It is compulsory for all persons at all PDNDS events when mounted anywhere on the competition/ clinic grounds, to wear properly fastened protective headgear which meets or exceeds ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)/SEI (Safety Equipment Institute) standards for equestrian use and carries the SEI tag. It must be properly fitted with harness secured. 

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PDNDS Events

Cynthia Collins Freestyle Clinic
Date: Oct 6, 7 & 8
Clinician:  Cynthia Collins, Luna Tunes Freestyle, http://www.lunatunesfreestyles.com
Cost -  
Riders:     $225.00 (covers the Friday night lecture and one-hour long ride on Saturday and one on Sunday).
Auditors: $25.00 (covers audit of the Friday night lecture and the rides on Saturday and Sunday).
Sign-up and pay to ride or audit online at the PdNDS website. 

First payment for riders of $125 is due July 1. 
Final payment for riders of $100 is due September 1.
Auditors - a payment of $25 is due September 1. 
If a rider does not make the first payment by the due date, they will lose their spot and another person from the waiting list will be moved into it.  (If PdNDS receives a grant from the Dancing Horse fund, the second payment will be adjusted accordingly.)
Refund Policy: No refunds will be given to a rider unless there is another rider who can fill-in your spot.  We hope to have several riders on a waiting list who will fill your spot if the need arises.

Location: 
Lecture:     Friday, October 6
                    Dona Ana Community College (Gadsden branch)
                     I-10 and O’Hara Road
Riding:       Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8
                    Miller’s Horse Farm
Boarding: Miller Horse Farm, $20 per day, you provide the grain. 
Please contact Lori Smith at millerhorsefarm@gmail.com if you are interested in boarding during the clinic.

 We have only 2 open slots left, 7 riders signed-up for the clinic.  We would like to have a “waiting list” of riders who can fill-in if any of the original riders cannot attend, so if you are interested in riding in the clinic, please sign-up once the website is ready.  You have until July 1st to make the initial payment and at that time, you will are guaranteed a place. 

Auditors payments are due September 1st. 
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Dancing Horse Fund – Kathy Watson completed and submitted the application for a grant to help cover the costs of the clinic.  If we receive a grant, we hope to reduce the cost to ride in the clinic. 


General Information for Riders

  • Pick the level that you want to ride.
  • Bring a list of the required movements for that level with you to the clinic. (Plus you can practice them before the clinic!) 
  • Cynthia will create your choreography and will select music that matches your horse's movements during the clinic. 
  • When you leave the clinic, you will get the choreography, but not the music. 
  • If you want to reserve the music, there is an additional fee that ranges from $800 to $1200.  However, you will need to have someone video your practice rides (this can be with a smart phone) so that Cynthia can put it all together and send you a final copy of your choreography after the clinic. 
  • Many riders use the music Cynthia selected for them during the clinic but do not hire Cynthia to reserve the music or to put the music to the choreography after the clinic, thus, they do not pay the additional fee.


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