Clinics in Area IV

Area IV Stables and Instructors host a variety of clinics throughout the year with many well-known riders and clinicians.  Watch this space often for new opportunities to learn near you.

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Allison Springer Educational Opportunities

May 4-5th: Carriage House Farm; Hugo, MN
May 24th-25th: XC Educational Event: Catalpa Corner; Iowa City, IA
June 29-30th: Stone Ridge Eventing; Miller, MO
July 5th-7th: Educational Camp: Versailles Equestrian; Virgil, IL

The Area IV Young Riders Program is pleased to offer numerous educational activities with Area IV Young Rider Coach Allison Springer. All camps, clinics & educational events are open to ALL riders; adults and youth. Follow the links provided above for details and registration.

Area IV Adult Rider Camp

with Lillian Heard and Jessica Niles

July 13-14, 2019

Join us for the 6th Annual Adult Rider Camp which will be held at Otter Creek Farm in Wheeler, WI.

About the Clinicians:

Lillan Heard:

In her career Lillian has competed throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and the South as well as internationally in Ireland and England. She has successfully completed the Kentucky Rolex CCI**** first in 2015 with Share Option and then in 2016 and 2017 with two horses LCC Barnaby and Share Option. This last year she finished 13th and 15th on her two rides! Lillian has been able to train with top coaches in the sport of eventing, dressage, and showjumping. Lillian is also a level III certified instructor in Instructors Certification Program run by the USEA.

Successful competition is the goal of every event rider, and Lillian is no different. She is constantly seeking to improve her own skills as well as those of her horses while being ever mindful of the intensive care each needs. Lillian’s goals are simple. She wants to compete and she wants to win. Most of all, she wants to train her horses to reach their full potential as the talented athletes they are.

Jessica Niles:

As a rider Jessica has schooled through the Grand Prix and competed through Intermediare I. Her most notable achievements are: USDF Reserve Champion Intermediate I at Nationals 2016, and USDF Grand Champion Intermediare I at Region 2 Championships 2017 (decided not to compete at Nationals). Jessica has worked with a variety of training horses ranging from; a young horse's very first ride to teaching flying changes. Additionally, she is schooling her horse Wish in the Grand Prix movements with hopes of competing him at Intermediate II and eventually Grand Prix in the future. Look for Jessica at the 2018 Regionals as she competes for Fireside.

As a Physical Therapist Jessica earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Marquette University. She is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. Jessica's riding knowledge offers the unique ability to assist riders in diagnosing position weakness and crookedness issues by doing a strength analysis on the ground.

Genevieve Faith:

Genevieve Faith is an International FEI 5* groom who has worked in the Eventing, Show Jumping and Dressage industry. She has groomed at numerous FEI events including the World Equestrian Games, Kentucky 3-Day, WEF, Global Dressage and many more. She also competes at the FEI level herself in Eventing which gives her invaluable experience of continuously working with upper level horses.


AUGUST 16-17, 2019     $275

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Past Clinics in Area IV

March 17-18, 2018- Allison Springer at North Brook Eventing Center in Stillwater, MN

April 20-22, 2018- Allison Springer at North Brook Eventing Center in Stillwater, MN

May 5-6, 2018- Lillian Heard at Sundance Farm

May 12-13, 2018- Peter Gray presented by L'Espirit Equestrian Center

May 19-20, 2018- Allison Springer at Stone Ridge Eventing in Miller, MO

June 16-17, 2018 Sinead Halpin Clinic at Hidden View Farm

June 29-July 1st, 2018 YR Camp- Allison Springer- Oakwood Farm, Barrington, IL

July 14-15th, 2018- Adult Rider Clinic- Lisa Marie Fergusson & Jessica Nilles- Otter Creek Farm

August 16-18, 2018 Whitney Mahloch Clinic at Sundance Farm

November 17-18, 2018 Allison Springer at Cresswood Farm, Barrington Hills, IL

March 2-3 JP Sheffield- Grafton, WI

March 7,8. 9 Managing the Imbalanced Rider Clinic Andy Thomas- Mequon, WI