CLONMEL FARM hosts clinics led by top professionals who work with students to add a new perspective and understanding to their riding. Most are with extraordinary professionals who have inspired Dana throughout her career.
Clinics are held at the farm periodically (and are open to outside riders and horses) to provide students with additional instruction. “While the basics of excellent riding are the same, each professional brings a new perspective. Our students find these clinics very helpful and fun!” To sign up for clinics or for more information and costs, please contact Dana.
Upcoming in October/November: Cyril Pittion-RossiLlon
Dates: October 30th - November 2
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Recent clinicians have included:
Nilson Moreira Da Silva
Dirk Fogg is a USHJA Certified Instructor. For more than 40 years’, Dirk has been riding, training, and teaching in the equine industry. He has managed private breeding, training, sales, and lesson facilities in the USA and Canada. His work has included training both dressage and jumpers; developing the horse from green youngsters through their competitive career.
This work has included multiple participations in the 100 Day Stallion Performance Test under Gerd Zuther in Charlottesville, VA; a member of the Auction Team for the Verband Hannoverscher Warmblutzchter in Verden, Germany; and a trainer at Spruce meadows in Calgary, Canada (#1 show jumping venue in the world), and since 2003 he has been a professor in the Equine Department and coach to the IHSA Hunter Seat Team for Johnson & Wales University.
Dirk’s teaching blends the American Hunter/Jumper Forward Riding System with the German Training Scale. He focuses on developing the rider’s understanding of their aids and how they influence the horse’s movement and performance. His goal is to improve the communication between rider and horse.
Cyril Pittion-Rossillon hails from Paris, France, where he earned his Riding Master Degree from the French National Equestrian School. With his extensive equine background and thirty years of experience, Cyril brings an ideal background to his instructor duties.
Based at the Royal Palm Ranch in Ocala, Fl, Cyril has trained under members of the French Olympic Team and has coached many riders to World Championships and other top placements in eventing, dressage and hunters.
Cyril provides regularly scheduled clinics at Clonmel.
Cyril’s credentials include:
• Trained under members of French
• French Junior Jumper Circuit
• French Open Jumper Circuit (Levels 5 and 6)
• Eventing Preliminary Division
• AQHA & USEF Hunter Division
• Youth & Amateur Coach for USEF, USDF and WDAA competition
• Coach to 9 WDAA World Champions, 6 Reserve Champions and 5 Top Five Placings
• Coach to 3 WDA Florida High Point Champions
• Ride Well Clinic Tour Lead Instructor
• Solo Instructor at More Than 25 Off Site Locations Annually
• Clinician at 2010 World Equestrian Games Equine Village
• WDA Florida Advisory Board
• Co-Founder and Managing Director of
Nilson’s equestrian career began early. His career has included national show jumping wins as well as work and travel with Alvaro Miranda (Doda) and Athina Onassis—two of the world’s leading show jumping riders.
In 2011, Nilson returned to eventing and started training in the United States. To date, Nilson has successfully competed through the three-star level with several top placings—including first place wins at international competitions such as Poplar Place Farm CIC***, Chatt Hills CIC and Stuart CIC. Nilson represented Brazil in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and is currently back in the US hoping to qualify for the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, NC.