July 10 - 14, 2015 / 4 days and 4 Riders, Private coaching, Learn how to use "Feel & Release"! Kalvfalls Ranch / Österbymo, SWEDEN

 A Special Event with a Special Focus -- YOU and YOUR HORSE!

Your horse's soundness and your safety are priority #1

Hosted for Leslie Desmond by  

Kalvfalls Ranch / Österbymo, SWEDEN

July 10 - 14, 2015


One-to-one coaching is available for 4 people during the special public clinic hosted for Leslie Desmond at  Kalvfalls Ranch in Österbymo, SWEDEN. 

You are welcome to bring a horse, ride a horse that the ranch provides or come as an auditor and participate in the question and answer discussion each day.  

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

The fee of 9,500 SEK covers 6 hours of private instruction, 8 hours of group (4 riders, max.) instruction and the arena use charge. Stabling for your horse is 100 SEK a night and can be paid directly to the Olle Forsell.

Book your accommodation 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.

This is one of the last opportunities in Sweden to learn directly from Leslie and to watch work with horses and riders. 

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.

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, minimum 14 hours of hands-on practice in private coaching and group learning sessions.

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 4 (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  500 SEK

2-days  950 SEK

3-days 1,300 SEK

4-days 1,200 SEK


Children 16 and under are welcome at no charge.

Leslie contributes 50% the audit fees towards scholarship for youth riders around the world, and new trainers who are starting out and cannot afford full tuition at her apprenticeship course.


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, July 10 - 14, 2015  2,500 SEK


Balance Due for Pre-Registered Rider     Thursday, July 10 - 14, 2015  7,000 SEK


Spectator Day Passes 


1-day  500 SEK


2-days  900 SEK


3-days  1,300 SEK


4-days  1,200 SEK


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

Leslie will take several years off to complete an instructional DVD series and her next books after the conclusion of the Apprenticeship Program in December, 2017. There is space for 2 more apprentices in this special program.

If interested, write to Leslie here: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.