25June2024

October 26 - 28 / Etter Events Center, Müntschemier, Switzerland.

 

Etter Events Center & Gertrud Muralt 

to Host

 Leslie Desmond and Antonio Hidalgo

OCTOBER

Etter Events Center and Getrud Muralt will host

Leslie Desmond and Antonio Hidalgo 

October 26 - 28

Location:

Etter Events Center

 

Reiterweg 1, 3225 Müntschemier, Switzerland.
46˚ 59' 56.2596" N 7˚ 8' 5.3238" W

 

SCROLL DOWN TO READ ABOUT THE VENUE, COURSE DESCRIPTION, SCHEDULE and REGISTRATION SECTIONS. Check for UPDATES ONLINE.

Welcome!

 

 

A Special Event!!

People and Horses who like to JUMP will love this course!

Special Fitness and Safety Focus to prepare

YOU and YOUR HORSE

well for long-term success in competition,

recreational riding, or excursions!

Your horse's soundness for performance

and your safety are priority #1

One-to-one coaching is available for 8 people during the special public clinic hosted for Leslie Desmond and Antonio Hidalgofrom Barcelona at Kalvfalls Ranch in Österbymo, SWEDEN.

Stay in clean, cozy and well constructed private or shared cabins and enjoy all meals with participants Leslie and Antonio at the dining hall.

The fee of 9,500 SEK includes 3 hours of private instruction, 2 full days of group (4 riders per group, max.) instruction and the arena use charge.

Stabling for your horse is 100 SEK a night. This fee and charges for meals and overnight accommodations can be paid directly to Olle Forsell. Meals (breakfast lunch and dinner), plus overnight accommodations can be paid directly at Kalvefalls, at the rate of 1.000 SEK per night!

Book accommodation for yourelf and horse by contacting Åsa Strandberg through Facebook at the highlighted link (right here!) or at tel 0140-911 33, or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Attendees at this upcoming short course will learn the "feel & release" approach horse handling and riding as taught to her by her late mentor, Bill Dorrance (1906 - 1999) from Salinas, California.

Leslie specializes in teaching students how to ride well and maintain balance at speed and on a variety of terrain. She helps her students to better understand and refine their "pressure and release" and "feel and release" skills, and to know when to use which technique for the best results in different situations and with different horses.

Antonio and Leslie will coach all attendees in the art of correctly "reading" (understanding) a horse in many difference circumstances. She will share her approaches to raising hoof care standards, and establishing / maintaining correct bio-mechanics that lead to and support soundness without drugs.

Taken together, the goals of this course will be achieved through the combination of demonstration, private coaching on Thursday and Saturday, and two-sessions of group instruction on the Friday and Sunday.

Riders and spectators will all benefit from the in-depth discussions that arise from the frequent Q & A sessions (Question and Answer sessions) throughout the day.

Accepting 6 (total) pre-registered riders with horses for 9,500 SEK.

Spectators from the public are welcome to pre-register online, or pay cash at the door.

Daily fee for spectating is:

1 day 450 SEK

2-days 800 SEK

3-days 1,200 SEK

4-days 1,500 SEK


PAYING IT FORWARD TO THOSE WHO NEED SUPPORT THE MOST



Children 12 and under are welcome at no charge.

Children 13 - 16 and under are welcome at 100 SEK per day.

25% the audit fees will be contributed to scholarships (for eligible youth riders and new trainers who are just starting their careers) at designated venues in the EU, UK and USA.

Watch for details or write for additional details here:

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If you wish to partake in a delicious and healthy

LUNCH (12:30 - 2:00 PM)

as well as beverages contact Asa and Olle at the numbers provided here.

Deposit for Rider position. Thursday, 12 Juli 2018 4,500 SEK

Balance Due for Pre-Registered Rider Thursday, August 5,000 SEK

Spectator Day Passes

1-day 450 SEK

2-days 800 SEK

3-days 1,200 SEK

4-days 1,500 SEK

For updates and event notices, please visit Leslie on Facebook and like the events and news pages!

Write to Leslie Desmond here: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / +1 6022287612

Write to Antonio Hidalgo here: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / + 34 629747527

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TEL: +34 629 747 527 / EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VISIT LESLIE at FARMER'S PLACE near Zurich, Switzerland

May 29 - June 1, 2014 and LEARN HOW to use Feel & Release for beautiful and efficient maneuvers!

 

English and Western Riders and all breeds of horses are welcome

 

 

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Clinic Co-Sponsor:

Gertrud Muralt    Tel:  +41-76-335-10-11 / Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

Please scan and send completed and signed liability and photo release forms here, <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> with ETTER EVENTS CENTER in the subject line.

The hard copies should be mailed by POST directly to Gertrud Muralt.

Please contact Gertrud and she will tell you if there is space for you and your horse. she will answer any questions you have about the format, the work and the forms required. When you have completed and signed them, she will tell you where they should be sent by post. Thank you.

 

Closest Airport: Geneva International Airport 

 

HOST Venue Contact: 

Please do not bring dogs.

ACCOMMODATIONS for Horse and Rider!

