Drive-a-Dressage-Test Schooling Clinic at Lucky "V" Ranch

October 6, 2018: Drive a Dressage Test at Iron Horse Schooling Event with OLOF LARSSON

“Drive a Test” Dressage Clinic with Olof Larsson

Sat. Oct. 6, 2018 at Lucky V Ranch in New Smyrna Beach, FL

Sun, Oct. 7, 2018 at Iron Horse Farm near Ft. White, FL

Entries limited to 10 at each location--meaning 20 total between both locations

Two Locations—Two Different Days

Sat. Oct. 6, 2018

at Lucky V Ranch in New Smyrna Beach, FL

Sun, Oct. 7, 2018

at Iron Horse Farm near Ft. White, FL

Entries limited to 20 total between both locations

The Florida Whips is pleased to announce a “Drive a Test” dressage clinic with Olof Larsson is planned for Oct. 6 and 7, 2018. The

Saturday session will be at Paul and Glenda VanSickle’s Lucky V Ranch LLC near New Smyrna Beach, and the Sunday session will be at Lynda Jowers Iron Horse Farm near Ft. White/High Springs.

A discounted fee of $45 per test will be charged to current Whips members. Training Test 4, Preliminary Test 2 and Intermediate Test 4 (40x80m) will be offered. Drivers will drive their chosen test, receive a critique from Olaf, and then drive portions of the test again for improvement based on his input.

About the clinician:

Olof Larsson, an influential player in the world of driving, was the Swedish National Champion in

1994 and 1995 with a pony that he converted from riding to driving. He is well-known for having worked for and trained with Chester Weber out of his legendary Live Oak Farm in Ocala.

Olof continues to balance his time between traveling to work with international competitor Misdee Wrigley Miller, teaching clinics, and helping his wife run her thriving dressage business out of their farm in Ocala. His calm manner and teaching style works equally well to help beginners and experienced drivers see improvement in their equines. There are limited openings and this clinic will fill quickly—entry forms are included in this newsletter.


A separate entry form including payment should be filled out for each driver/horse combination.

A non-competing horse must have a fully executed entry form and pay appropriate fees. This is an insurance issue.

* FLORIDA WHIPS MEMBERSHIP You must be a Whips Member in good standing to participate at the regular entry fee. Non–Whips members may participate but pay the additional $15 fee, which will apply to your membership if you join on the day of the event. See for application and annual fee: $35 for single/$40 for family.

Coordinator has the right to cancel event or combine divisions for lack of entries

SAFETY RULES FOR ALL ATTENDEES  These rules are for the safety of all drivers, horses, spectators and volunteers. Any questions or disputes will be addressed by the Event Coordinator(s).

HELMETS are required for all persons on the carriage.

WHIPS must be carried in-hand by the driver when they are seated in the carriage/cart. Dress is casual schooling attire.

Horses must have bridles on with reins attached prior to hitching to a carriage/cart. Leaving horses unattended (including tied to a trailer or other object) while hitched to a carriage/cart, or removing a bridle, or detaching the reins from bridle before unhitching is prohibited.

Once a horse is hitched to the carriage/cart, a driver MUST be in the seat.

•      If the driver needs to make an adjustment to harness, etc., he/she should ask a person to stand in front of the horse while the adjustment is made.

•      No one should “ground drive” (walk beside or behind) their horse and carriage/cart by holding the reins or a lead rope once the horse is hitched to the carriage/ cart.

It is the competitor’s responsibility that all animals are serviceably sound and that harness is in good repair and the vehicle in sound condition.

Never pass another carriage at a fast trot or drive too close to another carriage.

JUNIOR DRIVERS under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a competent adult on the carriage at all times.

The organizer(s) has the discretion to ask the driver to stop driving or leave the premises if the organizer deems it to be necessary.

Consumption of alcohol is not permitted during Florida Whips events.

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Drive-a-Test Schooling Clinic at Lucky V Ranch LLC, New Smyrna Beach, FL Oct 6, 2018

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