We are very proud to announce that Dragonfire's 2012 Student Of The Year is Caroline Dein. Caroline's sunny disposition and colorful exterior are a perfect balance to her determined inner-self, creating a person that is always a joy to be around and an asset to any team. Caroline's self deprecating humor would keep the public clueless of her talent, but those of us that know her are well aware that she and her young mare, Lucid Opposition, are headed for greatness. Achieving her lofty 2012 goal of finishing the year out at the Preliminary level amidst moving away for her first year of college was done with a smile and the desire for more.
A goal achieved or the beginning of something special?
The lengths that Caroline would go to in moving up to Preliminary would impress even the most dedicated, including driving up from Santa Barbara to Woodside and back just to meet us for cross country schooling. And when it would have been easy to give up, Caroline forged ahead learning from the past, whether the mistakes were hers or not.
A proud moment
The 2012 season ended for Caroline and Lucy with a fourth place finish in the Open Preliminary at the November Ram Tap Horse Trials. Certainly, that finish is a glimpse into a very exciting 2013 for these two. We look forward to seeing what you can do Caroline! Congratulations!
Dragonfire is kicking the new year off right by hosting a Hawley Bennett-Awad clinic January 26-27, 2013. With her extraordinary accomplishments on all of the Canadian Teams including the Pam Ams, WEG's and the Olympics, this elite equestrienne hardly needs an introduction! Her drive and her youthful energy is not only unsurpassed in the industry it is also infectious as she has had a hand in several top young rider's careers.
With her keen eye and direct teaching style, Hawley will undoubtably give you a clinic to remember.
The clinic fee is $215 for two days of intimate sized groups that will guarantee that Hawley will be able to give you the attention you need to improve. The Dragonfire facility also boasts a fantastically large ring with several types of stadium and cross country type obstacles that will give you the challenge you desire. Auditors will be just as pleased with the large seating area on the raised berm and a sound system to hear all of Hawley's instruction. The auditing fee is $10 per person for both days.
Be a part of this sensational rider's team as she continues to set the international scene on fire and learn from her vast experience. Make checks out to Dragonfire and send to 13247 Orange Rd. Wilton, CA 95693 to reserve your spot now, along with your experience level. VERY limited stabling is available for those traveling over distance for $40/day.
There will be no refunds on clinic fees unless your spot can be filled from a wait list. Late entries will only be accepted if space warrants, and will be on a CASH basis only.