Bear Spot hosts clinics throughout the year. We do our best to bring global clinicians with empathetic yet distinct approaches to the horses to New England. We have hosted Scott Hassler, Rien van der Schaft and Gerrit-Claes Bierenbroodspot from Holland, Arthur Kottas-Heldenberg from the SRS and Lendon Gray. We additionally had Bruce Eglesfield to develop skills for future Bear Spot performances. Please check our Facebook site to see upcoming events. Auditors are always welcome, snacks are provided. You can join the clinic mailing list by submitting by joining our mailing list.
Lendon needs no introduction and we are incredibly lucky to have her at Bear Spot regularly during the warmer months. Lendon participated in the 1980 and 1988 Olympics as well as World Cup and World Championships.
Rien brings a brilliant eye and softness to his work with the horses. He rode in the World Games, European championships and Olympics and trained under Mr. Oothout. He currently runs his own Stal Sprengenhorst with his wife Inge and daughter Romy.
Scott runs Hassler Dressage and is the USEF Young Horse Coach. He aims to find the dance in his work with the horses and we are thrilled to have had him at Bear Spot a number of times in the last two years.
In his work at Bear Spot, Bruce worked with each horse as an individual. He spent time on joining up, spook training, starting young horses and asking the horses to lay down to develop trust and confidence in the rider.
Kottass served as the Chief Rider at the Spanish Riding School from 1995 to 2003. During his clinics he works the horses in hand and under saddle moving towards a way of working with the horse as a partner whether at training level or GP.
Claes has taught at Bear Spot since it opened in 1995. In addition to his clinics at the farm he volunteers as one of the CADI trainers.
Tik specializes in creating a tight connection between horse and rider. He has trained with Anne Kursinski, Johann Hinnemann, David O'Connor and Bruce Logan.
Carole came to Bear Spot for a special two days of trick training. The horses worked on a number of small tricks, then bowing, pedestal work and the beginning of teaching a horse to lay down.