WITH BIOMECHANICS LECTURE AND PRESENATION OF WHITE STAR IN BITLESS BRIDLE   1:30 Lisa Dabrowski Nestor 3rd 2:15 Elizabeth Wallace Nicardo GP 3:00 Kathy Thode Patch 3rd 3:45 Kate Ward Rune 2nd   *3:00-6:00 pm Wine and Cheese   SUNDAY TIME/RIDER/HORSE/LEVEL   9:00 Kelly Cordes Heiro 1st 9:45 Elizabeth Wallace Wibke 3rd 10:30 Amy Winnen Panama Training 11:45 Carol Morris Mateo 2nd/3rd   12:30 LUNCH BREAK WITH LECTURE AND PRESENATION OF WHITE STAR IN BITLESS BRIDLE 1:30 Lisa Dabrowski Nestor 3rd 2:15 Elizabeth Wallace Nicardo GP 3:00 Kathy Thode Patch 3rd 3:45 Kate Ward Rune 2nd 4:30 END
by P. Buffum
Thursday, October 24, 2013
2 Young Horses For Sale! 0 K. Arruda I have 2 Imported Hanovarians for sale a 4 and 5 year old both around 16.1 hands training and 1st level horses. in the price range of 25-35k, both have clean x rays and are ready for New homes. Trainers please contact me if you take horses in on consignment and are looking for a project to sell. Thank You,
by K. Arruda
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Michael Poulin clinic at Saltmarsh Farm 0 D. Gavriluk Michael Poulin clinic at Saltmarsh Farm in South Dartmouth, Ma. Clinic is full. Auditor space available. Clinic is wedn and thurs, oct 30 and 31. Two full days of riding and learning! Beautiful facility, indoor and outdoor arenas. Lunch included, please bring chair. Auditing is 30.00 per day. Neda members 20.00 per day. Please contact Danielle Gavriluk at 508 636-5995 or
by D. Gavriluk
Thursday, October 24, 2013
1 Year-Round Stall Available - Elysium Farm 1 A. Henderson Bumping up - stall still available!
by A. Henderson
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Stalls Available - Riverfront Farm - Concord, MA 0 L. Carusone Riverfront Farm, located in Concord, MA,  has stalls coming available.  Wonderful, private facility, with all the amenities, 25-30 minutes west of Boston. Safe, level turnout, large indoor with huge windows, recently upgraded state-of-the-art dustless/no water footing. Large outdoor, nice hacking on adjacent farm land.All disciplines, outside trainers welcome. Top quality individualized care.  Great place to be for the winter!   Please email or call 978-502-5343 for more information. 
by L. Carusone
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Lars Petersen Clinic 0 C. Evarts Lisa Pierson Dressage welcomes back Lars Petersen for a two day clinicSaturday November 30 and Sunday December 1 at CB Walker Stables in Brewster, NYFor information regarding availability, please contact Lisa at lisapdressage@hotmail.comAuditors Welcome! $25/day or $40 for both    
by C. Evarts
Monday, October 21, 2013
North of Boston Amesbury MA Winter Board available 0 M. Cerny Amesbury MA easy access 95 & 495Dressage Facility available for winter Board Dec 1- April 1st (3 month minimum)Bright and Light barn and Indoor12x 12 stalls with open yoke so horses can look out1/2 Day turnoutHeated Tack room, Viewing room, and Bathrooms80x 200 Mirrored Indoor Indoor Dustless Footing90 x 200 outdoor ring4 Feedings a dayNight checkTrails Great care for horse and RiderTrainer available for winter training: Melanie Cerny check out pictures on our Get ready for the Spring 2014 show season :-) and make some new friends, easy fun atmosphere!
by M. Cerny
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Who's going to Nationals? 0 K. Hickerson Who's going to Nationals?  Looking to share tack stall, transport, groom, hotel, car?  Let me know.  Schroeder is going down but then going on to Wellington.  So, we will only be sending him one way right now.  Go Region 8!
by K. Hickerson
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Working Student Opportunity Florida 0 N. Later Lavoie Working student opportunity with Nancy Later Lavoie. Learn all aspects of good horsemanship. Grand Prix trainer and competitor. Super facility short distance from all West Palm Beach show facilities. Living accommodations, lessons and possibility to bring your own horse. Contact Nancy 561 714 7447 or email
by N. Later Lavoie
Thursday, October 17, 2013
slip rail fencing 1 R. Markels Webber I had to go all the way to Vermont for my posts. I get the oak rails at a local mill. Try a mill, it's cheaper!
