September 17, 2010
Nationally Competitive Hunter/Jumper
to Conduct Clinics at LEC
Lake Erie College is pleased to offer a two-day clinic with trainer and 1990 alumna of the College, Jill Knowles, well-known Hunter and Grand Prix Jumper rider on Saturday, October 30 and Sunday, October 31 at the George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center. There will be three sessions each day with a maximum of five students each.
Jill Knowles is a nationally competitive hunter/jumper professional who has put much effort towards her horses, students and facility. Knowles is the owner/head trainer of the Hidden Knoll Farm in Wadsworth, Il. Hidden Knoll offers full-service boarding and training programs as well as various barn amenities.
Knowles has been influenced by some of the country’s top professionals such as Katie and Henri Prudent and George Morris. These individuals play a major role in Knowles’ training beliefs and add to her dressage background.
The clinic offers three divisions: 2’6” green horse/rider, 2’9”- 3’, 3’ - 3’6”. There will also be an emphasis on solid flatwork foundations for hunters, jumpers and equitation horses.
For more information about the clinic, click here or call Karen Davis, coordinator of equestrian facilities and equine studies at 440.375.8010.
Lake Erie College’s Equine Studies program encourages students to think critically, communicate effectively and develop a sense of confidence that promotes leadership skills. Students can turn their avocation for horses into a vocation into the equestrian industry. The curriculum addresses the needs of students who will work in a world that is becoming increasingly interdependent, providing opportunities to learn about peoples and cultures other than their own.
Lake Erie College is an independent, liberal arts institution founded in 1856. Located in Painesville, Ohio, the College challenges its students to "get in and stand out" in academics, athletics and student activities. Lake Erie College currently serves more than 1,300 students, offers a combined 35 majors in undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the option to design an individualized major tailored to career and academic goals. The College is an NCAA Division II member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) and home to 23 intercollegiate athletic teams.