2013 Show & Clinics:
- May 28th & 29th - Clinic with Henk van Bergen
- June 3rd & 4th - Clinic with Jacqueline Brooks
- June 29th - Annual Independence Day Schooling Dressage Show & Combined Test - Opening Date: May 14th Prize List
- July 12th & 13th - Equine Energetix Workshop: "Seeing with the Heart"
- August 3rd & 4th - Clinic with Jacqueline Brooks
- Sept. 7th & 8th - Clinic with Jacqueline Brooks
- Sept. 14th or 15th - Equine Energetix Workshop: "Mindfulness"
- Oct. 5th - Equine Energetix: "Finding Your Path"
- Oct. 19th & 20th - Clinic with Jacqueline Brooks
- Oct. 26th - Annual Halloween Schooling Dressage Show & Combined Test - Prize List
Decorations by Karen Mantz
Decorations by Karen Mantz
Mistover thanks Maryal Barnett for sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm for dressage with us August 2010.
Jayne Marino & Mistover's Oostenwind
Carla & Larushelle Carla & Poetry in Motion
"One of the things we love about Maryal is she always leaves us with some golden nuggets and as always she did not disappoint us. I'll share just one of those nuggets to wet your appetite to come and ride with her at Mistover in October. Maryal offered this nugget to a rider whose horse was a little unbalanced and seemed to stick on the ground in the canter. She told the rider to not push the horse away from them in the canter but allow the horse to lift them up. It had a profound effect on the horse's canter, helping him to have a regular 3 beat canter with a clear moment of suspension."
. Karen Sergey
Sharon & Petal
Petal using her aerodynamic form.
Sally Rosen & "Chrissy" enjoying a lesson on Mistover's X-Ctry Course.
"I wanted to thank you all for the hospitality last Friday at the Instructor's workshop. Everyone was accommodating and encouraging to one another.
Thanks for putting it all together. Look forward to next time!"
"It’s hard to think of a more supportive environment than Mistover to challenge and encourage a rider by offering a clinic with a teacher the caliber of Henk van Bergen. Despite the wide range of riding levels, Mr. van Bergen treated each of us with equal measures of respect, kindness and his signature passion. His professional, yet light-hearted approach was mirrored by the friendly audience. This clinic was worth every cent; what I learned in one session in that exceptional facility with that amazing teacher will last a lifetime. When Mr. van Bergen next comes to Mistover, I’ll be sure to sign up early so that I can ride each of my horses with him."
"Thank you for organizing a great show this past Saturday. You struck the perfect balance between serious competition and a warm, friendly gathering. Everyone, from the judges on was supportive and encouraging. It was my first show since 1962 and a perfect reintroduction to companionable competition."
Many thanks to Karen Mantz for her wonderful Halloween decorations!
Below are some images from our Halloween Dressage & CT show in October 2008. Great costumes and fun was had by all!
Jayne Marino riding Mount
USDF Instructors Workshop
At first, I thought the clinic would be way “over my head” as it was an “instructor” workshop. But as I attended the lectures and demonstrations as an auditor, I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t way above my head…I learned a great deal about dressage that I didn’t know and about evaluating a horse. It was both interesting and fun to watch an instructor evaluate and ride a horse they were unfamiliar with, come up with a plan for training, ride the horse in front of the judges and then give an oral presentation of their evaluation.
"I had the best time! What a cool woman!
I really enjoyed scribing for Rita. She is such an insightful and generous judge. I loved that she would not let anyone scratch and even if it was a disaster, there was always something positive taken away.
You should ask Bonnie about the first ride for the afternoon. This woman's mare was not behaving and when Rita got done with them the woman was beaming saying that this was the most fun she has ever had at a show.
Thank you again and see you soon!"
"For any riders longing to take their horses on a vacation from
the dreariness of winter, I highly recommend a few days or weeks taking lessons from the talented trainers at Mistover and/or attending one of their many top notch clinics.
The beautiful location, incredible facilities, heated arena, friendly atmosphere, and top level care warms up the body and soul, both for horse and rider. And the nearby Pawling Bed & Breakfast provides equally deep bedding and nutritious feed for humans."