• Lorna Hamilton

Jumping Clinic Held At The Ag Grounds

Shaylin Erickson makes a jump during the Jumping Clinic. Photo Lorna Hamilton

Registered Equestrian Canada coach Quindy Watts, who is also registered through the Alberta Equestrian Federation held a jumping clinic at the Vermilion Ag grounds on Saturday, June 26. Watts is originally from the Peterborough area in Ontario, and has resided in Alberta for the past 15 years. Watts currently resides on a small farm just south of Wainwright and has been involved in the horse industry for 30 years and riding since she was 12 years old.

“I have worked in different disciplines of the industry, which has helped me quite a bit when it comes to creating success with difficult horse, and rider combinations. I have pulled skills from the hunter/jumpers, dressage, western pleasure, and the harness racing industry that I have worked in,” commented Watts.

The clinic Watts held on Saturday provided riders from beginner to advanced levels the opportunity to hone in on their jumping skills on their horses and to also help teach the horses how to read jumps. She also held a class that contained flat riders where no jumps were involved just pole work.

“It is to teach equitation skills to the riders, and to teach the horses