2018 Devon Clinic Schedule  


Sunday 15th April - Happy Backs Clinic - Trusham, Newton Abbot 10am - 4.30pm

A day of group tuition with your horse, for up to six riders only. We will discuss and observe every horse's posture during a variety of strengthening movements that you will learn and practice whilst maintaining your horses relaxed mindset. Opening your eyes to knowledge that will help your horse in everything you do together. Drawings on a white board, careful observations and much practice will make it a very informative day for riders and spectators. £90 rider places. Spectators £25. 


Sunday 20th May - Jumping Clinic - Moretonhampstead 10am - 4.30pm

Group tuition split into two classes, up to four horses who are beginners to jumping in the morning and up to four moderately experienced jumpers in the afternoon. A fun day while maintaining your horse's mental and physical well being during pole work and over jumps, ending with completing a course. £75 rider places. Spectators £15.


Sunday 17th June - Anna's Obstacle Challenge - Moretonhampstead 10am - 5pm

Book your two hour slot to lead and ride your horse through 'Anna's Obstacle Challenge'. Going through a sea of plastic bottles, standing on a pedestal, going over the seesaw, under shower curtains, through tyres, between barrels and playing football with the big ball on horseback. Put yourself and your horse to the test. Anna will be on site in the arena to help you and your horse where needed. £25 per horse.


Sunday 22nd July - Ridden Demonstration - Moretonhampstead -10am - 12 lunchtime  

Riding my youngster Moon, I will be demonstrating what can and can't be expected of a horse by the age of four. I'll be talking about how not to destroy the willingness a horse is naturally born with and how to develop a horse in areas where they are lacking in confidence or needing to build up physical strength. Tickets £15 to include refreshments.


Sunday 12th August - Tuition on the Trail - Dartmoor, Moretonhampstead - 10am - 4pm

Enjoy a Sunday ride on Dartmoor with a group of like-minded riders, and myself on horseback, to give you tuition on the trail. We'll start in a flat field discussing ways to deal with napping and being unable to ride behind, in front or go away from others. We'll then take this knowledge out onto the moor. I'll talk you through how to school using bushes, ditches, a hedge and the road. After lunch we'll head out onto the moor for a second time to see what improvements each horse has made. £80 rider places. Event unsuitable for spectators.


Sunday 9th September - Liberty Clinic - The Crescent, Cullompton - 9.30am - 5.30pm

An hour of one-to-one tuition for each horse and handler in the round pen. If done correctly liberty work is very beneficial, including being an opportunity to enhance the bond with your horse. I am looking forward to talking you through the advantages and common mistakes as we observe all six horses, discussing how differently each of them present and how we need to change our approach to help each horse gain clarity. An informative day for spectators, a wonderful opportunity to learn a variety of skills which you can use at home in your stable or yard area, to suit a variety of horses. £65 per participant including a stable for the day and use of all facilities. £25 spectator.


If you have any questions or are interested in hosting an Anna Bonnage Horsemanship Clinic

please contact my assistant Mariann on 07743 160149 or email horsemanship@annabonnage.com


2018 Shaftesbury Clinics - Bittles Brook Farm


‘An Equestrian Clinic with a difference’

Saturday 17th March ~ Saturday 28th April ~ Saturday 7th July ~ Saturday 27th October ~ Saturday 8th December


Clinics run from 9am - 5pm. Only six rider places available at a price of £65 per person, payable in advance. This includes half an hour of one-to-one tuition in the morning with your horse, giving you ideas to practice in the indoor arena during the day, followed by half an hour of tuition in the afternoon to see improvements since your morning session and give you homework. Alternatively, anyone just wishing to have a one hour intensive lesson is able to do so. Lunch, stabling for the day and arena hire are included in the price. Using a compassionate approach and her skill, Anna’s extensive knowledge will help you to improve your horse's mental and physical well being. From trailer loading advice to lateral work in-hand, difficulties clipping, to wanting relaxation in your schooling work, horses rushing or refusing jumps, needing help to improve your horse's posture under saddle, horses that won't stand still to be mounted or can't be separated from their buddy. Please bring your horse along with the subject you would like help with and if you're not sure what to work on Anna always has plenty of ideas for improvement. The learning never ends for us or our horse, there's always more softness and subtlety to be created. Spectators tickets are £15 including lunch. Anna will have a microphone on to talk you through how she helps each horse and rider, teaching you from the comfort of your chair with the warmth of a cup of tea! Come along for a fun day with plenty of learning!    


Call Gillian on 07968 917808 to secure your place.