by T. Richardson
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
16.5" County Competitor-short flap 0 M. Schwartz Great saddle for a petite adult or young rider- 16.5" County Competitor- short flap. Medium tree. Black. Very good condition. Very little wear. Stirrups and irons included ( not ones shown in photo) . Please email with questions- $900 plus shipping.
by M. Schwartz
Sunday, October 13, 2013
RWYM Coach "Erica Poseley at Sleepy Hollow Farm Oct 19-20th 1 M. Hamilton RIDER SCHEDULE POSTED! PLENTY OF AUDITOR SPACE IS AVAIL! $30 NEDA MEMBERS AND $35 FOR NON-NEDA.   0 0 1 105 604 SLEEPY HOLLOW FARM 5 1 708 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} ERICA POSELEY CLINIC OCTOBER 19th & 20th 2013   Saturday Oct 19th                                     Sunday Oct. 20th                                  Rider                Horse         Time             Rider               Horse                Time Jeannine Moyer         Farrah            9:00am           Jeannine Moyer         Courtney                    9:00am Jacqui Davis               Apollo             9:45am           Myrna Altshuler        Farrah                          9:45am Cindy Rogers             Schultz            10:30am        Jacqui Davis               Apollo                         10:30am Meghan Shea             Huck               11:15am        Meghan Shea             Huck                           11:15am        ****Break Lunch 12:00pm-1pm*****                                 ****Break Lunch 12:00pm-1pm***** Lisa Cross                   Synergy          1:00pm          Lisa Cross                   Synergy                      1:00pm Ann Thomas              Courtney        1:45pm          Ann Thomas                 Courtney                    1:45pm Lisa Carusone             Farrah            2:30pm          Lisa Carusone             Farrah                         2:30pm Meghan Hamilton     Miss T             3:15pm          Meghan Hamilton           Miss T                         3:15pm
by M. Hamilton
Friday, October 11, 2013
Schoolmaster for Sale Mt. Holyoke College 0 D. Loveless Monticiano is a 1998 17h, black, Hanoverian gelding. "Ciano's" early training was with Lauren Spreiser. He came to us having shown through Prix St. Georges.  However, he had shown some tension showing at that level.  He has been used in our Jumping and Dressage programs and been one of our stars. He needs his coffin joints injected at least yearly and should no longer be jumped. This is a phenomenal horse for someone who would like to get the feel for more collection. We have not shown him off property at dressage shows but he has been very good off property at hunter shows. He is a solid performer at our intercollegiate dressage shows.  Asking $3500. Please contact Trot and Canter
by D. Loveless
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Mary Wanless at Larkspur 0 T. Richardson Mary Wanless Clinic at Larkspur in Littleton MA. Nov. 2-4. If you are interested in auditing contact Sibley Hannigan at Mary Wanless helped revolutionize riding, and teaching riding, with her best-selling books and videos describing her Ride with Your Mind technique. Now she’s back with exciting new ideas and exercises that she has discovered since writing her previous books. She delivers these tantalizing tidbits of riding know-how in the form of a riding "clinic”: join her in the arena as her students of varying levels of experience and ability demonstrate common problems with riding position and aiding. Series photos and Wanless’s corresponding commentary expose issues most riders struggle with throughout their riding careers, and how those issues affect the horse’s way of going. Wanless then explains how to practically deal with such rider roadblocks by clarifying error through language and practicing exercises both on and off the horse
by T. Richardson
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Michael Poulin clinic at Saltmarsh Farm 0 D. Gavriluk Michael Poulin clinic at Salt Marsh outh Dartmouth, Ma.  Two day clinic Wedn Oct.30 and  Thurs Oct 31st. Rider spots and auditing available. Both indoor and outdoor rings. Beautiful location. Two full days of riding and learning! Please contact Danielle at 508 636-5995 or
by D. Gavriluk
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Clipping 0 N. Later Lavoie I need someone to clip some horses (well) before I leave for Florida next week. 561 714 7447. Please call if you are experienced and have time.
by N. Later Lavoie
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
2 training stalls available in Wellington, FL 0 E. Powers Fabulous opportunity for ambitious FEI young rider or adult to train with Grand Prix rider in Wellington for the Wellington winter season. Beautiful facility 5 minutes from Global Dressage Festival.Contact at
by E. Powers
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
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