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Working Equitation Ease of Handling Clinic

December 10, 2022

All-purpose Arena, 9 AM – 4:30 PM.

Working Equitation is taking off at the Carmel Valley Trail and Saddle Club! It’s a fast-growing sport in which competitors may ride ANY type of horse (including gaited, or mule or donkey) in ANY style of tack. It is a multi phase competition that includes a dressage trial, an ease of handling trial (obstacles), and at higher levels, an obstacles at speed phase.

In this clinic, we will be working through obstacles that you might have on a WE course or on a trail course. Ali’s goal is to acclimate horses and riders to obstacles in a way that builds confidence right from the start.

For more experienced WE horses and riders, Ali will help refine techniques for better scores.

Ali is a kind teacher with a compassionate way of working with horses and their people. This clinic offers something for everyone.

Cost: $150 for a three hour group session, six rider/horse teams; ($20 non-member fee)

About Ali

Ali Kermeen has become a popular clinician at Trail and Saddle. She has a diverse background that enables her to find common ground with just about any horse and rider.

She is the author of the newly released book, The Working Equitation Manual: 101 Exercises for Schooling and Competing. It has been described as, “the only book devoted to learning and perfecting Working Equitation Obstacles”.

As a competitor, Ali has achieved the following:

2021 – World Champion Gaited Cowboy Dressage Horse

  • #1 in Region 5, Working Equitation Level 5
  • #6 in the nation, Working Equitation Level 5

2020 – #1 in the nation in Working Equitation Level 4

  • Cowboy Dressage Trifecta Team Champion

2019 – World Champion Gaited Cowboy Dressage Horse

  • 2nd Place International Elite Cowboy Dressage Riding for the Brand

Ali is a USDF (Dressage) silver medalist and L judging program graduate. She has also earned teaching certificates from USEA (eventing) CHA (English/Western, and Cowboy Dressage).

HELMET POLICY: Ali Kermeen requires all riders, regardless of age, wear ASTM/SEI-certified helmets while mounted at her clinics.

DOG POLICY: No dogs are permitted on the T&SC grounds during a show or clinic. The Trail & Saddle Club is a horse facility, and the safety of horse and rider is our first priority. Thank you for your cooperation.

DEC 3 CLINIC IS FULL. But please contact Holly to be added to the wait list.


December 10, 2022
Event Category:


All-purpose arena


Holly Hudson-Louis