Connie Dorsch Clinic

December 27 - 29, 2018

Jumping clinic:  $450.00 plus GST
Flat clinic: $325.00 plus GST

Two-Day option also available:
Jumping Clinic (Two day):  $350.00 plus GST
Flat clinic (Two day):  $225.00 plus GST

Limited spots available.  
Stabling is also available but very limited!

Team Willow Grove is thrilled to announce that Connie Dorsch will be back to do another 3 day clinic here at Willow Grove Stables. In addition to our jumping classes we are offering a class for those who wish to focus on flatwork. She will be building on the fundamentals designed to increase the rider’s understanding and communication to their horse - both on the flat and during course work. By focusing on the education of both horse and rider, trust, respect and confidence improves and produces better relaxation and performance.

This program is applicable to all levels of riding as the relationship starts at the beginning and never stops growing. For the flat class riders must be competent in walk, trot and canter, for the jumping groups riders must have experience at minimum 2’.

There will be a limit of 20 riders for the jumping clinic - 5 riders per group. Every group will ride for 2 hours each day. The jumping groups will be split into the following heights:

0.90m and up
1.10m and up

Cost of the jumping clinic is $450 plus GST.

For those interested we are offering flat only one hour lessons at a special rate of $325.00 plus GST.

Auditors are also welcome to attend, it’s $15 per day.

Stabling is available but very limited!  Registration Form


About Connie Dorsch

Connie Dorsch has been an active equestrian in Canada as a rider, owner, trainer, judge and coach for over 50 years with her roots going back to Regina, Sask.

The last horse she started and showed successfully in Canada is now owned by the Wasserman family in California and has earned numerous Championships under the tutelage of Archie Cox and ridden by John French. His name is Skyhawk.

Connie also has had the best of the best when it comes to her early riding days. She worked with expert coaches starting with Gordon Wright who George Morris hails as his mentor.

Connie has always been a believer in being of service to the equestrian industry. In 1973, she was on the original founding committee of the Saskatchewan Horse Federation and served as President of that Federation from 1994-1999 and then from 2000-2002 . She served on the Saskatchewan Hunter Jumper Association as a founding member and also served as President. Connie played an active role in the SHJA from 1980 to 2004. Knowing that working on a national level would have a greater impact, Connie served on the Equine Canada Executive committee for over six years.

Connie has always had a keen eye for a athletic, talented horse and has excelled in matching horses and riders since 1976. She has sold horses all across North America to Olympic riders, horses that have gone on to compete in Olympic Games as well as World Championships. Connie excels in bringing together horses with both junior and amateur riders. These partnerships are known for going onto show ring success in a variety of disciplines.

Sitting in the judges booth and watching beautiful horses show in front of her gives Connie a lot of pleasure. She has many credentials she has earned over the years as a Equine Canada Senior Judge of Hunters, Jumpers, Hacks and Hunt Seat Equitation since 2000. Connie also judges in the USA as a USEF Senior “R” Hunter, Hunter Seat Equitation and Jumper judge. There is along list of horse shows where Connie has officiated and is asked back often to the same venues as a respected authority. These include Thunderbird Show Park, Trillum Championships at Palgrave, Milner Downs Equestrian Centre and most recently Angelstone Tournaments in Ontario along with many more across all Canadian provinces.

As an expert horseman, Connie has asked to judge such prestigious classes as The Cup qualifiers where young horses are presented in hopes of competing in The Governor General Cup and Lieutenant Governor Generals Cup at The Royal Winter Fair in Toronto.

Connie has also worked on panels evaluation horses for the CWHBA Stallion Approvals and the CHSA sale selections.

As an NCCP Certified Competition Coach Specialist, Connie currently keeps a full schedule teaching at clinics across Canada and assisting riders of all levels at horse shows. A popular choice as a teacher, Connie is asked back often to the same facilities.

We are so happy to have Connie join us again this year at Willow Grove.