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Working Equitation: Building Blocks for Success

July 14 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

$15.00 – $65.00

What is Working Equitation? How can I use it to help me and my horse gain confidence, learn to be a team and build a stronger foundation to use in other disciplines like competitive dressage, jumping or even just being more confident and competent on the trail or at home? Learn answers to these questions and more in this 4 hour clinic and ‘play date’ while learning to ride your horse in a classical dressage methodology and develop yourself and your horse’s ability to work together with purpose.

The cost is $65 plus trailer in fee of $15. Limited spots available. No charge to auditors, bring a chair and questions! Stalls available for an additional $20 (so $35 for a stall or just $15 for trailering in).

We will spend time on the history and practice of the sport and current opportunities to ride and compete in the US. We now have for the first time in history, a WAWE qualifying event THIS YEAR on THIS COAST! WAWE is the World Association of Working Equitation, the governing organization of Working Equitation world-wide based in Portugal.

The USAWE is our nation’s officially recognized organization and WESEVA is an Affiliate Organization of USAWE. The Qualifying show is in Bulls Gap, TN this October! Learn more about our international team opportunities at this clinic!

Amie Perryman will be spending 4 hours Sunday, July 14 sharing her journey and helping fill in the gaps for those interested in learning this wonderful sport and interested in competing or just how to use the principles of WE to bring something more to their riding and relationship with their horse!


The meaning of the word ‘dressage’ is training, or ‘to train. Working Equitation is a discipline of training that uses training of the horse and rider to benefit and improve their ability to work – navigating obstacles that resemble those that may be found when working cattle or in the field.

This clinic is an introduction to the sport of Working Equitation. It includes application of dressage fundamentals to different obstacles, navigation between them and the basics of how to negotiate each obstacle for different levels of rider/horse teams.

If you want to ride a test, we can also schedule a time to practice your USAWE test! We are looking forward to bringing many more events like this as well as clinics and schooling shows to the Southeastern VA area!

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About Amie:

Amie Perryman holds a BS in Equine Science from Salem-Teikyo University and a Riding Master V from Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre. Her studies included a minor in education and psychology and studies at The Ohio State University in equine endocrinology. Since graduating in 1994, Amie has owned and operated Selah Farms and worked as an independent contractor/trainer for many Olympic team members as well as US Team coaches, been a farm manager and assistant trainer for large breeding facilities in Ohio, Wisconsin and Florida and competed in dressage as well as eventing. Amie embraced the opportunity to ride with 3 time European Working Equitation Champion Joao Lynce in 2011 and spent 6 months immersed in training and living in Portugal. That experience cemented her love for the sport of WE and she has endeavored to bring it to her work her in the US.


The Horse Park at Gryphon run is an 18 acre facility in the heart of Chesapeake, VA. Welcoming all riding enthusiasts, dressage, jumping, working equitation, competitive trail and more! Full standard dressage arena with sand footing, USAWE regulation obstacle course and in-house trainer, Amie Perryman available for coaching, lessons and working student positions. Find us on Facebook or at GryphonRunStables.com


July 14
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
$15.00 – $65.00
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The Horse Park at Gryphon Run
2520 Number Ten Lane
Chesapeake, VA 23323 United States
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