Linda Shore’s 35 year career as a full time equestrian, breeder/coach/competitor, has given her the opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills of the dressage horse and rider, and to share this with other passionate horse-people.
Linda established River Range Warmblood Stud in Central Queensland in 1988 with the purchase of 3yo warmblood stallion, Northern Classic, and he was the first horse she trained to successfully compete at FEI level dressage; and since has trained a number of other horses up to and including Grand Prix level. In 1991 Linda travelled to England and France to study dressage and was inspired by the classical side of dressage training and harmony between horse and rider this promotes through the lightness of the aids and contact. Following Linda’s association with the imported Morgan stallion, Ranch Boss Cortez in 2006, she became interested in Western Dressage, and soon became passionate about what this discipline could offer the rider who was not interested, or able, to own a classical dressage saddle or ride a big moving horse.
In 2013 Linda presented western dressage at Equitana for the first time, exciting riders about new possibilities for themselves and their horses. Linda was a demonstration rider for the USA guest presenter, Lynn Palm, at Equitana 2014. Linda again presented western dressage at Equitana in 2016. In 2018 Linda became involved in the developing discipline of working equitation in Australia and the opportunity it presented to help riders develop amazing partnerships with their horses thru training the three compulsory phases required in working equitation.
Linda currently regularly competes in working equitation with her part-bred Morgan mare, Boulevarde Gabrielle at Consagrados level and is an accredited working equitation judge. Linda also conduct clinics throughout Australia for Working Equitation, English and Western dressage and general horsemanship
Visit Linda Shore at the following sessions
Thursday November 11th
2:45 pm to 3:30 pm
Duncan Equine Arena
Training with the garrocha for horse and rider
Part One – Demonstrate methods to introduce a new horse to the garrocha for the first time in a way that is safe for both horse and rider. Including pick up and drop off of the garrocha in the barrel and collection of the ring, for the working equitation obstacle phase. Developing a horse that is calm and relaxed about the rider carrying and working with the garrocha.
Part Two – Demonstrate correct techniques to train with the garrocha on an experienced working equitation horse for smooth pick up and drop off of the garrocha in the barrel for working equitation competition. Developing the skill for the rider to be able to do this at collected canter and at speed safely and accurately
Friday November 12th
2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Duncan Equine Arena
Dressage exercises for Obstacle phase training
Demonstrate how to break down the requirements of different obstacles into the dressage movements required to train the horse to be smoothly responsive to the aids in order to successfully negotiate obstacles such as gate, side pass pole, reinback corridor, stockyard etc, without needing to have access to the obstacle for training the horse.
Demonstrate mistakes riders make with their seat and aids when riding the obstacles which cause the horse to give the incorrect response and do the obstacle wrong and how to correct these problems. Demonstrate exercises which develop a horse that can move smoothly thru a sequence of tight movements calmly to light aids in a collected frame.