Join us for fun and educational activities for you and your horse September 24-26th 2021 at Washington State Horse Park (WSHP) in Cle Elum WA Open To All (Discount for EI members) Spring 2021 we surveyed and heard your requests: add adult amateur, multidisciplinary, community-building activities. This camp is our response! All disciplines are welcome! Come participate in dressage, cavaletti, jumping, working equitation, trail riding, horsemanship, camaraderie and FUN! Improve skills for you and your horse by cross-training and trying something new. Socialize across disciplines. Share our love of horses. Check out the Washington State Horse Park’s new enormous, covered arena. Featuring top PNW trainers: Debbie Dewitt, Asia Thayer, Chris Jonason, Liz Tukey
Cost: $485 Price includes 4 lessons, stabling, grounds fees for 3 days and 3 nights. Registration: Link forthcoming!! Additional optional charges:
RV hook up - $30/night
Cross country fee: $50/lesson if select cross country
How will it work? Rank each activity (dressage ride and review, group cavaletti, stadium jumping, cross country schooling, working equitation) in order of interest (1-5). If you have no interest in an activity, don’t rank it. You could rank one thing (eg cavaletti) as 1,2 & 3 and stadium jumping as 4
Debbie Dewitt Debbie's training began in England. She was awarded a scholarship to ride with Pat Manning FBHS for a year and subsequently became coach of the English Young Riders Team, traveling and competing with teams in England and Europe. She continued her training in the US with Bruce Davidson Eventing in Pennsylvania. Following this, Debbie transitioned to pure dressage and had several years of advanced training with the late Melle Van Bruggen (former US Dressage Team coach) and later with Robert Dover in New Jersey. She also trains with Stephan Peters and Kathleen Raine as well as competing herself. Debbie Fornia-Dewitt offers the highest quality in dressage training, tailored toward each individual as well as each horse. Her experience with hundreds of horse-and-rider combinations in both pure dressage and eventing has given her an exceptional range of tools to help riders and their horses.
Asia Thayer Asia Thayer began her Pony Club career at age 8 and has since been involved as a member, instructor, coach, club level examiner, RIC, member of the Instruction Council, National Examiner through the A level, and member of the National Testing Committee. She earned her master’s degree in Biology and Graduate Certificate in Public Health Genetics. Asia lives in Gig Harbor, WA, where she owns a boarding and training facility and is an active competitor in the USEA and USDF. She is an active competitor and coach, and a popular and sought after clinician.
Chris Jonason Chris is the owner and operator of Rendezvous Ranch near Cashmere WA. She apprenticed with Mark Bolender for two years and was his first certified trainer. Chris has also been an outfitter for over 30 years. From this experience, she is able to recreate real world training obstacles for backcountry riding. Chris is a certified Mountain Trail judge and a skilled dressage, western and English equitation instructor. Chris was raised in Washington State and experienced her earliest horse memories while on her uncle’s cattle ranch in Ellensburg. In 1983 she graduated from South Puget Sound’s Horseshoeing and Blacksmithing program as an A.F.A. certified farrier. She has been teaching courses in swift water rescue, boat handling, horsemanship, and horseback riding for several years and her rescue curriculum brought her an award from Rescue III International. Chris is an outspoken advocate for equine welfare and through her non-profit organization, the Equis Now Project, she provides trimming training and assistance in developing nations including Haiti, Ecuador, and Romania.
Liz Tukey Liz teaches riders of all ages on a variety of horses. Her only participation criterion is a desire to learn. She is a Certified USEA/ICP Level II Instructor, a USPC National Examiner and a US Pony Club Graduate B. She has evented in the Northwest and Canada through the Preliminary level and has trained numerous times in Germany. She has taught horsemanship, dressage, jumping, eventing, military drill, and polo for four years at Culver Military Academy. Liz served on the USPC National Instructional and RIC Committees for 10 years and was the Regional Instructional Coordinator for two USPC regions for eight years. She was recently awarded the prestigious 2020 USEA Cornerstone Instructors Award.