Know what's harder than riding a Dressage test
where you have to go exactly where and how they say?

How about riding (or planning) an obstacle course.
You might know where to go, but not exactly how to get there!

What if it was easy to design courses that Ride Well
or Ride Courses Well, that others have designed!

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Know what's harder than riding a Dressage test
where you have to go exactly where and how they say?

How about riding (or planning) an obstacle course.
You might know where to go, but not exactly how to get there!

What if it was easy to design courses that Ride Well
or Ride Courses Well, that others have designed!

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But you can benefit from my best Tips NOW!

What's the Best Choice for you?
 'Rider Strategy' Camp or 'Course Design' Camp

Rider Strategy Camp

  • In Rider Strategy Camp, you will be drawing and receiving feedback on your chosen routes on a variety of maps, designed to scale, so you can train your eye.
  • With practice, and the feedback you receive in our private community, you will become more clear on what rules you understand, and what you don’t. And you'll recognize the best line choices for your horse, more quickly.
  • When you see a live course, you'll be able to 'see' the challenges that have been added, whether intentionally, or accidentally.
  • And you can then choose whether to accept them, or find an easier path, based on how your horse feels that day.

If you don't need to design courses, but would like to know what the designer had in mind so you Ride It Well, then Rider Strategy is the one for you.

Course Design Camp

  • In Course Design Camp you get the tools you need to understand the elements of good course design, and a system to make producing your course maps easier.
  • There will be challenges given that come up when you build maps for different levels and locations, to prepare you to make adjustments, while keeping the original intent of your design.
  • The maps you create will give the Judge a variety of skills to evaluate and make it easier for them to classify the riders.
  • And your knowledge of the rules, what a horse is capable of, and how to intentionally add challenges to a map will improve the training of horses through progressive levels of difficulty, that build their skills and confidence.

When you choose Course Design Camp,  you also get Rider Strategy!

Benefits of Attending...

Rider Strategy Camp

  • Recognize challenges and best course lines for your horse.
  • A basic understanding of the practical application of the rules.
  • Apply strategy to play it safe, or choose a more efficient, higher scoring line.
  • Learn the secrets to ride a course that benefits your horse while showcasing your horse’s skills and training.
  • Understand how the rules apply to your level, and reduce your chance of DQing and wasting your entry fees.

Course Design Camp

  • All the benefits of Rider Strategy Camp, plus
  • Gain a better understanding of how the obstacles relate to each other and their surroundings so your courses ride better.
  • Go deeper in your understanding of the affects subtle changes in your course have on it's ride-ability.
  • Improve your practical understanding of the application of the rules and how to build in level appropriate challenges.
  • Learn to create maps with software and a grid that makes map adjusting easier and set-up a breeze, so your crew stays much happier.

Registration is closed at this time.
But you can benefit from my best Tips NOW!

Make your choice now

You are welcome to complete assignments in less time than the dates shown.

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Money Back Guarantee

If you complete all the assignments and haven’t learned anything new, let me know within a week of the course ending, and I will give you a nod, and cheerfully refund your money.

While the courses will mainly follow the US and Canadian rules, they are of benefit to people in other countries as well, having been successfully attended by people in Australia, NZ, South Africa, and the UK.

Because whether you’re riding the course, or setting it up for training or competition,
there are just certain things that work and things that don’t. You’ll be surprised by what you’ll learn.

How Does It Work?

For both Course Design Camp and Rider Strategy Camp there are modules, with explainer videos, quizzes and various map assignments.

All lessons are available on day 1 so you can work at your own pace and schedule until the end date.
And you can access the lessons and community for 1 year for review.

There is a private community where your map assignments, are uploaded.
Course Design members upload a copy of your map and another with your proposed ride lines drawn on it.
I offer feedback in the community based on what is shown, regarding rules, approaches, gaits and whether what you've shown is reasonable for a horse at the level being shown.

You can hand draw maps but I also provide files which work with free software to design map that are easy to adjust and teach you how to do that.

In Rider Strategy, you will choose from a selection of supplied maps to draw your routes on at your choice of level(s) and feedback is given as above.

In both cases I want to help you consider your options and make educated choices 🙂
Let me know if you have any questions.
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Christy Reich
El Campeon Farms
Thousand Oaks, California

Christy Reich said...

I've often been disappointed in the courses in WE that we have shown on and with the maps that are used that are not to scale. 

Trish has pulled together information and technology in a way that makes it incredibly useful for show managers, riders, trainers, judges, etc. 

As a trainer or rider, the methods and practice of 'running' through your course on paper and working out different tracks is critical to gaining points in EOH and shaving time in Speed.

Laurie Wilson
Georgia, USA.

Laurie Wilson said...

"I came into this course expecting my previous knowledge setting up and competing in many obstacle challenges to make it a pretty simple task. Although my previous experience helped, I definitely struggled at first. The course is extremely "comprehensive",  and needs to be with all of the levels and rules that go into designing a course for Working Equitation. 

By the end of the class, I loved the program and could easily navigate building each course.

Trish is extremely responsive to each homework assignment and challenges you to "think" your way through solutions rather than just give you the quick way out. 

 If you're willing to put in the time, effort, you will come out with a wealth of knowledge to help you in your Working Equitation course riding and designing goals. 
I'm happy I did."

Eleanor Thomas 
and Comandante 

Eleanor Thomas said...

"As a WE competitor and licensed official candidate, I found  Course Design Camp to be amazingly beneficial and fun!

 I went into the camp thinking that I might not be any good at designing courses since there are SO many things to think about. 

By the end, I was feeling much more confident in my ability to design rideable courses, adapt courses as needed based on restrictions that may come up, and very importantly: accurately GRID my courses so that I know what to expect when it comes time to set them! 

From the perspective of a rider and future judge, I gained a lot from considering how the courses should change as we go up the levels, and how they might need to be ridden or judged differently.

 Thanks so much Trish for putting this course together!!
 I highly recommend it to anyone involved with working equitation.

Kris Blacklock
and Ocean

Kris Blacklock said...

"Whether your new to the sport, a seasoned active competitor or a licensed official, Trish Hyatt's online course 'Course Design & Rider Strategy Camps' offer valuable tips that will help you feel confident designing, setting up or riding Working Equitation courses. 

The online training program helps participants understand the technical challenges for obstacles chosen and ensures balanced and challenging lines are mapped for the various performance levels.

Take the time to invest in yourself!"

Kris Blacklock
Wisconsin, USA

$127 USD

  • Bonus 1 - Do It Yourself Working Equitation $49 value

Trish Hyatt

International Coach and Clinician
National and International Top 10 Competitor
Retired Technical Delegate and Judge of Working Equitation

For the fourth year in a row, I'm excited to be able to offer you this opportunity to advance your course riding and design skills so you always present maps and and plan ridees,  that ride well for your own horse, and other people.