Clinics with USDF Bronze Medalist, Kimberly Bench
Kimberly is available for clinics both on-site at Benchmark Dressage and also off-site.
Half Days starting at $200.
Full days starting at $375.
(mileage and other expenses may apply)
The weather fully cooperated on this winter day in Michigan. Temperatures were pleasant and the roads were safe for riders outside the barn to arrive safely and on time. This made for an incredibly long and busy day for the clinician. I personally watched at least part of all nine rides and what really impressed me was how engaged Kim was from start to finish of each of the rides. There certainly were a variety of riders and horses, many of which Kim was seeing for the first time. She was truly professional and positive all day long.
Kim started each ride by quietly watching the horse and rider in front of her evaluating where the balance and harmony needed improving upon. Sometimes we as riders just need to be reminded of something as basic as inside leg to outside rein and remembering to give the inside rein from time to time as a reward and to check that your horse truly is in the outside rein.
Another positive response I noticed about all the other riders is they were geeked after their rides and hungry for more! Many signed up for the next clinic in March with Kim right away. The March clinic is now three days long and completely full. No higher compliment could ever be paid to a clinician! Kim uses very descriptive words and phrases when conveying her instructions. If the horse and rider team get stuck, she hops on and helps work through it herself. I love it when they lead by example!
This is money well spent and a very positive experience for you and your horse. As a bonus the food and company at lunch are worth coming for! Yum!
~ Sue Casey