The farm has a restaurant and 5 guest-rooms available (see their website) with prices starting from CHF 50 to CHF 135./ per night.

There are enough boxes for class horses are available at CHF 55 (for 24hrs) or CHF 35 (during the day).

There are a number of restaurants, hotels, Bed & Breakfast accommodations relatively close to the farm. 

 

WEATHER!

If you are not familiar with the area, October can be warm, hot or cool . . .   DEPENDING ON....the weather.

Rain gear recommended for the chance downpour; bring warm clothes, sunscreen and a comfy CHAIR!

 

EQUIPMENT

Riders and owners of horses that are registered for the demonstration and clinic are requested to bring the usually requied travel and health papers, and whatever the equipment is normally used.

Although most horses have the capacity to adapt well to new situations and equipment, in a clinic environment --  where so many things will be new and exciting -- we discourage people from changing their equipment unless its construction, size and/or manner of use creates resistance or a misunderstanding that is counter to your training objectives.  Likewise with hoof care, if you plan to trim or re-shoe your horse, experience has shown that itis good practice to have this taken care of 2-3 weeks before the event. Thanks!

CHECK LIST if you are traveling a long way from home with your horse:

you might be well served if you bring ....extra buckets, a spare rope and halter, a hay net, helmet, easy boot or other, suitable hoof protection in the event of a lost shoe, spare socks, sneakers or boots and enough water for yourself, notebook and pens, tape recorder (yes! you may tape record but not photograph the event), and a spare set of keys for the vehicle and the tack room in your trailer.

When you are a long way from home, it can be helpful to keep the following items available for your vehicle!  Extra engine oil, window washer fluid, power steering fluid, brake fluid, spare tire for truck and trailer, (with enough air already in them), GPS or map.

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Bill Dorrance's legacy of horse handling and riding through Feel & Release continues; and now, you can be a part of it!

If you are a horse trainer and have reached an impasse with a client's horse, this is a good opportunity to break the cycle.

Trainers in many countries, representing many disciplines have sought out Leslie's advice and support and, in not too long, were successfully re-launched and re-inspired by their careers, and confidence about the exciting new direction the lessons in Feel & Release had shown them. 

This approach was advocated by master horseman Bill Dorrance, and is still used and taught by Leslie Desmond since the completion of her 4-year apprenticeship with him.  In 1999, Leslie co-authored and published the classic training manual, "True Horsemanship Through Feel”. Take a look through this book before the event if you have the chance.

Leslie will school horses in the demonstration format for 90-minutes. During the session, as needed, she will coach the trainer/owner one-on-one in the techniques. (Note: On a case by case basis, Leslie reserves the right to determine if a public environment is the appropriate situation for every each individual to participate in the work she is doing with his/her horse.)

A horse need not be particularly troubled to enroll in this class. Leslie does accept young horses and frightened / confused horses of any age or breed. If you have questions about any aspect of the facility, including feeding routines, stalls, water, fencing, manure disposal, hoses for washing the horse, etc.

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Please direct your questions about stall reservations and on-site overnight accommodations to Gertrud Muralt.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE!  Before making your online payment for yourself as a rider, or for your demonstration horse, please confirm that there is still space available!

Contact: Gertrud Muralt /  Tel:  +41-76-335-10-11 / Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Your Questionnaires and ALL RELEASES must be received by GERTRUD MURALT before paying the registration fee.  Auditors are not required to contact the sponsor before registration. Please remember to keep your PayPal receipt, as this is your proof of payment. Thank you!


FORMAT AND TOPICS OF FOCUS and PRACTICE

In this clinic you will learn the foundation -- philosophy, techniques and angles/position -- necessary to lighten up your hands, and position your upper body and legs CONSISTENTLY and RELIABLY while you ride and jump.

After some practice, you will know were the horse's feet are how to place them lightly when and where you wish in the various gaits. You will learn how to adjust your horse's head, neck, shoulders, rips, loin and hips  . . .  all this with lighter hands as you refine your new skills on the ground and in mounted work, too.

 

You will learn how to set your horse up to succeed so that few if any corrections are needed. For some people this is a revolutionary concept. For others, it is an idea that was suspected to have validity all along, but the best route to accomplish that illusive task was not known or, for some reason, not easily managed. Leslie will explain these details and demonstrate the approach thoroughly on DEMO NIGHT,  Friday, October 26, 2018. 

 

Please join us in the fun, learning and memorable dinners

we will have that weekend, and bring a friend!

 

Pre-Register to audit the demonstration and the clinic at ETTER EVENTS CENTER, see below!  

WALK-IN REGISTRATIONS for the demonstration open at  15:00 on Friday, October 26th.

Walk-in auditors are welcome on a daily basis, but you must pay cash a the door.

Sorry, but credit cards cannot be accepted.

 

 The DEMO starts promptly at 4:00 PM. (16:00)

If you pre-register to audit online, please remember to bring your PayPal receipt with you! This is your proof of pre-payment!

\As always, auditors 16 and under are welcome at Leslie and Antonio's clinics, without charge!

LIABILITY WAIVERS MUST BE SIGNED BY A PARENT or GUARDIAN for all minors (under 21 years old). 

