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May 9 - 12, 2013 / Vácegres, HUNGARY

First time in HUNGARY!! 

You can meet, greet and learn about

 

“TRUE Horsemanship Through Feel

 

from

 

LESLIE  DESMOND

 

Leslie Desmond is the protege of Legendary CALIFORNIA Horseman Bill Dorrance

 

Her results are amazing!

 

Dr. Robert M. Miller, DVM calls Leslie

The Clinician’s Clinician

 

REGISTER SOON for 4 days of Learning, Discussions, Riding, Demonstrations and FUN!

 

 

Be there with us to meet an exceptional horsewoman and

 to share this unique experience with horses!

 

Are you under enough pressure already? Is your horse?

 Please join us in a fantastic opportunity

 to learn and master this simple and horse-friendly techniques

 

 FEEL & RELEASE

 

 "My main goal is to teach others how to teach their students to develop a reliable partnership that is based on feel. We are not talking about mechanics when we are talking about feel. There is quite a bit to it. We are focusd on the horse's mind, and the intelligent ways he has of knowing what you want and doing what you want as any full and dedicated partner would if he or she could." Leslie knows this way and is available to help you learn it.  Click to contact Leslie.
 

  WHAT WILL WE LEARN FROM LESLIE DESMOND IN MAY?

 

How to release your horses to the desired maneuvers instead of forcing them!

 

Can you depart at the gallop and ask for a one-stride stop without taking up the reins.

 

If your approach to trailer loading, lead changes, the upwards and downward transitions is rough, this approach will get you off a plateau and moving ahead . . .  immediately!

 

Does your horse need help getting back to a former state of happiness and safe behaviour after trauma from accidents, mishandling and bad training experiences?

 

If the answer is yes, Bill Dorrance’s feel-based approach will make a difference

Leslie uses a halter, a rope, and feel & release. She uses no flag, stick, whip or restraint devices to achieve submission.

 

Why is this? . . .  one could wonder. Submission cannot be the goal if partnership is.

 

 

 

 

mgy – Classical Natural Horsemanship

presents

 

the student of legendary horseman Bill Dorrance

 

Leslie Desmond

 

With her clinic

 

Horsemanship Through Feel and Release!”

 

9 - 12, May, 2013

 

Place: Equestrian Center of Mészáros Gyula’s School of Horsemanship

(half way between Erdőkertes and Vácegres)

 

Contact: Gyula Mészáros

 

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Webpage: www.mgy.hu

Facebook: Gyula Mészáros

Facebook Official page: Mészáros Gyula Lóközpontú Ló és Lovas Kiképző Iskolája

e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (subject: Leslie Desmond clinic)

mobil: +3620 576 50 50 Mészáros Gyula

 

 

                 Regards,

 

          Gyula Mészáros

 

 And let’s not forget,that:

 „Horses deserve better!”

 

 

 

The mission behind the event „Natural Horsemanship! … only from pure source!” :

 

-          To present experts to those who are keen on reaching lightness with their horses through partnership

 

-          To present  Horsemen and Horsewomen who have proved my approach to horses right

 

-          To present the core of Natural Horsemanship

 

-          To present the true qualities of Natural Horsemanship...only from pure source through clinicians who represent this approach the best in order to raise the level of horsemanship in Hungary.

 

 

 

Leslie Desmond and the Clinic

 

Leslie Desmond

 

Leslie was born in Germany, and grew up New ENgland, USA. She learned about her first horse from a neighbor who was educated in the "old school." She trained the horses that she rode in regional jumping competitions and local gymkhana events, and then went on to coach children and new horse owners in the basics of riding and horse care. After high school, she worked show barns, racing stables and small breeding establishments on the east coast and Midwest USA. 

 

For almost 50 years  -- starting in 1965 at the age of 11 --   Leslie has been offering help to horses and the people who love and ride them. Among these were troubled horses that others had given up on... race horses, show ponies, draft horses, jumpers and other kinds of performance and backyard pleasure horses. She developed a few of her own horses to a nice level where she could share them with her students.

