Charles De Kunffy Clinic
Charles De Kunffy Clinic A late post about the Charles De Kunffy Clinic held at Crescent Stables. On the Friday of the clinic, Charles carefully explained the principles of dressage and the harmonious way to maximize the abilities of the horse. Over the three days, Mr. De Kunffy was consistent in his message that riding is a responsibility, and that one must develop one’s physical skills alongside the right character traits. In his analysis of what it took to be a good rider and trainer, I noted that they are the exact same mental skills that are needed to compete well, and that we study in the field of sports psychology. Each rider was able to make positive changes in their horse, and was given clear tasks that would continue to advance their riding in future. Mr. De Kunffy was a very interesting guest to take to dinner, and our talks as we commuted to the hotel and to the airport were quite valuable to me as a coach. In addition, Mr. De Kunffy has taken the time to call me to see if there were any questions or feedback from the clinic, and gave me yet more great advice. We are so grateful he took time out of his busy schedule to come to Crescent Stables. Thanks to all our staff and riders who did such a great job getting ready, and our lovely auditors. Sheila’s Catering from White Rock supplied a wonderful lunch as well.
Thanks to Dressage BC, Horse Council of BC and Reiten Right Footings for their support of the clinic.