2020 Cowboy Dressage World Retreat and Super Clinic

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November 6, 2020 - November 8, 2020 All day

Dave Ellis

Lyn Ringrose-Moe

Eitan Beth-Halachmy

Saddle up for what promises to be a much-anticipated event. Ride and learn from some of the best in the equine industry all in one beautiful location.

Expect quality education, a warm and welcoming atmosphere, a real ranch experience, entertainment, and many “Ah ha” moments.  Take a few minutes to watch the video.

Featuring Cowboy Dressage World Clinicians:

For Information on each clinician, please visit their website.


Friday – Sunday, November 6-8, 2020


Jody Grimm and Dave Ellis’s LS Ranch

31315 Hot Springs Road, Porterville, CA 93257

Costs and more

Retreat Cost $1200 for riders (only 20 rider slots available)

Auditors $100 per day. Includes Lunch. Dinner on Sat $20 BYOB

Cost Includes Dry Camping-RV, pen (limited spaces available and for riders only)

Meals included. Fri, Sat, Sun Lunch. Dinner/Entertainment Sat pm

Riders must commit to all three days.

There will be a small number of horses available from Jody and Dave.
Please contact Jody for information. jody.grimm@juno.com

For test, rules, court etc., visit this link:  cowboydressageworld.com/resources/

Event Schedule

  • Breakfast 7:30 am
  • Clinic start time 9 am each morning.
  • 15 minute break between each rotation


9 am: Groundwork (large arena)

Horses may be saddled, with a halter and lead rope. Whip/stick/flag should be available if needed.

It all starts on the ground! No matter what your discipline, a good and educated foundation starts with effective groundwork. The groundwork foundation you lay in the foundation of your horse will determine the quality of saddle time that lies ahead. It is where the partnership begins…

All three CDW Clinicians are strong advocates of groundwork. Each participant will learn not only why, by how to be effective, and how to build a better horse from the ground up.

Continuing Topics

  • Eitan – Transitions. Transitions are where good horsemen/women shine. They separate those in the know from those who struggle. Preparation, timing, balance are key to balanced transitions. Your transition will determine the quality of your gait.  Setting your horse up properly will allow you to ride him correctly without the correction that follows a poor transition.
  • Lyn – Defining and developing straightness, bend, and balance. All three of these subjects will build your horse for future collection and help maintain soundness.  Your horse will become more supple and “fit” making for a happy healthier horse. These three subjects will also aid in overall quality of your saddle time as your horse becomes easier to ride.
  • Dave – The hackamore. The art, the tradition, the use and the fit.
    The use of the hackamore is often misunderstood. Very often the fit is incorrect. Learn how these traditional California principles are correctly taught and applied. For those of you who wish to ride in a hackamore, this is a session you will love. If you do not ride in one today you will have the knowledge to ride in one in the future.


  • Breakfast 7:30 am
  • Clinic start time 9 am
  • 15 minute break between each rotation

Each rider will have an hour and 15 min with each clinician and then rotate to the next clinician so that each rider is coached by each individual clinician. Groups will be assigned and will rotate after each session is complete.

Continuing Topics

  • Eitan – The Lope (round pen)
    Not the canter or gallop but the lope. Learn the difference in frame and footfall. The lope is not a slowing down of the horse but shortening of the stride. It necessitates strength, self-carriage and the ability to carry weight on the back end while elevating the front end. To have a good lope you must first have a good transition. The lope is a traditionally western gait and there is a science and an art to it.
  • Lyn – Ride a Test and Re-ride. (big arena)
    Each rider will choose a challenge test they wish to ride. They will ride the test and then get support, coaching and feedback. All tests will help you incorporate transitions, frame, bend, straightness and balance while riding the Cowboy Dressage Challenge Court. The court will help teach both horse and rider these key components of good horsemanship. There are tests for every level of ability of horse and rider. The feedback from Lyn after each test will be priceless and enlightening.
    It is recommended that each rider be familiar with the layout of the court and letters. Have a test in mind you wish to ride.
    Tests and courts can be found at: https://cowboydressageworld.com/resources/tests/
  • Dave- (round pen)
    Horsemanship – control of feet through a turn on forehand and haunches.
    It is all about control of the feet. In a perfect world the reins would be attached to the horse feet, not his mouth. Learn how to move the feet when and where you want them for the turn on the forehand and on the haunches.  Learn how to set your horse up for balanced and corrects turns.


  • Breakfast 7:30 am
  • Clinic start time 9 am

Continuing Topics

  • Am Intro to La Garrocha taught by all three clinicians in groups (big arena)
    Who doesn’t want to learn Garrocha!!  So beneficial for horse and rider. Not only is it an art form of quality horsemanship and partnership, it incorporates all the basic components of balance, bend, transitions, control of the feet, turn on the forehand and haunches, straightness and just plain fun!
  • Afternoon Dave Ellis to instruct and teach this segment.
    Taking Cowboy Dressage outside the court and putting it to use on THE RANCH. There will be CATTLE! Need we say more. What a perfect way to wrap up an in-depth clinic and it is being taught by the real deal.

House Keeping

Please familiarize yourself with the layout of the challenge court

Prepare for your ride a test on Sat

We will provide a caller if needed

Bring comfy chairs

We will have a few La Garrocha poles. If you wish to get one of your own your neighborhood pool supply has just what you need. They have the light weight poles used with pool cleaning attachments. They telescope so easy to transport. Must be able to go to 13’. Usually under $30.


Paid by PayPal _____  or Paid by enclosed check _____
If you wish to pay using PayPal here is our account:  biz@cdwpa.com

Rider______ ($1200)  (only 20 rider slots available)

Auditor ($100 per day) Fri  _____Sat  ____ Sun  ____
Saturday PM Dinner($20) ______

Total $ _________

Checks must be made out to Cowboy Dressage World and mailed to: Bev Meyers, 9660 Tavernor Rd, Wilton, CA 95693   bevmeyers@outlook.com

Click Here to print out form to include with your payment.

All release of liability forms must be submitted with payment, Click Links below to download forms.

  2. LS Ranch Release of Liability 

No Refunds after Oct 27th, 2020. Requests for refund (before Oct 27th) must have a letter from a vet or doctor stating health reasons for cancellations.

Initial here that you are aware of our refund policy.   _______

Hotels are about 20 minutes away

Holiday Inn Express | Phone: (559) 782-1200 | Address: 840 S Jaye St, Porterville, CA 93257

America's Best Value Inn | Address: 676 N Main St, Porterville, CA 93257  Phone: (559) 306-1900

Visit: http://lsranchnaturally.com/  for more information on the event location and hosts.


Video of what LS Ranch offers ….. a must watch
Pictures of LS Ranch: http://lsranchnaturally.com/LS-Photos.html