Ted Swendson Memorial Sporting Days - August 25-26, 2018
Aug
25
to Aug 26

Ted Swendson Memorial Sporting Days - August 25-26, 2018

  • Township Rd 274 AB, T4C Canada (map)
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High Country Carriage Driving Club is pleased to present a fun weekend showcasing driving skills and a wide variety of turnouts in memory of Ted Swendson – a founding member of our club and a great supporter of all the traditions in driving.  We welcome all safe turnouts at this event both modern and traditional.  Come and have fun driving at the Bar U National Historic Site where we can enjoy the ambiance of days gone by.  There will be something for everyone - a parade through the park, demonstration of your driving skills,  a variety of driving games!

We need volunteers to help make this event go - below please find a list of positions that need filling.  For most positions, the only requirement is the desire to be around horse drawn vehicles - you will be given instruction as to your tasks.

Also below is the prize list with details and the registration form.  Dinner on Saturday night will be available for all prepaid participants and registered volunteers (HCCDC will buy volunteer dinners!).

Come on out and help us celebrate the memory of Ted and enjoy our driving activities!

For further information or if you have questions, please contact Kathleen Winfield at winfieldkj@gmail.com



Location:

 

Bar U Ranch

Township Rd 17B and Township Rd 17A
Longview, AB T0L 1H0


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Larry Poulin Driving Clinic: July 27-29, 2018
Jul
27
to Jul 29

Larry Poulin Driving Clinic: July 27-29, 2018

  • Township Rd 274 AB, T4C Canada (map)
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EIGHT-Time USET PAIRS Champion Larry Poulin is no stranger to international competition.  Along with his extensive experience competing in EIGHT WORLD PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIPS, he represented the USA as the highest-placed American driver of the USET pairs squad at the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in 1985, 1987, and again in 1989.  He attributes his success in driving to correct training and riding in the FEI dressage arena.  Lawrence is a USDF BRONZE and SILVER medalist.  He qualified for the USDF PSG Regional Championships scoring well into the 70’s.

Larry is happy to work with all rider/driver levels and breed of horse.  His goal is to produce a willing partner for the rider/driver to enjoy; enabling the horse to enhance the performance through correct and supportive training. 

You can get a better understanding of Larry and his training philosophies in his DVD “Driven Dressage: On The Aids”.


Registration:

Fees
HCCDC Members: $75
Non-Members: $100 

NOTE: Registration for this event is full.

To be placed on a waitlist, contact Barb Murphy at barbaram@horsemail.com


 

51225 Township Rd 274
Cochrane, AB T4C 1A8


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3rd Annual Driving Bonanza
Jun
25
to Jun 28

3rd Annual Driving Bonanza

PAST EVENTS

HCCDC is proud to host our third annual Driving Bonanza. This year, our event will feature three world class clinicians. Clinics will be held at the following venues:

This year our clinicians and locations will be:

  • Andy Marcoux - Fish Creek Ranch and/or Eversfield Equestrian Centre (weather dependent)
  • Josh Rector - Stone Bridge Driving Club (Eagle Ridge Facility) or Fish Creek Ranch (TBC)
  • Ewoud Boom - Fish Creek Ranch and/or Eversfield Equestrian Centre (weather dependent)

 

Below is further information on each of our fabulous experts:

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Andy Marcoux

Andy Marcoux has been professionally training horses of all breeds and descriptions for over 20 years. A graduate of The Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts, Andy has held positions as Coachman and trainer throughout the United States. Andy is a very successful carriage driver and also a licensed ADS and CAA judge. 

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Josh Rector

Josh lives in the US where he competed for his country at WEG in 2010. Josh worked with Chester Webber when he first became involved in team driving. He is a very popular clinician and offers years of experience to pass on to drivers.

Click here for further information.

 
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Edwoud Boom

As Animal Caretaker for the Veterinary Faculty at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands, Ewoud is an extremely accomplished Horse Driving professional. He also has an extensive list of competitive achievements, in addition to his wealth of animal health & fitness expertise. He lives in the Netherlands, has great English, and is a Candrive favourite instructor! He is an FEI World Champion driving pairs and an all round great clinician. He has great skills in solving problem horses too.

Click here for further information. 

 

Registration:

Fees
HCCDC Members: $75.00 per lesson
Non-HCCDC Members: $100.00 per lesson

Registration Dates
HCCDC Members - Registration opens January 1, 2018
Non-HCCDC Members - Registration opens February 1, 2018

To reserve your chance to drive with some of the world’s best, email:

Andy Marcoux & Ewoud Boom - Sue Winsor at winsosu1@gmail.com
Josh Rector - Jay Mills at jay.mills@jeodesy.com

When available space has been determined, forward $25 non-refundable deposit per lesson to our treasurer Cathy Summerscales, payable via e-transfer to bcsummer@efirehose.net (preferred), PayPal or cheque, sent to:

Cathy Summerscales
C/O High Country Carriage Driving Club
Site 16, Box 27, RR 6
Calgary, AB T2M 4L5

Balance of fees are due in full by May 1, 2018.


