report…Rider Biomechanics Clinic at Kestrel Ridge Farm

Jewels Vysniauskis riding in Aachen
Jewels Vysniauskis is Head Trainer at Kestrel Ridge Farm

Hello Everyone!


Kestrel Ridge Farm is hosting a clinic with Jewels Vysniauskas, January 25,26 ,27, 2013.


As part of the clinic, we have a guest speaker scheduled for Saturday evening. Dr. Andrea Sargent holds a degree in Biomechanics, and is a graduate from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. In order to continue the dream of working with horses, she furthered her education with post graduate training in Animal Chiropractic.

Time and place; mezzanine, Kestrel Ridge Farm at 6:00pm. Questions and discussions immediately after presentation.

Cost; $25/per person. Free to the riders that are participating in the Jewels dressage clinic.

Those wanting to ride in the clinic need to sign up (call 403-242-9110).  I have a sign up chart on the white board in the lounge. Please do this as soon as possible so you can reserve your spot to avoid disappointment. There will be some snacks and drinks for riders at the end of the day on Saturday before the start of the presentation.


Looking forward to seeing everyone there.


Julia Vysniauskas

CA/ADA Fall 2012 Newsletter…..Local Dressage News from the Calgary Area

Calgary Area of the Alberta Dressage Association                                                                          Lookin' good

This newsletter is an important resource for local dressage riders and those new to our sport.

There is information on shows and clinics past and future. It would be wise to join this organization and support local Dressage if you haven’t done so.  There is contact information in the copy.


Calgary area Summer Riding Camps – Kestrel Ridge Farm…..

Haflingers rule
Summer Riding Camps at Kestrel Ridge Farm

There are limited spaces available for beginner, novice and developing riders.

Kestrel Ridge is a dressage based facility.  Once riders obtain a good dressage seat, they can progress to work over fences.Camp Handout (March 29, 2012)

Calgary Area Adult Stable Management Clinics….at Fox Hollow

Clinic schedule
Clinic Info

Brenna Ortensky at Fox Hollow Equestrian is offering several equine information clinics over the winter season. These would be fantastic for adults who are new to equestrian sport, acerage owners, or people interested in furthing their knowledge of stable management.

Here is the link.

Dressage Clinic News –

Joni Lynn Peters and Travolta
Joni Lynn Peters teaches Calgary Area Clinic

On October 29th and 30th, Joni Lynn Peters will conduct a clinic, at Twin Valley Equestrian Center,  in the Okotoks/Black Diamond area. Patty Hambling and Leah Southward are hosting the clinic and there may still be a riders spot available.

Joni has studied both the German and French styles of Dressage, and is long listed on our Dressage team for London 2012,  with her equine partner, Travolta.  I have previously ridden in her clinics and found her very knowledgeable.  Much can be gained by either riding in or auditing clinics.

Check out’s stable directory (use the hot link).