 

"This is the highest compliment that I can give to a student. In that gesture, in that offering, they know  -- here is a horse Leslie has trained that I can trust, here is a horse I can learn from. Here is a horse that is sure about what's expected of him, and there is not a chance that I can ruin  him or untrain him. What I offer to them is my friend, I want to introduce them, and share access to an incredible, feel-release-based connection. Most people are blown away by this experience, and they take that inspiration forward in their development and search for refinement in their horse-handling and riding from that moment on. It's a very rewarding experience for me, too, as you can imagine!"

 

In 1990, Leslie relocated her riding school to Novato, California, where she founded Diamond Lu Productions and released her first three-volume video series, "American Horsemanship for Young & Old. She was inspired to produce the best-selling "how-to" horsemanship series for beginners by her most influential childhood mentor, Ivan Taylor, a retired World War I cavalry officer from Manchester, Vermont . "Ivan was in his mid-90s when I met him and the sessions we had back in the early 1960s prepared me to fully enjoy my work with people and horses in the decades that followed. Ivan's gentle approach also prepared me to recognize the priceless gift that the late Bill Dorrance (1906 - 1999) - the legendary horseman and rancher from Salinas, California - left for those of us who want to work with our horses through feel," Leslie said.

 

During the last years of his life, Bill asked Leslie to accept his guidance during a 4-year apprenticeship while she recorded his knowledge and experiences for posterity.

 

Between 1995 and 1999 they trained horses together, put on demonstrations and held clinics around Monterey County, California, while she co-wrote the classic text, "True Horsemanship Through Feel". The sequel to their book, a 10-CD audio book called "Horse Handling and Riding Through Feel" that Leslie published in 2006, is an info-packed guide to better horsemanship through feel. "It was my hope to ease the serious horseman's journey by creating an easy learning avenue," she said. "My dream is that horse enthusiasts and trainers from all disciplines will consider and take on board the finer points of feel and release as they travel down the road."

 

Leslie now works mainly with trainers and serious intermediate-advanced riders who want to improve their horse handling and riding skills through feel. She lives half the year in Europe and continues to hold horse training seminars and demonstrations in the US. In addition to the UK, Leslie's schedule for 2013includes clinics in Norway, Sweden, Germany, Hungary, Canada and the USA.

 

 

 

 

Leslie Desmond’s clinic:


What can you learn during the clinic and the Friday night demo?

Auditors can pre-register anytime until day of the event. Walk-ins welcome, but pre-registration advised. Fee scale, payment options and details below.

On demo night on Friday, May 17th, Leslie will prepare riders and auditors to understand the concepts, philosophy, techniques and applications of feel & release as it was taught to Leslie Desmond by Bill Dorrance.

Discussion / demonstration for the evening will center on issues that will benefit owners of young, troubled or untrained horses. Topics include: appropriate boundaries relative to specific circumstances, placement and timing of the feet, positioning of the head and neck, shoulders, ribs, loin and hips to ensure safe, accurate and pleasurable handling of the horse, pony or mule.

 


What will you learn during the clinic and at the Saturday night demonstration?
 

The Clinic


The difference between "pressure and release" and "feel and release", and the circumstances in which a person and their horse would benefit most from the use of either one.
 
To recognize the basic feel & release requests for any gait, and direction and/or backing up. Maneuvers will be demonstrated in a smooth, slow and accurate manner so the auditors can understand what they are seeing, and the horse is not stressed.
 
Leslie will show you how to influence changes in posture (poll, mid neck, base of neck, elevation of the shoulders, heart girth, ribs, loin, hips) and to help the horse think clearly and move precisely as he places his feet.
 
Participating in this event is extremely valuable for horses and riders from all disciplines!

Leslie will work with riders in small groups of 4-6.

 

Friday night demonstration

On demo night on Friday, May 10th, Leslie will prepare riders and auditors to understand the concepts, philosophy, techniques and applications of feel & release as it was taught to Leslie Desmond by Bill Dorrance.

Discussion / demonstration for the evening will center on issues that will benefit owners of young, troubled or untrained horses. Topics include: appropriate boundaries relative to specific circumstances, placement and timing of the feet, positioning of the head and neck, shoulders, ribs, loin and hips to ensure safe, accurate and pleasurable handling of the horse, pony or mule.

Don't miss out on the good food and the fun!

FRIDAY NIGHT DEMO

and

Covered Dish Supper!

