Annual Andreas Hausberger Clinic
Andreas Hausberger, a Senior Rider at the Spanish Riding School, returned to Across the Diagonal Farm in Carmel, California for a 5-day clinic. His specialty at the School is work on the long rein. Mr. Hausberger worked with riders and horses of all levels, including many returning participants. Mr. Hausberger’s classical training style emphasized correct rider position and muscle tone, impulsion, and working horses ‘over the back’. Upper level work only occurred when the horses had a proper foundation to build upon. Clear improvements in the movement of the horse and the correctness of the rider’s aids could be seen by the end of each lesson. Some very dramatic changes had been made by the end of the week. Riders were very positive about their lessons and were grateful for Mr. Hausberger’s expertise, patience, clear explanations and careful corrections.
There was a great deal of variety during the course of the clinic. One rider, new to dressage, received a lunge-line lesson; other riders worked on every thing from working trot to canter pirouettes, tempi-changes, piaffe and passage. Mr. Hausberger worked with several horses in-hand on half-steps, piaffe and passage. Jennifer Roth, who hosted the clinic, was also learned how to improve her work in hand training horses in piaffe and passage. In addition, Mr. Hausberger rode several horses at their owners’ request.
Riders and auditors had a chance to speak informally with Mr. Hausberger and to ask questions about life at the Spanish Riding School. Some of the most exciting news is that the School is in the process of planning a tour in the USA for next year! He also discussed the expansion of the School and his experiences there. Overall the clinic was quite successful and we eagerly anticipate his return next summer.
Most Photos by Paulette Struckman; photos of Paulette are by Jennifer or Marianne
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Photos from the 2003 Clinic
Photos from the 2002 Andreas Hausberger Clinic