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Clinic with Darlene Sandlin

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Clinic with Darlene Sandlin
Clinic with Darlene Sandlin

Time & Location

Mar 10, 2024, 8:00 AM – Mar 11, 2024, 4:00 PM

Oregon, 4452 County Rd B, Oregon, WI 53575, USA

About the event

Date: March 9th and 10th, 2024

Location: Mandt Equestrian Center

445 County Road B, Oregon, WI 53575

Cost: $550 - includes: stall Friday to Sunday, 6 bags of shavings, and one weekend auditor ticket

Auditor: $30/day, $45/weekend - Please RSVP online, day of entry without RSVP will be $40

Closing Date: February 23rd, 2024

Clinician Background:

Darlene Sandlin’s passion for horses began at her family’s riding stable in Kansas City where she grew up managing and taking care of the horses, teaching lessons, and showing. During her Junior career, Darlene competed in the pony, junior, green, and working hunter divisions, as well as equitation classes including the Medal, Maclay, and USET. She later moved into the jumper divisions and competed in all levels through the open jumpers and Grand Prix. Darlene takes pride in training and developing her own horses taking them from their green years throughout their careers, and has done this with all but two of her early mounts. She has been described as dedicated, tenacious, and unwavering, with an affection, dedication and passion for her animals. Darlene spent much of her showing career as an amateur and turned professional in 1997 shortly before working for John and Beezie Madden as an assistant rider and trainer, where she has previously been acting as a working student. Her professional career highlights also include assistant rider and trainer positions with Peter Leone at Lionshare Farm and with Chris Kappler at CBK, Inc. at Hunterdon. She additionally assisted with coaching the Hamilton College Equestrian team at their IHSA events and was the owner/rider/trainer at Fair Have Farm in Canastota NY until 2021.

Over the years, she has trained with many storied names including Pauline “Cookie” Cook, Jim Corbin, Sandra Longan, Mike Henaghan, Brian Flynn, Wilson Dennehy, Bernie and Christine Traurig, Michael Endicott, Ronnie Beard, Michael Matz, George Morris, John and Beezie Madden, Peter Leone, Chris Kappler, Anne Kursinski, Nona Garson, Greg Best, Neil and Licha Shapiro, and with lessons and advice from countless others. She brings forth referrals and recommendations for her skills and expertise from John and Beezie Madden, Peter Leone, Chris Kappler, Anne Kursinski, Nona Garson, Hap Hanson, and Kevin Babington.

Special Career Highlights

· Amateur Owner Jumper: 5th in Nation

· Open Jumper: 10th in Nation

· 13 Grand Prix Wins (Including the Minnesota Harvest Grand Prix in 1989)

· Winner of Olympic, World Equestrian Games and Pan American Games Trials Classes

· Top Grand Prix Rider in the United States in classes greater than $35,000

· “Best Jump” L’Annee Hippique World Ranking (Ranked 55th in world)

· Leading Lady Rider, Prague

· Leading Grand Prix Rider, Winter Equestrian Festival

· Ranked 5th in the World Equestrian Games Trials

· Short Listed (top 12) for 1996 Olympic Games

· Top US Finisher at the Spruce Meadows Masters DuMaurier Grand Prix

· Two Time 2nd Place Finish in AGA Finals, Wellington and NY

Special note from Bellhaus (Amanda and Max): We are so excited and honored to bring Darlene out to work with our members and those in the community. We are so grateful for the opportunities we had training with her and the impact she made to our riding and horsemanship cannot be measured.

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