Locations: 

 

Stone Bridge Carriage Driving Club

35057 Range Rd 40
Innisfail, AB T0M 1C0

 
 

Eversfield Equestrian

Site 2, Box 24, RR 1
Okotoks, AB Canada T1S 1A1
 

 
 

Fish Creek Ranch 

194160 Highway 762
Bragg Creek, AB

 

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2018 Coleman Draft Horse Driving Clinic
May
18
to May 23

2018 Coleman Draft Horse Driving Clinic

  • Township Rd 274 AB, T4C Canada (map)
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May 18th - 5pm arrival and set up camp etc.
May 19th - May 22nd - Draft Horse Driving Clinic (8:30am – 4:30pm)
May 23rd - wrap up and departure                                     

This clinic is aimed at the skilled drivers looking to improve their driving skills with draft horses.  This is not a beginners clinic.  The focus is on the draft horse – their care, traditional usage, various hitches, practical skills.  The clinic is very hands on with lots of one on one time between clinicians and participants.  A wide variety of skills and topics will be covered including:

  • overall safety procedures, recognizing potential problems and how to deal with them
  • psychology and communications with the draft horse , preparedness
  • driving principles
  • the importance of nutrition , care of the horse, training, conditioning
  • proper harness fit, equipment 
  • placement, alignment, engagement, control, and movement of the well functioning horse or team
  • building an effective relationship between the horse and teamster/driver

Clinicians:  Brian and Colleen Coleman of Didsbury, Alberta, Canada. Brian is a six time World Champion teamster whose  background is in farming with horses.  Colleen’s background is in light horses.  They have been training horses together for over 25 years, have shown extensively internationally, have judged draft shows internationally.

Location:  Eaglesfield Percheron Ranch

  • Draft horse training facility near Cremona specializing in all phases of Percheron, Clydesdale, Belgian and Shire turnout and presentation
  • Dry camping available (with power hookups), box stalls provided for all horses, 480 acres of excellent driving trails
  • 20 minutes from Sundre – hotel available (Best Western)

Format: a combination of demo, group work, individual work with emphasis on meeting the needs of individual participants and their teams, very flexible in clinic structure

Participants:

  • Limited to 8 participants where a participant is a teamster, assistant teamster, one team, all harness, one vehicle
  • All participants must be AEF members, must have horse handling experience (no beginners)
  • Limited auditors permitted – 5 per day, no contact with participants without permission

Registration:

Fees
HCCDC Members: $300 (covers 1 team, 2 people)
Non-Members: $450

Auditors: $30/day (limited to 5 auditors per day; pre-registration required)

* NOTE: Members have until March 1 to sign up then it will be open registration.


Contact information for the Draft Horse Clinic - please contact either:
Verne Kemble - 403 560 6917
Connie Challice - 403 803 6739



General Notes:

  • Agricultural equipment and fields available for use
  • Limited wagons available for use (preference is you bring your own favorite wagon)
  • Hay will be provided
  • Schooling teams will be available – cost to be determined
  • If weather is uncooperative, may be able to rent a nearby arena – cost to be determined
  • Cell phone service is very poor at the ranch
  • Free time each evening, please bring guitar / instruments for campfire!
  • The theme of this clinic is for horses and people learn, practice and have FUN TOGETHER

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Larry Poulin Driving Clinic: May 18-20, 2018
May
18
to May 20

Larry Poulin Driving Clinic: May 18-20, 2018

  • Township Rd 274 AB, T4C Canada (map)
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EIGHT-Time USET PAIRS Champion Larry Poulin is no stranger to international competition.  Along with his extensive experience competing in EIGHT WORLD PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIPS, he represented the USA as the highest-placed American driver of the USET pairs squad at the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in 1985, 1987, and again in 1989.  He attributes his success in driving to correct training and riding in the FEI dressage arena.  Lawrence is a USDF BRONZE and SILVER medalist.  He qualified for the USDF PSG Regional Championships scoring well into the 70’s.

Larry is happy to work with all rider/driver levels and breed of horse.  His goal is to produce a willing partner for the rider/driver to enjoy; enabling the horse to enhance the performance through correct and supportive training. 

You can get a better understanding of Larry and his training philosophies in his DVD “Driven Dressage: On The Aids”.


Registration:

Fees
HCCDC Members: $75
Non-Members: $100

NOTE: Registration for this event is full.

To be placed on a waitlist, contact Barb Murphy at barbaram@horsemail.com

 


 

51225 Township Rd 274
Cochrane, AB T4C 1A8


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