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Dressage clinic lures area riders


June 28, 2019

Amber Nichols

Ciri Ciardelli of Duluth jumps with her horse, Oreo, in the junior/young rider clinic put on by Northwoods Dressage Association at River Ranch Farm in Esko.

Horseback riders refined their dressage and hunter/jumper skills at the Northwoods Dressage Association clinic at River Ranch Farm in Esko last week.

Dressage is an Olympic sport in which riders train both the horses and themselves to perform increasingly complex movements. These movements form a predetermined pattern which is performed from memory at competitions.

For hunters and jumpers competition, horses are trained to jump over fences, ranging from ground poles to up to 5 feet and 3 inches at Grand Prix level. Hunter classes are judged on how well they perform over the fences. In jum...

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