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  • Harmony Icelandics 3263 Rustic Avenue Peru, IA, 50222 United States (map)

This clinic will focus on the importance of a balanced seat and how to use your body to communicate with the horse and move together in lightness. This topic will be addressed in two ways; first we will work on the physical training of the rider through exercises and seat lessons on the lunge line. Then we will begin to work on bridle-less riding, communicating with the horse through your seat and legs.

Harmony Icelandics, 3263 Rustic Lane, Peru, Iowa 50222
Saturday, November 4 Individual lessons (2 per rider); Lunch and dinner provided
Sunday, November 5 Individual lessons (2 per rider); Continental breakfast and lunch provided

Cost: Entire Clinic $225
One Day $125
Stall boarding $15 per night

Trainer Carrie Lyons Brandt is the second American to attend Hólar University. She graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree and is a licensed riding instructor and member of the Trainers Association of Iceland (FT). Carrie was received the Morgunblaðið Award for best riding and horsemanship throughout the three year program. She has been the highest ranked rider in Five Gait (2013 and 2014) in the U.S. Icelandic Horse Congress National Ranking and has qualified numerous times for the U.S. Icelandic Horse World Championship team. More recently, Carrie has become a featured performer in the fast-paced and fiery Knights of Iceland Show Team. Along with her husband Terral Hill, she owns and operates Taktur, a business dedicated to educating horses and people toward a harmonious relationship on the trail and in the show ring.

To participate, contact: Virginia Lauridsen; (515) 556-3307,

Earlier Event: October 15
Icelandic Horse Clinic at Irish Run Farms
Later Event: April 6
Iowa Horse Fair 2018