 

Timetable

(This is provisional timetable. We reserve the rights to change parts of the program to facilitate the best possible execution of the event!)

 

8 May, Wednesday

Arrival of horses between 4pm and 7 pm

7.30pm – Welcome and introduction with Leslie Desmond ( only participating riders!) We have a full four days ahead, so this will be an early night!

9-12 May, Thursday - Sunday

8:30am Gates open for auditors

09:00 – 10:30 1st Category of riders

10:30 – 11:00 Break

11.00 – 12:30    Category of reideers

12.30 – 14:00 LUNCH BREAK

14:00 – 15:30 2. Category of riders

15:30 – 16:00 Break

16:00 – 17:30 2. Category of riders

 

Extra programs not to miss!

Friday night

17:30 Gates open for Auditors arriving for the evening presentation

17:30 – 19:00 SUPPER  Everyone is requested to bring a covered dish to share with old friends and strangers -- the new friends that you have not met, yet!  (Salads, Soups, Vegetables, Meats, Breads, Desserts, Cheese Board, Fruits . . .  and your own drinks!)

19:00 – 20:30 DEMONSTRATION

„Horsemanship Through Feel and Release!”

Saturday night – Campfire discussions and Q/A

17:30 Gates open for Auditors arriving for the evening presentation

17:30 – 19:00 SUPPER  Everyone is requested to bring a covered dish to share with old friends and strangers -- the new friends that you have not met, yet!  (Salads, Soups, Vegetables, Meats, Breads, Desserts, Cheese Board, Fruits . . .  and your own drinks!)

Leslie will talk about her journey in Horsemanship focusing on the 4 years that she had the privilidge of spending time and learning from cattle rancher and and horseman Bill Dorrance.

 

Please, recognize this rare chance to be close to a true student of the horse such as Leslie Desmond!

Would like to see you at the Event! You are welcome to the course and to my farm.

Gyula Mészáros

 

Information and registration:

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Contact: Gyula Mészáros (Julius) +36 20 576 50 50 (english, magyar)

Mészáros-Juhász Krisztina +36 20 459 85 48 (magyar)

Postal address: Veresegyház 2112, Szent István tér 2/A, 7. lakás

 

 

Participating, fees and registration:

 

Classes are for advanced riders and trainers only. Open to riders in any Western or English discipline.
 
You van participate as a Rider with your horse or as an Auditor.

Riders:

 Intermediate category:

Qualifications: Intermediate  Riders must be able to ride in both directions at the walk, trot and canter/lope, back easily.
 
Horses must stand still for mounting (from the ground or off the fence) and for dismounting.
 
Horses must also be able to tie, and be rideable in a small group.
 

Advenced category:

This class is open for horses, riders and trainers participating in any English or Western disciplines.

 

Criterias:

Riders must be able to ride in both directions at the walk, trot and canter/lope, back easily.
 
Horses must stand still for mounting (from the ground or off the fence) and for dismounting.
 
Horses must also be able to tie, and be rideable in a small group.
 
IMPORTANT! Please confirm the availability of riding spots and demo horse spaces with Markus Linse before securing your space reservation.

The minimum criteria for a class is the availability of 4 horses!

Helmets are required on all riders, regardless of discipline.

Attention!

Please note....If you do not plan to wear a helmet during the riding class, you are required to sign a waiver of liability in Hungarian to release Gyula  and Leslie Desmond from any and all responsibility for you and your horse and in connection with this event. Thank you for your understanding that we cannot assume this responsibility if you decide not to protect your own head.

 

 

 

Leslie Desmond

„Horsemanship Through Feel and Release!

Clinic prices

may 9-12. 2013.

 

Possibilities

Riders

Code

Price

Rider (max 6 /category)

R1

490,-

Intermediate (max 6 /category)

R2

490,-

Advanced (max 6 /category)

R3

490,-

Auditors

18 years and over

14-18 years

under 14 years

 

Code

Price

Code

Price

Code

Price

May 9. Thursday 

A1

28,-

A1/2

14,-

A1/3

-

May 10. Friday 

(Demo included)

A2

35,-

A2/2

18,-

A2/3

-

May 11. Saturday

(Campfire discussions included)

A3

42,-

A3/2

42,-

A3/3

-

May 12. Sunday

A4

35,-

A4/2

18,-

A4/3

-

Passes for Auditors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 9-10.

