Dressage Demonstation With Donie
On a very cold Sunday (14/12/2008) afternoon Dressage Ireland members and local dressage enthusiasts gathered at Claregalway Equestrian Centre for a demonstation of dressage training by Donie McNamara and his pupils. Fortified with mince pies, Christmas cake and hot tea and coffee, the audience listened and watched as Donie explained the progressive training of the dressage horse and rider.
Owen Smith on Orlando began the proceedings by showing the basic way of going that is expected of a novice horse. The Mackey sisters, Melanie and Bethany on their two lovely horses, progressed to elementary and medium levels demonstrating several lateral movements and how to train them. And the last of the demonstration riders, Ann Glynn, showed the audience how much fun dressage can be for the everyday rider by exhibiting, with great aplomb, 4, 3, and 2 time flying changes.
The audience, at all times, were invited to ask questions and participate in discussion which made the demonstration much more interesting and educational. All went home at the end of the day inspired and motivated to improve their performances in the upcoming competitive season.
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