Rider's Seat clinic with Tom Nagel
May 13 and 14, 2017
Tom discovered through his own horseback riding experience, how bodies work off the horse is the same as how they work on the horse. He started conducting clinics for horseback riders in 2001. Tom has been teaching riders how to identify, experience and use their psoas muscles through his Rider's Seat clinics. Tom's experience and expertise is in the basic biomechanics of how human bodies work. He practiced Aikido for seventeen years and is an advanced practitioner of Zen Bodytherapy®, a bodywork discipline that combines deep tissue and alignment work. Tom started his Zen training in 1977 under the guidance of Zen Master Tenshin Tanouye Rotaishi and became a certified Zen teacher in 1986. Visit http://www.zenandthehorse.com/ for more background on Tom's unique, effective and popular clinics.
Terry Ciotti Gallo
Musical Freestyle with Terry Ciotti Gallo
May 20 and 21, 2017
Terry Ciotti Gallo's colorful history in sports, dance and music stretches over 30 years. Starting as a theatrical choreographer, her works were seen on stage, film, and in video, but with a background as a competitive gymnast, she also has acted as a dance instructor, choreographer, coach, and judge for international caliber gymnastics. Terry coupled the sports world with her dance and music knowledge to help a variety of athletes with the total development of their freestyle performance. This led to the establishment of Klassic Kur in 1989. She has had the privilege of seeing her freestyles performed at the Olympics, World Equestrian, Pan American Games and holds two World Cup titles. Terry has been a member of USDF Freestyle Committee since its inception, serves on the USDF Judges Committee and was honored with the 2014 USDF Volunteer of the Year Award for her commitment to freestyle education including the development of the Continuing Education Program for Judges in Freestyle