World-Class Eventer Comes to Aiken
For the first time, the International event rider Tamie Smith of Temecula, CA will be teaching a clinic on the East Coast. The clinic will take place at Stable View in Aiken, SC on March 28, 29 and 30, 2022. A master clinician, Smith was the reserve member of the 2020 Olympic Team in Tokyo, a member of the gold medal U.S. team at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, and the silver medal U.S. team at the 2021 FEI Eventing Nations Cup in Aachen, Germany, riding Mai Baum. She has several upper level horses and will compete three horses at the 2022 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI5* before traveling to England to contest the Badminton CCI5*.
The three-day clinic at Stable View is open to riders from beginner novice to advanced level. Up to thirty riders will be placed in groups of a maximum of five riders. The first day will focus on the basics as riders school dressage and trot poles in a new arena featuring footing by Attwood Equestrian Surfaces. Day two will focus on cross country schooling over the Boyd Martin/ETB cross country schooling course, with portables brought in for the lower levels. Day three will focus on show jumping, also in the arena, which will be set up for the CCI4* event taking place on the weekend after the clinic.
Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm will feature a discussion of the day’s events and Q&A with Tamie, to include hors’ d’oeuvres and refreshments at the Stable View Pub. All riders are encouraged to attend.
The Rider Lounge on Springfield Church Road will be open for the exclusive use of clinic participants and auditors; coffee, dry food, yogurt and fresh food will be available along with the use of toilets, showers, washing machines and dryers.
Stabling, in barns I and J, will be available on grounds, entrance via Gates 3 or 4. The clinic will take place in its own discrete section of Stable View, separate from the area used by regular boarders. Trails will be open to participants.
Pricing for riders: $250/one day, $450 for two days and $650 for three days. No refunds, no substitutions. Auditors are invited to attend for a fee of $40/day, Pony Clubbers are invited to audit for a fee of $25/day.
On-site accommodations can be booked via Stable View 1-484-356-3173. Fairfield Inn 1-844-951-3505 will also offer a discounted rate.
Applications will open Monday, March 7, via Compete Easy <www.competeeasy.com>. Download the app at the Apple Store or the Google Play store.
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