A Clinic with Kelly Houtappels

Friday Oct. 5th-Saturday Oct. 6th


Currently ranked third in the FEI Single Driver Standings, Kelly broke into the top 10 in 2016 and has held her ranking ever since. We are thrilled to welcome her back for another clinic, but will be taking a slightly different approach than what we have done in the past:


In a mock-show setting Kelly will work with drivers on all three elements of a combined driving competition.


On Friday: Drivers will be assisted with a short warm-up for their dressage test, drive their test (while driving the test a groom will video beside Kelly from C to record marks and feedback), and then in the last ten minutes work on corrections. A full cones course and two marathon obstacles will be open to walk the entire day on Friday and at the end of the day it will be possible to walk as a group with Kelly.


Friday evening: A casual dinner will be held at the Ariss Valley Golf Club. Entrees are $11-$14 and your confirmation is required by Wednesday October 3rd. Over dinner there will be a chance to ask Kelly questions and we will be showing videos of Kelly and Flip competing at the World Singles Driving Championships in Kronenberg this past August.


On Saturday morning: Everyone will have a chance to drive the cones course twice.


Saturday afternoon: Obstacles will be driven. Drivers and grooms* are required to wear helmets and body protectors. 


Spaces are limited.


Contact Laurie@winydknollfarm.cafor more information.

Be sure to bring a video camera and pack a lunch as there will be no food booth available.





*even with single ponies please