Peter Whitmore of It's A Pleasure Training,
will teach a Versatility Clinic featuring in hand, basic and extreme
versatility that will run from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Horses and
riders will gain confidence and skills through the use of obstacles.
This clinic is
designed to challenge all levels of horse and rider in a safe and structured
environment. Peter Whitmore has been training horses for 25 years. He
specializes in starting young horses correctly and working with problem horses
of all ages, breeds and disciplines. Through clear communication he can
solidify the horse's foundation and increase their confidence as our riding
partners. Peter has successfully competed in the Extreme Mustang Makeover and
currently runs the New England Youth Mustang Challenge.
can pay at the door as a spectator. Vendor and Camp Fairs begin at 8:30 a.m. and take place
all day in the Horsebarn Hill Arena. At
12 p.m. there will be a UConn Dressage Team followed by a UConn Morgan Drill
Team Demonstration. From 1 to 3 p.m. there will be Hands On Horse Science in which you will get to do hands
on activities involving formulating a feed plan, meeting the foxhounds of
Tanheath Club, learn about chiropractic and horse 911 from the CT Horse
Council! The symposium is sponsored by UConn College of Agriculture, Health,
and Natural Resources; Cedar Hill Ranch, Connecticut Horse; Mane Stream; Nutrena; Tufts Veterinary Field Services and Steed Read.
Proceeds from the clinics will be used to
fund equine extension, equine research and equine teaching.