Saturday, August 6, 2011

Carmen Clinic Great Success

The Synergy Stables Carmen Michelleti Clinic that was rescheduled from Memorial Day weekend  (due to concerns about the outbreak of the EHM/EHV virus in the West) and held on July 9 & 10 was a great success.  Thirteen riders and 15 horses participated in private lessons and clinic activities over the clinic weekend, plus the days before and after.  Comments of "best clinic ever," were spoken over and over by clinic participants.  The clinic appealed to Paso Fino owners with an interest in showing, plus those that want to focus on pleasure and trail riding.

Carmen brought her long-time trainer Bruce Byer with her to assist with the clinic and private lessons.  Bruce has worked under the direction of Carmen and her husband since he was a youth, and clinic participants were very pleased with his help and instruction.

Synergy Stables' filly, Little Red, was started under saddle by Bruce and got off to a great start as a riding horse with Bruce's help.  Molly Brockway from Anchorage, AK, a long-time Synergy Stables summer rider, enjoyed taking Little Red on some of her first rides under Bruce's guidance.

Carmen Michelleti is a long-time Paso Fino breeder and trainer.  She is also a senior certified Paso Fino judge.  Carmen is currently the chair of the 2011 Paso Fino Nationals to be held in Memphis, TN in September.  She is also heading up the West Coast Paso Fino Championship show to be held in Fort Collins, CO in June of 2012. Carmen is a strong supporter of building the Paso Fino breed in the Northwest and Western United States.  She focuses on working with amateur owners for both pleasure riding and showing.

Synergy Stables is looking forward to a continued partnership with Carmen and in developing our facility for additional Paso Fino activities and support for people in the Northwest.

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