P1

64,-

P1/2

32,-

P1/3

-

May 9-10-11.

P2

100,-

P2/2

50,-

P2/3

-

May 9-10-11-12.

P3

128,-

P3/2

64,-

P3/3

-

May 11-12.

P4

70,-

P4/2

35,-

P4/3

-

May 10-11-12.

P5

105,-

P5/2

58,-

P5/3

-

May 10-11.

P6

70,-

P6/2

35,-

P6/3

-

Demo for Auditors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 10. Friday

D1

18,-

D1/2

10,-

D1/3

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Campfire discussiouns and Q/A with Leslie Desmonddal

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 11. Saturday

Q1

18,-

Q1/2

10,-

Q1/3

-

               

 

 

Registration

 

Rider

 Registration is done in parts:

Registration #1 30. April 2013.

Registration #2 23. April 2013. 

 

Auditors:

Registration is by 23.april 2013.

Walk – ins are welcome but charged +10% extra on the price indicated in the table of prices!

Please send your registration to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. !

Int he registration please indicate your name, code of participation and your billing address . When you are registering (transfering money) many people (family) please indicate all members with their code and the amount.

You finalise your registration by transfering the money of your registrations!

Transfer:

Mészáros Gyula: Budapest Bank 10103836-10201200-01000005

Discounts!

Under 14 years: FREE  for AUDITORS

Age group 14-18: HALF PRICE of the age group 18 years and over (see table!)

Discounts for groups!

 

  5% discount: 5-9 persons

10% discount: 10-14 persons

15% discount: 15 persons and more

Group discount can be applied only for people 14 years and above as that group already has a discount of FOC!

 

 

Further information

 

Accomodation for horses:

Horses can be accomodated in small padocks.

If you need a boksz than please indicate and will find a suitable one for exta costs in our vicinity!

We provide hay and water!

Please bring your hard feed, and all necessary tools for taking care of your horse (fork, buckets, shuvle, etc.)

Please place your horses manure to the place indicated!

 

Animal health:

All horses arriving must have all necessary documents needed for assembly of animals int he EU!

(Vaccinations (not more than 6 month between two vaccinations for EVA), Worming  (60 days at most before entrance!), Blodd tast: Coggins-test,)

Please scan all sides needed of documents in question and send it to us by mail or by post!

 

Accomodation for people:

Click the link below and you’ll find accomodation in Veresegyháza.

Szálláshelyek Veresegyházán

Meals:

MEALS before the Demo and the Campfire Discussion!

Bring your homade meal to share with others and make this night more memorable!

Bring salads, pastas, meats, fruits, cheese and drinks.

Click here for restaurants in Veresegyháza

Éttermek és étkezdék Veresegyházán

Pets:

To preserve to composure of this event we kindly ask you to leave your pets at home! We appreciate your understanding!

Security:

Please bring a copy of your registration and a copy of your bank draft and show it at the entrance when asked.

Arriving at the event you are required to sign a waiver of liability in Hungarian to release Mészáros Gyula and Leslie Desmond from any and all responsibility for you and your horse (if you are a rider) and in connection with this event. Thank you for your understanding!

Smoking and the usage of flame is strictly forbidden on the premises! Smoking is allowed only at the designated place at the entrance!

DIRECTIONS

Name of the School:

Mészáros Gyula Lóközpontú Ló és Lovas Kiképző Iskolájának Központjában

Follow the my logo!

Coming from Erdőkertes after about 800 m you have to turn left at the signpost of our school! Coming via Vácegres when you arrive at the signpost of our school you have to turn right!

After turning down the main road from either direction you have to carry on for about 1,6 km (1 mile) to arrive at the venue!

Seats, stands: everyone is advised to bring their own most comfortable chair and umbrellas (for rain or shine) to the event!

 

Leslie Desmond and Mészáros Gyula

Look forward to seeing you at this event!

 

Information and registration:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mészáros Gyula +36 20 576 50 50 (english, magyar)

Mészáros-Juhász Krisztina +36 20 459 85 48 (magyar)

Postal address: Veresegyház 2112, Szent István tér 2/A, 7. Lakás