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Upcoming Clinics

Pole Clinic - 1st September 2018

Who is it for?

  • Any level of rider, horse or pony. 
  • Our instructors have a vast amount of experience will types of horses and riders. 
  • Anyone wanting to learn how to introduce a horses to pole work.
  • People who already use poles but want some new ideas.
  • Get a group of friends and book a spot together, laugh at each other…in a good way of course.

What is being covered?
  • Poles to improve the paces, encourage greater suspension and stretching of the muscles
  • Develop strength in the hind quarters through collection and lengthening the stride
  • Having fun with your horse
  • We will also cover off any questions you may have in general relating to Pole Work & Dressage after the         completion of the day while we are having Refreshments.Group Sessions 
  • We will have group sessions of 3-4 people, these are approx. hour lessons split into 3 sections;
    • Warm up
    • Exercises with Gail
    • Exercises with Fiona
  • Start time to be advised once we know numbers.
  • Course Costs - Riding Participants - $65, this includes Arena Fee & Information Booklet, refreshments at        the end of the day.
  • For those who came last time and already have a booklet, we will have a handout with the new exercises       so you can add into the booklet.
  • Payment at time of registration to secure your spot, 
  • Numbers are limited, 
  • Be in quick

Contact Rachel at:
invercargill@saddles.co.nz or call into Saddlery Warehouse Invercargill for registration form.

  • Non Riding Participants - $10 this includes Information Booklet, viewing of the group sessions,                    refreshments at the end of the day. 
  • Start time to be advised once we know numbers.

What do you need to bring?
  • A neck strap (old stirrup leather)
  • warm clothes as it may be cold
  • A chair for the Introduction Demo & Talk Questions…please don’t be afraid to speak up, it’s how we all       learn 


Gail Richardson is a local Show Jump rider and Equine Sports Therapist, having trained in the US and has been treating horses for over 15 years. Gail competes a team of horses from low level through to 1.35m. Gail competes nationally and recently finished 5th in the National Show Jumping Finals ProAM class. Gail has also competed internationally in Japan and at Spruce Meadows. She uses pole work in her schooling regime with all her horses. Also with her muscle therapy she knows the benefit of Pole work and how it makes the horse more gymnastic and supple through their body.

Fiona Sharp Initially started competing in Eventing through PC, area trials etc. She had a break from horses for 5 years while she studied at Massey Uni to become a vet and resumed Eventing through to Intermediate level, but injured horses made her change to Show Jumping, being placed 2nd and 3rd in NZ Amateur Titles (1.20m) over the years and Show Hunter National titles also. Fiona has organised John Cottle clinics in the South for 8 years. She recently retired her Dressage schoolmaster Leo, who showed her the ropes for upper level competition over the last few years, this culminated in 2017, winning the St George Trophy for NZ for competitors in their first year of riding at PSG Level. She now has a new horse to bring on and knows all to well the joys of forming a new partnership. Fiona has a wealth of knowledge to share.