Greg Best Jumping Clinic
Staci Hill Equine Training and Rehabilitation
1801 Stallion Drive
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Clinic dates: Tues, Sept 13th, Wed, Sept 14th & Thurs Sept 15th
In two decades of international top level Show Jumping competition, Greg Best has won individual and team silver medals at the Seoul Olympic Games in 1988 and finished in the final four at the World Equestrian Games in Stockholm 1990.
Greg’s rise through the ranks was extremely fast, going from Rookie to Olympian in 18 months aboard his amazing horse Gem Twist. In their first season on the American Grand Prix circuit, Greg and Gem were crowned Rookie of the Year and Horse of the Year. The duo won numerous Grand Prix, won medals for America in the Pam American Games, and competed in several successful Nations Cup teams.
Since moving to New Zealand in 1994, Greg has represented his new homeland in Show Jumping. He has won the New Zealand Show Jumping Grand Prix Series and won the New Zealand World Cup league.
He has had many official roles for both New Zealand Show Jumping and Eventing including coach, team manager, chef d’equipe, selector, and high performance manager. These official roles have taken Greg to two Olympic Games, two World Equestrian Games, and numerous other international events.
Greg now lives in New Zealand but spends much of the year conducting instructional clinics all over the United States and other countries around the world.
In Greg’s clinics, his ability to quickly analyze horse and rider means that the pupil and horse always go away feeling they have learned something, improved their riding, and knowing what they need to work on.
Greg believes the horse-rider relationship to be an integral ingredient in creating success and he continually tries to help riders be sympathetic and see things from the horse’s perspective. He teaches riders how to develop the communication between horse and rider, creating mutual respect, trust, and confidence.
Greg has an amazing ability to train, encourage, teach, and understand all levels of horses and riders. It is rare that someone with Greg’s phenomenal natural ability also has the skills required to be a world class instructor for all levels.
Tues, Sept 13th and Wed, Sept 14th
11 openings available
Up to 2'6" - 7:30AM - 9:30AM
Up to 3'0" - 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Lunch break 11:30AM - 12:00PM
Up to 3'6" - 12:00PM to 2:00PM
4'0" and above - 2:00 - 4:00PM
Private lessons: Thurs, Sept 15th
1 hour one-on-one lesson with Greg Best
Cost: $250 per session
5 openings available
(Sessions start at 7:30AM)
Stabling available at facility:
$40 per day - inside stall w/large sand runs off stall;
$35 per day - inside stall - no sand run, or
$25 outside covered pipe corral.
Stable fees will include bedding, cleaning of stalls daily, use of hot/cold wash racks and tossing food each meal (4 times per day; feed must be provided and set out by owner). (Use of turnout paddocks will not be available unless special permission is received from Staci Hill prior to turnout.)
Haul in fee: $25 per day - no use of stalls or turnouts for haul-ins
Auditors welcome!! $20 per person, per day; $35 for two days, or $50 for all three days.
Refreshments and fruit will be provided to participants in the clinic. Refreshments and snacks will be available for purchase to all attendees of the clinics.
Lunches can be purchased for $20. Pre-order must be selected and paid for by Sept 3rd. Choices for sandwiches: Beef, chicken, or vegetarian. Lunches to be provided by The Vineyard House.