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Dressage Clinic and Raffle to Benefit LOPE


Dressage Clinic to Benefit LOPE

LOPE is excited to announce a special Benefit Dressage Clinic by USDF Silver Medalist and dressage teacher Crystal Forsell!

The clinic is open to all types of riders (western, classical, jumper) and horses. If you are a dressage rider, come to the clinic to ride a test and have supportive, informative feedback on how to improve your scores. Not competing yet? The clinic also offers private lessons to work on you and your horse’s partnership in the ring. Not a Dressage Rider? You are welcome too! The clinic already has riders who simply want to improve their flat work in their Hunter classes or their jumper turns. Everyone is welcome at this supportive, fun clinic to help the LOPE horses!

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WHEN: March 24 and 25, 2018

WHO: Crystal Forsell of Crystal Forsell Dressage

Details and Cost:

  • 45 minute private lesson: $65
  • 30 minute Ride-A-Test: $45
  • (Plus $5 Facility Fee)

A few sessions are still open. Email Crystal to sign up.

WHERE: Hosted by Scissortail Hill Equestrian, Austin, TX

About Crystal

crystal-forsellCrystal has been teaching horseback riding lessons in the California Bay Area for more than a decade and has successfully brought students of all ages along from their first ride to the show ring and horse ownership. Now relocated to the Austin, Texas area she is available for lessons, training, and clinics at your facility. A United States Dressage Foundation Silver Medalist, Crystal herself is an active competitor in the dressage show arena and has competed through Intermediate while schooling all of the Grand Prix. Crystal believes all horses can benefit from dressage and enjoys bringing along the talented super star and non-traditional horses. Crystal utilizes natural horsemanship ground work in concert with traditional dressage. Crystal continues her education by attending lessons, clinics, and symposium.


In conjunction with the clinic, LOPE is holding a raffle with even more horsemanship opportunities. Winners will be drawn at the clinic, but you need not be present nor be a clinic rider to win — the raffle is open to everyone, and you can buy multiple tickets.

Buy Your $5 Tickets Here

Each $5 ticket gives you a chance to win one of these special items (each a separate drawing):

  • Free 3-month subscription to Dressage Today Online — plus special offer of 10-day free trial with 50% for clinic attendees. Value:$108.
  • One Classical Dressage Lesson with Amy Talley Davis of Sherwood Stables in Austin, TX. Value: $65.
  • One Western Dressage Lesson with Laura Hermanson of Sherwood Stables in Austin, TX. Value: $65.
  • One Horse Wise Micro-Clinic for you and your horse. Value: $100.
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