2017 Clinics

By , August 11, 2014 12:41 pm

Meet our 2016 & 2017 trainers:

Steve Halfpenny, Australia


Legendary Australian horseman, #1 Best Selling Author, Equitana Australia Presenter, Founder of Light Hands Equitation Steve Halfpenny is returning for two more clinics in Tipperary, Ireland in the summer of 2017. Clinics run between 2 and 7 days, and are suitable for all ridden horses at all levels.

We have had all types of horses, from champion show horses and prize winning dressage horses, to cobs, hunters, showjumpers, racehorses, sport horses, ponies and connemaras. Every horse can benefit from Steve’s approach to horsemanship.

Riders have come from all levels and disciplines… those who started riding in the last few years, classical dressage riders looking for insights as Steve has done a lot of work with Manolo Mendez, who was head of the Spanish Riding School in Jerez, Spain, those interested in natural horsemanship & the Californian style of Vaquero Horsemanship, working with bosals, hackamores and garrochas, and all those wanting a better and happier relationship with their horse.

The focus at all clinics is Light Hands Equitation. The first goal is relaxation for both horse and rider, and once this is in place, each rider progresses at their own speed through balance, feel, timing, lightness, softness in a really fun and friendly clinic environment. Check out pictures & reports of Steve’s previous clinics in Ireland in our blog.

Learn more about Steve & get his free online course at: https://www.facebook.com/light.hands.equitation Join the email list for details on when Steve will be teaching in Ireland next.


Tanja Penders, Germany


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Tanja is a Steve Halfpenny Lights Hands Equitation instructor from Germany. She is a wonderful horsewoman and flies in to Ireland to teach. Join the email list for details on when Tanja is returning next.


Mark Rashid & Crissi MacDonald, USA

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Mark Rashid & Crissi MacDonald are world famous USA horse people and Mark Rashid’s books are loved by many. Join the email list for details on when the Rashids are returning next.


Jeff Sanders, USA

Jeff Sanders is one of the most incredible California Vaquero horsemen in the world, and he teaches in the US, Europe & Australia. Join the email list for details on when Jeff will be teaching in Ireland.


For more information on the Irishhorsemanship.com horsemanship clinics please

1) Join our email list and be first to hear about our new clinics.

2) Email us today for more information on dates of our next 2016 & 2017 Tipperary clinics: chocolatelabhelp@gmail.com

Our horsemanship clinics are suitable for:

– Riders who want to spend time with the best horsemen/women in the world
– Ridden horses (no horse starting or jumping, sorry)
– Riders of all levels & disciplines who would like to work on transforming their horsemanship skills
– Riders who want to get more softness and lightness in their riding
– Riders who want to communicate more effectively & improve their relationship with their horse
– Those wishing to progress from riding in a rope halter to the more refined bosal/hackamore
– Those wanting to learn classical dressage and Californian Vaquero horsemanship
– Spectators who want to improve their horsemanship
– To develop greater trust and understanding with their horse
– Meeting new friends, eating too much chocolate biscuit cake & having fun together
– Have fun testing out treeless saddles and trying our new garrochas

There is a demo saddle bank, for clinic riders to try out as well.

How do I get started?

– Please join our email list.
– Email us for more information on dates of our next Tipperary clinics: chocolatelabhelp@gmail.com

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