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Clinician - Melissa Creswick


USDF Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medalist, USEF "S" Dressage Judge and "R" Dressage Sport Horse Breeding judge.  Melissa has long been a teacher, rider, judge, clinician, trainer and active participant in dressage shows.



2016 Recap


Read what L.A. Chapter member, Morgan Gelbart, had to say about last year's CDS Southern Adult Amateur Clinic in Members & News.

2018 CDS Adult Amateur Clinic

April 13-15 

W Farms, Chino Hills


L.A. Chapter is sponsoring one Adult Amateur member. Drawing was held March 5 - congratulations to the winner, Alisa Kosheleff! (Alternates: Elise Layell and Gina Falcone)




Representative Selection Process

Rider Requirements:

  • Must be a current member of L.A. Chapter

  • Must be able to compete as an Adult Amateur at USEF shows

  • Must have access to a healthy horse and be able to walk, trot, and canter with ease

  • Should be able to arrive on Friday for the evening “Meet and Greet” and participate in the clinic both days

Application Process:

  1. Write a paragraph on your riding background, your horse's information, including age, breed, and level being shown. State your riding goals and what you hope to accomplish this year.

  2. Email your information to


Riders were be chosen by drawing on March 5. The winner and two alternates' names were chosen at the same time.


L.A. Chapter will pay for the lessons for one Adult Amateur to attend the clinic. All other expenses, such as stalls, shavings, transportation, hotel, and food will be the responsibility of the rider.


Clinic Rider Orientation

  • The clinic is organized over a three day period Friday evening through Sunday.

  • Riders should plan to arrive on Friday and allow enough time to get their horse settled in and comfortable with the surroundings.

  • The clinic officially begins with a mandatory meeting for the riders on Friday night.

  • A potluck/pizza dinner is planned for Friday evening and is open to the riders and their grooms.

  • Riders are encouraged to bring a groom. Trainers are encouraged to attend and support their riders.

  • Riders will be introduced to the Clinician, and the Clinician will explain what to expect from the clinic and answer rider questions.

  • The schedule is handed out and all release forms are signed and collected. On the two riding days of the clinic, the riders are required to attend all portions of the clinic which may include attending discussion sessions during the day.


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