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Dressage Education


The dressage education committee focuses on the continuing education for the sport of Dressage.


The committee organizes an annual symposium featuring nationally/internationally recognized clinicians, puts on and supports local clinic, and provides information on applying for scholarships for NCDCTA members.


Past symposium clinicians have included Linda Zang, Kathy Connelly, Michael Poulin, JJ Tate and Chris Hickey.

2022 Dressage Education Clinic

September 10-11, 2022 - Featuring Jacqueline Brooks


Emme Johnston

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JACQUELINE BROOKS, two-time Olympian (2008 and 2012), has been a dressage competitor, trainer and coach for more than 25 years. During that time, she has qualified for six Canadian Teams- 1 PanAm (Team Silver Medal), 1 WEG, 2 World Cup, and 2 Olympic - on two different horses, Gran Gesto and D-Niro, better known as "Goose". As well, she has trained more than 20 dressage horses to Grand Prix and is an Equestrian Canada certified Competition Coach Specialist who has helped numerous young riders and adult competitors of all equestrian disciplines achieve success in the ring.

Jacquie is the Head Trainer at Brookhaven Dressage, located just outside of Newmarket Ontario, which she owns and operates in partnership with her mother and biggest fan, Mary. There she welcomes clients in full or partial training and ship-ins for single lessons or short term stays.  She also coaches several competitors online. Jacquie can be found quite often as a guest clinician all across North America sharing her expertise, experience, and encouraging teaching style with riders and their horses.

The clinic will showcase demo riders from Training to FEI levels. Sessions will be geared towards auditors, with an overlying theme throughout the rides and opportunity for Q&A.


RIDER APPLICATIONS: The clinic will feature riders from Training to FEI Levels. Rider applications can be found on the NCDCTA website, Applications include: horse/rider bio and photo, show record indicating mastery of the level, and proof of NCDCTA membership. Cost of clinic is $150 (2 lessons), $100 with a volunteer card.


Rider applications are due AUGUST 21!


AUDITORS: In-person auditors will be allowed, pending any changes in Federal/State/Local/USEF/USDF guidelines for Covid-19 safety. Auditors are asked to sign up ahead of time on the NCDCTA website. Auditing is free for NCDCTA members, $30/day general public.


LOCATION: Clinic will be held at Rouxtano Farm in Hillsborough, NC. Limited stabling is available.


COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: NCDCTA is following governmental, USEF, and USDF guidelines and precautions. 


For more information, please contact Emme Johnston ( Stay tuned for updates on the NCDCTA website and Facebook page.

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