I have just enjoyed a wonderful 3 clinic days in the UK with many spectators and eight fantastic students and horses, all of which were Straightness Training Mastery or Home Study Course students.
Rebecca, Roz, Elaine, Marina, Carolin, Miriam, Judy and Wendy made fantastic progress in groundwork, longeing, work in hand, riding and straightness training at liberty. The horses Milly, Bob, Mido, Merlin, Magic, Lady, Rupert and Marley did great and the true connection between horses and riders became stronger and deeper in every session. Well done to all! And I very much look forward to see the progress when I return in 2015!
Thanks Rebecca for helping me to organize the clinic and also to Derek and Jo for hosting the clinic at their wonderful venue The Holistic Equitation Centre and for allowing us to work with their lovely horses Magic, Merlin and Lady!
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Roz Richmond It was the most wonderful clinic, so much information and so many changes in all the horses and riders. There was so much positive and supportive energy within the whole group of riders and spectators. Great fun had by all. Looking forward to the next one. Onwards and Upwards!
Rebecca Gilbert THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Marijke for the most amazing 3 day clinic! As always you gave us your all! You dived in very deeply to all 5 pillars of ST, beautiful and breathtaking changes seen in horses and riders! Derek and Jo for being fantastic hosts at the holistic equitation centre, what a super venue it is and really look forward to returning! All the horses, riders and spectators, fantastic, positive and hugely supportive energy and vibes from everyone! Truly wonderful! Many utterly beautiful moments of exquisite connection being formed and found between horse and rider, where two became one and a timeless dance began! Thank you!
Derek Clark Thank you, everyone! It was a pleasure to have you all here and our horses loved meeting you too! It was a great weekend and we look forward to doing it again soon! 🙂
Judy Kelly Yes truly wonderful 3 days. Thanks to you too Rebecca for your organising and for being the example to which we can all aspire. (Amazing to see how you coped with all the running about, back home for formal evening function in between working Millie and running back and forth to the airport). Phew!
Elaine Coxon Fantastic clinic. Marijke was in top, top form – encouraging, supporting, squeezing when we needed squeezing – and always, always inspiring. The energy of the group was the best ever. Not only we were all willing to step out of comfort zones to grow, but we were all wanting each other to grow too. I have a lot of homework to take with me – and now Mido and I will play with the information we have to grow in our home laboratories so we are ready to be squeezed again at the next one 😉 . So thanks to Marijke, to all the riders, to Derek and Jo for their lovely facilities and their welcome and to all the spectators who added to the positivity of the occasion, and of course to the horses, who are our greatest teachers of all.
Julie Parrott Many thanks Marijke, for a fantastic weekend, you are such an inspiration, thanks too to Derek and Jo for the wonderful venue, and lunches. Also to the riders for putting themselves out there so that we can all learn, and to everyone else for being there, I learned from many of you too 😉
Sus Susanne Rode (Denmark) Thank you for 3 very informative and inspiring days
Denise Caffari (Malta) Thankyou Marijke ! it was an excellent Clinic !! Alex and I enjoyed every second of it . Thankyou XXXX
Judy Kelly Just made it back safely from the best equestrian clinic ever with the totally inspirational Marijke de Jong. Ever since starting the Staightness Training Mastery course at the end of last year I have been keen (OK – desperate) to be able to attend one of the clinics in the UK with my horse. I was very honoured to be able to participate with Rupert in the UK ST Mastery clinic. I can’t even begin to explain how special the whole experience was for me (and for lovely Rupert). Thank you sooo much Marijke for giving me the opportunity and for teaching me so much. Although I came to the clinic thinking I wanted to work on several specific things, circumstances meant we worked on other things and I think I got the lessons I REALLY needed and that will also help me with my other horse. I learned so much to help me be the best trainer I can be. Wonderful company and fellow participants. Feel so lucky that there will also be more clinics in the UK next year that I could attend.
Kerry Wright Totally inspired! I really feel like i saw a grand master at work, and a good few more in the making!
Gilly Prime What a magical 3 days. This was my first ST clinic and I was alittle concerned going on my own but no need a wonderful warm friendly bunch of people. I have come alway with so much information which has enhanced what I have learnt from the Mastery course so far. I think the theme of the weekend for me was connection. Looking for to more clinics in 2015.
Gaile Austin A wonderful experience and really a privilege to witness other very personal journeys that are so very inspirational and resonated with me on so many levels. I am a newby to ST, having just been introduced to it by Kathleen Beesley but felt so welcome and inspired to follow this journey of discovery with my own horse. Wonderful stuff. Thank you xx
Gill Furman Good,good vibrations, so much too make your heart sing, Fabulous.
Carolin Moldenhauer (Germany) Marijke, thanks a lot for such an amazing clinic and all your positive energy. It was really fantastic and I took home so many Inspiration, Motivation and many more tiny Little details about ST, that will make a huge difference. Thanks a lot for your trust in me and for sharing all this with us all … 🙂 It was again an inspiring and motivating weekend with lots of new and deeper insights to work on. It was fantastic. I just get more into the horsemanship / liberty things with Floh today … Lots to work on … Thanks a lot to Marijke for all your positive energy, all your knowledge. Thank you to Rebecca for the organization and being such an inspiring example, and again to Derek for lending the beautiful Magic to me … It was a pleasure to work with him and it was so amazing, how he opened up to me and improved in only three days … Really a great horse … And of course thanks to all of you for such an amazing atmosphere … Looking forward to more clinics like that …
Robyn Back It was the most eye opening weekend, I am suffering from information overload, but thank you Marijke and Rebecca, and all the riders xx
Sandra Durham An inspiration & a wonderful example of belief – All of you gave 101% an amazing weekend for us on so many levels – Congratulations to everybody your strength & stamina was limitless xx xx xx
Wendy Poore It was a lovely clinic, such a great group of people! I learned so much and Marijke de Jong was on top form again. Everyone is doing so well I and can’t wait to do some more training – and riding 🙂 . Except of course I’m stuck inside with a storm outside. This is Murpheys law. But it was all so perfect yesterday I don’t think we could have asked for better.
Miriam Sherman (Germany) Yeah, thank you Marijke for my first, amazing and inspiring clinic with you. I learned so much with Lady, you and her were my best teachers to find the real feel and essence in ST:-) and thanks to the wonderful supporting group we were 🙂
Elaine Coxon Truly amazing. A great honour to be taught by such a master, and to be surrounded by such positive people. The most wonderful energy embraced the whole occasion. So much learning – now to digest, and apply it in my home laboratory. Wonderful 😉