Chasing the NAYC Dream, Part Two

As I sat behind the barn at our third show in a row, sobbing into my dad’s shoulder after leaving the ring in the middle of a perfectly fine test, I wondered why I was still trying to qualify for the North American Youth Championships. Continue reading “Chasing the NAYC Dream, Part Two”

Introducing the Fifth Annual Dressage Dreams!

Vienna Farm is proud to present the fifth annual Dressage Dreams Summer Youth Camp!

The clinic, running May 26-27, will be headlined by USDF Gold Medalist Jessica Frieman, who will be offering private lessons to each rider both days.

As is the custom in Dressage Dreams clinics, each day will feature a supplemental education session.

Offering advice on how to present your horse for a veterinarian are experts Christine Machin and Kimberly Bodytko.

Alison End Fineberg will present our second education session with ground exercises for better balance in the saddle.

The clinic accepts riders of all levels, through age 25, who want to grow in their knowledge of dressage and experience an outing with their horses in a relaxed, friendly, and educational environment.

I would highly recommend this clinic to any youth rider who perhaps is looking to get more exposure with their horse before tackling the more stressful situation of a show. The format of the camp strengthens all aspects of a rider, both in the saddle and in the barn. The atmosphere is always very inviting and fun, and we would love to have you!

Meet your North East young rider neighbors & make some new friends!

The cost for the two-day camp is $350. The audit fee is $25 per day or $10 for SMDA members.

There is limited onsite stabling available, with local stabling available (please inquire for more information.)

Please contact Amy Libby at (207) 749-3779 or

My Amazing Experiences at the 2017 Courtney King-Dye Horsemastership Clinic

See the official publication of this article in the Dressage Today website.

As soon as I knew I could make it work, I emailed Lendon Grey (president of Dressage4Kids), asking if I could take part in her widely-renowned clinic. Soon after…

Continue reading “My Amazing Experiences at the 2017 Courtney King-Dye Horsemastership Clinic”