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Sindlingen Two Week Clinic


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You can choose from different programs:
- Basic Instructions
- Intermediate Instructions
- Child Program
- Ladies Weeks
- Hunting Training
- Jumping Course
- Weekend Programs


Non-riding companions are welcome to join this trip. It is best to have a car in order to do some sightseeing while the rest of the group is riding.



Basic Instructions (6-day & 8-day) - subject to changes
This is for beginners and intermediate riders who wish to take some lessons and get ready to go on some hacks. Arrival is usually on Sundays, with riding activities from Monday to Friday (6-day program). Riders who choose the 8-day program will ride 1 or 2 extra days (Saturday and Sunday).
The goal of this program is to improve equine and riding knowledge and perform practical exercises on horseback in all paces.
The daily program starts with breakfast, followed by theory lesson, grooming and tacking up the horses. Then morning riding activity starts at 10 am. Lunch break is around 12:30 pm, followed at 2 pm by some theory. At 4 pm the afternoon riding activity starst and the day ends with dinner at about 6:30 pm.

Intermediate Instructions (6-day & 8-day) - subject to changes
This is for riders who want to improve a specific skill (jumping or dressage). Participants can choose between a focus on Dressage or Jumping.
The Dressage course will focus on the improvement of the dressage seat, half halts, leg yielding, canter changes and much more.
The Jumping course will focus on learning the correct jumping seat, mastering individual jumps and combinations etc.
Arrival is usually on Sundays, with riding activities from Monday to Friday (6-day program). Riders who choose the 8-day program will ride 1 or 2 extra days (Saturday and Sunday).
Our regular program includes 10 hours of instructions in dressage or jumping, of which 5 are in group sessions and 5 in private sessions. For more experienced riders we recommend to purchase an additional 10 instruction sessions (in advance). Your riding hours can include some hacking out if you like, but you should be a confident rider.
If you would like to have additional private instructions, you can switch 2 group lessons for 1 private session. Lessons are around 50 minutes in length while hacks are 1-2 hours.



New Year's Special Program (10 days) - subject to changes
Suitable and interesting for beginners and tournament riders in the same way! The course comprises 8 training units, plus theoretical lessons and a final competition with tournament requirements - for each group according to ability. The course is divided into groups. The lessons take place in the large hall throughout the day and in the evening - the evening hours are primarily reserved for working people. Not only are the training units that everyone does themselves interesting, but also the observation of the other groups helps each rider advance. Precisely because different problems and tasks are worked out in each group. The main focus of the course is initially learning or revising the easy seat. Then, depending on the level of ability of the rider, it goes to jumping gymnastics, Individual jumps, combinations, distances up to course jumping. You can take part in the course with your own horse or one of the school horses.
This program is suitable and interesting for beginners and experienced riders as different groups of riders are created (according to riding experience). The course comprises 8 training units, plus theoretical lessons and a final competition adapted for each group according to ability. The lessons take place in the large hall throughout the day and in the evening. Not only are the training units that everyone does themselves interesting, but also the observation of the other groups helps each rider advance. The main focus of the course is initially learning or revising acquired riding skills. Then, depending on the level of the rider, we can focus on jumping gymnastics, individual jumps, combinations,...
On December 31st and January 1st there are no lessons.



Hunting Training (6-day & 3-day) - subject to changes
Once a year you are invited to join us on a week-long Hunt and Cross Country ride in the Black Forest.
The training will focus on the hunting seat, jumps up and down, little ricks, ditches, embankments, behavior in the hunting field.
This week is particularly suitable for working young horses off-road or as a rider to improve the experience in off-road riding.

6-day Program:
Day 1 (Monday): Arrival for lunch (latest arrival at 2pm) in order to get ready for your first riding instruction in the afternoon: hunting seat, jumping obstacles up and down and small obstacles.
Day 2 (Tuesday): Regular riding instruction in the morning  and in the afternoon exercising in the fields: behavior during a hunt, ditches and steep down hill riding
Day 3 (Wednesday): Preparation of horses and tack in the morning, first hunt in the afternoon around 2 pm (other people can participate as well)
Day 4 (Thursday): Theoretical schooling in the morning, hacking in the afternoon
Day 5 (Friday): Jumping and schooling of the rider´s seat in the morning. In the afternoon, instruction in the fields (mainly without jumping)
Day 6 (Saturday): Preparing the horses and tack in the morning and hunt in the afternoon. Farewell drink.

3-day Program:
Day 1 (Friday): Arrival for lunch (latest arrival at 2pm) in order to get ready for your first riding instruction in the afternoon
Day 2 (Saturday): Depending on the weather, there will be cross-country riding in the forest or on the obstacle field. Here you will be brought closer to the principles of hunting.
Day 3 (Sunday): Hunt in the morning. Departure in the afternoon.



Weekend Programs (3 days) - subject to changes
Day 1: Arrive and one group riding lesson
Day 2: Group riding lesson in the morning and hacking in the afternoon
Day 3: Morning hack. Departure after lunch

Child Program (7 days) - subject to changes
Arrival is Sunday afternoon and departure on either the following Friday or Sunday afternoon.
The program is similar to the adult beginner instructions programs but it has been adapted to junior riders.
itable and interesting for beginners and tournament riders in the same way! The course comprises 8 training units, plus theoretical lessons and a final competition with tournament requirements - for each group according to ability. The course is divided into groups. The lessons take place in the large hall throughout the day and in the evening - the evening hours are primarily reserved for working people. Not only are the training units that everyone does themselves interesting, but also the observation of the other groups helps each rider advance. Precisely because different problems and tasks are worked out in each group. The main focus of the course is initially learning or revising the easy seat. Then, depending on the level of ability of the rider, it goes to jumping gymnastics, Individual jumps, combinations, distances up to course jumping. You can take part in the course with your own horse or one of the school horses.

Note: Additional lessons can be booked at an extra charge.
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Sindlingen Two Week Clinic
Tour Code: PG-SISK
15 days / 14 nights ~$0.00
Dates : Available all Year

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
CIntermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
EAdvanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
   
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
   
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
   
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
   
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
   
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
   
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Tack: English
Horses: Warmbloods, Irish Hunters
Pace: 4-6 hours Pace moderate

Airport: Stuttgart/ Frankfurt
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