Types of CR Clinics

Open Centered Riding Clinics

  • Taught only by Centered Riding Level III and Level IV Clinicians
  • Usually 2-3 days in length
  • Open to riders of all levels and disciplines
  • Usually includes both un-mounted awareness lessons and mounted Centered Riding lessons
  • May focus on a particular riding discipline such as jumping, dressage, western, etc.
  • Contact the clinic organizer regarding registration, fees, availability of school horses and other clinic details.

Advanced Centered Riding Clinics

  • For riders who have extensive experience with Centered Riding techniques, although they may or may not ride at an advanced level within their discipline.
  • Taught only by Centered Riding Level IV Clinicians
  • Usually 2-3 days in length
  • Usually includes both un-mounted awareness lessons and mounted Centered Riding lessons
  • May focus on a particular riding discipline such as jumping, dressage, western, etc.
  • Contact the clinic organizer regarding registration, fees, availability of school horses and other clinic details

Centered Riding Instructor Certification Course

  • Taught only by Centered Riding IV Clinicians
  • Limited to 12 instructor candidates
  • Open to riding instructors with at least one year of experience teaching riding, who have ridden in at least one Open Centered Riding Clinic
  • Course is 7 days, taught in two parts with 4-6 weeks between Part 1 and Part 2. Part 1 (3 days) includes Centered Riding un-mounted work, bodywork, riding and lectures. Part 2 (4 days) includes review, further un-mounted work, bodywork, riding, and practice teaching.
  • Centered Riding II: Further Exploration is required reading.
  • Student riders (to be taught by instructor candidates) are required
  • Candidates who successfully complete the full course and meet CR Level I Standards will be certified as Level I Centered Riding Instructors. Certification is not guaranteed.
  • Contact the clinic organizer regarding registration, fees, availability of school horses and other clinic details

Centered Riding Instructor Update Clinics

  • Taught only by Centered Riding IV Clinicians
  • Open to all currently certified Centered Riding® Instructors
  • An Update Clinic is 4 days, with a format similar to Part 2 of the CR Instructor Course
  • Clinic size is limited to 12 Updating Instructors
  • An Update Clinic may be held in conjunction with an Open Centered Riding Clinic, if numbers of Updating Instructors are limited
  • Updating Instructors may not miss more than one-half day of the 4 days
  • Contact the clinic organizer regarding registration, fees, availability of school horses and other clinic details.

CR Clinician Update Clinics

  • Open only to Level III & IV Centered Riding Instructors/Clinicians
  • All instructors teach and are taught by their fellow instructors
  • Organized by a Level III or IV instructor who acts as the moderator
  • Clinic is 4 days and includes mounted, un-mounted and discussion
  • Instructors may not miss more than one-half day of the 4 days
  • Contact the clinic organizer regarding registration, fees, availability of school horses and other clinic details

Centered Riding Lectures and Demonstrations

  • An introduction to Centered Riding basics and techniques
  • May be presented by Centered Riding II, III & IV Instructors/Clinicians
  • May be presented in lecture format or as a demonstration, with or without riders
  • Usually includes participation in un-mounted body awareness exercises, sometimes presented by Level III or Level IV Clinicians at equine expos or other equine events