Lake Erie College and Flagship, Ltd. to present Valerie Renihan Hunter Jumper Clinic

Academics,

The Lake Erie College School of Equine Studies and Flagship, Ltd. are proud to present a special, two-day clinic with Valerie Renihan, one of the top hunter/equitation trainers in the United States.

A high-caliber clinician, Renihan is the owner and head trainer at Findlay’s Ridge LLC. She has ridden and trained hunter champions at major shows throughout the Midwest and along the east coast, including Pennsylvania National, Washington International, Capital Challenge, Winter Equestrian Festival, Lake Placid, Upperville, Bluegrass Festival and Kentucky National, as well as both the USEF Jr. Hunter Finals and Pony Finals.

Renihan has trained USEF National and Grand Hunter Horse of the Year champions as well as numerous zone and state champions. Her students have both won and been in the top four in the "Best Child Rider” awards at Devon, Pennsylvania National, Washington International, The National Horse Show, Old Salem Spring 1 & 2 and HITS, to name a few.

Renihan’s equitation wins include the ASPCA Maclay Regionals six times, USET Talent Search Finals, USHJA Hunterdon Cup Finals, Devon, National PHA Finals, USEF Pony Medal Finals, Capital Challenge Equitation Champions, and Winter Equestrian Festival Christy Conard award for high point equitation rider of the circuit. She also has won ribbons at all of the National Equitation Finals and several USEF Pony Medal Finals.

The Valerie Renihan Hunter Jumper Clinic will take place from Saturday to Sunday, Nov. 21 -22, 2015 at Lake Erie College’s George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center, located at 10145 Pinecrest Drive in Painesville.

Riders may choose from one of four divisions: 2’6” horse/rider, 2’6”-2’9” hunter/EQ, 2’9”/3” hunter/EQ and 3’3”-3’6” hunter/EQ. The cost per rider is $325for both days, in 1.5-2 hour sessions, with a $100 non-refundable deposit due by Oct. 28 and the balance due by Nov. 20.

Auditors are subject to a $20 fee, though clinic riders receive one free pass for an auditor. Lake Erie College students may audit this clinic for free. More details on levels offered and additional fees can be found on the entry form, available athttps://www.lec.edu/pdf/ValRenihanEntryForm.pdf. A complete list of the upcoming shows, clinics and events in the LEC School of Equine Studies can be found at https://www.lec.edu/equestrian/events.

For more information, contact Mary Pardee, director of riding and assistant professor of equine studies at LEC, atmpardee@lec.edu or 440-375-8050.

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