 

SCHEDULE OVERVIEW:

Friday, October 26,  2018 / 4:00 - 8:00 PM

 

1st DEMO HORSE 4:00 - 5:30 PM

BREAK / Discussion / Refreshments    5:30 - 6:15 PM

2nd DEMO HORSE   6:30 - 8:00 PM (STARTS ON TIME!_

Questions and Answers from 8:00 - 9:00 PM  (20:00 - 21:00)

 

Saturday - Sunday,  October 27 - 28, 2018

9:00 -10:30  First Half Morning Sessions

Short Break

11:00 – 12:30  Second Half Morning Session (STARTS ON TIME!)

 

12:30 - 2:00 PM LUNCH

 

2:00 - 3:30  First Half Afternoon Session

3:30 - 4:00   SHORT BREAK

4:00 - 5:30  Second Half Afternoon Session

 

PRE-REGISTRATION FOR DEMO HORSES AND RIDERS is REQUIRED!

PRE-REGISTRATION FOR AUDITORS is RECOMMENDED!

 

Six riders will be accepted for this coaching seminar. Please be sure that you have scanned (to Leslie) and mailed (to Gertrud) all of your completed and signed forms: rider’s applications, questionnaires and photo release forms prior to reserving a rider space online. Auditor's are welcome to print out and complete the release ahead of time, and bring it along. This will help us keep the schedule flowing and the learning on track!  Thanks for help with this, everyone!

 

Auditor - Friday AFT-EVE October 26, 2018, 4:00 - 8:00 PM Demonstration

CHF  55   - 45 EUROS 

Pay for Friday Night Demonstration AUDIT PASS in CHF 

 

Pay for Friday Demonstration AUDIT PASS in EUROS

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Auditor - ALL DAY  Saturday - October 28, 2018

CHF  55  - 45 EUROS 

 

Pay Saturday AUDIT PASS below in CHF 

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Pay Saturdy AUDIT PASS below in EUROS 

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Auditor - ALL-DAY SUNDAY, October 29, 2018

CHF 55   - 45 EUROS

 

Pay SUNDAY, October 29, 2018 Audit Pass /  CHF 

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Auditor - ALL-DAY SUNDAY, October 29, 2018

CHF  55   - 45 EUROS 

 

Pay SUNDAY AUDIT PASS below in CHF

 

Pay SUNDAY AUDIT PASS below in EUROS

 

 

Audit 3-Days / October 26 - 28, 2018

(Scroll down to find the Demo Horse fee!)

ENJOY A DISCOUNTED RATE for pre-registration on 3 - Day AUDITOR PASS

CHF  160 (Save 60 CHF)  - 130 EUROS (Save 50 EUROS)

 

Pay 3-DAY AUDIT PASS below in CHF

 

Pay 3-DAY AUDIT PASS below in EUROS

 

Audit 3-Days / May 30 - June 1, 2014 

 

RIDER REGISTRATION, SEE BELOW.

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY REQUIREMENT FOR ALL RIDERS!

Outfitting saddles with safety stirrups has been a strong recommendation for my students since the 1990s. This year, a breakaway stirrup is required on all saddles and helmets must be worn. 

There are many varieties and brands to choose from online. English versions are to be found at any well stocked tack shop. My preference for western saddles is a stirrup manufactured by the McCoy family's STI from Laurel, Montana. Their website can be found here, or researched later on for the custom size and style you need. Set this bookmark! www.breakawaystirrups.com.

 

Not an online shopper? No worries! Contact them directly by calling 888-308-0848 and request a brochure!  When you get in a bind, you and the people who care about you will be thrilled that you did!

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Demonstration Horses Fee (Limit 2 Horses) / Demo on October 27, 2018 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM 

CHF 200   -  295 EUROS 

 

PAY DEMO HORSE FEE in CHF

 

PAY DEMO HORSE FEE in EUROS

 

Demo Horse owner audits at no charge on October 27,2018.

Bring up to three friends for 50% cash discount at the door!

 

PAY IN FULL NOW -- Horse Handling & Riding Classes (Limit 6 riders)

Demo october 27 & Lessons on October 28 - 29, 2018

 

CHF 750   -  613 EUROS 

 

Pay FULL RIDER FEE in CHF

 

Pay FULL RIDER FEE in EUROS

 

 

Pay a 50% non-refundable deposit on or before April 1, 2014 to reserve your special place!

 

This non-refundable deposit for Demo and Coaching (Thursday - Sunday, May 29 - June 1, 2014) is transferable.

 

This payment is due on or before October 1, 2018.

Thank you.

 

CHF 375  - 306.50 EUROS

PAY non-refundable DEPOSIT in CHF

 

PAY non-refundable DEPOSIT in EUROS

 

 

Final Payment for Demo and Pvt. Coaching Deposit Friday - Sunday, October 27 - 29, 2018.

This final balance is due on or before October 18, 2018. Thank you.

 CHF 375 - 306.50 EUROS 

PAY the Balance Due in CHF

PAY the Balance Due in EUROS

 

 

Leslie's Learning Library

contains books and CDs that can be found online right HERE!