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Fall Festival Open for Entries! - Canceled

Sunday, October 14, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Christina Dale
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Join us for the 2018 Fall Festival!

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Prince George's Equestrian Center
Upper Marlboro, MD



Please click here to take our education survey to help us plan for 2019!

Who’s teaching?

Christine Betz
Ben Albright
Marija Trieschman


• Free to audit
• $50 + volunteer certificate to ride
• $75 without a certificate to ride

Guest Speakers

Saddle fit with Courtney Peiffer
  Saddle fit demo, free for PVDA Members.
  Saddle fit consultations available on a limited basis.
Ryan Moschell Get Out of Shape (Somatics)
  Participate in Ryan's group talk and class, free to PVDA members (please RSVP.)
  Join a small group session for individual treatment: $85
• Patty Lynch Whole Horse Hoof Care
  Magna Wave seminar, free to PVDA members.
  Treatment sessions available on a limited basis.


Email: or call/text: 646.505.8202

We’re looking forward to PVDA’s second annual fall clinic and sending a huge thank you to last year’s clinicians and riders. Thanks for making it such a success that we can’t wait to do it again! Becky Langwost, Barb Strawson, and Ally Rogers were our clinicians last year, and we’re so grateful for the knowledge, skill, and positivity they brought.

As with last year, each of our clinicians this year is a USDF Gold Medalist and active FEI trainer, teacher, and competitor among their many accomplishments.


Ben Albright ( has worked hard to learn from such influential trainers as Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel, Scott & Susanne Hassler, and Kim & Yvonne Barteau, and his success now speaks for itself. His coaching is consistent and detailed, preparing his students and their horses for polished trips into the show ring.  
  Christine Betz ( earned her USDF Gold Medal on Catus, a horse she brought up through the levels herself. Christine’s skill in riding and training is complemented by her background as an educator, with a BA in Education and years of teaching experience. She is also well-versed in general horsemanship, with experience in natural horsemanship, long-lining & driving, hunter/jumpers, and eventing.
Congratulations to Marija Trieschman for her feature in the July edition of Dressage Today! Marija is known as a trainer who encourages her students and teaches them to move up through the dressage levels, earning their USDF medals as they go. Marija grew up riding show jumpers in Sweden before working for Jan Brink and developing her interest in dressage.  

Most importantly, everyone is welcome at this clinic. It’s open to riders and horses of all levels: we’re equally excited to be a friendly first clinic or help build a confident Intro Level test as we are to offer clinicians who can fine-tune upper level rides. It’s a perfect chance for those riding in Chapter Challenge and the PVDA Fall Show—remember the Adult Team Competition, fun!— to add a little final polish to their rides.

Auditors are also welcome! Anyone is welcome to join us for all or part of the day, including lunch with our clinicians.

Fair warning, we expect this clinic to fill quickly. Clinician and time preferences will be filled according to when entries (including payment, of course) are received. We’ll still do our best to accommodate, but conflicts will be decided by order of entry. Clinic prizelist is linked below!

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