May 17 - 21, 2013 / Bavaria, GERMANY


to Host

International Clinician and Horse Trainer


Friday - Monday / May 17 - 20, 2013

PRIVATE COACHING ON TUESDAY, MAY 21st, on REQUEST (4 riders / 90-minute lessons)

Contact: Markus Linse

Email: <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Mobil 0151 2512 1929
Int.Calls +49 151 2512 1929

Web www.markus-linse.com

 Please contact Leslie directly if you want to reserve private coaching time on Tuesday, May 21st. 

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


Clinic venue:


Priener Straße 39, Prien A. Chiemsee, Bayern 83209

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Kurs/Clinic vom 17.-20.05.2013 mit Leslie Desmond, Schülerin von Bill Dorrance und

Mitautorin des Buches "Horsemanship Through Feel". Max 10 Teilnehmer.

Open to 10 riders, total, in two riding classes, Saturday - Monday May 18 - 20.

Intermediate Class (5 riders)

Advanced Class (5 riders)

Accepting 2 demo horses on Friday. 

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. No riders of Friday night.

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.

Zuseher/Besucher können sich vorab anmelden und registrieren lassen. Bitte macht hiervon Gebrauch, da die Anlage nur eine begrenzte Anzahl Besucher fasst (Tribüne, Toiletten...) Zahlungsmodalitäten finden sich weiter unten im Text.


Während der Demonacht am Freitag den 17. Mai wird Leslie die Teilnehmer und Besucher darauf Vorbereiten das Konzept, die Philosophie, die Techniken und Anwendungen für „Gefühl und Loslassen – Feel and Release“ wie es Leslie Desmond von Bill Dorrance gelehrt wurde.

What will you learn at the Friday night demonstration?

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.

Classes are for advanced riders and trainers only. Open to riders in any Western or English discipline.

Auditors 16 and under are always welcome at Desmond's EU clinics at no charge.

Don't miss out on the good food and the fun! FRIDAY NIGHT DEMO and Covered Dish Supper!


Come early for this!


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!)

Friday, May 17, 2013 

17:30 - 19:00   Dinner -- Please bring your own drinks, and something wonderful to share with others!

19:15 - 20:30      Demonstration Horse #1

20:30 - 22:00      Demonstration Horse #2

DAILY SCHEDULE:  Saturday - Monday May 18 - 20, 2013

9:00  - 10:30   / 1st Session INTERMEDIATE CLASS

10:30  - 11:00    Coffee Break

11:00  - 12:30  / 2nd Session INTERMEDIATE CLASS

12:30 - 14:00 Daily LUNCH

14:00  - 15:30  / 1st Session ADVANCED CLASS

15:30  - 16:00  Coffee Break

16:00  - 17:30  / 2nd Session ADVANCED  CLASS

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.

Class limited to 5 (minimum 4 riders plus host).

Helmets are required on all riders, regardless of discipline.


Owners of young horses will realize the benefit of feel & release techniques when they learn how to release one to the desired maneuvers.

IMPORTANT! Please confirm the availability of riding spots and demo horse spaces with Markus Linse before securing your space reservation.



Pre-registration for Auditors:  /  All fees must be paid on or before April 1, 2013


Advanced Class: Saturday - Monday, May 18 - 20, 2013 / 375 €


Intermediate Class: Saturday - Monday, May 18 - 20, 2013 / 375 €

Cost per demo horse for Friday night, May 17, 2013: 125 €

Pre-registration for Auditors:

Friday-Monday, May 17 - 20, 2013 / 125 €

Saturday-Sunday-Monday, May 18 - 20, 2013 / 100 €

Saturday-Sunday, May 18 - 19, 2013 / 80 €

Sunday-Monday, May 19 - 20, 2013 / 80 €

Friday night Demo, May 17, 2013 / 45 €

Saturday, May 18, 2013 / 45 €

Sunday, May 19, 2013 / 45 €

Monday, May 20, 2013 / 45 €


PRIVATE COACHING AVAILABLE for INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED RIDERS who have watched or ridden in the clinic for at least 2 days.  All forms must be completed, including the questionnaire. 

Note: Please do not register for private instruction until you have received email confirmation from Leslie that she has space available for you. Thank you!


9:30 - 11:00 / Tuesday, May 21, 2013   125 €


11:30 - 13:00 / Tuesday, May 21, 2013 125 €


14:30 - 16:00 / Tuesday, May 21, 2013 125 €



16:30 - 18:00 / Tuesday, May 21, 2013 125 €



I look forward to seeing you at Peterhof!


Leslie Desmond


Please direct all questions and concerns about space availability in the Intermediate and Advanced Classes 18-20 May, travel directions, cash or online payments to

Contact: Markus Linse

Email: <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Mobil 0151 2512 1929
Int.Calls +49 151 2512 1929

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 German to release Peterhof, Markus and Marianne Linse 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.



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