September 5 – September 12, 2021
Regina Liberatore is a Level III Centered Riding® clinician and Level IV apprentice, returning for her second clinic at the Bitterroot. Regina has been riding and involved with horses all her life. From the age of 14, she qualified and competed at Madison Square Garden in the first of many National big equitation finals on the East coast. After a successful junior career, Regina progressed to training young show hunters for the arena. After a major injury, Regina relocated to Colorado. She was introduced to Centered Riding® in 1998 by Susan Harris. Centered Riding® became an excellent base for Regina’s own riding and physical well being. It is no wonder she is using it to bring the same success and joy to her students and their horses.
Regina has worked with many disciplines of riders and levels of horses. She has been successful in providing tools and insights into new ways of riding for her students, specializing in creating or increasing harmony and understanding in equine partnerships. Regina continually studies and improves her craft. She is trained to watch how the rider’s body moves and she uses this to improve biomechanics for both the horse and rider which creates lasting awareness and enjoyment for her students.
Riders will learn the Centered Riding® basics, to increase their body awareness in order to maintain a dynamic balance and freedom of movement with their horses. These basics will be explored in groundwork exercises, as well as in the mounted sessions daily. This will allow for the ability to release unrealized tension in the body that inhibits the flow and ease of the connection with the horse. Learning these basics and the tools to explore them has an empowering effect for the students and they can take on to each mounted experience.
In addition to her Centered Riding® education, Regina is a successful competitor in dressage as a USDF silver medalist and “L” Graduate, and as a USET Bronze and Silver Medalist as part of the Rolex Talent Search.
Monday through Thursday will entail 4 hour sessions each morning followed by 2 hour trail rides in the afternoon where riders can integrate the concepts learned in their riding lesson in the spectacular terrain around the ranch.
MONDAY: Today’s clinic topic is investigating dynamic balance and grounding, on and off the horse.
TUESDAY: Biomechanics of the 3 seats of the trot.
WEDNESDAY: Awareness of lateral & longitudinal imbalances and the effect on your riding
THURSDAY: Influencing transitions.
FRIDAY: Morning and afternoon rides.
SATURDAY: Enjoy a long picnic ride in the National Forest.
SUNDAY: Departure after breakfast.